Six Volkswagen models selected by Car and Driver Editors Choice for 2022 (2023)

February 2, 2022

  • The list includes the all-new Golf GTI and Golf R Mk8, as well as the new ID.4 electric SUV and Taos small crossover, and refreshed Jetta GLI and Tiguan
  • Golf GTI also namedCar and driverthe top 10 list for 2022 is 16tanother victory

Herndon, Virginia - Volkswagen of America, Inc. proudly announces itCar and drivermagazine named the 2022 Volkswagen Golf GTI, Golf R, ID.4, Jetta GLI, Taos and Tiguan on its 2022 Editors' Choice list.

"We are honored that so many of our models have made the Editors' Choice list," said Hein Schafer, senior vice president of marketing and product strategy, Volkswagen of America, Inc. “These vehicles represent the very best of Volkswagen and what Americans love to drive. Their combination of smart packaging, safety features and excellent driving dynamics, all at an attractive price point, is something we are proud of and happy to have been recognized.”

TheCar and driverEditors' Choice 2022 list includes 116 vehicles - cars, trucks, crossovers and SUVs - out of nearly 400 models thatCar and drivereditors tested, rated and ranked this year. Each year,Car and driver conducts rigorous instrumental testsin hundreds of vehicles. These results and the following criteria are used to select vehicles for the "Editors' Choice" list: the rankings each vehicle scores in its market segment compared to the competition, the extent to which it fulfills its intended mission, and the editors' subjective evaluation of each vehicle's performance. Only vehicles that will be on sale in 2022 and those with which the staff has practical driving experience are eligible for the editorial award.

Volkswagen Golf GTI
"Extremely fun to drive, lighter and faster than its predecessor, yet as practical as ever."
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The Golf GTI defined the term "hot hatch" from its debut in Europe in 1976 and in the USA in 1983. More than 40 years later, the eighth-generation icon embodies the same formula - refinement, style, power and fun performance. The all-new Mk8 GTI features an all-new electronic architecture, new vehicle dynamics system and more power than ever before. The EA888 evo4 TSI® 2.0-litre turbocharged direct injection engine produces 241 horsepower and 273 Nm of torque. Volkswagen's IQ.DRIVE technology is standard, including Adaptive Cruise Control, Lane Keeping Assist, Journey Assist and Emergency Assist (the latter only available on DSG® models).

The suggested retail price for the 2022 Volkswagen Golf GTI with a standard six-speed manual transmission starts at $29,545. Pricing for the seven-speed dual-clutch DSG with Tiptronic® starts at $30,345. The destination fee for all Golf GTI models is an additional $995.

Volkswagen Golf R
"Upgraded turbocharged engine, fun to drive, practical hatchback body." –Car and driver

The all-new Golf R continues to build on the heritage of discreet performance that first began in the 2004 model year with the introduction of the rally-inspired Golf R32. Nearly two decades later, the fifth installment of Volkswagen's performance halo ups the ante with new racing-inspired content and premium features, including a 27 hp advantage over its predecessor equipped with a 315 hp 2.0-litre turbocharged EA888 evo4 TSI direct injection engine. Torque vectoring on the rear axle brings a whole new level of handling to the Golf R for 2022.

The suggested retail price for the 2022 Volkswagen Golf R with standard six-speed manual transmission starts at $43,645. Pricing for the seven-speed dual-clutch DSG with Tiptronic starts at $44,445. The destination fee for all Golf R models is an additional $995.

Volkswagen Jetty GLI
"An affordable car that's fun to drive, unexpectedly practical for a compact sedan, and with coveted and exclusive standard features." –Car and driver

Since its debut in 1984, the Volkswagen GLI has had one mission: to deliver an affordable, high-performance German sedan. In 2022, the "GTI with trunk" will be refreshed, enriched with new technologies and design, and will be offered in one fully equipped equipment. Styling updates include new front and rear bumpers, new colors and new wheels. Inside, the Volkswagen Digital Cockpit instrument cluster is now standard, as is Volkswagen Car-Net® with in-car Wi-Fi capability by subscription, wireless charging and wireless App-Connect for compatible devices. IQ.DRIVE® driver assistance technology is standard.

