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2020 Jetta driving through tunnel

What do different drive modes actually do?

Drive Mode Selectors: How They Work and What They Do

Many automakers nowadays include different driving modes on their vehicle. These modes can usually be switched between by stopping, putting your vehicle in park, and then pressing a button. However, it’s not always clear what those different drive modes change.

Let us help. Here’s what the drive mode selector in your vehicle actually does, using Volkswagen vehicles as our examples.

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2020 Atlas Cross Sport rear view

How far are the guidelines on a backup camera?

How to Use Your Vehicle’s Backup Cam the Right Way

The back up camera is a standard feature on almost every single vehicle nowadays, Volkswagen models included. However, it’s not exactly clear how to use them. Sure, it shows you what’s behind you. But why does the distance seem skewed? Why does things get so close so quickly on the display?

A lot of these questions can be answered by knowing how far the guidelines on a backup camera are. So let’s take a look.

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2020 Tiguan driving down city street

Is AWD standard on the 2020 VW Tiguan?

2020 Volkswagen Tiguan Powertrain Details

The crossover market is insanely competitive. And for good reason. Crossovers blend the handling, drivability, and efficiency of a car with the practicality and utility of an SUV. That competitiveness is a doubled-edged sword. Every auto manufacturer loads features onto each crossover in hopes of enticing more buyers. Which leaves buyers to wade through all of the options, trying to figure out which vehicle comes with which features. Let us help.

Today, we’ll answer which powertrain and safety features are standard on the 2020 VW Tiguan.

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2019 Jetta GLI driving on interstate

What does GLI mean on a Volkswagen Jetta?

GLI Designation: Not Just a Name

Like its sibling, the Volkswagen Golf GTI, the Volkswagen Jetta GLI has a mysterious name. In many inventories, the Jetta GLI is listed separately from the Jetta (including ours). But why? What makes the Jetta GLI special over other significant high-level Jetta models, like the R-Line? Well, we’re here to explain it.

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2020 Tiguan driving on city streets

How much does Volkswagen Car-Net® cost?

Volkswagen Relaunches Car-Net®…And It’s Free

Car-Net® is one of our favorite features from recent Volkswagen models. Being able to interact meaningfully with our Volkswagen vehicles via our smartphones is something that you may not realize is desirable until you get to use it. That being said, we wished that it was available on more Volkswagen models. Well, it seems that Volkswagen thought so too…the new Car-Net® is more widely available for 2020.

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2020 VW ID.3 driving down the street

Does the Volkwagen ID.3 make any noise?

What does the Volkswagen ID.3 sound like?

One of the strangest things about electric vehicles, at least to those of us used to combustion engines, is how quiet they are.  You don’t realize how much you depend on hearing while driving until a car shows up right next to you and you didn’t know it was there because it didn’t make any noise.

Turns out this is a problem for more than just drivers. One group that is very much at risk due to the electric vehicle noise reduction is the sight-impaired. That exact concern is why, as of July 2019, electric vehicles are required to make some sort of exterior drive noise at sub-20 mph speeds.

With the new Volkswagen ID.3 currently in production, we were wondering…

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