Volkswagen Awards | Car and Driver Editors’ Choice Picks for 2024

April 25th, 2024 by

Kalispell Volkswagen is thrilled to share the exciting news that Car and Driver magazine has given six Volkswagen awards in their coveted Editors’ Choice list for 2024. Among these Volkswagen awards, this esteemed lineup includes the 2024 Volkswagen Golf GTI, Golf R, ID.4, Jetta GLI, Taos, and Tiguan. Furthermore, each one is celebrated for its outstanding performance, safety features, and overall value.

“We’re incredibly proud to see six Volkswagen models earn a place on Car and Driver’s esteemed Editors’ Choice list,” stated Petar Danilovic, Senior Vice President, Product Marketing & Strategy, Volkswagen of America, Inc. “These vehicles truly embody Volkswagen’s commitment to excellence, offering a perfect blend of innovation, versatility, and driving pleasure. We’re honored to receive this recognition and are grateful for the continued support of our customers and enthusiasts.”

To illustrate, Car and Driver meticulously evaluated over 500 vehicle models this year, selecting only 138 for their prestigious Editors’ Choice list. Additionally, criteria for inclusion was based on rigorous instrumented testing, market segment rankings, fulfillment of intended mission, and subjective evaluations of performance by Car and Driver’s expert editors.

Let’s explore the remarkable features of each awarded Volkswagen model

Volkswagen Golf GTI

Renowned as the original hot hatch, the 2024 Golf GTI impresses with its refined style, power, and dynamic performance. Available in three trims, the Golf GTI special equipment set pays homage to the manual transmission heritage of Volkswagen’s iconic hot hatches.

Volkswagen Golf R

The Golf R continues its legacy of understated performance with new race-inspired content and premium features. Additionally, the 2024 model year marks the final year of manual-transmission production for Golf R.

Volkswagen ID.4

As Volkswagen’s first all-electric SUV, the ID.4 combines generous space with exceptional comfort and performance. Additionally, some major upgrades for the 2024 model year include increased horsepower and enhanced range, making it an ideal choice for eco-conscious drivers.

Volkswagen Jetta GLI

Boasting 228 horsepower, the Jetta GLI offers spirited performance and affordability in the sedan segment. Likewise, with standard IQ.DRIVE® driver assistance technology, the Jetta GLI ensures a safe and enjoyable driving experience.

Volkswagen Taos

The compact SUV Taos impresses with its bold design, practical interior, and advanced technology. For instance, it is available in four trims and the Taos offers Volkswagen’s signature driving dynamics and high quality at a competitive price point.

Volkswagen Tiguan

Finally, combining fun-to-drive character with spaciousness and flexibility, the Tiguan stands out in the compact crossover segment. Standard IQ.DRIVE driver assistance technology and advanced features ensure a refined driving experience for all occupants.

So, if you would like more details on Car and Driver’s 2024 Editors’ Choice list, visit

At Kalispell Volkswagen, we invite you to experience the excellence of these award-winning Volkswagen models firsthand. Therefore, visit our showroom today and discover the perfect Volkswagen to elevate your driving experience.

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