Where can I get an oil change for my Volkswagen in Santa Monica CA?

By Product Expert | Posted in Service on Tuesday, January 15th, 2019 at 7:15 AM
Automotive oil getting poured into a car engine

Volkswagen vehicles have a much-deserved reputation for durability and reliability, and an important part of keeping your Volkswagen running strong over the long haul is to follow its regular oil change schedule. Here at Volkswagen of Santa Monica, you can count on our first-rate service center to give your Volkswagen a high-quality oil change! Read the rest of this entry »

Where can I see the Volkswagen I.D. R Pikes Peak race car?

By Product Expert | Posted in Volkswagen Concepts, Volkswagen News on Monday, January 14th, 2019 at 6:05 PM
VW ID R Pikes Peak Race Car on the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb

The Volkswagen I.D. R Pikes Peak race car, which features an all-electric powertrain, achieved a record-breaking run at last year’s Pikes Peak International Hill Climb. From now until February 1, 2019, visitors to the Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles can see the Volkswagen I.D. R Pikes Peak in person. Read the rest of this entry »

How fast can the 2019 Volkswagen Golf R go?

By Product Expert | Posted in Volkswagen Golf, Volkswagen Golf R on Monday, January 7th, 2019 at 8:35 PM
Rear view of blue 2019 Volkswagen Golf R

The 2019 Volkswagen Golf R is the most performance-oriented production Volkswagen model available in the United States. It combines the stylish and versatile hatchback design of the VW Golf with a robust turbocharged engine and a number of advanced performance technologies. Read the rest of this entry »

What Are the 2019 Volkswagen Jetta Colors?

By Volkswagen Santa Monica | Posted in Jetta Model Features on Monday, January 7th, 2019 at 6:40 PM
2019 Volkswagen Jetta SEL Premium silk blue

The 2019 Volkswagen Jetta offers many different exterior and interior color options, allowing Beverly Hills and West Hollywood drivers to customize their new sedan to their liking. Explore the different Volkswagen Jetta color options below!

Volkswagen Jetta Exterior Colors

From more subtle colors, such as pure white or black, to eye-catching colors like bright red and orange, the new Jetta is bound to have the right color option for you. The standard and available color options for the 2019 Volkswagen Jetta include:

  • Black
  • Pure White
  • Tornado Red
  • White Silver Metallic
  • Silk Blue Metallic
  • Platinum Gray Metallic
  • Deep Black Pearl Metallic – Available for upgrade
  • Habanero Orange Metallic – Available for upgrade
  • Sage Green Metallic – Available for upgrade

Volkswagen Jetta Interior Colors

Not only can you personalize the Jetta exterior, but the 2019 Volkswagen Jetta interior offers different customizable options as well. Cloth seats can be had in Titan Black or Storm Gray. V-Tex Leatherette Seats are available in Titan Black, Storm Gray, Dark Beige, and Titan Black & Storm Gray. Prefer leather seats? You have the option of getting leather seats in the colors Black, Storm Gray, or Titan Black & Dark Beige.

What’s more, the 2019 Jetta offers available ambient lighting. Culver City drivers can choose from 10 different colors. The sedan’s ambient lighting feature includes the following colors:

  • Warm colors, including Fuschia, Red, Orange, Golden Yellow, or Yellow
  • Cool colors, including Light Green, Light Blue, Blue, or Violet
  • Neutral colors, including White

Explore the Jetta at Volkswagen Santa Monica

Compare the Jetta to competitors like the Honda Civic, then visit us to explore our current inventory of new Jetta models and see the different color options in person. When you’re ready, you can schedule a test drive at our dealership near Marina del Rey!

Look Inside the 2019 Volkswagen Jetta

By Volkswagen Santa Monica | Posted in Jetta Model Features on Friday, January 4th, 2019 at 7:14 PM
2019 Volkswagen Jetta SEL-Premium-in-titan-black leather interior header

Look Inside the 2019 Volkswagen Jetta

Completely overhauled for 2019, the VW Jetta interior The 2019 Volkswagen Jetta interior transforms your Beverly Hills and West Hollywood commutes. Standard and available features like V-tex leatherette seating surfaces, dual-zone Climatronic® technology, and sport-bolstered comfort seats make the Jetta interior perfect for cozy rides throughout LA.

