2021 VW Model Lineup

About Volkswagen Buying Benefits, Brand, and History

Learn more about the Volkswagen brand, explore all the latest Sedan, SUV, and Compact vehicles Volkswagen of Peoria has to offer. Unpack all of Volkswagen’s impressive buying benefits, accolades, and history below! See what sets Volkswagen apart from the competition. When you decide you are ready to get into a great Volkswagen, we are here for all your finance and service needs!

Discover Volkswagen’s latest captivating technology, design, and performance highlights below to find the perfect Volkswagen for you. Whether you are looking for a sleek and sporty sedan, Volkswagen of Peoria offers an impressive inventory of new VW Arteons, Jettas, Jetta GLIs, and Passats. As for flexible and capable crossovers and SUVs, explore the new VW Atlas, Atlas Cross Sport, Tiguan, TAOS, and all-electric ID.4. Plus, for driving enthusiasts who like to feel the road, we also offer the iconic street-savvy Golf and Golf GTI.

VW Brand Buying Benefits

Volkswagen continually rewards its loyal customers with its impressive advanced technology, powerful performance offerings, and first-class amenities. The rewards continue with their unparalleled warranty and service benefits that enhance your overall ownership experience and offer peace of mind. When you drive a VW, you’ll enjoy several best-in-class capabilities, class-exclusive features, and cutting-edge standard technology. Additional Volkswagen brand buying benefits include:

  • Scheduled Carefree Maintenance. 2 years or 20,000 miles
  • Roadside Assistance. 3 years or 36,000 miles
  • New Vehicle Limited Warranty. 4 years or 50,000 miles
  • Car-Net Remote Access
  • Great deals on VW Special Offers and National VW Offers

Volkswagen Accolades and Awards

Volkswagen has a long history of award-winning vehicles, explore some of Volkswagen’s most recent awards and accolades! Discover what top automotive outlets like World Car of the Year, U.S. News & World Report, and more have to say about some of the latest Volkswagen models.

  • The new 2021 Volkswagen ID.4 was just named World Car of the Year by the World Car Awards
  • The 2021 Volkswagen Golf GTI was named best hatchback in Good Housekeeping’s Best Family Cars
  • Cars.com has officially named the 2020 VW Atlas the “2020 Family Car of the Year”.
  • U.S. News & World Report’s 2019 Best New Cars for Teens named the 2019 Volkswagen Jetta as a super option.

Volkswagen History

  • Volkswagen Group was founded in 1937 and headquartered in Wolfsburg, Germany.
  • The German term Volk translates to “people”, thus Volkswagen translates to “people’s car”.
  • The VW Beetle, officially called the Volkswagen Type 1, was the longest-running and most manufactured car of a single platform ever made.
  • Volkswagen of America was established in 1955.
  • In 1959, American advertising agency Doyle Dane Bernbach was hired and helped to popularize the “Beetle”.
  • 1973, the Passat and the Golf were introduced in the United States as the Rabbit in 1974.
  • The Golf was an instant sales success, effectively replacing the Beetle in the company’s lineup and ultimately becoming Volkswagen’s best-selling model worldwide.
  • 1991, Volkswagen launched the third-generation Golf, which was European Car of the Year for 1992.
  • 1999, Volkswagen Group launched the Jetta and became the first European automaker to produce 100 million vehicles.
  • 2001, Volkswagen revolutionized engine construction with the Passat W8 which featured eight cylinders configured in a space-saving W formation.
  • 2002, the Touran and in 2007 the Touareg V10 TDI was the first turbo-diesel SUV with a particulate filter on the US market.
  • 2007, the compact Tiguan SUV was released at the Geneva Motor Show.
  • Today, Volkswagen models include the three-row Atlas, the Atlas Cross Sport, the Jetta, the mid-size Passat, the Golf hatchback, the premium Arteon, and the all-electric ID.4.
  • Looking ahead, Volkswagen is committed to working towards being carbon neutral across their fleet, production, and administration globally by 2050.

Exterior and Interior Design

Every new Volkswagen model stands out thanks to its sleek and sophisticated exterior that features modern accents and a sculpted silhouette. As for the interior, new Volkswagen models boast a slew of first-class amenities and technology tailored around your need. Explore some of the latest Volkswagen exterior and interior design offerings, including:

  • Available V-Tex leatherette or available two-tone Vienna leather seating
  • Climatronic® dual-zone climate control
  • Driver-focused media and touchscreen display
  • Available state-of-the-art LED headlights and available 20” alloy wheel
  • Available panoramic sunroof and available Hands-free Easy Open / Easy Close Liftgate

IQ.DRIVE® Technology

Volkswagen comes loaded with all the latest advanced drivers assistance technology that offers not only driving confidence in any situation but also peace of mind. When you choose Volkswagen, you’ll be enjoying next-level assistance on and off-road that includes:

  • Lane Assist, helping keep you in the current lane when lane markings are detected.⁠
  • Available Active Side Assist (Blind Spot Monitor) helps alert you to other cars that may be in your blind spot.
  • Rear Traffic Alert, helps alert you to detected vehicles crossing in your path.
  • Emergency Assist can determine if a driver is no longer able to operate their vehicle by monitoring steering wheel activity.

