Feb 28, 2017
Reviewed By Garrett Long
Price as Tested $31,815: 1.8-liter TSI DOHC Turbo I4 engine, 6-speed automatic, remote start, heated seating, dual-zone climate control, 6.3-inch touchscreen navigation screen with Bluetooth, Fender audio system, blind spot detection with rear traffic alert, lane departure warning and parking pilot zone detection.
Likes

Intuitive. Feels well-made and generally nice to touch. Comfortable and fast enough. Handsome in a reserved way. Plenty of room for taller drivers and passengers without knees lodged in seatbacks.

Dislikes

Ruthlessly practical. Depending on who you are that could be a good or a bad thing, but I get the feeling that nobody had any fun designing this.

Verdict

The VW’s simple and sensible design made for navigating the stop-and-go traffic of Scottsdale easy. Great choice for grocery duty, but you’ll need to keep some fun car keys on hand for those weekend drives.

Fun to Drive
2.0 rating
Fun to Look at
3.0 rating
Overall Experience
4.0 rating
Stats
EPA Mileage 23/34

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