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2019 Volkswagen Tiguan Interior

Wednesday, November 28th, 2018
2019 Volkswagen Tiguan Interior

The 2019 Volkswagen Tiguan interior is all at once spacious, tech-savvy, and comfortable, making it an excellent SUV for Beverly Hills families. VW Car-Net® App-Connect allows you to sync your smartphone with the infotainment system, while the cargo area offers plenty of storage for luggage, grocery bags, and more. Explore more of the new Volkswagen Tiguan interior below!

Interior Design & Cargo Space

The Volkswagen Tiguan design includes ample legroom and a series of color options to suit your style preferences. A few feature highlights include:

  • V-Tex leatherette seating
  • Carpeted cargo area with tie-down hooks
  • Unique Volkswagen Tiguan R-Line badging
  • Available Vienna leather seats
  • Available Panoramic Sunroof Package (Volkswagen Tiguan SE and above)

Need extra space in the cargo area? Fold the split-folding rear seats down to reveal up to 73.5 cubic feet of cargo space. The VW Tiguan SUV can comfortably seat passengers and carry their belongings with ease.

Technology

The Volkswagen Tiguan is chock-full of technology features to help you stay informed and connected as you cruise through West Hollywood. Standard technologies include VW Car-Net® App-Connect, a Composition Media with an 8-inch touchscreen, Bluetooth connectivity, and a Rear View Camera System. Other available features include the following:

  • VW Car-Net® Security & Service
  • Adaptive cruise control
  • Blind spot monitor
  • Light assist
  • Lane assist area view
  • Park distance control
  • Front assist
  • Automatic post-collision braking
  • Tire pressure monitoring system
  • Available pedestrian monitoring
  • Blind spot monitor
  • Overhead view camera

Convenience

In every respect, the VW Tiguan SUV works to make your life easier. Its various convenience features make taking on Brentwood and Culver City roads less of a hassle. The Tiguan comes with features like a handsfree easy open and easy close liftgate, seat release levers in the cargo area, a versatile third row, dual-zone automatic climate control, and more.

Step Inside the New Tiguan Interior at Volkswagen Santa Monica!

Experience the Volkswagen Tiguan interior from the driver’s seat at Volkswagen Santa Monica! Schedule a test drive near Marina del Rey to explore the Tiguan trims and comfort features for yourself. While you’re here, ask about our Volkswagen Tiguan lease and lease and finance specials!

What Are Some Popular 2019 Volkswagen Passat Accessories?

Monday, November 26th, 2018
2019 Volkswagen Passat Interior

The 2019 Volkswagen Passat is available with a wide range of accessory options to help you customize your car’s interior and exterior. From alloy wheels to floor mats to mudguards, you can buy all sorts of genuine Volkswagen accessories to spruce up your driving experience. Beverly Hills drivers don’t need to look far! Volkswagen Santa Monica offers a fully stocked inventory of the latest parts and accessories for the Passat.

Accessory Options

The Volkswagen Passat offers three types of accessories: Protection, Convenience, and Style. Whether you’re looking to protect your car’s interior and exterior, add a few clever features, or change the style, Volkswagen Passat accessories can make it possible.

Protection

  • VW Passat Rear Bumper Protector Film
  • Mud Guards
  • VW Roadside Emergency Kit
  • VW First Aid Kit
  • VW Passat Rubber Floor Mats

Convenience

  • VW Passat Cargo Mat with Organizing Blocks
  • VW Universal Tablet Holder
  • VW Passat Sun Shade
  • VW Roof Rack Bike Carrier
  • VW Trunk Organizer
  • VW Passat Rain Guards

Style

  • VW Slim Black License Plate Frame
  • VW Car Coasters
  • VW Slim Polished License Plate Frame
  • VW Wolfsburg Graphic
  • VW Valve Stem Caps

Passat Exterior Accessories

True, many of the Volkswagen Passat accessories were designed for the interior, but you can also find upgrades for the exterior. Whether your end goal is a more stylish appearance or higher functionality, there are plenty of options from which to choose. Some examples of Passat exterior accessories include spoilers, trailer hitches, chrome accents, wind deflectors, custom hoods, and car covers.

Customizing Your Passat

In addition to accessory upgrades, there are a variety of ways to customize the appearance of your Volkswagen Passat. You can personalize virtually any aspect of your vehicle with a new dash cover, a steering wheel, or gauges. Replacing the pedals, shift knobs, and front and rear seats can also help you achieve the right look for your car.

Shop Passat Accessories at Volkswagen Santa Monica Near Culver City!

If you’re shopping for Volkswagen Passat accessories, Volkswagen Santa Monica is a reliable source near Marina del Rey. Our team of experts can help you choose the right accessories for your car’s model and trim. We can also assist you if you’re searching for a new Volkswagen Passat for sale. Our inventory is one of the largest in the local area, and we’re always offering new car specials.

