With a history that dates back to before World War 2, the Volkswagen name was for decades synonymous with its iconic Beetle. A renewed focus on the US market has resulted in new versions of the Jetta and Passat tailored to American needs. Globally Volkswagen is one of the top automakers in the world with the Golf as its most popular nameplate.
For many, the way a car performs is a key criterion for which car to purchase. Our Velocity Index helps determine which vehicles are the best all-around performers taking in to consideration a balance of factors such as acceleration and handling. A higher number is better.
|Volkswagen Golf GTI 5d||68-75|
|Volkswagen Golf SportWagen||50-65|
|Volkswagen Golf e-Golf||55|
|Volkswagen Golf 5d||51-54|
|Volkswagen Beetle Convertible||51-52|
|Volkswagen Atlas *||48-52|
Note: Bar graphs denote the composite performance for the model. "*" indicates models with incomplete data.
For more information, view our new car performance guide.