3 Best Volkswagens for Busy Parents

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Jetta | Leith Volkswagen of Cary, NCVolkswagen is a family-friendly automotive brand that never disappoints new parents. As an on-the-go parent, you know your list of must-have features in a new vehicle, all which revolve around safety, ease of use, and comfort. Here are just a few Volkswagen models we recommend for busy parent.


Volkswagen’s popular midsize sedan, the Passat is designed with families in mind. A brand-new 2017 model is offered at a low starting price, boasts a quiet cabin, and features a big, easily loaded trunk with enough room for your family’s groceries, sports gear, and luggage.

The base model Passat features full power accessories, automatic headlights, a rearview camera, dual-zone automatic climate control, and 60-40 split-folding rear seats. You’ll even find Bluetooth audio and phone connectivity, a six-speaker sound system with a CD player, and a 5-inch touch screen. Additional features include a USB port and collision mitigation with automatic braking without having to shell out extra cash for an upper trim level.

If you do want to go all out, consider upgrading to the Passat SEL Premium. It offers driver memory settings, a premium Fender audio system, lane departure warning, and automated parallel parking, helping parents drive and park safely no matter the backseat distractions.


For parents who love the functionality and style of an SUV but who are limited by a sedan budget, the 2017 Tiguan is the perfect solution. This compact crossover offers a sporty handling with turbocharged performance and a quiet cabin at highway speeds. Interior materials feel premium throughout, giving you the upgraded look and feel you want without having to splurge.

The 2017 Volkswagen Tiguan seats five and comes standard with keyless entry and ignition, automatic wipers and headlights, black roof rails, heated mirrors, heated front seats, and a 40-20-40 split-sliding and reclining back seat, making it perfect for those family road trips. The kids will also love the entertainment features, which include an eight-speaker sound system with CD player, two SD card slots, a USB port, high-definition radio, satellite radio, and smartphone app integration.

Upper trims add a panoramic sunroof, a power-reclining front passenger seat, cornering lights, power-folding mirrors, and a navigation system. The Tiguan also gets an estimated 20 miles per gallon in the city and 24 mpg on the highway, whether you opt for the front- or all-wheel drive.


Parents preferring a larger SUV should consider the 2017 Touareg. This midsize SUV boasts 64 cubic feet of cargo space with the rear seats folded, plus an optional extended panoramic sunroof. Simply put, it’s the quintessential family roadster, and once you take it for a spin, you’ll understand why.

In addition to its high-end finishes throughout, the 2017 Touareg offers state-of-the-art safety features that make it a real winner. Your family can feel protected by forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking, blind spot monitoring, lane departure warning, and the best possible crash scores from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.

Whether you prefer a sedan, compact crossover, or midsize SUV, Leith Volkswagen of Cary has the inventory you’re looking for. Stop by and see us today!

3 Best Volkswagens for Busy Parents was last modified: March 23rd, 2017 by Leith Volkswagen Cary
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