2019 Volkswagen Jetta First Drive Reviews

Tuesday, May 15th, 2018
Blue 2019 VW Jetta with Hilly Landscape in the Background

2019 VW Jetta Specs

There’s a lot of excitement around the 2019 Volkswagen Jetta this year, and that’s because this popular VW sedan has been fully redesigned this year. The 2019 Jetta release date was a big event for the team at Volkswagen Santa Monica, where people came from Culver City and the surrounding areas for the VW Jetta launch party. See what auto publications are saying in early 2019 VW Jetta first drive reviews, and then make your way into our dealership to see it for yourself!

Car and Driver 2019 Jetta Review

“All the pleasure from rowing your own gears is present and accounted for, with progressive clutch takeup and a nicely weighted shifter. The automatic has also been upgraded from six speeds to eight, helping the 2019 Jetta to now earn the same EPA fuel-economy estimates regardless of transmission choice: 30 mpg city**, 40 [mpg] highway**, and 34 [mpg] combined**. While the automatic car is inherently less fun to drive, this new transmission shifts quickly and smartly, plus it offers manual control as in other Volkswagen [models], by sliding the gear lever to the side and pushing fore and aft.”

Motor Trend 2019 Jetta Review

“Driven with just two adults onboard, passing performance feels acceptable and the acceleration rate at medium and wide throttle openings seemed more linear than we’ve experienced with other engines with tiny turbos. […] The new transmission reacts swiftly to throttle inputs, especially in its S mode.

Edmunds 2019 Jetta Review

“As we mentioned in our First Look, the 2019 Jetta has grown in every dimension. The wheelbase is longer, and the car is also taller, longer and wider overall. These increases generally translate into more interior room, bringing the Jetta’s cabin in line with today’s much less economy-size compact cars.”

Check Out the 2019 VW Jetta Today Near Beverly Hills!

Take a test drive in the fully redesigned 2019 Volkswagen Jetta near Culver City at Volkswagen Santa Monica, located at 2440 Santa Monica Boulevard in Santa Monica, CA. Give us a call with questions at (877) 831-4355, and stay tuned into the latest VW news with our Volkswagen blog!

**EPA estimates. Your mileage will vary and depends on several factors, including your driving habits and vehicle condition.

Volkswagen Previews: VW Atlas Pickup Concept

Friday, April 27th, 2018
Volkswagen Atlas Pickup Concept

If you’re a driver near Culver CIty who likes the sophistication and engineering of Volkswagen vehicles but has pickup utility needs, then there could soon be reason to celebrate. The Volkswagen Atlas Tanoak is a Volkswagen Pickup concept that recently debuted at the New York Auto Show, and a production model could be in the works and coming to your VW dealership in Santa Monica soon.

About the Volkswagen Atlas Tanoak

Based on the same design and platform as the Volkswagen Atlas — which already serves up impressive towing and performance — this Volkswagen Atlas pickup concept riffs on VW style to accommodate drivers in the American market who need truck capabilities. While the Atlas Tanoak is a concept model right now without a full list of features and specs, here are some of the important specs we have so far:

  • 214.1-inch length

  • 128.3-inch wheelbase

  • 50.4-inch width

  • 9.8-inch ground clearance

  • 3.6L V6 engine with 276 hp and 266 lb-ft of torque

As of this time, Volkswagen hasn’t released any official towing or payload numbers for the Atlas Tanoak, but we can likely expect it to meet or surpass the 5,000-pound towing capacity of the current VW Atlas SUV.

VW Atlas Family

It appears that Volkswagen in in the midst of developing plans for a full lineup of Volkswagen Atlas models. In addition to the current midsize SUV and VW Atlas Tanoak concept, there is also a 5-seater concept version of the Atlas called the Atlas Cross Sport, which is expected to be released for production sometime next year.

Stay Up to Speed on the Latest Volkswagen News

FInd out everything that’s coming for Volkswagen before it arrives to drivers in Beverly Hills by following the VW Newsroom at Volkswagen Santa Monica.

If you’re a driver near Culver CIty who likes the sophistication and engineering of Volkswagen vehicles but has pickup utility needs, then there could soon be reason to celebrate. The Volkswagen Atlas Tanoak is a Volkswagen Pickup concept that recently debuted at the New York Auto Show, and a production model could be in the works and coming to your VW dealership in Santa Monica soon.

