Archive for October, 2017

Compare the VW Golf vs. VW Golf GTI

Tuesday, October 31st, 2017
2017 VW Golf

Shop New VW Golf

There are a number of key differences between the Volkswagen Golf and VW Golf GTI, though both models are remarkable hatchbacks well-suited to urban environments. The Golf GTI takes the formula of the baseline VW Golf and adds additional luxury features, including additional engine options, sport suspension, and Fender premium audio technologies. The decision ultimately comes down to the features you value and your budget, which we’ll go into more detail about shortly.

How to Determine whether the VW Golf or the VW Golf GTI is Right for You

Both models offer a number of available and standard performance, interior, and safety technologies that can truly revolutionize the way you drive. You’ll find such features as a rearview camera system designed to help you see obstacles when you’re backing up, VW Car-Net Security, and a variety of driver assistance technologies such as an available Forward Collision System and available Blind Spot Monitor designed to help you avoid potential accidents when you’re on the move.

The important differences lie in their powertrains. The Golf GTI offers a thundering 210 hp and 258 lb-ft of torque along with up to 34 mpg on the highway** and 24 mpg in the city**. The baseline Golf, on the other hand, offers a standard engine that delivers 170 hp and 184 lb-ft of torque. However, the baseline model has a more efficient engine with 36 mpg on the highway** and 25 mpg in the city**.

Test Drive the Golf and Golf GTI Today at Volkswagen Santa Monica Today

To see whether the baseline Volkswagen Golf or the upgraded Volkswagen Golf GTI is the ideal hatchback for you, visit us today at Volkswagen Santa Monica and take them each for a test drive. We’re dedicated to providing you with the absolute best Volkswagen service in the Santa Monica area, and we look forward to having the opportunity to demonstrate these remarkable vehicles to you. Contact us today to learn more about the Volkswagen Golf lineup!

Celebrate Halloween at VW Santa Monica’s Trunk-or-Treat Event

Thursday, October 26th, 2017
Car with Halloween Decorations and Trunk-or-Treat Sign

2017 Halloween Trunk-or-Treat at Volkswagen of Santa Monica 

Are looking for a fun-filled and festive activity for the kids this Halloween? Come celebrate with us at Volkswagen of Santa Monica at our Trunk-or-Treat event. Each one of one of our departments will be decorating a car for Halloween. Our team will start decorating on October 30, but the festivities will begin on October 31 at 4:30 and will last until the last kid leaves with a smile!  (more…)

The All-New Atlas and Tiguan Earn the Car Seat Check Honor Roll Award

Tuesday, October 17th, 2017
2018 VW Atlas and Tiguan Car Seat Check Honor Roll Award

2018 VW Atlas and Tiguan Car Seat Check Honor Roll Award  

Volkswagen released two exceptional all-new SUVs this year — the 2018 Atlas and 2018 Tiguan. The Atlas is a full-size SUV and the largest Volkswagen ever produced in America. The Tiguan is a compact SUV that received a pleasing redesign for the 2018 model-year, with a sleeker look, more spacious interior and improved performance. The all-new Atlas and Tiguan have been lauded by consumers and critics alike, with both models recently earning the Car Seat Check Honor Roll award.  (more…)

When and where are the 2017 trick-or-treat events near Santa Monica?

Wednesday, October 11th, 2017
2017 Halloween Trick-or-Treat Events and Times Santa Monica CA

2017 Halloween Trick-or-Treat Events and Times Santa Monica CA 

In addition to the traditional door-to-door trick-or-treating, the Santa Monica-area offers many organized trick-or-treat events. Check out the locations and times here.  (more…)

What Halloween events does Santa Monica have to offer?

Wednesday, October 4th, 2017
2017 Halloween Events and Activities Santa Monica CA

2017 Halloween Events and Activities Santa Monica CA

It’s the spooky time of the year again! Come put on a costume, grab your trick-or-treating bag and enjoy some ghoulish fun! Take a look at these 2017 Halloween events and activities in Santa Monica.  (more…)

Go on a 21-Day Instagram Scavenger Hunt with the All-New 2018 VW Tiguan

Tuesday, October 3rd, 2017
2018 VW Tiguan and Instagram "VW Rule of the Road" Scavenger Hunt

2018 VW Tiguan and Instagram “VW Rule of the Road” Scavenger Hunt  

As part of the roll-out of the all-new 2018 VW Tiguan, Volkswagen released the “VW Rule of Road,” which is a unique Instagram experience (@VWRuleTheRoad) that enables users to embark on a 21-day scavenger hunt to chase down the Tiguan and get a chance to win daily prizes for their efforts. Watch this video to see how to play the game.  (more…)