All-wheel-drive Volkswagen car options

Performance: 2016 VW models with AWD

All-wheel-drive Volkswagen car options

With snow falling leaving far too many residents stuck in the ditch, we know plenty of people in Morris County who are ready to upgrade to some of our all-wheel-drive Volkswagen car options. Many people consider AWD to be a great solution to winter driving, as traction can be sent to the wheels that need it most to help with acceleration. You won’t find as many cars with this drivetrain as you do SUVs and trucks because it’s a performance feature that is also sought out for vehicles that will be driven off-road. We predict VW will be providing more options in the future, but for now we have just two 2016 Volkswagen cars with AWD and two SUV options.

Which 2016 Volkswagen models have all-wheel-drive?

There are a total of four options when looking for AWD within the Volkswagen lineup. For two of the vehicles it’s a standard feature, while the other two provide trim levels that include the drivetrain.

Volkswagen Cars with AWDGolf R Haldex Clutch

  • 2016 Volkswagen Golf R
  • 2016 Volkswagen CC V6 4Motion Executive

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Both of these models are aimed at shoppers looking for a higher-end car. The Golf R is designed for performance, with the AWD helping it accelerate from a stop. In contrast, only the highest trim level CC has 4Motion, and it gets low production numbers as a result.

SUVs with AWD

  • Volkswagen Tiguan
  • Volkswagen Touareg

Volkswagen currently offers two SUVs in its lineup, and neither is without the AWD option. The Tiguan has it available for every trim level, but those who don’t find it necessary aren’t obligated to pay extra for the feature. On the other hand, the Touareg, which is designed to be a luxury SUV comes standard with the 4Motion system. Despite its wide range of features and premium interior, the Touareg is a capable vehicle that drives just as well off-road as it does on pavement and it’s a solid option for winter driving.

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Remember, if winter driving is your number one concern, the best way to stay safe is to pair an AWD model with snow tires. All-wheel drive helps in snow, but mostly to prevent getting stuck rather than slipping around. If you found this post helpful, be sure to check back here at the Trend Motors Blog for more on other VW features.