Volkswagen Tops Strategic Vision’s 2011 Total Quality Index
07/27/2011

When it comes to the most positive overall driving experience, new car buyers can’t do better than a Volkswagen. VW was named the best full-line automaker in the 2011 Total Quality Index recently released by Strategic Vision, while the Volkswagen Jetta, Golf and Tiguan were at the top of their respective categories.

Online PR News – 27-July-2011 – – BRAINTREE, Mass. -- When it comes to the most positive overall driving experience, new car buyers can’t do better than a Volkswagen. VW was named the best full-line automaker in the 2011 Total Quality Index recently released by Strategic Vision, while the Volkswagen Jetta, Golf and Tiguan were at the top of their respective categories.

Based on the feedback of more than 37,000 car buyers of 2011 models, the Strategic Vision study rated vehicles with a wide range of criteria, from the buying experience to driving performance to any problems the owner may have experienced. Currently available at Volkswagen dealers, the 2011 Volkswagen Jetta won the Mid-Size Car category in the study, while the Golf topped the Small Multi-Function segment and the Tiguan took home first place in the Entry Utility category.

“The analysts at Strategic Vision have highlighted something that VW drivers already know – owning a Volkswagen is a very rewarding experience,” said Jason Thompson, general manager of Quirk Volkswagen, a Greater Boston Volkswagen dealership. “Whether it’s the Jetta or the Tiguan doesn’t matter – every new VW model is designed with driver satisfaction in mind. We make sure the customer has a positive buying experience and Volkswagen takes care of the rest thanks to their stylish and fun cars.”

The popularity of the 2011 Jetta was recently highlighted when it earned a spot on the 2011 Top 10 Coolest New Cars Under $18,000 list from Kelley Blue Book’s kbb.com. Noting that the Volkswagen Jetta captures Germany’s “quirky-cool spirit,” editors at kbb.com also praised the car’s made-for-America revamp, which includes plenty of interior space, impressive engines and pricing that puts it in the center of the compact car segment.

Volkswagen expanded the Jetta’s interior to provide greater comfort and more cargo space, which means passengers in the back seats are just as comfortable as those in the front. Rear legroom is an expansive 38.1 inches, which is more than the competition and more than many larger sedans as well. Meanwhile, the Jetta’s trunk space is an accommodating 15.5 cubic feet, which beats compact segment competitors like the Honda Civic, Toyota Corolla and Hyundai Elantra.

Engine choice is another area where the Jetta sets itself apart from the pack. There are three engines available in the Jetta; including a 2.5-liter five-cylinder engine with 170 horsepower and an economic 2.0-liter TDI Clean Diesel that enables the Jetta to get up to 42 mpg on the highway. That attractive fuel economy means less time at the fuel pump and more on the open roads enjoying the TDI’s 236 pound-feet of torque.

“Massachusetts drivers love the Volkswagen Jetta because it’s more than just a car – it represents a lifestyle,” Thompson added. “Compact cars don’t have to feel like a penalty box, and Volkswagen proved it with the redesigned Jetta. Plus, it’s great on gas and is easy on the eyes, two qualities that predict satisfaction for many years to come.”

About Quirk Volkswagen:
Quirk Volkswagen is the premier Greater Boston Volkswagen dealer. Massachusetts Volkswagen customers choose Quirk for great service and pricing on new and used VW cars. A dedicated and knowledgeable staff is on hand to show you their extensive selection, with Volkswagen models ranging from the Jetta to the Touareg. You can preview their inventory online at www.quirkvw.com, Like them on Facebook at www.facebook.com/QuirkVolkswagenMA, reach them by phone at (877) 624-0143 or visit their dealership showroom at 20 Granite Street in Braintree, Massachusetts.

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