2022 Volkswagen Taos SE l Review

2022 Volkswagen Taos SE

I’m going to do something I’ve never done, and that is post a review…without any of my one photos. I’m an accomplished photographer, in that OEMs have commented on my social media posts positively. Hey, it’s an accomplishment, shut up. But when my iPhone crapped the bed back in August, I somehow lost every single […]

2021 Volkswagen ID.4 Pro S l Review

2021 Volkswagen ID.4 Pro S

The only area of the new car market that is as hot and competitive as the electric vehicle (EV) segment is the crossover segment. So it’s no surprise that automakers are scrambling to get EV crossovers into their dealerships right now. Volkswagen, one of the largest automakers in the world, is clearly investing in their […]

2020 Volkswagen Tiguan SE R-Line Black 4MOTION – I dig it

2020 Volkswagen Tiguan SE R-Line Black 4MOTION

I approach these ideas as if I’m telling you a running story. Each car, truck, or SUV I drive builds on my own impressions about what’s good, and what isn’t good, in the automotive world. In the same sense, automakers are telling an ongoing story of their own with each vehicle that comes out of […]

2020 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport V6 SEL R-Line 4MOTION: Longer in name than content

2020 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport V6 SEL R-Line 4MOTION

Automakers continue to invest a significant amount of time and energy to ensure that we don’t mistake their product for a wagon. Quite often that means chopping the back of a crossover to make it more coupe-like in profile. Volkswagen already makes the Atlas midsize crossover, but now there is something called the Atlas Cross […]

2020 Volkswagen Passat 2.0T SEL: The Road to Redemption

2020 VW Passat 2.0T SEL

Journalists generally shouldn’t have biases. They get in the way of impartial reviews and could lead to errant advice for the reader. However, we’re human, so they very much exist. One of mine has historically been Volkswagen. In a “once bitten, twice shy” type of scenario, I had a horrendous experience with a brand new […]

2019 Volkswagen Golf – old Golf with a new heart

This 2019 Volkswagen Golf may look like any other seventh generation Golf but its secret is under the hood – a new engine. To go with that engine is either a new six-speed manual transmission, which replaces the old five-speed, or a new eight-speed automatic transmission, which replaces the old six-speed slushbox. So far, so […]

A Tale of Two Golfs – Hatch and Wagen

I recently had the opportunity two drive two similar but different 2018 Volkswagen Golfs. The first was a Golf S SportWagen. The second was a conventional Golf SE hatchback. The differences in trim between the two were limited to a sunroof, leather seats, and a bigger infotainment screen on the Golf SE. The two vehicles […]

Quick Spin: 2018 Volkswagen Golf GTI SE

The GTI shouldn’t need an introduction. Even its model name, despite being used on many other cars, can only be related to one vehicle without further specification. In the decades that the GTI has been around it remained shockingly true to its roots – a hot-hatch version of the Volkswagen Golf. For 2018, the evolution […]