VW Jetta Interior Technology

Some of our favorite new Jetta interior technologies to help you on trips to your favorite Brentwood Restaurants include:

  • VW Car-Net®: With standard VW Car-Net® App-Connect, you can sync your compatible smartphone with the infotainment system in your 2019 Jetta — with Apple CarPlay™ or Android Auto™. Upgrade to the SEL trim to take advantage of Car-Net® Security and Service features, including sunroof rain notifications, parking location reminders, vehicle diagnostic reports, and more.
  • Volkswagen Digital Cockpit: The Volkswagen Digital Cockpit empowers four different drivers to set up instrumentation and information displays according to their exact desires. In 2019 Jetta models with navigation, the Digital Cockpit provides a full-screen display of the surrounding area.
  • BeatsAudio®: The 2019 VW Jetta offers a BeatsAudio® Premium sound system, a first for this VW sedan. This 400-watt audio system is comes with nine speakers, including a subwoofer based in the trunk. BeatsAudio® is standard on the SEL and SEL Premium trims.

Cargo Space and Passenger Volume

The 2019 VW Jetta interior gives you a spacious cabin — especially for a compact sedan. Here are the dimensions for the 2019 Volkswagen Jetta S, the base Jetta configuration.

  • Seating Capacity: 5 passengers
  • Passenger Volume: 94.7 cubic feet
  • Trunk Volume: 14.1 cubic feet
  • Front Leg Room: 41.1 inches
  • Rear Leg Room: 37.4 inches

VW Interior Features by Trim Level Configuration

Take a look at the 2019 Volkswagen Jetta interior features broken down by trim level configuration to help you decide which one will be best for you. Compare the standard and available comfort and connectivity features of the VW Jetta configurations — and remember that each upgraded trim level includes the features of all configurations below it:

  • VW Jetta S

    • Volkswagen Car-Net® App-Connect

    • Composition Color touchscreen with 6.5-Inch display

    • 6-way manually adjustable driver’s seat

    • 60/40-split folding rear seat

    • Bluetooth® Streaming

  • VW Jetta SE

    • Keyless access with push-button start

    • Leather-wrapped steering wheel

    • V-tex leatherette seating surfaces

    • Heated front seats

  • VW Jetta R-Line

    • R-Line steering wheel badge, black headliner, and two-tone seat design

    • Climatronic® dual-zone automatic climate control

  • VW Jetta SEL

    • Volkswagen Digital Cockpit

    • BeatsAudio®

    • Composition Media touchscreen with 8″ color display and proximity sensor

    • Auto-dimming interior rearview mirror

    • 10-color customizable interior ambient lighting

    • SiriusXM® Satellite Radio (3-month trial subscription)

    • Volkswagen Car-Net® Security & Service (6-month trial subscription)

  • VW Jetta SEL Premium

    • 6-way power-adjustable driver’s seat with memory

    • Sport-bolstered comfort seats

    • Leather seating surfaces

    • Front seats with adjustable lumbar support

    • Heated and ventilated front seats

    • Discover Media touchscreen navigation with 8″ color display and proximity sensor

Get a Hands-On Feel for the Volkswagen Jetta Interior

With a combination of advanced tech and chic, modern design, the 2019 Jetta makes your LA commute that much better. Contact us today to schedule your test drive so you can see the VW Jetta interior in person!

Check out the Holiday Specials at Volkswagen of Santa Monica!

By Product Expert | Posted in Dealership Information, Sales on Friday, December 14th, 2018 at 7:59 AM
Volkswagen Holiday Specials title and a red Christmas ornament

Volkswagen Specials for the 2018 Holiday Season in Santa Monica CA

If you live in West Los Angeles and are aiming to treat yourself or a loved one to a high-quality Volkswagen during the 2018 holiday season, then check out these wonderful specials at Volkswagen of Santa Monica! Read the rest of this entry »

2019 VW Golf Models Honored by Car and Driver Magazine

By Product Expert | Posted in Volkswagen Golf, Volkswagen Golf Alltrack, Volkswagen Golf GTI, Volkswagen Golf R, Volkswagen Golf SportWagen on Thursday, December 13th, 2018 at 7:58 AM
White 2019 Volkswagen Golf Alltrack with mountains in the background

Car and Driver “10Best” Awards for 2019 VW Golf Models

The Volkswagen Golf family is filled with many different iterations of the stylish, versatile, and fun-to-drive hatchback. Car and Driver magazine honored these models for its annual 10Best list. Read the rest of this entry »

Holiday Events, Downtown LA 2018

By Volkswagen Santa Monica | Posted in Community Events, Local, News, Stories of Interest on Wednesday, December 12th, 2018 at 5:04 PM
Los Angeles at night

At Volkswagen of Santa Monica, we love to tell you about places you can take your new VW to have a good time. Read on to learn about the 2018 Christmas activities in Downtown LA guaranteed to show you and your new car a good time.

