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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 >>

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

front view of a gray 2019 VW Jetta

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

family walking toward the beach from their 2019 VW Atlas

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!

side view of a blue 2019 Volkswagen Tiguan

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

family standing next to a white 2019 VW Tiguan

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 >>

VW Golf SportWagen Named Best Wagon In 2019 AutoWeb Buyer’s Choice Awards

2018 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen Won the AutoWeb Buyer’s Choice Best Wagon Award

The 2018 Golf SportWagen has been named Best Wagon in the 2019 AutoWeb Buyer’s Choice Awards. The awards represent the most in-demand vehicle in each category, based on price quote requests submitted on AutoWeb’s network of automotive websites. The 2018 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen is the only German-engineered mass-market wagon on sale in the U.S. and boasts a potent blend of performance and practicality.

“We are very proud of this win for Golf SportWagen,” said Derrick Hatami, Executive Vice President of Sales, Marketing and After Sales for Volkswagen of America, Inc. “The SportWagen offers a unique blend of style, spaciousness and Volkswagen’s hallmark fun-to-drive nature, and awards like this serve as proof point that we are hitting the mark with buyers.”

2018 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen Won the AutoWeb Buyer’s Choice Best Wagon Award

“The AutoWeb Buyer’s Choice Awards represent the most in-demand vehicles among millions of consumers,” said Jared Rowe, president and CEO of AutoWeb. “This year’s winning manufacturers are clearly delivering products that best meet the needs of today’s car buyers. More than ever, consumers expect the best in buying, driving, and ownership experiences. Congratulations to all the winners for developing vehicles that match, and often exceed, these expectations.”

2019 AutoWeb Buyer’s Choice Award Winner Golf SportWagen

The 2018 Golf SportWagen comes standard with a 1.8-liter, 170hp engine, is available in three trim levels—S, SE, and SEL—and offers available 4Motion® all-wheel drive. MSRP starts at $21,685. Click here to see our new Golf SportWagens in stock at Herman Cook VW!

Jetta Named Finalist for Green Car Journal’s 2019 Green Car of the Year® Award

ETTA NAMED A FINALIST FOR GREEN CAR JOURNAL'S 2019 GREEN CAR OF THE YEAR

Volkswagen of America, Inc., has announced that the 2019 Jetta has been named a finalist for the 2019 Green Car of the Year® award by Green Car Journal. This prestigious award honors the vehicle that Green Car Journal deems to “raise the bar in environmental performance while remaining within reach of most consumers.” The Jetta was praised for improved design, interior space, technology, and new 1.4-liter engine.

2019 Volkswagen Jetta Interior

“Finalists for the 2019 Green Car of the Year® illustrate that ‘green’ comes in many forms,” said Ron Cogan, Editor and Publisher of Green Car Journal and GreenCarJournal.com. “Built on VW’s MQB platform, the seventh-generation Jetta offers a bolder design, greater interior space, lots of tech, and an EPA-estimated 40 highway mpg fuel efficiency rating, a milestone often achieved by hybrid powertrains, but in this case delivered by the Jetta’s 1.4-liter TSI® gasoline engine.” While the 2019 Jetta is more technologically advanced than ever, retaining its fun-to-drive character and of course, fuel economy was of critical importance.

2019 Volkswagen Jetta Front Grille

“We’re so pleased to be selected as a finalist for the Green Car of the Year award,” said Derrick Hatami, Executive Vice President of Sales, Marketing, and After Sales for Volkswagen of America, Inc. “This further validates the Jetta as an exceptionally competitive offering in the compact sedan segment, where efficiency is top of mind.”

View the 2019 Volkswagen Jetta at Herman Cook Volkswagen here.

Herman Cook VW Named A 2018 Top Rated Dealer by CarGurus

CarGurus Top Rated Dealer 2018 Herman Cook VW

Herman Cook Volkswagen has been named a 2018 CarGurus Top Rated Dealer! This annual CarGurus award is a testament to our dealership’s outstanding customer service and reflects the industry’s highest average ratings. The award recognizes a select group of car dealers with the highest ratings from shoppers who have submitted reviews through the CarGurus platform. Each of the dealers receiving the award provides exceptional customer service as expressed in their customers’ online reviews.

We are excited our dealership was recognized in this exclusive category of top performing dealers who share our commitment to building a transparent car buying experience. We are honored to have been able to provide you with excellent service that exceeded your expectations, as we truly appreciate and value the feedback from our customers. Thank you for helping us become a 2018 CarGurus Top Rated Dealer!

CarGurus Top Rated Dealer 2018

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