Whether your grad just finished high school or college, a new Volkswagen model can help them tackle the road ahead. A new vehicle offers a great way to explore the world, cultivate responsibility, commute to work, and more.

Here's what we recommend for your new grads:

2017 Volkswagen Golf

The 2017 Volkswagen Golf (pictured above) is perfect for young drivers due to its compact size and safety features. Parents can rest easy knowing that the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety tapped the Golf as a Top Safety Pick+.¹ Drivers will benefit from a host of available safety features, including a blind spot monitor, lane assist, park assist, rear traffic alert, and adaptive cruise control.

Though small, the Golf comes with plenty of power from the standard 1.8-liter TSI® turbocharged engine that kicks up 170 horsepower. Plus, it's easy to take on the road, and drivers will spend less time filling up with 25 city/36 highway MPG.² 

Inside, a host of available tech features await, like the VW Car-Net® App-Connect system for smartphones as well as a 6.5-inch touchscreen infotainment system. Fold down the back seats to discover 52.7 cu-ft of space. With the Volkswagen Golf, graduates can go anywhere. 

2017 Volkswagen Jetta

If your grad would prefer a larger sedan, take a look at the 2017 Volkswagen Jetta. A variety of turbocharged engines, from the 1.4-liter TSI® to the 2.0-liter GLI, will let them enjoy all of the style and performance that is synonymous with Volkswagen. 

No matter which powertrain is right, the Jetta is ready to provide plenty of fun while getting your young adult where he or she needs to go. And one of the best benefits? They'll spend less time at the pump, thanks to fuel-efficient technology and an estimated 40 mpg on the highway.³ 

Apart from improving fuel expenses, the Volkswagen Jetta continues its reputation as one of the most versatile and appealing compact cars around. It features a 60/40-split folding rear seat, keyless access, and VW Car-Net® App-Connect™. As a Top Safety Pick from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, we're confident that our driver assistance features will keep your grad (and their passengers) safe. 

For more details on the 2017 Volkswagen Golf or Jetta, including information regarding pricing and lease offers, contact us online or visit Jim Ellis Volkswagen of Kennesaw at 950 Barrett Pkwy NW, Kennesaw, GA 30144. We'd be more than happy to learn more about your situation and help you and your new graduate find just the right vehicle.

¹ Front Assist is available only on select trim levels and may require Driver Asisstance package. Package is sold order only for Golf GTI models. "Top Safety Pick+" based on good ratings in the moderate overlap front, side, roof strength, head restraint tests, and small overlap front tests; and no less than an advanced rating for front crash prevention. For details visit www.iihs.org.

² 2017 EPA estimates not available at time of publication. See www.fueleconomy.gov for updated information. Your mileage will vary and depends on several factors including your driving habits and vehicle condition.

³ 28 city/40 highway mpg (2017 Jetta 1.4L, 5-speed manual transmission). EPA estimates. Your mileage will vary and depends on several factors, including your driving habits and vehicle condition.

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