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9 Chapman VW Scotts Puts Competitors to the Test

When, one of the leading consumer sources for information in the automotive industry, brings nine of the leading mid-size sedans together for a comparison, it’s wise to listen to the results. The Volkswagen Passat, which finished third in the previous competition two years ago, was the clear winner in 2016. Citing a smooth 1.8-liter engine, outstanding driving performance and quick acceleration, the judges awarded the Passat the honor mostly based on the fact it is the most fun car of the lot to drive. See how much fun you can have on four wheels by taking a Passat for a test drive at Chapman Volkswagen.

Quality Interior Combines With Comfort

Although some categories were closer than others, the judges voted the Passat the clear winner for both interior quality and comfort. “The Passat’s cushy seats, and pleasant ride and handling balance make it long-trip comfortable,” according to one judge. “Even though you know it’s roomy inside, the amount of rear seat space will still surprise you. This is the best backseat in the test,” said another. Judges agreed that the upscale materials used for the driver and passenger are the same used for the rear seat occupants, which was not the case for some other cars.

Passat Give You Choice of Power Plants

If you want the best efficiency, choose the standard 1.8L engine that delivers 38 mpg on the highway. While that motor has plenty of pop for merging onto the freeway or getting yourself out of trouble in a hurry, people who like a tad more performance will probably opt for the V6 engine that produces 280 horsepower. Both engines come standard with a 6-speed automatic transmission that has a “Sport” option to up the ante a bit when you’re out sowing some wild oats.

Remember, Safety First

The Volkswagen Passat has a whole suite of available driver assistance features to help keep you and your occupants safe on the road. The Forward Collision Warning System uses sensors to determine if a front impact is on the horizon. It gives you an audible warning, and if you do not act, it then applies the brakes. Blind Spot Monitor, Rear Traffic Alert, Adaptive Cruise Control and Lane Assist are other measures available to help you avoid collisions. Get a more thorough explanation of all the available safety features when you head over to Chapman Volkswagen for a test drive.

touareg VW

Sit Back and Enjoy Those Plush Leather Seats

Opt for the seats covered in soft Vienna leather and the Volkswagen Touareg crosses the line from a fun-to-drive full-size SUV into a luxurious living room on wheels. Starting at $42,705, the Touareg certainly isn’t the least expensive SUV you can buy, but when compared to luxury models costing tens of thousands of dollars more, it starts to resemble a virtual bargain. Ventilated front seats have standard eight-way power adjustability, so you can choose that perfect position before heading out on the road. Dual-zone climate control helps keep everyone comfortable no matter what Mother Nature is doing outside. Test drive the Touareg today at Chapman Volkswagen Scottsdale and see what German engineering and craftsmanship can accomplish.

Standard All-Wheel Drive Keeps You in Control

When the road conditions get dicey, the Touareg’s standard all-wheel drive system will help keep you in control and moving safely along to your destination. With a 3.6L V6 engine generating 280 horsepower, you have plenty of performance to safely do a freeway merge or get around a large truck on a mountain pass. The Touareg also offers a towing capacity of 7,716 pounds, which is plenty for most recreational needs like a boat or travel trailer. The Touareg offers a 40/20/40 folding rear seat that provides incredible versatility for carrying people and cargo. Even with all that power and people-hauling capability, the Touareg still gets a very respectable 23 mpg on the highway.

Stay Connected With Touchscreen Technology

Whether you want real-time traffic updates, 3D navigation or just want to kick back and relax to some concert quality sound, the Volkswagen Touareg offers the infotainment system to suit your desires. Choose from a 6.5-inch or 8-inch touchscreen. Other technology includes an overhead camera that gives you a 360-degree birds eye view around your vehicle, as well as a complete suite of sensor and camera-activated driver assistance safety features. Front Assist includes a forward collision warning system that not only warns you of an impending crash, but also applies emergency braking if you fail to act. Side Assist helps you locate vehicles in your blind spot, while Lane Assist issues a warning if you are drifting between lanes without using your turn signal. Adaptive Cruise Control keeps a safe distance between you and the car in front. Park Pilot helps you get the full-size SUV into those tight urban parking spots while avoiding those annoying fender benders. See how all these features combine to make the Touareg the affordable choice for the luxury SUV buyer by taking a trip to Chapman Volkswagen Scottsdale.