Planning a summer getaway? Here’s what you need to know about our favorite four Volkswagen vehicles for summer road tripping and what makes them adventure ready. Do you have a large family that you need to take along? Want to cross the country but low on cash? Need to haul all your adventure gear or simply looking for an iconic summer to remember? There is a Volkswagen for you!
For many families, summer is a time of adventure and exploration. A time to get outside and enjoy the warm weather together through backyard BBQ’s, trips to the Red River Gorge, letting the kids run off energy at Beckley Creek Park or a quick stop at the Kentucky Derby Museum. It is also the time of year when many people decide to jump in their vehicles and road trip to various destinations around the US.
Since the summer months have become iconic for these types of road trip adventures, we’ve decided to put together a list of our favorite four Volkswagen vehicles that are ready for adventure – just like you.
Ready for Adventure? So Are These Volkswagen Vehicles.
When planning a summer road trip, many factors are usually first considered. Do we have enough room in our vehicle for everyone? What does our budget look like? What type of adventure will we be having and what do we need to bring along?
After deciding what your road trip adventure is going to look like, next consider which Volkswagen vehicle is going to get you there.
Volkswagen Atlas: For Big Family Adventures
With seating for up to seven passengers, the 2018 VW Atlas is a great choice for those needing the extra space.
Starting at $30,500, the VW Atlas is ready for wherever the road takes you plus whatever you need to bring along for the ride. By folding down the 2nd and 3rd-row passenger seats, the Atlas allows for a whopping 96.8 cubic feet of cargo space.
Need to pull a camper or extra cargo behind? The Atlas has 5,000 lbs of towing capacity. Just think of the possibilities!
Also, what brought this vehicle to the top of the road trip ready list is that it boasts a startling 17 cupholders inside. That’s enough beverage space to ensure you get to personally explore every rest area along your route!
The Atlas is perfect for a last minute family adventure at the Red River Gorge, or maybe just a stop in at Miguel’s Pizza!
For more about the Atlas, take a look at our review here.
Volkswagen Jetta: More Time on the Road, Less Time Getting Gas
Planning to spend a lot of time on the road? The VW Jetta is a compact sedan that makes a great road trip ready choice because it can get up to 40 mpgs on the highway. That means more time on the road and less time stopping to get gas.
Along with being a budget conscious choice, the Jetta is also a good safety choice. The 2017 Jetta has received a 5-Star Overall Safety Rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Plus, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety named the 2017 Volkswagen Jetta as a Top Safety Pick when equipped with Front Assist.
Plus, when considering budget, the Volkswagen Jetta starts at only $17,895 MSRP.
Read more about the features of the Jetta now!
Volkswagen Golf Alltrack: Create Your Own Path
For those seeking some serious independence, the Volkswagen Golf Alltrack is not only road trip ready but “off road” trip ready as well.
The VW Golf Alltrack comes equipped with 4Motion all wheel drive which allows for easier hill decent and off-road control. With a built in Off Road Mode and increased ground clearance, this vehicle is built for creating your own path of summer exploration.
For those ready for adventure, the Volkswagen Golf Alltrack starts at $25,850 MSRP.
For more details about the Alltrack, take a look at the 2017 Model Spotlight.
Volkswagen Convertible Beetle: Top Down, Sunglasses On
Ready to feel the wind in your hair by riding the open road in an iconic road trip adventure? The VW Beetle might be exactly what you’re looking for.
This sun-ready VW not only has retro appeal but it also offers many modern features making it a top road trip choice. For instance, the VW Convertible Beetle makes getting there fun with its standard turbocharged engine. Ready to sing along to your road trip playlist? How about listening to it on a Fender® Premium Audio System?
Starting MSRP: $24,725
Learn more about this iconic car now!
With all of these amazing road trip ready choices from Volkswagen, the only real question is where to next?
Ready to get cruising? Plan a trip to Bachman Volkswagen in Louisville. We’ll help you get on the road for your next adventure. Want to check out our inventory? Click here!