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Herman Cook Volkswagen recognized as a CARFAX Top-Rated Dealer

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CARFAX Top-Rated Dealer 

When you begin shopping for a new or used vehicle, you’ll find that you have plenty of dealerships to choose from. If you want to buy a vehicle from the best and most trusted dealership, you must learn more about your local dealerships and which ones can provide you with the service you deserve. In Southern California, Herman Cook Volkswagen stands out as a top dealership and has recently been recognized as a CARFAX Top-Rated Dealer to prove it. The third annual CARFAX Top-Rated Dealer Program recognizes dealerships that provide exceptional customer service to its shoppers. 

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Autotrader’s Best New Cars for 2022 Award Goes to the Golf GTI

2022 Volkswagen Golf GTI front and side profile

Autotrader’s Best New Cars for 2022 Award 

The hot hatchback segment of the auto industry is one of the most popular with drivers who are looking for a sporty looking and high-performing vehicle. At the top of the list of best hatchbacks over the years has been the Volkswagen Golf GTI. This year, the 2022 Volkswagen Golf GTI continues to give drivers the power and performance they want and need in a vehicle, and it has paid off with a newly received award from Autotrader. The 2022 Volkswagen Golf GTI has just been named one of Autotrader’s Best New Cars for 2022. With more power, innovative technology and a sporty new look, the 2022 Volkswagen Golf GTI is an easy pick for a new hatchback. Keep reading to learn more about how the 2022 Volkswagen Golf GTI earned the prestigious award from Autotrader. 

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2022 MotorWeek Driver’s Choice Awards go to Volkswagen ID.4 and Volkswagen Taos

2021 Volkswagen Taos parked in a driveway

2022 MotorWeek Driver’s Choice Award Winners 

It is with great pleasure that we announce the recent winners of the 2022 MotorWeek Driver’s Choice Awards. This year, the 2022 MotorWeek Driver’s Choice Award for “Best EV” goes to the 2021 Volkswagen ID.4 EV and the title of “Best Small Utility” goes to the 2022 Volkswagen Taos. The prestigious awards are great wins for these vehicles and prove that Volkswagen still has what it takes to be a top contender in a highly competitive auto industry. If you are looking for a new electric vehicle, or a small SUV, consider the new Volkswagen Taos or ID.4 as they certainly have what a driver is looking for in a new vehicle.  

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6 New Volkswagen Models Make the Car and Driver Editors’ Choice List for 2022

2022 Volkswagen Tiguan driving on a road

Car and Driver 2022 Editors’ Choice List 

Volkswagen has been designing and building incredible vehicles for a long time and this year, the automaker has truly outdone itself and has earned the respect of many reviewers. One of the hottest and most prestigious lists for a vehicle to make it on is the Car and Driver magazine Editors’ Choice List. This year, Volkswagen has an astounding six vehicles that made the 2022 Car and Driver Editors’ Choice list and all of them represent the best of what Volkswagen has to offer. From crossovers and SUVs to hot hatchbacks, sporty sedans and electric vehicles, Volkswagen has a model on the list that will fit the needs of any driver. Keep reading to learn more about which new 2022 Volkswagen models made the Car and Driver 2022 Editors’ Choice List. 

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Forbes Wheels Sports Car of the Year Title Given to the 2022 Volkswagen Golf GTI and Golf R Hatchbacks

2022 Volkswagen Golf R and GTI parked next to each other

2022 Volkswagen Golf GTI and Golf R Sports Car of the Year 

Over the years, the Volkswagen Golf GTI and Golf R have been giving drivers the power and performance they want and need from a sporty hatchback. This year, both the 2022 Volkswagen Golf GTI and Golf R in Encinitas, CA continue to deliver the most dynamic driving experience of any hatchback on the road. Now, with more horsepower and new dynamic vehicle settings, the 2022 Volkswagen Golf GTI and Golf R continue the legacy of these popular hatchbacks. To back all this up, the 2022 Volkswagen Golf GTI and Golf R were just named Forbes Wheels Sports Car of the Year. Keep reading to learn more about how both these hatchbacks earned the title of Forbes Wheels Sports Car of the Year. 

