Consumer Reports’ presentation to the Automotive Press Association (Nov. 19, 2020) placed VW near the bottom in its reliability survey (24th out of 26 brands). Its overall score (36) improved three points since last year. VW’s Golf, however, made CR’s most reliable compact car category, whereas, the Atlas was one of the least reliable models.
Audi fared better. Its A4/A5 models were on its 10-most reliable list.
Car and Driver picked the Golf GTI/Jetta GLI for its 10Best Cars and Trucks for 2021. C/D’s editors say either is playful, providing premium-yet-practical driving experiences at modest MSRPs.