2018 Volkswagen Atlas in Maine: Look out, Cabot Cove, here come the bears!

Imagine giving a big queen like me the keys to a 2018 Volkswagen Atlas V6 SEL Premium with 4Motion and allowing me to drive up and down the Atlantic coastline of Maine. Naturally, I had a blast and couldn’t help…

2018 Volkswagen Tiguan is a big, spicy habanero

With a name conceived as some amalgamation of a tiger and iguana, the Tiguan was always part car, part SUV and styled like a Golf on heels. It identified as a Volkswagen, but looked bland. But, driving it was a…

First Drive: All-new 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan may be finally ready for America

Volkswagen admits up front that it has work to do before it can regain the trust of U.S. shoppers.  It’s starting by offering a 6-year / 72,000-mile transferable warranty on the new 2018 Tiguan, which is 11 inches longer than the…

Volkswagen opens its Atlas for a very big trip

Somewhere in the back of our collective minds, we still associate Volkswagen with Beetles. And while VW still builds very cool little Beetles, it makes its mint on sedans, wagons, and crossovers like the Passat, Jetta, and Tiguan. But, none…

That’s so gay: 2017 Volkswagen Passat is a gentle blast but behaves as needed

You’re probably not going to win any races or gain any new A-Gay friends based solely on the fact that you own and drive a Passat. In fact, it’s possible few will ever notice that you drive a Passat, except…

First drive: 2018 Volkswagen Atlas shows promise, but will the market go for it?

My editor Richard Read aptly noted in March how the first commercial for the brand new 2018 Volkswagen Atlas is very heteronormative in its approach. As Dean Martin serenades us about The Birds and The Bees, we see a VW…

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The 2017 Volkswagen Beetle Convertible 1.8T Dune is the dune buggy revamped for this century

Volkswagen did it right with the new 2017 Beetle Convertible 1.8T Dune.  I recently had the opportunity to take the little dune buggy out for a joy ride–too much of a ride as it turns out. I got scolded by…

First look: Brand new 2018 Volkswagen Atlas is midsized SUV luxury aimed straight at Highlander, Escape

Volkswagen is entering the big SUV market in the U.S. in a very big way – and it’s counting on the prestige of German engineering to power it past its American rivals. In late October, Volkswagen introduced the world to…

First drive: 2017 Volkswagen Golf Alltrack takes aim at LGBT, sporty, and rugged types

Look out, Subaru, we’re coming to take away your gays! In a not-so-subtle attempt to steer car buyers away from the all-wheel drive performance that Subaru has perfected for decades, Volkswagen is introducing the Golf Alltrack, a car with constant…

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2016 Volkswagen Golf R kicks pants, stops hearts

My buddy and I were walking to my car for lunch while I was telling him about this really cool Volkswagen I was driving. He saw it from the door and said, “Big deal, it’s just a Golf”!” Well, he’s…