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It’s not quite an SUV, but it’s definitely a concept vehicle for SUV fans to pay attention to. That’s because the Volkswagen Group plans on drawing design aspects from it in the future. It’s called Sedric (short for self-driving car). It’s the first concept car from the Volkswagen Group and it was unveiled at the 2017 …

It’s official! After much speculation with regards to what Volkswagen would name its new crossover, the 2018 Atlas was debuted at a media event in Santa Monica on October 27. The company’s bold three-row SUV was unveiled on the Santa Monica Pier at the end of historic Route 66. It’s also set to be on …

Rating 53/100 Background While Volkswagen plans to introduce a fully redesigned Tiguan next year, the 2016 Tiguan soldiers on in pretty much the same position that this generation has been in since its debut in 2009: as an outlier. The Tiguan stands in contrast to virtually every other compact crossover SUV by emphasizing refinement, performance …

Rating 73/100 Background The 2015 Volkswagen Tiguan is past due for a full redesign, but this does happen to be one small crossover SUV that’s aging pretty well. As you might expect from Volkswagen, the Tiguan successfully bridges the gap between mainstream and upscale. True, it costs a little more than the everyday small crossovers, …

Rating 60/100 Background The 2014 Volkswagen Touareg is such a well-rounded five-passenger SUV that its biggest problem might be the VW badge on its grille. That’s because many Americans still think of Volkswagen as a mainstream brand that has no business selling a luxury vehicle. But here’s the true Touareg story: This midsize SUV is …

Rating 68/100 Background Older car models that haven’t changed in a long time are often seen as outdated or less desirable, but the 2014 Volkswagen Tiguan is a notable exception. Although the Tiguan has been on sale for six years without a major redesign, there’s still a lot to be said for VW’s compact crossover …

Rating 83/100 Background Volkswagen doesn’t usually enter into the typical consumer’s discussion of luxury brands. Aside from the short-lived Phaeton executive sedan, VW remains a staunchly working-class badge. Nevertheless, the 2013 Volkswagen Touareg challenges such perceptions with a combination of power, performance and interior comfort that competitors BMW and Lexus. Take any seat in the …

Rating 87/100 Background Most folks buy a crossover SUV for an important measure of practicality, even a compact one like the 2013 Volkswagen Tiguan. For example, your priorities might call for a cozy and fuel-efficient daily driver, but many buyers also want room for bikes and backpacks, a Marshall stack and a PA, or even …

Rating 63/100 Background Utility might be the SUV’s middle name, but practicality isn’t always the most important consideration for some shoppers. If you’re one of these folks, you might find the 2012 Volkswagen Tiguan to be worth a look. What really sets the Tiguan apart from other small crossover SUVs is its upscale interior and …

Rating 58/100 Background When you think of luxury brands, Volkswagen probably doesn’t produce much of a blip on your radar. The 2012 Volkswagen Touareg, however, might change your mind. With a range of powerful engines, a driving feel that instills confidence and an interior that competitors those of its German brethren, the Touareg might just …

Rating 82/100 Background There’s a gray area between mainstream crossover SUVs and luxury models and that’s where the 2011 Volkswagen Tiguan resides — a niche where economy and utility collide with upscale appointments and badge recognition. The big question is, can a car be both mainstream and luxury? The short answer is a waffling, "maybe." …