Volkswagen began as the maker of a car “for the people.” Currently, “the people” want SUVs, and VW has an excellent lineup of various models. If you’re looking for that famous German engineering, but don’t want to pay luxury prices, the selection of VW SUV in Albuquerque, NM could be just what you’re looking for.
There are five models for 2023, including a fully electric crossover and four traditional gasoline-powered models. Each was introduced, refreshed, or redesigned in the last two model years, so they all have a modern look. Standard equipment across the lineup for 2023 now includes the Volkswagen Digital Cockpit, a high-resolution display for instrumentation gauges and other features such as navigation, fuel economy, and phone connectivity. Standard or available IQ.Drive Advanced Driver-Assistance technology, a hands-on, semi-automated driving system, is also offered on all models.
If fuel efficiency is at the top of your must-have list, then the VW ID.4 is the one for you. Being fully electric, it starts at $38,995, making it the most expensive choice in the lineup, but the money you’ll save on gasoline will make up for it in the long run. The entry-level model uses a 62-kWh battery that’s good for an estimated 208-mile range. The ID.4 Pro gets a larger 82-kWh battery with a maximum range of about 275 miles.
A roomy and modern interior, that offers a premium experience for both driver and passengers, awaits you in the ID.4. Loaded with advanced technologies, the ID.4 drives like the celebrated Golf GTI, is packaged like the Tiguan, and brings the promise of the classic Beetle in EV form.
The midsize Atlas is the largest of the VW SUVs and has three spacious rows allowing for up to seven passengers to ride comfortably. This crossover is the best choice for large families or customers who enjoy long road trips, thanks to its plethora of comforts and conveniences, ample cargo space, ideal levels of safety, and excellent infotainment setup. On the outside, its upscale appearance rivals more expensive European SUVs.
Taking design cues from its somewhat larger sibling, the Atlas Cross Sport has a lowered roofline, sportier styling, and two comfortable rows of seating. With a choice of a 235-hp turbo-four or a 276-hp turbocharged V6 under the hood, the Atlas Cross Sport will add some performance to your commute or trips around town. You’ll also get a beautiful cabin and a refined ride when you choose from the eight models of the Atlas Cross Sport.
The VW Taos is the smallest and most affordable ($24,155) of VWs SUV offerings, and was a brand-new addition for 2022. It returns for 2023 with more features at all three trim levels: S, SE, and SEL. Forward Collision Warning, Auto Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Monitoring, Blind-Spot Monitoring, and Rear Traffic Alert are now standard across the board.
A 1.5-liter turbo-four, 158 hp, and a light curb weight help the Taos move quickly. You can get it in front- or all-wheel drive, and all trims now have a 12.3-inch touchscreen.
The best-selling VW SUV in Albuquerque, NM is the Tiguan. It’s another affordable yet upscale option that competes with more expensive European brands. It’s compact but offers three rows of seating as standard, something hard to find in this segment. If you don’t need room for seven, you can opt for two rows that seat five.
Comfort and spaciousness are yours in the Tiguan, with 65.3 cubic feet of cargo space in the three-row model and 73.4 cubes in the two-row version.
Reading about Volkswagen’s outstanding line of SUVs is one thing, but seeing them firsthand is a whole other experience. Take a test drive of your favorite model at Fiesta VW, 8201 Lomas Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87110.