The suggested retail price of the Jetta GLI with 6-speed manual transmission starts at $30,995. Pricing for the 7-speed dual-clutch DSG automatic transmission starts at $31,795. Destination fees for all Jetta GLI models are $995.

Volkswagen ID.4
"Spacious interior, adequate range on one charge, quiet and peaceful ride." –Car and driver

The ID.4 is Volkswagen's first all-electric SUV and the brand's first global electric vehicle. Built on Volkswagen's electric vehicle architecture, the MEB - a modular electric drive matrix - combines the strengths of a purpose-built electric vehicle with the performance, packaging and value that have distinguished the brand for decades. The compact SUV is equipped with an 82 kWh battery and is offered in 201 hp rear-wheel drive and 295 hp all-wheel drive configurations. Modern design is combined with advanced features such as standard IQ.DRIVE® advanced driver assistance technology and intelligent voice and touch infotainment. In 2022, Volkswagen expects to improve EPA-estimated range over model year 21 and will add Auto Hold, 135kW DC fast charging and Plug & Charge throughout the model year. Three years of 30-minute fast charging sessions with Electrify America are included at no additional cost.

The rear-wheel drive ID.4 Pro's suggested retail price starts at $40,760, before a potential federal tax credit of up to $7,500. Pricing for the ID.4 Pro with all-wheel drive starts at $44,440. Target charges for all ID.4 models are $1,195.

Volkswagen Taosa
"Huge rear seat for sub-compact designation, roomy cargo area, really good fuel economy." –Car and driver

The 2022 Volkswagen Taos compact SUV debuts a bold exterior design, practical yet sophisticated interior, advanced technology and accessible 4Motion® all-wheel drive. Sitting underneath the Tiguan, the Taos offers typical Volkswagen driving dynamics, high quality and smart packaging in a smaller package at a lower price. Taos boasts a high-tech package that includes the standard Volkswagen Digital Cockpit and Car-Net® telematics, offering Wi-Fi in the car with a data plan. Available technologies include Volkswagen's MIB3 infotainment system, as well as IQ.DRIVE® driver assistance technology, Light Assist and Dynamic Traffic Sign Display. All versions of the Taos are powered by the 1.5-litre turbocharged EA211 TSI direct injection engine, generating 158 horsepower and 184 Nm of torque.

The suggested retail price of the front-wheel drive Taos S starts at $22,995. The Taos S 4Motion starts at $25,040. Target charges for all ID.4 models are $1,195.

Volkswagen Tiguan
"Sporty handling, spacious cabin, third row of seats available." –Car and driver

Volkswagen Tiguan 2022 has a sharpened exterior and a refined interior. The brand's best-selling vehicle is equipped with new standards and accessible technical features, while maintaining the characteristic Volkswagen character of driving fun, spacious interior and impressive feature set. All 2022 Tiguan models come with an 8-inch Volkswagen Digital Cockpit instrument cluster, while the 10.25-inch Digital Cockpit Pro is available in the top trim. Other standard features include LED headlights and taillights, KESSY® keyless entry with push-button start, Car-Net with Wi-Fi, heated front seats, driving mode selection, Front Assist and Side Assist.

Pricing for the 2022 Volkswagen Tiguan starts at $25,995 for front-wheel drive models and $27,495 for all-wheel drive models. The destination fee for all Tiguan models is an additional $1,195.

