Buying a New Car? Here Are the Top Features to Look For

June 21st, 2022 by

purchasing a new car

Finding the Perfect Feature-Packed Vehicle at Your Local Volkswagen Dealer

Everybody does their car shopping a little bit differently. For instance, some people are set on buying a car that is a certain body type. It’s not uncommon for a customer to come in and tell us they want to see SUVs, and only SUVs. Other customers come in highly flexible with the type of cars that they want to be shown; however, they are locked into a certain price range.

And with gas prices having reached record highs, we are now getting more customers than ever who have fuel economy as a top priority. In fact, many customers who wouldn’t be caught in an electric vehicle two years ago are suddenly changing their tune. This is a big part of the reason our EV, theVW ID.4 has been selling like hotcakes.

As the leading Volkswagen dealer here in Houston, we have first-hand experience working with customers who have those one or two “make it or break it” items in mind. Price, warranty, power, storage, seating capacity, fuel economy, and towing capacity are usually the frontrunners.

However, we would be doing our customers a disservice if we didn’t showcase the many features of a Volkswagen for sale. Whether you’re at a new car dealership or shopping for a used car, the features are what ultimately round out the driving experience, not to mention keep you safe.

Let’s break down some of the most popular ones to look for the next time you’re at your local Volkswagen dealer in Houston or a VW dealership near you.

#1 – Adjustable Ambient Lighting

There are two main things that VW engineers and designers keep in mind when they’re building out VW vehicles: how it drives and how it feels. Of course, things like horsepower, torque, and fuel economy directly contribute to both. However, some things are purely based on aesthetics.

One notable feature that really sets the tone of the vehicle is adjustable ambient lighting. Made famous during the 2022 Volkswagen Golf GTI release, adjustable ambient lighting allows drivers to fully customize the interior mood of the vehicle. Drivers will have access to a luminescent scale of 30 different colors that elevate the VW driving experience.

#2 – VW Voice Recognition

With the introduction and evolution of voice assistants like Siri, Bixby, and Amazon Alexa, it seems like voice assistants are virtually everywhere these days. Naturally, this begs the question: “Why not put voice recognition in a VW vehicle?” Well, we did!

The beauty of having voice recognition in the VW vehicle is that it adds convenience and makes the driving experience safer overall. For instance, no longer will you have to fumble around with your cell phone or with any buttons when an incoming call comes through. You can simply direct your vehicle to either take or decline the call using nothing but your voice. This keeps your hands on the wheel and your eyes on the road.

Additionally, voice recognition allows drivers to change the radio station, start the vehicle, and ask for directions while driving. Look forward to this feature being rolled out on all future VW vehicles.

#3 – Adaptive Cruise Control

We all know how old-fashioned cruise control works. You hit the gas, set your speed, and let your vehicle cruise along the highway. Unless, of course, the vehicle in front of you slows down. Then you need to hit the brakes and adjust. It’s kind of a pain in the neck if you are on a busy highway or behind someone who can’t decide on what speed they want to go.

This is exactly where adaptive cruise control comes in, courtesy of the engineers at VW. Adaptive cruise control is exactly like regular cruise control, but if the car in front of you slows down your vehicle will automatically adjust its speed to slow down with it. This makes highway driving much easier and safer. Look for this feature on any new Volkswagen for sale at a VW dealership near you.

Trying to Find the Closest VW Dealership Near You? Visit Your Local Volkswagen Dealer at VW Clear Lake!

As the leading new car dealership in Houston, we pride ourselves on carrying a wide array of new Volkswagen vehicles that pack the latest in safety and convenience features. The best way to find the perfect Volkswagen for sale is by visiting our dealership directly at VW Clear Lake, which is conveniently located at 15100 Gulf Fwy.

Not yet in the market for a new car? How about a used car instead? VW Clear Lake has the widest selection of used cars and certified pre-owned vehicles that have undergone a 100+ point inspection. Don’t forget to check out our specials for more great deals on VW products and services.

Contact us at (832) 432-7969 or email us directly using the contact form on our website. If you are a current Volkswagen owner and are in need of routine maintenance or service, please contact the VW service center to make your appointment.

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