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We dive deep into the cars by taking the cars for test drives, analyzing the technology, reviewing new trims, comparing safety features and more. Read about the pros and cons of cars coming to market, which are selected by our editors to help with your car search.

2020 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport Review: A Good People Mover … for Fewer People

By Joe Bruzek on April 21, 2020

The verdict: The Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport, like its bigger brother Atlas, carries people and cargo first — luxury comes at least third, maybe fourth. Versus the competition: What the Atlas Cros... Read More

2020 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport Review: A Good People Mover … for Fewer People

By Joe Bruzek on April 21, 2020

The verdict: The Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport, like its bigger brother Atlas, carries people and cargo first — luxury comes at least third, maybe fourth. Versus the competition: What the Atlas Cros... Read More

2020 Volkswagen Passat Review: VW Hedges Its Bet on Sedan’s Future

By Fred Meier on November 27, 2019

While some rivals are doubling down on mid-size sedans and others are abandoning the shrinking market, Volkswagen hedged its bet with a cost-conscious freshening of the 2020 Passat that keeps its t... Read More

2020 Volkswagen Passat Review: VW Hedges Its Bet on Sedan’s Future

By Fred Meier on November 27, 2019

While some rivals are doubling down on mid-size sedans and others are abandoning the shrinking market, Volkswagen hedged its bet with a cost-conscious freshening of the 2020 Passat that keeps its t... Read More

2019 Volkswagen Tiguan Review: All-Around Greatness

By Mike Hanley on May 3, 2019

The verdict: With sporty driving characteristics and a premium interior, the 2019 Volkswagen Tiguan isn’t like a lot of other compact SUVs available today — and that’s a good thing. Ver... Read More

2019 Volkswagen Tiguan Review: All-Around Greatness

By Mike Hanley on May 3, 2019

The verdict: With sporty driving characteristics and a premium interior, the 2019 Volkswagen Tiguan isn’t like a lot of other compact SUVs available today — and that’s a good thing. Ver... Read More

2019 Volkswagen Jetta Review: Better in All the Right Places

By Fred Meier on December 14, 2018

The redesigned 2019 Jetta has gotten up to speed on features, tech and comfort, as well as value.   Read More

2019 Volkswagen Jetta Review: Better in All the Right Places

By Fred Meier on December 14, 2018

The redesigned 2019 Jetta has gotten up to speed on features, tech and comfort, as well as value.   Read More

Top 5 Car Reviews and Videos of the Week

By Matt Schmitz on August 19, 2018

In his critique of the 2018 Mercedes-Benz E400 coupe, Cars.com reviewer Mike Hanley says that, although Mercedes-Benz vehicles are on the spendy side even at their starting price, this luxury per... Read More

Top 5 Car Reviews and Videos of the Week

By Matt Schmitz on August 19, 2018

In his critique of the 2018 Mercedes-Benz E400 coupe, Cars.com reviewer Mike Hanley says that, although Mercedes-Benz vehicles are on the spendy side even at their starting price, this luxury per... Read More

2018 Volkswagen Golf Review: Practical Fun

By Jennifer Geiger on May 17, 2018

I have three kids and drive a minivan, so practicality often outweighs fun in my life, but the Volkswagen Golf doesn’t make me choose. It delivers both. Read More

2018 Volkswagen Golf Review: Practical Fun

By Jennifer Geiger on May 17, 2018

I have three kids and drive a minivan, so practicality often outweighs fun in my life, but the Volkswagen Golf doesn’t make me choose. It delivers both. Read More

2018 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen Review: A True Member of the Golf Family

By Brian Wong on April 10, 2018

The Golf SportWagen artfully meshes utility and fun into one vehicle. Read More

2018 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen Review: A True Member of the Golf Family

By Brian Wong on April 10, 2018

The Golf SportWagen artfully meshes utility and fun into one vehicle. Read More

2018 Volkswagen Passat Review: Comfortable and Composed With a Hint of Flair

By Jennifer Geiger on April 2, 2018

SUVs are hotter than goat yoga, but what’s trending the other way are sedans, and although the 2018 Volkswagen Passat doesn’t exactly excite, its consistent pleasantness won me over.   Read More

2018 Volkswagen Passat Review: Comfortable and Composed With a Hint of Flair

By Jennifer Geiger on April 2, 2018

SUVs are hotter than goat yoga, but what’s trending the other way are sedans, and although the 2018 Volkswagen Passat doesn’t exactly excite, its consistent pleasantness won me over.   Read More

2018 Volkswagen Atlas: Our View

By Brian Wong on November 1, 2017

With an emphasis on utility, the Atlas is a comfortable SUV with lots of interior room and well-executed high-tech features.   Read More

2018 Volkswagen Atlas: Our View

By Brian Wong on November 1, 2017

With an emphasis on utility, the Atlas is a comfortable SUV with lots of interior room and well-executed high-tech features.   Read More

Our View: 2017 Volkswagen Beetle

By Jennifer Geiger on July 21, 2017

I took the Volkswagen Beetle out for groceries and just kept driving; the cute little coupe's spunky engine and plucky road manners prompted giggles and smiles for miles. Read More

Our View: 2017 Volkswagen Beetle

By Jennifer Geiger on July 21, 2017

I took the Volkswagen Beetle out for groceries and just kept driving; the cute little coupe's spunky engine and plucky road manners prompted giggles and smiles for miles. Read More