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Our unique Expert Rating index aggregates reviews from 25 of the top UK motoring websites to give you the definitive verdict on every new Volkswagen model

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Latest Volkswagen reviews

We test the latest Volkswagen models, with a variety of short test drives and comprehensive road tests

Volkswagen Touareg test drive

The Volkswagen Touareg might represent somewhat of an old guard of SUVs, but it’s still a wonderfully well-rounded choice in the segment.

Volkswagen Up! test drive

Though the Volkswagen Up! is getting old, it’s still a good car. It's comfortable around town and won’t fall over during longer journeys.

2020 Volkswagen Golf test drive

The outgoing Volkswagen Golf was still a near-class-leading model after seven years on sale, but the new 2020 model is a big leap forward again.

Volkswagen Passat test drive

With a well-appointed cabin, powerful and economical engines and a premium appearance, the Volkswagen Passat provides an enticing alternative to an SUV.

Volkswagen T-Cross test drive

The little Volkswagen T-Cross looks like being another successful SUV for VW. It blends style and practicality into a package that’s perfect for the city.

Twin test: Volkswagen Up! vs. Kia Picanto

We’re testing out two key city car competitors, the Volkswagen Up! and the Kia Picanto, to see which one is the best urban runabout.

Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace review

Adding two more seats brings extra practicality to the Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace without losing the qualities that made the original Tiguan such a success.

Volkswagen Polo review

The Volkswagen Polo design team were clearly given a simple brief when creating the sixth-generation model – don’t muck it up. They have both succeeded and gone beyond that brief.

Volkswagen T-Roc review

Does the Volkswagen T-Roc, the most style-pitched SUV yet from VW, offer enough to stand out in an overcrowded market?

Volkswagen Tiguan review

Volkswagen's all-new Mk2 Tiguan SUV offers a sleeker design, more space and more tech in a bid to retain its big-selling status in the brand's line-up.

Volkswagen Golf GTE review

The Volkswagen Golf GTE is more sensible in the real world than the fully-electric e-Golf, and for company car drivers the tax savings will appeal.

Volkswagen Passat review

The new Volkswagen Passat is a major contender with some innovative technology, but is notably more expensive than the likes of a Ford Mondeo.

Volkswagen Polo review

The Volkswagen Polo compares favourably with rivals and build quality adds to residual values. A strong contender in the supermini sector.

More Volkswagen features

The best new estate cars for every budget

Estate cars have lost popularity against SUVs, but they may be a better bet for many families. We look at some of the best on sale right now.

The best used V6 cars for under £10,000

The V6 engine has featured in all manner of cars over the years, but which are the ones can you now buy for under £10,000?

What’s an electric car like to drive?

More people than ever are considering a switch to an electric car. But what is an electric car actually like to drive and live with?

The best cars for hauling presents this Christmas

Taking up the role of Father Christmas this year? These are the cars you should look towards for a sleigh…

The best hot hatches for under £10k

Britain loves a hot hatch, so we’ve picked out some of the best hot hatches you can find on the used market for less than £10K.

The five safest used cars for new parents

Nothing focuses your mind on car safety more than the thought of driving your newborn child home from hospital. We list the safest used cars for new parents.

Volvo V40 wins safest used car award (again)

The Volvo V40 has been awarded the title of Safest Used Car by Co-op Insurance and Thatcham Research for the third year in a row.

Brits don’t get personal with their cars

Less than a third of UK drivers have enough personal association with their cars to give them a pet name, according to a survey by driving organisation IAM RoadSmart.

Best value cars to stop depreciation

If you want to avoid your new car dropping dramatically in value then go for a small hatchback, say the valuation experts at CAP HPI.

Ten safest used family cars 2017

For the second year, Co-op Insurance, in conjunction with Thatcham Research and road safety charity Brake, have recognised the safest used family cars.

The safest used first cars for 2017

The safest used first cars have been announced this morning, as part of a targeted campaign that aims to reduce the accident rate for new drivers.

The ten safest new cars of 2017 revealed

The UK's independent car safety experts have put together their list of the ten safest new cars of 2017. We look at all of the top ten choices.

When is a 4×4 not a 4×4?

What is the difference between four-wheel-drive and all-wheel-drive? What exactly is a 'faux-by-four'? And how good will your SUV really be in the mud and snow?

Used car safety in the spotlight

When it comes to buying a used car, safety ranks well down the list for most buyers. However, a new campaign to change that attitude has been launched in the UK.

What is the future of diesel cars in the UK?

The Volkswagen Affair has cast a spotlight on diesel cars and their pollution, and led to calls for diesels to be banned. But what's it really all about?

Fuel economy: real-world vs. official figures

One of the biggest complaints drivers have about their cars is poor fuel economy, or more specifically that the car uses a lot more petrol or diesel than the manufacturer advertises. We explore why drivers can't match laboratory fuel consumption figures.

Who makes the most reliable engines?

Figures released by a consumer warranty company show that some famous-name car brands make some of the least reliable engines on the market.

Worst cars of the year? 2012’s least-inspiring efforts

it might be unfair to describe these as the worst cars of the year for 2012, but they are all still underwhelming in one way or another.