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Volkswagen is a global automotive juggernaut headquartered in Wolfsburg, Germany, that sells brands like Audi, Bentley, Bugatti, Porsche and Lamborghini, in addition to its namesake brand.

VW took a hit in the U.S. in 2015 due to an emissions scandal related to its diesel engines, and the automaker is now heavily investing in electric vehicles like the ID.4 compact SUV. More EVs are on the way soon, including the ID.7 sedan and ID. Buzz minivan, which recalls VW’s classic Microbus design.

Other SUV models include the subcompact Taos, compact Tiguan, three-row Atlas and the Atlas Cross Sport, which is a two-row version of the Atlas with a sleeker roofline. Sedan offerings have been pared down to one: the compact Jetta. Likewise, the Golf hatchback is now available only in sporty GTI and high-performance Golf R forms.

Most fuel-efficient:

Jetta

34 combined mpg

Taos

31 combined mpg

Lowest price:

Jetta

$20,655 starting MSRP

Taos

$23,995 starting MSRP

Most fuel-efficient:

Jetta

34 combined mpg

Taos

31 combined mpg

Lowest price:

Jetta

$20,655 starting MSRP

Taos

$23,995 starting MSRP

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