VW Prices and Values: Based in Germany, Volkswagen first arrived in the US in 1949 and has since become one of the most recognized brands on the road. The iconic Beetle is the best-selling single vehicle model in history, and remains one of the most identifiable vehicles in production. Volkswagen has a long history of incorporating diesel technology into its lineup and is leading the charge to bring modern clean diesel into the mainstream.
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.
The popular and sporty two-door hatchback 2008 Volkswagen R32 is back for another year after its US debt in 2004, and now comes equipped solely with the DSG transmission which is mated to a 250 hp 3.2L six-cylinder engine.
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.
The 2008 Volkswagen Touareg 2 is a comfortable SUV that is also a competent off-roader and hauler thanks to the various engines available, and for the new model year the Touareg's design has been slightly refreshed on the exterior.