The majority of Volkswagen's sedan line-up provides general families with a taste of German engineering typically associated with premium vehicles. A sedan commonly associated with the brand is the long-running Volkswagen Jetta. Efficient and affordable, the Jetta GLI has featured a performance-minded boost. In the 1990s, the Passat was introduced as the new top-end sedan in the Volkswagen line-up. Another performance-themed model part of Volkswagen is the CC styled as a four-door coupe. For a brief period of time in the mid 2000s, Volkswagen offered the high-end Phaeton sedan in the United States. Offered with gasoline engine power, Volkswagen sedans also prominently feature propulsion from TDI diesel technology.
A sporty hatchback available in two or four-door bodystyles, the 2008 Volkswagen GTI is powered by a turbocharged four-cylinder engine which produces 200 hp, and is offered with a manual or VW's DSG gearbox.
A four-door sedan with seating for five, the 2008 Volkswagen Jetta Sedan has renamed its trim levels to S, SE, and SEL, all of which come standard with an efficient 2.5L four-cylinder engine good for 29 mpg highway.
A mid-size sedan with seating for five, the 2008 Volkswagen Passat Sedan is revamped its trim levels to Turbo, Komfort, Lux and VR6, all of which now come standard with a 12-way adjustable power drivers seat.
An affordable and well-built hatchback available with two or four doors, the 2008 Volkswagen Rabbit has upped the power in its 2.5L four-cylinder engine but fuel economy is still solid with 29 mpg on the highway.