Volkswagen caters to customers who want something a bit different, with German engineering and a level of refinement that sometimes exceeds that of American and Japanese competitors. In the post-Dieselgate era, VW is trying to win over skeptics with cars like the ID4 electric SUV.
Least Expensive: The least expensive Volkswagen is the compact four-door Jetta. If you can resist ticking option boxes and are OK with changing your own gears, you can drive off the lot in a Jetta S for around $20,000.
Sportiest: Volkswagen's Golf GTI remains a perennial favorite. With a peppy turbocharged four-cylinder, the GTI is one of the best ways to have automotive fun for around $30,000-$35,000.