Volkswagen car reviews

Volkswagen can truly be regarded as the 'brand of the people' on many levels. Within the VW Group, Volkswagen positions itself as the mainstream, core, mid-priced brand. With a range that spans everything from city cars to coupes to SUVs, it has astonishing breadth. It even makes a limousine in the form of the Phaeton!

The sales charts reveal that VW offers plenty of appeal for buyers, but that doesn't translate into a good showing in our survey. VW reliability is rated as 'poor' and dealer service needs to improve. 

New Volkswagen reviews

19 New Volkswagen reviews available

Volkswagen Beetle reviews

The first 'new' Volkswagen Beetle was launched in 1999. It sparked the retro trend and was soon joined by the BMW Mini and the Fiat 500. The current, second-generation model arrived in 2012.

Latest models: Volkswagen Beetle (2012-); Volkswagen Beetle Cabriolet (2013-)

Volkswagen Caddy Maxi MPV reviews

The passenger-carrying version of Volkswagen's Caddy Maxi van has lots of space for seven passengers and their luggage. It faces plenty of competition from other van-based MPVs, as well as from Volkswagen's own Touran and Sharan.

Latest model: Volkswagen Caddy Maxi (2008-)

Volkswagen Eos reviews

The elaborate metal folding roof is the party piece of the Volkswagen Eos, but this coupe-cabriolet also boasts a high quality interior finish and refined exterior looks. It's good to drive, too.

Latest model: Volkswagen Eos (2006-)

Volkswagen Fox reviews

The Brazilian-made VW Fox replaced the Lupo in Volkswagen's line-up in 2006 and made way for the smaller Up in 2012. Slightly on the large side as city cars go, the Fox faced plenty of competition from the Fiat 500, Ford Ka, Hyundai i10 and Suzuki Splash.

Latest model: Volkswagen Fox (2006-2012)

Volkswagen Golf reviews

Now in its seventh generation, the Volkswagen Golf continues to be a top seller in the UK and abroad. Well made, good to drive and safe, it's an iconic car in hatchback, estate or convertible forms - and don't forget the original hot hatch, the Golf GTI.

Latest model: Volkswagen Golf (2013-), Volkswagen Golf GTI (2013-) and Volkswagen Golf Estate (2013-)

Volkswagen Golf Plus reviews

The Volkswagen Golf Plus is a more spacious version of the standard five-door Golf, benefiting from more headroom and enough space to seat three in the back in relative comfort. The Golf Plus is somewhere between a full-on MPV and an estate.

Latest model: Volkswagen Golf Plus (2005-)

Volkswagen Jetta reviews

The Jetta badge has always signified a Volkswagen Golf with a boot on it - and that's still the best way to look at it. In terms of size and price, it sits between the VW Golf and Passat, offering a cheaper rival to saloons like the Audi A4 and BMW 3 Series.

Latest model: Volkswagen Jetta (2011-)

Volkswagen Passat reviews

The VW Passat badge goes right back to the 1970s but it really came of age with the the generation sold from 2000 to 2005 - a real quality act. The newer Passat sold from 2010 offers good value, especially compared with premium brands like Audi and BMW, while boasting more than a modicum of premium feel.

Latest models: Volkswagen Passat (2010-) and Volkswagen Passat Estate (2011-)

Used Volkswagen reviews

18 Used Volkswagen reviews available

  • Volkswagen Scirocco reviews

    1 review available (2008 - 2012) | Used price: from £13,995

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    Volkswagen's Scirocco can be viewed as a kind of VW Golf sports coupe - sharper, more stylish and more fun to drive than the Golf Mk6 on which it's based. However, the accommodation and boot space are inevitably more limited. 

    Latest model: Volkswagen Scirocco (2008-)

  • Volkswagen Passat CC reviews

    1 review available (2008 - 2011) | Used price: from £13,095

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    Think of the Volkswagen Passat CC as a cut-price Mercedes-Benz CLS or Audi A5 Sportback - a four-door saloon with sleek coupé styling. The Passat CC was replaced by a renamed, face-lifted version of the same car, the Volkswagen CC, in 2012.

    Latest model: Volkswagen Passat CC (2008-2011)

  • Volkswagen Caddy Maxi MPV reviews

    1 review available (2008 - 2014) | Used price: from £10,450

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    The passenger-carrying version of Volkswagen's Caddy Maxi van has lots of space for seven passengers and their luggage. It faces plenty of competition from other van-based MPVs, as well as from Volkswagen's own Touran and Sharan.

    Latest model: Volkswagen Caddy Maxi (2008-)

  • Volkswagen Tiguan reviews

    1 review available (2008 - 2011) | Used price: from £12,650

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    With the Tiguan, Volkswagen has done in the compact 4x4 market what it did with its Touareg full-size off-roader: it's created a winner. The VW Golf-based Tiguan is less practical than the larger Touran but still makes a useful family vehicle.

    Latest model: VW Tiguan (2008-)

  • Volkswagen Eos reviews

    1 review available (2006 - 2012) | Used price: from £8,975

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    The elaborate metal folding roof is the party piece of the Volkswagen Eos, but this coupe-cabriolet also boasts a high quality interior finish and refined exterior looks. It's good to drive, too.

    Latest model: Volkswagen Eos (2006-)

  • Volkswagen Fox reviews

    1 review available (2006 - 2012) | Used price: from £3,875

    Volkswagen Fox 1

    The Brazilian-made VW Fox replaced the Lupo in Volkswagen's line-up in 2006 and made way for the smaller Up in 2012. Slightly on the large side as city cars go, the Fox faced plenty of competition from the Fiat 500, Ford Ka, Hyundai i10 and Suzuki Splash.

    Latest model: Volkswagen Fox (2006-2012)

  • Volkswagen Jetta reviews

    2 reviews available (2006 - 2010) | Used price: from £6,275

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    The Jetta badge has always signified a Volkswagen Golf with a boot on it - and that's still the best way to look at it. In terms of size and price, it sits between the VW Golf and Passat, offering a cheaper rival to saloons like the Audi A4 and BMW 3 Series.

    Latest model: Volkswagen Jetta (2011-)

  • Volkswagen Golf Plus reviews

    1 review available (2005 - 2013) | Used price: from £5,095

    The Volkswagen Golf Plus is a more spacious version of the standard five-door Golf, benefiting from more headroom and enough space to seat three in the back in relative comfort. The Golf Plus is somewhere between a full-on MPV and an estate.

    Latest model: Volkswagen Golf Plus (2005-)

  • Volkswagen Caravelle reviews

    2 reviews available (2003 - 2012) | Used price: from £10,995

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  • Volkswagen Touran reviews

    1 review available (2003 - 2013) | Used price: from £3,925

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    The Volkswagen Touran provides safe, flexible family transport in a compact, Golf-sized package. It's a serious alternative to a Renault Grand Scénic, Ford Grand C-Max, Vauxhall Zafira, offers seating for seven . However, reliability seems to be an issue.

    Latest model: Volkswagen Touran (2003-)

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