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About Volkswagen
Volkswagen of America, Inc. is an operating unit of the Volkswagen Group of America, which is a subsidiary of Volkswagen AG. Headquartered in Herndon, Virginia, Volkswagen Group of America has operations in the United States with research and development, parts and vehicle machining, parts distribution centers, sales, marketing and service offices, financial services centers, and a state-of-the-art assembly facility. in Chattanooga, Tennessee. The Volkswagen Group is one of the world's largest manufacturers of passenger cars and the largest car manufacturer in Europe. Volkswagen sells the Arteon, Atlas, Atlas Cross Sport, Golf GTI, Golf R, ID.4, Jetta, Jetta GLI, Passat, Taos and Tiguan through more than 600 independent US dealers. Visit Volkswagen online atwww.vw.comLubmedia.vw.comlearn more.

"Car-Net", "DSG", "IQ.DRIVE", "KESSY", "TSI", "VW", "Volkswagen", all model names and the Volkswagen logo are registered trademarks of Volkswagen AG. "Tiptronic" is a registered trademark of Dr. Ing h.c. F. Porsche AG. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

This information and any vehicle specifications are preliminary and subject to change.

Features and specifications apply to US models. May vary in other countries.

All prices quoted are manufacturer's suggested retail prices and exclude destination, taxes, title, accessory installation, other options and dealer fees. The dealer sets the actual price.

Always pay close attention to the road and do not drive while distracted.

When using keyless start or remote start, do not leave the vehicle unattended with the engine running, especially in confined spaces. Important information can be found in the owner's literature.

Some Car-Net services require a trial or paid subscription, which may be subject to its own terms. Car-Net requires cellular connectivity, vehicle GPS signal availability and acceptance of the Terms of Service. Not all services and features are available on all vehicles. Some Car-Net services can connect to the network 3r & Dthird party service providers who may require additional payment. Standard text and data rates may apply for app features and websites. Some services may collect location and vehicle information. See the Terms of Service, Privacy Statement and other important information on the

Not all App-Connect features are available on all operating systems. Standard text and data usage rates apply. App-Connect features require a compatible device, operating system, and mobile apps. For terms and privacy, see mobile device and app providers.

Car-Net Hotspot is for passenger use only. 4G LTE coverage is not available in all areas. View materials on terms, privacy and data security details. Requires a trial or paid Wi-Fi plan from a third-party wireless service provider.

Driver assistance features are not a substitute for careful driving. Important information can be found in the owner's literature.

The potential tax credit mentioned in relation to ID.4 is indicative only. This information does not constitute tax or legal advice. Any available credits apply only to the original purchase of a qualifying vehicle and are not available as part of a lease transaction. All individuals considering the available tax credits should consult a tax advisor to determine eligibility based on their specific tax situation. Tax credits are subject to various restrictions over which Volkswagen has no control and are subject to change without notice.

ID.4 maximum AWD power based on peak electric motor performance at peak battery power per SAE J2908. Maximum HP is only available under certain limited conditions, including but not limited to battery temperatures between 23 and 50°C (73.4 and 122°F) and a charge level greater than 88%. Your results will vary. Further details and limitations can be found in the user manual.

3 years of 30-minute charging sessions on MY22 ID.4 vehicles starts at the time of vehicle purchase. Non-transferable. Not available for commercial use such as ridesharing. Requires Electrify America mobile app, account, 2022 ID.4 charging plan registration, plan disclosure acceptance and $10 deposit to prepay idle charges and 30 minute recharge. You are responsible for paying the Idle Charges, which start 10 minutes after your charging session ends or your vehicle is fully charged. After the first 30 minutes of each applicable session, charging will continue uninterrupted at the current Electrify America Pass pricing. There is a 60-minute waiting period between charging sessions during which you will receive 30 minutes of charging for this promotion. In the event of suspected fraud, abuse or other unforeseen events, Volkswagen of America may, in its sole discretion, discontinue or modify the offer. Frequent and repeated charging may permanently reduce battery capacity, which may not be covered by the vehicle warranty.

28 mpg city/36 mpg highway (2022 Taos 1.5L, front-wheel drive). Environmental Protection Agency estimates. Your mileage will vary and depends on several factors including driving habits and vehicle condition.


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