About the Volkswagen Atlas Tanoak

Based on the same design and platform as the Volkswagen Atlas — which already serves up impressive towing and performance — this Volkswagen Atlas pickup concept riffs on VW style to accommodate drivers in the American market who need truck capabilities. While the Atlas Tanoak is a concept model right now without a full list of features and specs, here are some of the important specs we have so far:

  • 214.1-inch length

  • 128.3-inch wheelbase

  • 50.4-inch width

  • 9.8-inch ground clearance

  • 3.6L V6 engine with 276 hp and 266 lb-ft of torque

As of this time, Volkswagen hasn’t released any official towing or payload numbers for the Atlas Tanoak, but we can likely expect it to meet or surpass the 5,000-pound towing capacity of the current VW Atlas SUV.

VW Atlas Family

It appears that Volkswagen in in the midst of developing plans for a full lineup of Volkswagen Atlas models. In addition to the current midsize SUV and VW Atlas Tanoak concept, there is also a 5-seater concept version of the Atlas called the Atlas Cross Sport, which is expected to be released for production sometime next year.

Stay Up to Speed on the Latest Volkswagen News

FInd out everything that’s coming for Volkswagen before it arrives to drivers in Beverly Hills by following the VW Newsroom at Volkswagen Santa Monica.

What’s Up With Volkswagen Beetle Eyelashes?

Tuesday, February 27th, 2018
Volkswagen Beetle outline

More Volkswagen Beetle Eyelashes

Volkswagen Beetle eyelashes are a fun way to customize your Beetle. They adhere to the area just above the headlights to give the already friendly front end of the Beetle an even more distinctive look. It’s just one way drivers customize their cars with VW Bug accessories. Find out today how you can customize your affordable VW Beetle in Santa Monica.

Add Car Eyelashes to Your Beetle To Turn Heads

If you’re considering adding Eyelashes to your Beetle, you’ll want to know the following information:

  • Most car eyelashes apply with automotive trim tape, the same tape used to adhere many different trim accessories.

  • Volkswagen Beetle eyelashes attach securely enough to drive at highway speeds, and they even stay on during touchless car washes.

  • Eyelashes that adhere with 3M double sided automotive trim tape won’t damage your paint.

  • If you decide to remove your car lashes to change up your car’s style, most can be taken off quickly with a citrus-powered cleaner.

Eyelashes add an extra element of style to your Beetle. Of course, you’ll need a car to apply them to, and that’s where Volkswagen Santa Monica comes in.

 

Learn More About the Volkswagen Beetle

Since it arrived in America in 1949, drivers have had a love affair with the Volkswagen Beetle, and it’s continued to the present day. Volkswagen Santa Monica is proud to carry a wide range of Beetle trims and accessories, including convertible models. These days, you can expect the following from a Beetle:

  • A standard turbocharged engine for thrilling drives down Highway 1

  • Updated tech including Bluetooth streaming

  • The same iconic style you expect from the Beetle

Discover the difference between the Volkswagen Passat and the Volkswagen Beetle, and learn more about all of our models with a call to our dealership.

What Can We Expect From the 2019 Volkswagen Jetta?

Wednesday, February 7th, 2018
Rear View of Blue 2019 VW Jetta Driving on a Highway

More Volkswagen Jetta News

Updates throughout the vehicle make the 2019 Volkswagen Jetta better than ever. Recent reports from Volkswagen highlight the following changes:

  • New LED headlights and taillights

  • Larger available panoramic sunroof

  • Customizable Volkswagen Jetta interior

  • Available heated and ventilated seating

Explore the pricing of the current 2018 Volkswagen Jetta to get an idea of how much the new model will cost, and then stay up to date on the 2019 Jetta release date .

2019 Volkswagen Tech Advantages

Each model years brings technology improvements in Volkswagen vehicles, and the 2019 Jetta is a big step forward. Explore these available features that are expected in the new model:

  • BeatsAudio: The Jetta is the first VW to include the BeatsAudio sound system in the cabin.

  • Navigation: A dedicated 8” touchscreen navigation display gives you step-by-step directions, and it’ll come in handy when navigating the streets of Santa Monica.

  • Digital Cockpit: A 10” display located directly behind the steering wheel lets you cycle through six different profiles to customize the information you need.

  • High Tech Safety: Adaptive cruise control, a blind spot monitor, and automatic high beams all help to protect you and your passengers.

Step Into the Future in the 2019 Jetta

The new Jetta will be arriving at dealerships like Volkswagen Santa Monica sooner than you think. Take a look at these Volkswagen Jetta interior features so you know what to expect:

  • Two-Tone V-Tex Seating: V-Tex combines the durability of synthetic upholstery and the high-class looks and comfort of leather. For 2018, it can be had in a smart two-tone design.

  • Ambient Lighting: Switch up the mood with customizable 10-color ambient lighting, with red, blue, neutral, and many other colors.

  • Larger Sunroof: The available power panoramic sunroof has been expanded for 2018 to let in more light and fresh California air.

Where Can I Find the 2019 Volkswagen Jetta When It Arrives?

