2018 VW Atlas Base SUV

Compare Volkswagen to Its Competition in Riverhead

One of the best ways to keep from being overwhelmed when shopping for a new car is figure out what your top brand is. That way, instead of looking at hundreds of models, you can narrow it down to a dozen or so that you know you can trust.

We think the Volkswagen lineup is pretty great, but that's for no reason. There are a lot of things that make us prefer Volkswagen to brands like Mazda, Volvo, Ford, Honda, Toyota, Subaru, Audi and Hyundai. At Riverhead Bay Volkswagen, we've compiled some of the biggest reasons you should choose Volkswagen, so take a look and decide for yourself.

A Model for You No Matter Your Desires

If you just want an affordable sedan to take you to work and back, the Volkswagen Jetta has you covered. Looking for something more upscale and with a bit more verve? Check out the Golf GTI. Maybe you'd prefer something for your growing family like the compact Tiguan or the full-size Atlas. Of course, if you want something electric, the Volkswagen ID.4 is the SUV for you. If you're looking for a specific kind of car, Volkswagen almost certainly has an awesome option.

Premium Cars at Affordable Prices

Volkswagen cabins offer a comfortable ride and premium materials even with a lower price point than other luxury brands. You'll enjoy features like cruelty-free leather trim and power-adjustment while you drive around East Hampton, and you'll have the satisfaction of knowing you didn't have to sell your house for the privilege.

Cutting-Edge Technology

You'll have access to all sorts of powerful technology when you choose Volkswagen for your Smithtown driving. When it comes to driver-assistance technology, you'll have everything from Forward Collision Warning and Autonomous Emergency Braking to Adaptive Cruise Control and a Lane Keeping System.

App-Connect makes it easy to use your favorite smartphone apps from your Volkswagen's entertainment system. Change your music from the dashboard and use whatever navigation app you like best. Cars and phones are both such a big part of our lives, so why shouldn't they work together seamlessly?

Volkswagen Car-Net® gives you remote access to your Volkswagen whenever you want. You can start its engine while you're finishing up work so that it'll be warm by the time you get out to it, and you can set alerts to tell you if your teen driver speeds or leaves a customizable area. This is just a sample of what Car-Net® has to offer.

A Focus on Electrifying the Future

Volkswagen is dedicated to reaching carbon neutrality by 2050 at the latest, and a big step toward that is moving toward a fully hybrid and electric lineup. Electric vehicles need to be every bit as capable as gas cars if we want to switch over to them, and that's why Volkswagen continues to innovate. The new Volkswagen ID.4 SUV is just the first step, with more on the way in the years to come. The ID.4 is an amazing first step, though, and it has been named World Car of the Year for 2021.

Volkswagen Models Win Award After Award

Even though the ID.4 came out only recently, it's still won two awards as of mid-May. The first we've already mentioned, and for the second it was named on Autotrader's list of 10 Best Electric Cars for 2021. The ID.4's not the only one getting accolades, either. Car and Driver named the Golf, Golf GTI, Jetta GLI and Tiguan in their Editors' Choice picks, and the Volkswagen Atlas was named 2021 Family Car of the Year by Cars.com. These are just a few of the awards Volkswagen has gotten just for 2021.

Still Not Convinced? Read More Specific Comparisons or Come See for Yourself

We regularly put Volkswagen models against their competition to help our customers decide what the right model for them is. Alternatively, you can always feel free to contact us to schedule a test drive with a specific model. Then you can see why people around Suffolk County love to drive Volkswagen.

Don't hesitate to see what your trade-in is worth using our online evaluation tool. When you're ready to apply for financing, you can do that online, too. We'll be happy to help you find your dream car at Riverhead Bay Volkswagen, whether it's new, used, or soon to be released!


  • The VW Model Lineup: Looking for a reliable sedan like the Jetta? Or do you need more cargo space that our SUVs like the Tiguan or Atlas have to offer? Whatever style you're after, we've got you covered. Given the variety that comes in our model lineup, we definitely have a vehicle that has your name on it at just the right price. 
  • Sedans With Some Kick: Not many car owners can say their sedans come with a turbocharged engine that is standard. But Jetta and Passat owners can, with the Jetta's base 1.4L Turbocharged engine and the Passat's base 1.8L Turbocharged engine. Honda Accord and Mazda Mazda3 owners certainly can't say that.         
  • Luxury Without the Price: Luxury shouldn't cost you an arm and a leg. As you drive in comfort and luxury in the Passat sedan, or the envy-inspiring Touareg premium SUV, you can smile knowing your wallet is way fuller than the Hyundai Genesis or Audi Q7 owners. 
  • Space and Versatility: The new full-size Atlas is here, coming with space for eight passengers and available all-wheel drive, making it one of the most spacious and versatile SUVs on the market.
  • Cutting Edge Safety: It's like having another set of eyes, ears, hands, and feet built into your vehicle. Safety features like Front Assist, Blind Spot Monitor, Rear Traffic Alert, Lane Assist, Park Assist, Adaptive Cruise Control, and Park Pilot can help you get to your destination safely. 
  • Entertainment and Features: Your smartphone and VW are meant to be together. The VW Car-Net with App-Connect can give you navigation to your destination, will play your music and podcasts along the way, and can call for help should you need it. There are also available features such as a Volkswagen Digital Cockpit, SiriusXM satellite radio, a hands-free power liftgate, premium Fender audio systems, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration, and remote start.
  • Agility and Performance: We have the sporty new Golf lineup including the GolfGTI and Golf Alltrack to take on models like the Ford Focus, Toyota Prius, or Subaru Impreza.

These are only a few of the many advantages to owning a VW throughout Long Island and Suffolk County. If you want turbocharged engines, the latest in safety and entertainment, comfortable rides, and sleek exteriors, there's only one clear choice: make your next vehicle a Volkswagen. To read up on more specific comparisons, browse our various model comparisons linked to the right!

But don't just take our word for it: experience one for yourself. Browse our online inventory of new and used vehicles, check out our rotating New Vehicle Specials and Pre-Owned Vehicle Specials, and then come on down to Riverhead Bay Volkswagen to test drive one today!