The Grove

For a Christmas celebration worthy of a West Hollywood Saturday night, try The Grove. This year’s winter Wonderland in LA happening now through Christmas Day 2018, includes a 100-foot Christmas tree, nightly snowfall at 7:00 and 8:00 PM and live entertainment. Pet lovers can drop by on December 11th from 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM for pictures of your furry friend with Santa.

A Queen Mary Christmas

For a truly elegant Christmas experience that might make Beverly Hills shopping seem bland, venture down to the Queen Mary between now and January 6, 2019, for indoor ice skating, a holiday dinner show, and of course, pictures with Santa himself.

Holiday in the Park

Six Flags Magic Mountain is just a short drive from Culver City and well worth it to check out holiday in the park. This year they’ll have more than two million lights and seven uniquely themed areas perfect for the whole family. Drop by daily from December 15 through 30th 2008 for live caroling and holiday-themed acrobatics.

Snow Wonder

On December 8th Burton chase park in Marina del Rey transforms into a magical Winter Wonderland. Stop by from noon to 6 PM for tons of real snow, alive DJ, food, arts and crafts, and so much more. Entry is free with food purchase.


Venture in from Brentwood to grab a picture with the Grinch himself and feel your heart grow three sizes too! Enjoy the Whoville carolers, catch the lighting of the splendid Whoville Christmas tree, and relax and let Cindy Lou Who lull you into the holiday spirit with story time.

We love LA!

These wonderful activities are only the beginning of Santa Monica’s offerings. Check out our other city pages to see what attractions there are for visitors our favorite Santa Monica beach restaurants and the best places to take Fido for a run and socializing.

The Environmental Media Association

By Volkswagen Santa Monica | Posted in Car Care, Community Events, Local, News, Stories of Interest on Wednesday, December 12th, 2018 at 4:32 PM
environmental media group

Whether you live in West Hollywood or you make your home in Culver City, you and your family rely on your environment to provide the food, water, and air that keeps you healthy, whole, and safe. That’s why we support the Environmental Media Association and all they do to help keep our world green.

Who Is the EMA?

The Environmental Media Association in Beverly Hills, CA is one of a handful of Los Angeles non-profits whose focus is on protecting the environment. The EMA is made up of entertainment personalities, green icons, entrepreneurs, and technology icons, each devoted to spreading the message of environmental protection and the importance of living a more sustainable lifestyle.

What Does the EMA Do?

Like all sustainable non-profits, EMA spends a portion of their time raising funds for their many programs, some of which include:

  • Green My School: EMA garden program aims to teach children about the importance of organic gardening and helping to bring community gardens to schools across the country. These gardens not only provide an essential teaching tool, but they also give the children access to fresh fruits and vegetable as well.
  • EMA Green Seal: The EMA Green Seal program honors sustainable production and those companies ready to go the extra mile to ensure their productions help, rather than harm the environment.
  • Impact Summit: EMA brings together corporations, scientists, influencers, start-ups, and public personalities to brainstorm new ways to bring innovative solutions to environmental problems to the public.
  • Messaging: EMA uses the latest messaging platforms, including social media, podcasts, and PSAs to connect with the public and drive home the message of sustainability and spread the message that our efforts are having a positive impact.

Since the Environmental Media Association was founded in 1989, their message of hope and help has reached millions worldwide. And, with more high-profile faces joining the cause every day, they will continue to be a major influence on environmental issues for decades to come.

We Love LA!

To learn more about the Environmental Media Association, and to learn how you can help, visit them here. When you’re done, visit our other city pages to learn more about life in LA and the activities available from Brentwood to Marina del Rey. Our latest pages cover the best dog parks in LA, our favorite restaurants in Santa Monica, and attractions and activities to keep you active year-round.

2018 Christmas Events and Activities Santa Monica CA

By Product Expert | Posted in Community Events on Wednesday, December 5th, 2018 at 5:45 PM
Merry Christmas title and a Christmas tree in the background

Celebrate the holiday season at any of these 2018 Christmas events and activities in the Santa Monica-area! Read the rest of this entry »