At Volkswagen Santa Monica, we’re happy to keep you updated on the latest Jetta models. You can even find out if the Jetta or the Passat is better for your needs. We’re located at 2440 Santa Monica Blvd., so stop by today to hear the latest news on the 2019 Volkswagen Jetta.

 
*2018 model shown. See dealer for details.

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!

The Best Santa Monica Beach Restaurants

Wednesday, September 27th, 2017
Empty glasses in restaurant

More From Volkswagen Santa Monica

Santa Monica beach has it all — some of the country’s most beautiful views and delectable eats to enjoy while you’re there. The best Santa Monica Beach restaurants range from a five-star dining experience or a light lunch while you’re enjoying the Santa Monica pier.

Dining Out at Santa Monica Beach

Enjoy the finest food of Ocean Avenue without the uptight atmosphere you might have in a fine dining spot in Los Angeles. Santa Monica beach is all about relaxation, after all, and we love our community.

  • Water Grill: A wide array of seafood options includes a raw bar with oysters from both coasts as well as fish from all over the world, such as European sea bass.

  • Cha Cha Chicken: Looking for island fun? This Caribbean restaurant has an eclectic atmosphere with fun music and spicy favorites like jerk chicken. Plus, you’re welcome to bring your favorite beer!

  • Coast: Casual waterfront dining with weekend brunch options? This is the spot! Open for lunch and dinner during the week, you’ll love the ocean view with cafe style.

  • 1 Pico: Coast’s upscale sibling has waterfront tables for sunset meals that offer options for everyone. From Italian-inspired dishes to seafood adventures, every date is sure to find something that piques their interest.

  • BOA Steakhouse: Loved by locals and celebrities equally, this hotspot usually requires a reservation. Craft cocktails and legendary steaks and oysters make for an incredible night.

  • The Lobster: It’s no question that this Santa Monica Pier restaurant features some of the best tail in the area, and there’s no contest with the waterfront view right on the pier.

  • Blue Plate Taco: Housemade chips and fresh guac are a great way to end a day of shopping in Santa Monica, and churros are a favorite, too. This casual spot is the best combination for a look at the beach and incredible tacos.

  • Perry’s Cafe and Beach Rentals: Grab a wrap or enjoy a homemade pizza at one of the three locations that also allows you to rent surfboards and other fun things for the beach!

Find a Car to Take You There

We love being a part of Santa Monica, and if you’re looking for the vehicle to take you there, look at our new inventory of Volkswagen models. To make an appointment, call us at 855-975-9626 or just stop by our showroom, located at 2440 Santa Monica Blvd. We’re here to answer your questions online, too!

2017 Volkswagen e-Golf First Drive Reviews

Thursday, June 29th, 2017
2017 Volkswagen e-Golf Electric Mileage Range

The electric cousin of the list-topping hatchback has arrived to stellar ratings — the 2017 Volkswagen e-Golf. With the same great utility and an eco-friendlier powertrain, this car has critics floored in their first drive reviews. Waiting for you now at Volkswagen Santa Monica, this hatchback is full of luxury features like a smart infotainment system and versatile interior that you’re sure to love. Find out what the experts praise below before you come in to give it your own review today!

What the Critics Have to Say

It’s no surprise that year’s model arrives to high marks as it did last year, outshining popular competitors for its upscale interior and great value.

  • At Car and Driver, one critic noted, “A short drive along the California coast proved that the reasons to choose an e-Golf are the same as the reasons to choose any Golf: access to VW family values, including a rock-solid platform, excellent dynamics (improved, actually, with a lower center of gravity due to the battery mounting below the floor), and fastidious interior packaging.”

  • Green Car Reports praised this year’s model’s improvements for boosted battery life by saying, “That’s a 50-percent increase over the previous model’s 83 miles, and significantly increases the practicality of the e-Golf for drivers with longer commutes—or those who live in areas with winter weather.”

  • Over at Motortrend, another reviewer remarked on the likeness this electric car has to its popular cousin by writing, “It’s safe to say the e-Golf is one of the more natural driving EVs available today.”

Features and Specs of the 2017 Volkswagen e-Golf

Here’s just a few of the fantastic specs you’ll love about the new Volkswagen e-Golf when you get behind the wheel:

  • VW Car-Net App-Connect infotainment on a touchscreen display

  • Driver Assistance Technology including Park Pilot and Front Assist

  • Dual-zone automatic climate control

Make a Date with the 2017 Volkswagen e-Golf

Give the 2017 Volkswagen e-Golf your own first drive review by scheduling a test drive at Volkswagen Santa Monica. You can call a sales specialist at 855-459-7323 to make an appointment or find out more about finance specials and features. You’ll find our dealership at 2440 Santa Monica Blvd. If you’d like to leave a message online with any inquiries, we’ll reach out to you with more information!