Volkswagen Car-Net®

Whether you’re looking for a music playlist, to call a loved one, or control your VW’s temperature, Volkswagen’s Car-Net App-Connect system can help give you command of your car on an app. The technology offered in new Volkswagen’s Car-Net App-Connect system includes:

  • Remote Commands, control your car when you’re next to it or miles away.
  • Family Guardian Alerts, help keep tabs on your car when others take it for a drive.
  • VW Car-Net Hotspot, stay connected to the outside world with an available in-vehicle Wi-Fi Hotspot.
  • Safe & Secure, enjoy Anti-Theft Alerts⁠, Automatic Crash Notifications⁠, Emergency Assistance⁠, Roadside Call Assist⁠, Information Assistance⁠, and a Stolen Vehicle Locator.

Volkswagen Competitive Comparisons

2023 VW Jetta vs the 2023 Hyundai Elantra

2023 VW Jetta
Starting Price: $20,655
Engine: 1.4-liter, 4 Cylinder
Horsepower: 147
Torque: 184 lb-ft

2023 Hyundai Elantra
Starting Price: $20,950
Engine: 2.0-liter, 4 Cylinder
Horsepower: 147
Torque: 132 lb-ft

Get more for less with the new 2023 VW Jetta by your side! Not only does the new VW Jetta boast superior looks and amenities but it also outperforms the competition when it comes to standard power. At just $18,995, the new 2023 VW Jetta comes equipped with a powerful 1.4-liter, 4 Cylinder engine that offers a more powerful 147 horsepower and 184 lb-ft of torque than the new 2023 Hyundai Elantra!

2023 VW Atlas vs the 2023 Toyota Highlander

2023 Volkswagen Atlas
Starting Price: $35,150
Passenger Volume: 153.7 cu-ft
Max Cargo Room: 96.8 cu-ft
Third-row Legroom: 33.7 in
2023 Toyota Highlander
Starting Price:$36,420
Passenger Volume: 141.3 cu-ft
Max Cargo Room: 84.3 cu-ft
Third-row Legroom: 27.7 in

Stretch out and relax in the spacious and capable new 2023 VW Atlas, offering more flexible cargo and passenger space than the new 2023 Toyota Highlander. Unlock next-level style and substance with the new VW Atlas, everyone’s sure to fall in love with all the sleek stylings, premium comforts, and spacious interior offerings. Load up the whole family and all your baggage without sacrificing any premium legroom!

VW Atlas Cross Sport V6 with Tech & 4MOTION® vs the 2023 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4×4

2023 VW Atlas Cross Sport
Automatic Post-Collision Braking System: Standard
Towing capacity: 5,000 lbs
Max cargo volume: 77.8 cu-ft
Wireless charging: Standard
2023 Jeep Grand Cherokee
Automatic Post-Collision Braking System: Not Available
Towing capacity: 3,500 lbs
Max cargo volume: 68.3 cu-ft
Wireless charging: Not Available

The all-new 2023 VW Atlas Cross Sport offers more standard power, features, and space than the 2023 Jeep Grand Cherokee. Choose the engine and powertrain that best fits your lifestyle demands, whether it’s the efficient and capable 2.0LTurbo engine with 21 city / 24 highway mpg or the powerful available 3.6L V6 engine, both can be equipped with VW’s all-season ready 4MOTION® with Active Control.

Volkswagen FAQs

The first Volkswagen was released in 1937.

Volkswagen translates to "people's car" in German.

Wolfsburg, Germany July 1938.

Ferdinand Porsche, a well-known designer for high-end vehicles and race cars.

Introduced in 1997, the New Beetle drew heavy inspiration from the exterior design of the original Beetle.

"Fahrvergnügen: It's what makes a car a Volkswagen".

  • Remote Commands
  • Family Guardian Alerts
  • VW Car-Net Hotspot
  • VW Car-Net Safe & Secure

An estimated range of 260 miles.

Room for seven passengers (six with the optional second-row captain’s chairs) and 20.6 cubic feet of cargo, which expands to 96.8 with all seats folded.

Blind Spot Monitor can help alert you to other cars that may be in your blind spot.

Yes, with the turn of a dial, you can switch between four different available all-wheel-drive modes:

  • Snow Mode
  • On-Road Mode
  • Off-Road Mode
  • Off-Road Custom Mode
Volkswagen of Peoria is located at: 2322 W Van Winkle Way • Peoria, IL 61615
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