Volkswagen

8 things to know about the 2022 Volkswagen Golf GTI

The 2022 Volkswagen Golf GTI is still more than a year away from arriving, but there is plenty to get excited about for the eighth generation of the hot hatch. 

1. The base model Golf and the three-door Golf are not coming back to the U.S., for now. The GTI and performance-tuned Golf R will be the only models sold here, both as 2022 models with five doors (including the rear hatch). 

2. The 2022 Golf GTI will be powered by a 2.0-liter turbo-4 that makes 242 horsepower and 273 pound-feet of torque, which are improvements of 14 hp and

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2020 Hyundai Sonata vs. 2020 Volkswagen Passat: Compare Cars

2020 Hyundai Sonata vs. 2020 Volkswagen Passat

The death of the family sedan is a farce. The 2020 Hyundai Sonata and 2020 Volkswagen Passat prove that mid-size sedans are still a great option to consider before buying a crossover SUV.

The redesigned 2020 Sonata combines style and value, while the Passat prioritizes spaciousness. This helps explain why the 2020 Hyundai Sonata’s TCC Rating of 7.3 out of 10 wallops the 2020 Volkswagen Passat’s 5.6 score. On paper it’s an instant win for the Sonata, and that’s the case behind the wheel as well.

More: Read full reviews of the 2020

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2020 Volkswagen Passat SEL is a chucker

The 2020 Volkswagen Passat is a mid-size sedan caught between two times. Even though it has a fresh design and the necessary safety upgrades, it rides on an old platform and is powered by an outdated powertrain. It’s what I feel like when I lace up new basketball shoes, then step onto the court. 

The redesigned sedan looks much better on the court than I do, though. Its limited moves limit its TCC Rating to a 5.6, which is not enough to impress in a segment bursting with great options, from the redesigned 2020 Hyundai Sonata to the stalwart Toyota

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2021 Volkswagen Tiguan to get a fresh face, better tech

The refreshed 2021 Volkswagen Tiguan compact crossover will get a sportier design when it debuts this summer, the automaker confirmed Thursday. 

The German brand’s bestselling vehicle will get a facelift with a new hood and a broader, wider front and rear bumper to look sportier and “more masculine in stance,” Hendrik Muth, head of marketing for VW, said. 

LED headlights will be standard equipment on the 2021 Tiguan, but the matrix lighting systems offered in Europe will not be on Tiguan crossovers sold in North America.

Aside from technology upgrades, not much changes inside one of the few compact crossovers

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