However, it ranks near the back of the luxury midsize car class due to its tight rear headroom and merely average reliability rating. It took me several attempts of pressing my body weight into the seat before I could get the latches to click. The rear seats can also fold to accommodate larger items. Keep your snow brush in the back seat though. Once the turbo kicks in, it picks up almost instantaneously and wants to fly down the road. First cold snap the heat went out.
Check out the differences between the 2012 and 2013 model years. The front seats are soft, supportive, and provide ample head- and legroom. Prices vary depending on the vehicle's condition, mileage, features, and location. Remedy Volkswagen will notify owners, and dealers will replace the driver's frontal air bag inflators, free of charge. The recall began June 26, 2018.
If you put it in sport mode it is sporty and you do lose some mileage. These repairs will be performed free of charge. Its brakes provide fine stopping power as well. The front two seats were easily accessible, even for my 6-foot, 2-inch husband. The buckets themselves are comfortable, but the seating position is rather low, and headroom is just adequate for taller drivers, who will find themselves up by the windshield header. These are two safety features that have become must-haves for me, and invaluable in protecting my family by aiding in accident prevention.
The engine feels smooth and silky and seems to supply endless power, even at more than 6,000 feet above sea level, where I live. The 200 horses is adequate, but don't expect to win many races. To achieve such a swoopy roofline and more coupe-like appearance, combined with sport-sedan proportions, you might think that Volkswagen ended up reshuffling the interior configuration and losing some practicality in the process. Overall, in our opinion the design looks timeless, with flowing lines, a low roofline, and frameless windows--not to mention a very succinctly styled rear end. The front seats are supremely comfortable thanks to their standard 12-way power adjustability with 4-way power lumbar support and headrests that adjust fore-and-aft.
However, our three kids ages 9, 11 and 13 had a slightly tougher time getting into the backseat, especially our taller 13-year-old. You may want to consider buying a certified pre-owned vehicle. Basically, this gives the viewer the chance to view the most detailed 1st person look you can get without going to an actual dealer yourself! The became available with forward collision warning, adaptive cruise control, and other active safety features. The sedan received the second-highest rating of Marginal for small overlap front crash safety. This contamination may tear the cable and result in a loss of electrical connection to the driver's frontal air bag.
I always get compliments whenever I park and people are shocked when I say it's a 2013. Remedy Volkswagen will notify owners, and dealers will install a protective cover over the steering wheel clock spring if the air bag light is off. If you pull away from a stop at a very leisurely pace its fine. Front head restraints move forward and backward and the rear seat fold down release is under the package shelf. Owners may contact Volkswagen customer service at 1-800-822-8987. The interior color pattern, which combines neutral beige and classy black, plus silver from the brushed aluminum accents … evoked memories of warm, comfortable couches. The traditional speedometer and tachometer dials in the instrument cluster are large and clear, and key data appears on a display between them.
It's sleek, it's comfortable, and built with quality. News Best Cars has been ranking and reviewing vehicles since 2007, and our team has decades of experience in the auto industry. Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. The V6 Lux trim gives you a V6 engine, leather seats, a rearview camera, and a larger 6. The stereo system was clear and met with the approval of my teenage daughter. The power-adjustable front seats allowed for a customized fit for both my 5-foot, 3-inch frame and for my tall husband, who really appreciated the significant range of the height adjustment. It's standard on Sport, Sport Plus, and Lux models.
The trunk is quite deep and holds more than you would think. Recall Date 2016-02-10 Description Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. You will need winter tires as well. On the flip side, the front-most cupholder inhibited gearshift access. With direct injection and turbocharging, the four makes 200 hp and 207 pound-feet of torque, the four churns out plenty of low- and mid-rev torque with only a slight delay if revs are at the low end.