Posted: 02/17/10 11:38 AM
The Volkswagen Jetta, CC, Tiguan, and Routan Place Among the Best of the Best in Consumer Guide(R) Automotive's 2010 Awards
HERNDON, Va., Feb. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Four models from Volkswagen's 2010 lineup - the brand-leading Jetta, the stylish and sporty CC, the versatile Tiguan, and the family-ready Routan - have been ranked by Consumer Guide® Automotive as some of the best vehicles for consumers to consider and purchase this year. Consumer Guide Automotive editors tested more than 150 vehicles across 18 different categories to select this year's winners. Each vehicle is evaluated for power, real world fuel economy, ride and handling, room and comfort, cargo space, and overall quality through everyday scenarios that a typical owner would experience, such as shopping, commuting, long highway trips, and stop-and-go city driving.
For 2010, the Jetta was named a Best Buy in the "Compact Car" category; the CC received the Best Buy title among "Premium Midsize Cars"; the Tiguan earned Best Buy status for "Compact SUVs"; and the Routan was "Recommended" in the "Minivan" group.
"It is an honor to have even one model rated with the Best Buy or Recommended title from the distinguished group at Consumer Guide," said Mark Barnes, COO, Volkswagen Group of America. "Having four Volkswagens in this prestigious group for 2010 is consistent with our goal of producing vehicles that satisfy the driving needs and desires of our customers."
With German-bred engineering, appealing designs inside and out, fun-to-drive dynamics, and a host of fuel-efficient engines, the Jetta, CC, Tiguan, and Routan aim to please at every start of the ignition. All 2010 Volkswagens include the Prevent and Preserve Safety System as standard, which helps keep drivers and passengers safe during normal driving conditions, and reduce the severity and consequences of a possible crash. Like all 2010 Volkswagen models, the Jetta, CC, Tiguan, and Routan feature standard Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS), Electronic Stability Program (ESP), up to eight airbags (depending on model), and a host of other standard features.
The entire 2010 Volkswagen lineup also features the no-charge Carefree Maintenance Program. With it, all of the scheduled maintenance for the vehicle, as described in its maintenance booklet, is covered for the length of the New Vehicle Warranty--three years or 36,000 miles, whichever occurs first.
For more information, please visit www.vw.com, or media.vw.com.
About Volkswagen of America, Inc.
Founded in 1955, Volkswagen of America, Inc. is headquartered in Herndon, Virginia. It is a subsidiary of Volkswagen AG, headquartered in Wolfsburg, Germany. Volkswagen is one of the world's largest producers of passenger cars and Europe's largest automaker. Volkswagen sells the Golf, GTI, New Beetle, New Beetle convertible, Jetta, Jetta SportWagen, Eos, Passat, Passat Wagon, CC, Tiguan, Touareg and Routan through approximately 600 independent U.S. dealers. All 2010 Volkswagens come standard-equipped with Electronic Stabilization Program. This is important because the National Highway and Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has called ESC the most effective new vehicle safety technology since the safety belt. Visit Volkswagen of America online at www.vw.com or www.media.vw.com to learn more.
About Consumer Guide® Automotive
Since 1967, Consumer Guide Automotive has published authoritative, objective reviews of new and used cars and trucks. Focused on making car shopping easier and helping consumers make the best purchasing choice, Consumer Guide's editors provide professional, unbiased evaluations of nearly 1000 new and used vehicles as well as expert shopping advice, timely feature articles, and insightful automotive editorials. Consumer Guide is based in Lincolnwood, IL. It is published in print by Publications International, Ltd., and online by HowStuffworks.com. For more information, please visit online at http://consumerguide.com/.