Six Volkswagen Vehicles Named as Car and Driver Editors’ Choice Picks for 2022

February 4th, 2022 by

Car and Driver proudly deemed six different Volkswagen models – Golf GTI, Golf R, ID.4, Jetta GLI, Taos, and Tiguan – to its Editors’ Choice list for 2022. Car and Driver’s latest list consists of 116 different vehicles out of nearly 400 that editors tested, ranked, and rated for this model year. Car and Driver pushes hundreds of vehicles to their limits, often opting for rigorous instrumented testing to selectively concoct its lists. Car and Driver only ranks vehicles on sale during the actual model year as well as those that its staff has hands-on experience with. 

“We’re honored to see so many of our models named to the Editors’ Choice list. These vehicles represent the best of what Volkswagen offers and what Americans love to drive. Their combination of smart packaging, safety features, and great driving dynamics, all at a great value, is something we’re proud of, and we’re happy to see them recognized,” said Hein Schafer, Senior Vice President, Product Marketing & Strategy, Volkswagen of America, Inc.

Volkswagen Golf GTI

More than 40 years after its debut, the Golf GTI still stands out as it embodies its original formula of refinement, power, style, and overall playful performance. With more power than ever before, the 2022 Golf GTI comes standard with all-new vehicle dynamics, electronic architecture, and a 2.0-liter turbocharged engine under the hood. Volkswagen also included its IQ.DRIVE technology as standard, making the Golf GTI an excellent choice while on the road thanks to its Adaptive Cruise Control, Lane Assist, Travel Assist, and even Emergency Assist (late availability). The 2022 Volkswagen Golf GTI has a starting price of $29,545 (plus destination fee).

Volkswagen Golf R

Understated performance is the name of the game as the Golf R returns for the 2022 model year with new race-inspired content along with other premium features. Under the hood lies a 315-horsepower, 2.0-liter turbocharged engine that brings handling to another level. The 2022 Volkswagen Golf R has a starting price of $43,645 (plus destination fee).

Volkswagen Jetta GLI

The Volkswagen Jetta GLI continues on its mission to be the most accessible German sedan on the market. 2022 offers the Jetta GLI refined styling, new technology, and one fully-loaded trim. New front and rear bumpers, new wheels, even new colors are all available on the 2022 Jetta GLI. Volkswagen also added its Digital Cockpit instrument cluster to the Jetta GLI, along with Car-Net Wi-Fi capabilities for owners who subscribe to a data plan. IQ.DRIVE is also standard like on the Golf GTI. The 2022 Volkswagen Jetta GLI has a starting MSRP of $30,995 (plus destination fee).

Volkswagen ID.4

This model has the honor of being the brand’s first global all-electric SUV. The ID.4 marries accessibility with modern-facing technology, furthering the automaker’s promise to democratize EVs. Powered by an 82 kWh battery, the ID.4 generates 201 horsepower when paired with rear-wheel drive and 295 horsepower with all-wheel drive. Volkswagen paired the ID.4’s modern design with the latest high-tech features, including standard IQ.DRIVE. The 2022 Volkswagen has a starting MSRP of $40,760 (plus destination fee), not including the potential $7,500 Federal tax credit.

Volkswagen Taos

The revamped 2022 Volkswagen Taos features a bold exterior design that’s coupled with a refined interior and advanced technology. Slotted beneath the larger Tiguan model, the Volkswagen Taos offers buyers Volkswagen’s driving dynamics and high quality modern features such as in-car Wi-Fi capability with a data plan along with additional Car-Net telematics. All Taos trims are powered by a 1.5-liter turbocharged engine that generates 158 horsepower and 184 lb-ft of torque. The 2022 Volkswagen Taos has a starting MSRP of $22,995 (plus destination fee).

Volkswagen Tiguan

A sharp exterior perfectly matches the Volkswagen Tiguan’s refined interior. This is widely recognized as the brand’s best-selling vehicle and comes standard with modern tech features, a spacious interior, an 8-inch Digital Cockpit instrument cluster, LED headlights and taillights, keyless entry, heated front seats, push-button start and more. The 2022 Volkswagen Tiguan has a starting MSRP of $25,995 (plus destination fee). 

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