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Go Big or Go Small: Choosing a VW

Choosing a VW

Smaller can be better when traversing the roads of Fraser Valley, Chilliwack, and McMillan, British Columbia, especially during the cold winter months. As a driver in those areas in particular, you know the importance of a reliable and rugged vehicle to get between point A and B and the need for a car that can handle the terrain, snow and ice. If you are looking for all of these features and want to save some on the pocket book or wallet, you may need to look no further than the Volkswagen Golf or Tiguan.

The Golf and Tiguan models are the smaller VW offerings but don’t let their size fool you. The Golf, at an average price of $21,900 CAD is in its seventh generation, boasting a longer frame, lower chassis and more room, as mentioned in a recent Car and Driver magazine review. The Tiguan, which ranges in price from $25,429 CAD to $42,375 CAD, comes in an SUV and Sedan style, and a turbocharged engine and 2.0 liter inline 4 dual overhead cam (DOHC) and variable valve timing, as mentioned in its Motor Trend magazine review. Here is some more information about these two cars and how they are suited for your winter driving needs.

VW Golf

The VW Golf provides you with a choice of the 1.8 liter or 2.0 liter turbo engines. The seventh generation release of this vehicle has also brought back the three-door hatch for easy rear accessibility. You may choose between gas and diesel versions of the Golf depending on your fuel preference and the availability of either type in your area of British Columbia. The Golf has come out with a Launch edition and Golf Sport edition vehicle with various trim styles and deign choices for you to consider.

According to Car and Driver magazine, in a word the VW Golf “is an excellent car.” Sharing the MQB platform with the Audi A3, the Volkswagen Golf is lighter than previous generations, roomier and longer. For your winter driving needs, the vehicle features multi-collision braking (an important winter driving safety feature), power adjustable and heated mirrors and light assist to help you see objects far enough away, even when road visibility is not at its best. The Golf is a vehicle that boasts safety and reliability as well as the performance that you come to expect from a Volkswagen.

VW Tiguan

Not to be outshined by its distant relative the Golf, the VW Tiguan has much to boast about as a winter driving machine. The Tiguan has a clean burning diesel engine as an option for those who may not choose the oil burning TDI engine. The 2.0 liter turbodiesel I-4 engine gives you 174 horsepower and 4.1 Kn/m of torque, which is more than enough power to get through you through any road condition in Fraser Valley, Chilliwack, and McMillan, British Columbia. The Tiguan has a 4Motion all-wheel drive system, a 63 liter fuel tank and yields 7.7 Km/l on the highway and 12.0 Km/l in the city.

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