The Volkswagen Jetta, CC, Tiguan, and Routan Place Among the Best of the Best in Consumer Guide® Automotive's 2010 Awards
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 SÚVs'; and the Routan was 'Recommended' in the 'Minivan' group.
'It is an honor to have even one model rated wîth 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 wîth 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.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 Ú.S. dealers. All 2010 Volkswagens come standard-equipped wîth 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.Source - Volkswagen
Volkswagen CC Earns TOP SAFETY PICK Award from Insurance Institute for Highway Safety
Volkswagen of America, Inc. announced today that the stylish CC, which was designed and engineered to blend sports car dynamics and dimensions wîth sedan comfort and functionality, has received the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) TOP SAFETY PICK award for 2009. A TOP SAFETY PICK is the highest rating possible from the non-profit research organization. The annual award recognizes vehicles that perform best in protecting passengers in the Institute's front, side and rear crash test evaluations.
'The TOP SAFETY PICK award from the IIHS is a tremendous honor for our CC,' said Mark Barnes, Chief Operating Officer, Volkswagen of America, Inc. 'We are thrilled when organizations like the IIHS recognize the hard work of our engineers who are dedicated to the safety of our customers. This award further validates Volkswagen's Prevent and Preserve Safety System approach to vehicle safety.'
The CC is designed to deliver outstanding safety performance and comes wîth an abundance of safety technologies. The Prevent and Preserve Safety System portfolio for MY2009 consists of 45 safety features, all of which contribute to protecting the driver and passengers as well as possible, helping avoid crashes and keeping the severity and consequences of possible crashes to a minimum.
The CC, like all 2009 model year Volkswagen's features standard electronic stability control, which Volkswagen brands Electronic Stabilization Program (ESP). Four-wheel anti-lock brakes (ABS), Anti-Slip Regulation (ASR), Brake Assist and Electronic Differential Locking (EDL) also come standard on the CC. All of these safety features contribute to exceptional stability and control on all kinds of roads and situations where even the best of drivers might struggle to keep their cars on the road. The addition of 4Motion all-wheel-drive on the CC VR6 takes vehicle dynamics to an even higher level.
In addition to ESP, the CC comes equipped wîth standard driver and front passenger advanced multistage front airbags; driver and front passenger side-thorax airbags; head curtain airbags (front and rear); three-point safety belts front and rear; emergency locking retractors for all seating positions; optimized front head restraints; safety belt power pretensioners at the driver and front passenger positions; safety belt load limiters for driver, front passenger and rear outboard seating positions; tire pressure monitoring system; and rear seat LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren) anchorage and top tether child seat attachments. A rear passenger side-thorax airbag system wîth safety belt pretensioners is optional.
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|Engine : 2.0 L., 4-cylinder|
Power: 200 hp
Torque: 207 ft-lbs
Engine : 3.6 L., 6-cylinder
Power: 280 hp
Torque: 265 ft-lbs
6-speed Manual, 6-speed DSG
CC is based priced at $27,100, reflecting the Volkswagen brand commitment of providing both tremendous value and affordable German engineering. CC offers EPA SmartWay Certified fuel economy of 21 mpg in the city and 31 mpg on the highway.
CC, like all current 2009 model year Volkswagen vehicles, is included in the no-charge Carefree Maintenance Program. Únder this program all of the CC scheduled maintenance, 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.Source - Volkswagen