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2019 Volkswagen Golf – Available Here at Herman Cook Volkswagen in Encinitas CA – Earns the Digital Trends Best Hatchback of 2019 Award

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Digital Trends Names 2019 VW Golf Best Hatchback of 2019

Calling it “a tech-focused driver’s car that never fails to reward,” the experts at Digital Trends named the 2019 Volkswagen Golf the Best Hatchback of 2019 while releasing their Best Cars of 2019 roundup. Thanks to its comprehensive suite of advanced new safety, driver assistance, technology, and connectivity features, we’re not surprised Digital Trends would name the 2019 VW Golf its Best Hatchback of 2019, but that doesn’t mean everyone here at Herman Cook Volkswagen in Encinitas, CA, isn’t excited about another award for the new Golf lineup. With that in mind, let’s find out how Volkswagen is celebrating the award. Read the rest of this entry >>

U.S. News and World Report Names 2019 Volkswagen Jetta the Best New Car for Teens

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2019 VW Jetta Earns Best New Car for Teens Award

Finding the perfect first car for your new teen driver can be a hassle – that is, unless you check out the U.S. News and World Report’s 2019 Best New Car for Teens award winner. And it just so happens that the 2019 Volkswagen Jetta has earned the U.S. News and World Report’s 2019 Best New Car for Teens award, surprising no one here at Herman Cook Volkswagen in Encinitas, CA. But what does the 2019 VW Jetta feature that makes it such a great first car for new teen drivers? We’re going to find that out right here as we check out how the 2019 VW Jetta earned the Best New Car for Teens award from the U.S. News and World Report. Read the rest of this entry >>

Volkswagen Models Have Brought Home 8 Kelley Blue Book Awards Over the Course of 2019

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Kelley Blue Book Names Volkswagen a Most Awarded Brand of 2019

It’s been a banner year for Volkswagen, as the brand and its models have brought home eight Kelley Blue Book awards so far in 2019 – earning Volkswagen a spot on Kelley Blue Book’s 10 Most Awarded Brands of 2019. Thanks to impressive new models like the 2019 Volkswagen Atlas, the 2019 Volkswagen Jetta, the 2019 Volkswagen Passat and the 2019 Volkswagen Golf, the brand has been filling its trophy case with some truly impressive awards. With that in mind, let’s check out what awards made Kelley Blue Book name Volkswagen a Most Awarded Brand of 2019. Read the rest of this entry >>

Insurance Institute for Highway Safety Bestows Top Marks on the 2019 Volkswagen Golf GTI at Herman Cook VW in Encinitas CA

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2019 Volkswagen Golf GTI Earns Top Safety Pick Rating from IIHS

Anyone and everyone who’s ever gotten behind the wheel of a new Volkswagen car, hatchback or SUV knows exactly how safe they are – but now we’ve got even more proof that the new Volkswagen models featured here at Herman Cook Volkswagen in Encinitas, CA, are some of the safest new vehicles on the road today thanks to the 2019 Volkswagen Golf GTI earning a Top Safety Pick rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). Read the rest of this entry >>

2019 Volkswagen Atlas Earns Top Large SUV MotorWeek 2019 Drivers’ Choice Award

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2019 Volkswagen Atlas Named Best Large Utility by MotorWeek

Everyone who’s gotten behind the wheel of the new Volkswagen Atlas lineup at Herman Cook Volkswagen in Encinitas, CA, knows just how impressive this large new SUV truly is – something you can find out for yourself by coming in for a test drive today! But you don’t have to just take our word for it, as the 2019 VW Atlas lineup has been racking up the awards this model year. And now it’s got a new trophy for the case as the 2019 Volkswagen Atlas was recently named the Best Large Utility during the 2019 MotorWeek Drivers’ Choice Award. Read the rest of this entry >>

Volkswagen Golf GTI Named in Popular Mechanics 2019 Automotive Excellence Awards for Second Year in a Row

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2019 VW Golf GTI Named Hatchback of the Year by Popular Mechanics

The 2019 Popular Mechanics Automotive Excellence Awards winners have been released and, for the second straight year, the new Volkswagen Golf GTI has found itself listed as an award winner. That’s because, after the 2018 VW Golf GTI was named one of the More Fun for the Money award winners during the 2018 Automotive Excellence Awards, the 2019 VW Golf GTI was named Hatchback of the Year by Popular Mechanics during the 2019 Automotive Excellence Awards. So, let’s dive a little deeper and find out why Popular Mechanics is so enamored with the 2019 Volkswagen Golf GTI. Read the rest of this entry >>

How Safe is the 2019 Volkswagen Jetta Lineup at Herman Cook Volkswagen in Encinitas CA?

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2019 Volkswagen Jetta Earns 5-Star Overall Safety Rating from NHTSA

Considering the Volkswagen Jetta is the brand’s best-selling model, it’s no surprise to hear that heaps of praise are being poured upon it from all corners of the automotive industry – and that’s to say nothing about the heaps of praise it gets from customers who purchased a new Volkswagen Jetta at Herman Cook Volkswagen in Encinitas, CA. But no amount of praise can equal something like a 5-star overall safety rating, which is what the 2019 Volkswagen Jetta received from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Read the rest of this entry >>

Parents Magazine Says 2019 Volkswagen Atlas at Herman Cook Volkswagen in Encinitas CA One of 10 Best Family Cars of 2019

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2019 Atlas Earns Spot on Parents Magazine 10 Best Family Cars List

Nothing changes a person’s life more than having kids. Anyone who has kids will tell you that, but they may have trouble fully explaining just how much kids can change a person’s life – if only because having kids drastically alters day-to-day life in every possible way. And that includes what a person looks for in a new vehicle. Instead of looking for powerful and fun to drive engines and adventure-ready features, parents need high gas mileage ratings, comfortable and feature-filled interiors, and a comprehensive suite of the latest and greatest safety and driver assistance systems. But how do parents know which new vehicle is the perfect family vehicle? Well, they can check out the Parents Magazine 10 Best Family Cars List of 2019 – a list on which the 2019 Volkswagen Atlas has earned a spot. Read the rest of this entry >>

Which 2019 Compact SUV is the Best? The 2019 Volkswagen Tiguan, Of Course!

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Cars.com Names 2019 Volkswagen Tiguan Best Compact SUV of 2019

Ask anyone here at Herman Cook Volkswagen in Encinitas, CA, and they’ll tell you the best compact SUV of 2019 is the 2019 Volkswagen Tiguan. But of course we’re going to say that, we sell new Volkswagen models for a living. Now, just because we sell VW vehicles for a living doesn’t mean we’re not telling the truth, but it’s always better to have an unbiased observer back up our beliefs. And that’s exactly what Cars.com has done by naming the 2019 Volkswagen Tiguan the Best Compact SUV of 2019. Read the rest of this entry >>

Herman Cook Volkswagen in Encinitas CA Named Top Rated Dealer for 2019 by CarGurus

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CarGurus Names Herman Cook VW a 2019 Top Rated Dealer

For as long as we’ve been in business here at Herman Cook Volkswagen in Encinitas, CA, our number one goal has been complete customer satisfaction. That’s because we know achieving that goal will pave the way for us to achieve all of our other goals. And, once again, our commitment to our customers is being recognized by CarGurus as we’ve been named a Top Rated Dealer for 2019. Unlike many automotive awards, this award isn’t based on what a few people in a room think. Instead, this award was given to us here at Herman Cook VW because our customers have taken to the Internet to share their experiences working with us. And now we’re here to thank you for that. Read the rest of this entry >>