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CarBuzz 2021 Save the Planet Award Goes to Volkswagen ID.4 EV

2021 Volkswagen ID.4 front and side profile

Volkswagen ID.4 EV Wins 2021 CarBuzz Award 

The 2021 Volkswagen ID.4 EV is an all-electric SUV that offers gas-free miles and plug-in capabilities that help give it an incredible driving range. As a new competitor in the EV segment, the Volkswagen ID.4 EV has a lot of competition, but that hasn’t stopped it from winning several awards as a newcomer. The latest award the Volkswagen ID.4 EV has won is the CarBuzz 2021 Save the Planet Award. This prestigious award is given to the hybrid or electric vehicle that CarBuzz determines to best bundle capability, performance, style and fuel-saving technology. The Volkswagen ID.4 EV checks every one of these boxes and much more. Keep reading to learn more about the new Volkswagen ID.4 EV at Herman Cook Volkswagen in Encinitas, CA and what it has to offer to see if it has the qualities you want and need on the road. 

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Best Performance Vehicle Award by Motor1 Star Awards Goes to the 2022 Volkswagen Golf GTI

2022 Volkswagen Golf GTI driving on a road

2022 Volkswagen Golf GTI Earns Motor1 Star Award 

Volkswagen has been designing and building incredible vehicles for a long time and over the years, the company has racked up many awards for their innovative thinking. This year is no exception as Volkswagen has just brough home another prestigious award. The 2022 Volkswagen Golf GTI was just awarded the Best Performance Vehicle by Motor1 Star Awards which recognizes the top performance vehicle. The Best Performance Vehicle award takes in to consideration how involving a vehicle is to drive and the accessibility of its performance, and the 2022 Volkswagen Golf GTI checked every box and won the inaugural Star Award. Keep reading to learn more about what makes the new 2022 Volkswagen Golf GTI in Encinitas, CA so incredible when it comes to performance and why so many drivers continue to choose this sporty hatchback. 

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2021 Wards 10 Best UX List Now Includes the Volkswagen ID.4 Thanks to its Easy-to-Use Technology

2021 Volkswagen ID.4 parked in a driveway

2021 Volkswagen ID.4 Added to Wards 10 Best UX list 

There are many new electric vehicles to choose from in the auto industry which can make your decision tricky and difficult. Knowing more about all of your choices and what they can offer you while you’re on the road is the key to getting behind the wheel of the right one. With a number of awards, the 2021 Volkswagen ID.4 in Encinitas, CA is proving why it is at the top of the list of many shoppers who are looking for an electric vehicle that can offer them all the qualities they desire. With a recent award from Wards, it looks even more convincing as to why the new 2021 Volkswagen ID.4 belongs in your driveway. Keep reading to see how and why the new 2021 Volkswagen ID.4 was added to Wards 10 Best UX list. 

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Car and Driver’s Newest 10Best List Features a Couple VW Favorites – 2021 Volkswagen Golf GTI and 2021 Volkswagen Jetta GLI

2021 VW Golf GTI and Jetta GLI next to each other

2021 VW Golf GTI and Jetta GLI Earn Spots on Car and Driver 10Best List

The 2021 model year started here at Herman Cook VW in Encinitas, CA, a while ago, but it really kicked into full gear recently thanks, in part, to the arrival of both the 2021 Volkswagen Golf GTI lineup and the 2021 Volkswagen Jetta GLI lineup. That’s right, both of these supercharged – and super fun to drive – lineups are here on our Herman Cook VW lot, and we’re all set to talk them up in some big ways. But that’s going to have to wait until another post, because this time around, we’re going to let the experts at Car and Driver do the talking for us. Why? Because those experts were so impressed by the 2021 VW Golf GTI and Jetta GLI lineups that they named both to the latest 10Best list.

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2020 Volkswagen Jetta GLI and Golf GTI Earn Spots on the Car and Driver “10Best” List for 2020

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Car and Driver 10Best List Features 2020 VW Golf GTI and Jetta GLI

Car and Driver magazine has unveiled its prestigious 2020 “10Best” List and two of the most fun to drive 2020 Volkswagen lineups here at Herman Cook VW in Encinitas, CA, have earned spots on the list. That’s right, the 2020 Volkswagen Golf GTI and the 2020 Volkswagen Jetta GLI have each earned spots on the Car and Driver “10Best” List, once again proving just how powerful, capable, fuel efficient, and fun to drive they truly are. But how did the Car and Driver “10Best” List end up featuring the 2020 VW Golf GTI and Jetta GLI? Well, let’s find out right here, right now. Read the rest of this entry >>