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Awards
& Accolades

We couldn't be more proud of our latest Volkswagen models. We engineer every one of them to perform among the very best, and it sure feels great when it's recognized. Take a look at the latest awards and accolades earned by some of your favorite Volkswagen models below.

 
2014 Car and Driver 10Best
GTI & Golf
2014 Car and Driver 10Best

Once is lucky. Twice is fortunate. But eight times? That sounds like the power of German engineering. Two Volkswagen models are enjoying the view from the top in the Car and Driver 10Best list for 2014. The GTI has returned for an eighth consecutive year while the Golf joins the party for the third year in a row. Let the tradition continue.

CarandDriver.com, December 2013
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Motor Trend ranks Jetta TDI #1 Midsize Sedan
#1 Motor Trend Midsize Sedan Comparison

Volkswagen Jetta
Driving a lot more with a lot less.
Motor Trend® ranks Jetta TDI #1

In a recent comparison test by Motor Trend, the Jetta TDI Clean Diesel was ranked #1 among other diesel and hybrid sedans, including the Toyota Prius, Honda Civic Hybrid, and the Chevrolet Cruze 2.0TD. They called it “easy to live with and always satisfying from behind the wheel.” We couldn’t agree more.

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J.D. Power APEAL Award – 2013 Passat
J.D. Power APEAL Award – 2013 Passat

Volkswagen Passat

“Highest Ranked Vehicle Appeal  among Midsize Cars.”

J.D. Power has once again ranked Passat as most appealing in a study that looked at eight categories of vehicle performance and design. That's two years in a row.2 This is a trend we could get used to.

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2013 Beetle
 

2013 Beetle
US Department of Transportation
5-Star Safety Rating*

The car that started it all is still a safe bet. The 2013 Beetle has earned a 5-Star Overall Safety Rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. "Overall" means it didn't just do well in one category — it did well in all of them. That's serious safety in a fun package.

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*Government star ratings are part of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's (NHTSA's) New Car Assessment Program (www.safercar.gov).

Motor Trend ranks Passat #1 Midsize Sedan
#1 Motor Trend Midsize Sedan Comparison

Volkswagen Passat
Ranked #1 in Midsize Sedan Comparison.*

In a recent comparison test by Motor Trend, the 2012 Volkswagen Passat topped the top-selling midsize sedans in its class, including the Toyota Camry, Honda Accord and, well, every other midsize they tested. Which means not only do our drivers love the Passat, but it seems that the critics do too. This might be cause for a victory lap.

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*Based on comparison of the 2012 Passat SE with five other 2012-2013 midsize sedans.

2013 Kelley Blue Book's KBB.com 10 Best Green Cars
 

Jetta Hybrid
KBB.com 10 Best Green Cars

The Jetta Hybrid has been awarded as one of KBB.com's 10 Best Green Cars. And as it turns out, the Jetta Hybrid can make other hybrids green too—green with envy. That's because the Jetta Hybrid is the only hybrid in its class with turbocharged power, making it the first hybrid in its class you'll actually want to drive.

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For more information about the 10 Best Green Cars of 2013, visit www.kbb.com. Kelley Blue Book is a registered trademark of Kelley Blue Book Co., Inc.

 
The Edmunds.com 40-MPG Challenge

The Edmunds.com 40
MPG  CHALLENGE
Volkswagen Passat

Six cars. Three different routes. One fantastic story. The Passat TDI® full-size sedan bested the competition in Edmunds.com 40-MPG Challenge.3 Going up against nothing but compact cars or smaller, the Passat TDI still managed to get the most by using the least. In more ways than one, it was no contest.

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LEED Platinum Certified
 

LEED® Platinum Certified

Just like our cars, we build our manufacturing plants to perform well. Our Chattanooga facility is the first and only automotive manufacturing plant in the world to receive a Platinum Certification, the highest level of certification, from the U.S. Green Building Council's Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED).

2013 Kelley Blue Book's KBB.com A Best Family Car

A Best Family Car
Volkswagen Passat

The Passat is great for families. But don’t take our word for it. See why Kelley Blue Book’s KBB.com ranked it among the Best Family Cars for the second year in a row.

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2012 US Department of Transportation 5-Star Safety Rating
 

2012 Passat

US Department of Transportation
5-Star Safety Rating*

It's a safe bet to say that the 2012 Passat is as safe as it gets. It earned a 5-Star Overall Safety Rating by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

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*Government star ratings are part of the National
Highway Traffic Safety Administration's (NHTSA's) New Car Assessment
Program (www.safercar.gov).

 
Cars.com Best of 2012

Best of 2012
2012 Passat

We engineered the Passat to be bigger and better than before with maximum comfort and sportiness. But we didn't specifically engineer it to earn Cars.com's Best of 2012. It did that all on its own.

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  • 2012 Kelley Blue Book's kbb.com 10 Best Redesigned Cars
     

    2012 Beetle
    One of the 10 Best
    Redesigned Cars

    We realize the complete redesign of the 2012 Beetle may not be new news to you. But here's a new reason to love it even more: it secured a spot on Kelley Blue Book's kbb.com 10 Best Redesigned Cars of 2012.

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2012 Kelley Blue Book's kbb.com 10 Best Sedans Under $25,000

2012 Passat
Kelley Blue Book's kbb.com
Best Sedan Under $25,000*

When it comes to safety, features, comfort, and everything in between, the 2012 Passat has got it all. Which is why it didn't just make the list of Kelley Blue Book's kbb.com 10 Best Sedans Under $25,000, it topped it.

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*Model Shown: 2012 Passat 2.5L SE in Opera Red Metallic.
MSRP for model shown is $23,725
including options and accessories noted above.