The Volkswagen brand has plenty of things going for it, but one standout quality that runs throughout the model lineup is the excellent value of the vehicles, with luxurious styling and premium features offered at an affordable price. This is backed up by the Vincentric’s Best Value in America Awards that were recently announced for the 2019 VW Beetle and 2019 VW Passat.
Criteria for 2019 Vincentric Best Value Awards
In determining the winners of the Best Value Awards, Vincentric measured which vehicles had lower than expected ownership costs given their market segment and price. More than 3,000 vehicle configurations were evaluated in all 50 states plus D.C. using a range of annual mileage intervals and insurance profiles. Eight different cost factors were measured to determine the cost-of-ownership, including depreciation, fees & taxes, financing, fuel, insurance, maintenance, opportunity cost, and repairs.
“Volkswagen products showed strong performance in our awards this year. Having the lowest maintenance cost in its class helped the Beetle earn our top honor while the 2019 Passat delivered value by having the lowest operating costs of all mid-size passenger cars.” – David Wurster, Vincentric President
How much do the 2019 VW Beetle and 2019 VW Passat cost?
The 2019 VW Beetle has a starting MSRP of $20,895, while the 2019 VW Passat has a starting MSRP of $25,295. Both models are currently available at Volkswagen dealerships nationwide, including Volkswagen of Santa Monica.