Choose the Right Vehicle Brand for You in Van Nuys, CA

As all car owners know, there are a number of important factors to consider when choosing a vehicle that is perfect for you. The class, price, technological and safety features, even the color are all things you keep in mind when deciding on what vehicle best fits your needs and lifestyle. One of the most important aspects to take into account when picking a new, or even pre-owned vehicle, is the automotive brand. Automotive brands develop their reputations, not only by the types of vehicles they produce, but also by their quality, engineering and, of course, customer satisfaction. Big name automobile companies stay ahead of the game by providing the very best in all of these categories, but is there one brand that outclasses the rest? We here at Volkswagen of Van Nuys decided to find out the answer ourselves by comparing three of the most popular automotive brands: Honda, Toyota, and Volkswagen. Here is what we found:

Volkswagen Quality at Volkswagen of Van Nuys


When it comes to measuring quality, there really isn’t just one correct way to do so. In order to make things fair, we decided to compare the overall features and amenities each brand provides for their vehicles to see if one offered more than the others in terms of comfort, convenience, and innovations. Although all three brands boasted premium materials and convenient features in many of their vehicles, Volkswagen set the bar by offering luxurious standard features like V-Tex leatherette seating, heated front seats, a rearview camera system, and dual-zone climate control on the base models of many of their vehicles. And most models come equipped with the latest MIP II infotainment systems compatible with all three smartphone apps for great system connectivity. Every single Volkswagen vehicle also comes with Bluetooth® with audio streaming, a composition color touchscreen sound system, and a multi-function steering wheel. With all of these amazing features offered in all of their vehicles, Volkswagen sure made it hard for the rest of the competitors.

Volkswagen Performance at Volkswagen of Van Nuys


A vehicle’s performance is a main factor for most shoppers out there, and Honda, Toyota, and Volkswagen know this. That is why all three brands offer a number of powerful vehicles with excellent performance capabilities to choose from. Volkswagen, however, outruns the competition on several accounts. On some of the previous vehicle comparisons we’ve done here at Volkswagen of Van Nuys, we’ve discovered that VW vehicles in several categories beat out the Honda and Toyota competitors when it comes to horsepower. In the compact sedan class, the 2016 Volkswagen Jetta outperformed the Honda Civic and Toyota Corolla, while the 2016 Volkswagen Tiguan beat out the Honda CR-V and Toyota RAV4 in the compact SUV category.

Volkswagen Safety and Dependability

Safety and Dependability 

Safety and dependability are also very important factors to consider no matter what type of vehicle you decide on getting.  Almost every car manufacture follows strict and extensive safety standards to ensure that their vehicles offer enough protection and reliability to get you where you need to go no matter the road or weather condition. When it comes to safety, Volkswagen considers it a core value, which is probably why a number of their vehicles have won Top Safety Pick+ this year. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety awarded the 2016 Jetta, Passat, Golf 4-Door, Golf GTI 4-Door, and Golf SportWagen with the honor when the vehicles were equipped with the optional Front Assist. That means that these Volkswagen vehicles have earned good ratings in five crashworthiness tests with advanced ratings for front crash prevention.

When it comes to picking a vehicle, you can’t go wrong with choosing a Volkswagen. Come down to Volkswagen of Van Nuys in Los Angeles County to check out our entire lineup of new Volkswagen models, as well as our selection of quality pre-owned vehicles. Visit our dealership for a test drive, and you could be driving through the streets of Van Nuys in your new Volkswagen today! For more information on Volkswagen or any of our vehicles, feel free to contact us with any of your questions. We’ll be more than happy to hear from you!