Most of us don’t remember to use navigation until we’re already on our way. For this reason, it’s important to be familiar with the different ways you can set routes so it is quick and intuitive rater than distracting. Fortunately, Volkswagen recently released a series of how-to videos to help owners learn more about how to put in manual entries, use Android Auto or Apple CarPlay navigation and more. Read the rest of this entry »
Volkswagen Plug into the Present with the JetStones
When you think of an electric vehicle, what’s the first thing to come to mind? If the answer is some bulky and shapeless model that is so quiet it sneaks right up on you, then you’re only half right. It’s true that EVs are still silent, but design has improved along with range and the “fun factor” of driving. Much of the negative impressions electric vehicles left on consumers have been upgraded, but the reputation remains. Volkswagen is seeking to fix this with a new Plug into the Present with the JetStones advertisement. This is just the first commercial that will be part of a larger Electrify America campaign. The goal is to show consumers that EVs can not only be fun to drive, but the charging time and infrastructure are being enhanced every day. Read the rest of this entry »
2018 Volkswagen Tiguan Engine and Performance Specs
Style draws us into a vehicle, but it’s the performance that keeps us there. Even for those who don’t know much about the mechanical underpinnings of a model, you know what feels right when you put your foot to pedal. A vehicle that isn’t responsive is simply underwhelming. If you’ve been considering the 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan as your next vehicle, you might be looking to see what sort of performance specs it offers from the 2.0-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder engine. Here’s what you need to know. Read the rest of this entry »
How does Volkswagen Adaptive Cruise Control work?
Sometimes it’s hard for us to believe that there are new 2018 models out there that don’t have standard cruise control. Maybe because life is just not like that when you shop for VW. At this point, it seems obvious to us that cruise control is a necessity for highway driving, especially for commuters and frequent travelers. Driving with your foot on the pedal for an hour or more can be a real strain. Another strain? Finding yourself stuck behind someone who doesn’t have cruise control or isn’t using it. To help combat against inconsistent speed, Adaptive Cruise Control helps drivers keep a safe following distance. So how does this work in your Volkswagen and which 2018 models have it? Read the rest of this entry »
Difference between a coupe and a sedan
When you go to buy a new car, you’ll find that every vehicle in the Volkswagen lineup is called a sedan. If you don’t know much about cars, you might be wondering what the difference is between a coupe and a sedan, much like it can be confusing to learn what the transition is between a crossover and a full-size SUV. Typically, you’ll hear that the key difference is that a sedan has four doors while a coupe has two. This is true, but things go just a touch further than that. Read the rest of this entry »
When you buy a new Volkswagen, you’ll notice that Car-Net is an option. What is it? With a set of new commercials, VW highlights the available features and functions of this convenient subscription service. These are features offered with the paid subscriptions, but functions like Car-Net App-Connect with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay are free. Read the rest of this entry »
Volkswagen I.D. BUZZ and I.D. CROZZ U.S. production
The future is clear, and that future doesn’t involve vehicles that rely on fossil fuels. Volkswagen has made a big push when it comes to electric vehicle concepts, but until now it felt that perhaps these would only be concepts. Now it has been announced that the Volkswagen I.D. BUZZ and I.D. CROZZ are both being built for production, and they will be made in the U.S. Read the rest of this entry »
2018 Volkswagen Passat R-Line vs V6 GT
At first glance, these two trims might look almost the same to you. There’s a reason for that. You see, the Passat V6 GT has the R-Line front and rear bumpers and larger 19-inch wheels, though of the Tornado design rather than Salvador. Wheel designs aside, what are the differences between the 2018 Volkswagen Passat R-Line vs V6 GT? Read the rest of this entry »
What does the Volkswagen EPC light mean?
Part of learning to drive is not learning everything there is to know about cars. If it were, many of us would never get our driver’s license. If you’re here wondering what the Volkswagen EPC light means, you’re not alone. Those three little letters seem awfully vague for those who aren’t wrenching away at vehicles every day. EPC stands for Electronic Power Control. Here’s why the light might turn on in your VW and what it means for you. Read the rest of this entry »
Does the 2018 Volkswagen Golf have keyless access?
When it comes to standard features, our expectations have changed a lot over the last few decades. At one point, air conditioning was thought to be a luxury. These days, especially in the sweltering heat of summer, you wouldn’t catch us behind the wheel of a model that doesn’t have ice cold A/C. Climate control might feel like a must have, but for those asking whether the 2018 Volkswagen Golf has keyless access, it’s clear this is still a convenience. Read the rest of this entry »