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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

side view of a red 2020 VW Jetta GLI

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 >>

Best Auto Dealership of North Coast 2019 Winner

Best of North Coast Readers Poll 2019 Winner

The results are in! Del Mar Times has released the results of this year’s Best of North Coast Readers Poll. Each year, they evaluate hundreds of local businesses in over 70 categories, ranging from best golf course, best brunch, best day spa, and yes, even best auto dealership. This year, Herman Cook Volkswagen has been chosen as the Winner of North Coast 2019’s Best Auto Dealership! We also won a bronze award for Best Auto Service!

Best of North Coast 2019

Thank you all for voting for Herman Cook VW as your best auto dealership and best auto service! Read the rest of their 20th annual online Readers Poll results here.

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

front view of a blue 2019 VW Golf

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

front view of a blue 2019 VW Jetta

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

front view of a blue 2019 VW Jetta

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

front end of a 2019 VW Golf GTI

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

high angle view of a white 2019 VW Atlas driving along the coast

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

front view of a black 2019 VW Golf GTI

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 >>