2015 Volkswagen Golf wins AutoPacific 2015 Ideal Vehicle Award

By Product Expert | Posted in VW News on Tuesday, August 18th, 2015 at 9:53 pm
2015 VW Golf earns 2015 Ideal Vehicle Award

2015 VW Golf earns 2015 Ideal Vehicle Award

As a Volkswagen dealership, we’re lucky to be surrounded with some iconic models days after day. The 2015 Volkswagen Beetle stands as the retro-inspired model which has a place of honor as the first model to start the lineup, while the 2015 Volkswagen Jetta remains an attractive option for those on a budget. Still, there can be little doubt the Golf is one of our most sought-after models, and with news of the 2015 VW Golf earning the 2015 Ideal Vehicle Award, it can hardly come as a surprise.

For 2015 the Volkswagen Golf was completely redesigned, qualifying it for the prestigious Motor Trend Car of the Year award. After earning high praise for a practical design that is fun to drive, affordable and offers stellar cargo capacity, the Golf already earned recognition as an impressive model to beat. This is the second consecutive year in which the Golf ranked first for the compact car segment, and the fourth time it has managed to within the last six years.

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What does it take to earn the Ideal Vehicle Award2015 Volkswagen Golf Family

While we feel perfectly comfortable bragging about the awards the 2015 VW Golf has earned, the fact is most of them are based on the reviews of auto writers. On the one hand, this means experts who spend every day analyzing the different features of vehicles across all makes and models are impressed with our favorite hatchback, but on the other hand they can’t possibly know what the vehicle is like months down the road. Which is what makes the IVA award such an impressive win for the 2015 Volkswagen Golf. Rather than being awarded by car journalists, the IVA is given based on a survey of 66,000 new car owners across the U.S. Fifteen categories are judged, including driver comfort, safety features, interior lighting, ride and handling, interior storage, technology, and power and acceleration.

We know Volkswagen has some diehard fans, but there are many factors to consider when it comes to earning a consumer-based award, and the competition for the Ideal Vehicle Award pitted the 2015 Volkswagen Golf against 12 other models.

For those not wanting to miss out on the 2015 Volkswagen Golf, we still have a few models left in stock. Not to worry if our inventory runs out, because the 2016 model year will soon be here and will have all the same great features which made the 2015 a success, plus some technology you won’t want to miss out on. Stay tuned here at the Volkswagen of Springfield Blog to learn more.