Volkswagen is the original brand within the Volkswagen Group that also contains Audi, Bentley, Bugatti, Lamborghini, Porsche, Seat, Skoda, Ducati and Scania. The brand traces its roots back to Ferdindand Porsche, founder of Porsche, who developed the original Volkswagen Beetle for the German government. The Beetle entered the US market in 1949 and today the Volkswagen brand produces a full line of vehicles including many diesel-powered models.


2017 Volkswagen Passat
2017 Volkswagen Passat
MSRP:
$22,440
Engine:
1.8L I-4
MPG:
25 City / 38 HWY
2016 Volkswagen Golf R
2016 Volkswagen Golf R
MSRP:
$35,650
Engine:
2.0L I-4
MPG:
22 City / 31 HWY
2016 Volkswagen Jetta
2016 Volkswagen Jetta
MSRP:
$17,680
Engine:
1.4L I-4
MPG:
28 City / 40 HWY
2016 Volkswagen Tiguan
2016 Volkswagen Tiguan
MSRP:
$24,890
Engine:
2.0L I-4
MPG:
21 City / 26 HWY
2016 Volkswagen Golf
2016 Volkswagen Golf
MSRP:
$18,495
Engine:
1.8L I-4
MPG:
25 City / 37 HWY
2016 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen
2016 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen
MSRP:
$21,625
Engine:
1.8L I-4
MPG:
25 City / 36 HWY
What scandal? VW tops Toyota as world's largest automaker

Sales are down in US, but we're one of VW's smallest markets.

Scandal isn't affecting VW's overall numbers.
Washington State slaps VW with $176M fine for diesel cheating

VW called the state's decision "regrettable."

You wouldn't think that Washington state would be harsher than California when it comes to VW's diesel scandal.
Fame but no fortune for university that discovered VW diesel scandal

Things haven't changed much for the academics researching vehicle emissions.
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2015 Volkswagen Jetta
$14,375 / 10,556 miles / CA
2014 Volkswagen Beetle
$18,981 / 35,397 miles / CA
2016 Volkswagen Jetta
$15,499 / 7,584 miles / CA
Top Gear drag races VW Golf R against McLaren 675LT and Porsche 911

Top Gear finds out how three very different performance cars finish in a drag race by challenging a VW Golf R, Porsche 911 Carrera GTS, and McLaren 675LT.Top Gear finds out how three very different performance cars finish in a drag race by challenging a VW Golf R, Porsche 911 Carrera GTS, and McLaren 675LT.
The Volkswagen GTI was our daily driver of choice
We discuss what we learned from a long-term test of a 2015 Volkswagen GTI. We're really going to miss this one.
Driving a Euro-spec VW Tiguan, and what it means for the US [w/video]
We spend some time with a Euro-spec Volkswagen Tiguan in northern Sweden and get a taste of what's in store for the US-spec car that launches next year.
2016 Volkswagen Passat First Drive
It's not an enthusiast machine anymore, but there's a lot to like about the Volkswagen Passat, especially with some thoughtful updates for model year 2016.
VW will compensate dealers for diesel scandal damage

That $15B bill is probably going to grow.

VW "used the word restitution for the dealers for the first time," said Steve Kalafer, a New Jersey-based VW dealer.
California slaps VW with $86 million civil fine for emissions cheating

Volkswagen will pay $86 million in civil penalties to the state of California for its cars that cheated emissions.
VW won't be fined by German government for diesel cheating

German Ministry of Transport just requires that VW return cars "to a legally compliant condition."

There's anger in Germany as the Ministry of Transport announced that Volkswagen will not face any fines over its diesel emissions cheating scandal.