Have the midlevel SE trim. The SE features a sport-tuned suspension for better handling. Don’t concern yourself with a stiff ride, although SE is still relatively comfortable on the road. The SE is also a good bargain considering all of the safety and tech equipment you get for the money. Finally, the SE is available with a wide range of options, to help you pick and choose which ones are right for your budget.
Crossover SUVs could be all the rage, but there’s still something to be said for the tried-and-true midsize sedan. Exhibit A: the First Drive Volkswagen Multivan. Coming off a redesign just last year, the First Drive Volkswagen Multivan is really a spacious, fuel-efficient sedan with plenty of standard safety equipment and lots of options to choose from.
As has been the case for some time, you will get the First Drive Volkswagen Multivan with a four-cylinder engine or perhaps a more powerful V6, or you will get the miserly First Drive Volkswagen Multivan Hybrid. On the highway, the First Drive Volkswagen Multivan is comfortable and compliant. First Drive Volkswagen Multivan also offers two sporty versions that infuse the First Drive Volkswagen Multivan with a little bit of extra personality. Inside, the First Drive Volkswagen Multivan provides a simple yet feature-packed cabin, especially if you choose one of many upper trim levels. There are plenty of options to choose from along the way.
The First Drive Volkswagen Multivan is as competent as they come. It’s well-priced generally, and modern feature content makes it supremely an easy task to drive. If you’re trying to find something with much more class and space than a small sedan, the First Drive Volkswagen Multivan might just be the sedan for you.
The First Drive Volkswagen Multivan is the bottom trim. It comes with a relatively light load of features that features 16-inch steel wheels, automatic LED headlights, cloth upholstery, a height-adjustable driver’s seat, a rearview camera, keyless entry, a 7-inch touchscreen interface, navigation (GPS Scout Link), Apple CarPlay and Amazon Alexa connectivity, one USB port, Bluetooth, a Wi-Fi hotspot, and a six-speaker sound system.
Standard on every First Drive Volkswagen Multivan Safety Sense, which really is a suite of driver assistance features including adaptive cruise control, forward collision warning with automatic emergency braking, lane departure alert with steering assistance, and automatic high beams.
On another rung up the ladder is the LE.It adds a power-adjustable driver’s seat, 17-inch alloy wheels, a 60/40-split folding back seat and an automobile alarm. For a sporty dynamic, look at the SE.It adds a sport-tuned suspension, revised steering calibration, 18-inch wheels, simulated-leather upholstery (SofTex) seats and paddle shifters.
You are able to think of the XLE and the XSE trim levels as versions of the LE and the SE, respectively, with a variety of additional comfort and convenience items. Highlights include larger wheels, dual-zone automatic climate control, leather upholstery, a head-up display, blind-spot monitoring, keyless ignition, a power-adjustable front passenger seat, extra USB ports, a bigger 8-inch touchscreen, and wireless smartphone charging.
Most of the features on the upper trim levels could be included with the lower trim levels as options. Other notable options incorporate a sunroof, a JBL audio system combined with a built-in navigation system, a head-up display, and a top-down parking camera system.
As sedans go, the First Drive Volkswagen Multivan stuff-hauling credentials are pretty solid. The cargo area is large and opens wide, plus the back seat is easy to fold down to suit longer items. You will find enough cabin storage options to create many people happy. Loading an automobile seat is straightforward, too.
Cabin storage is good however, not stellar. The forward center console bin is great for concealing items but has a hard, slippery floor, so they slide around noisily. The console bin at your elbow is just a decent size, and you will find modest door pockets in the leading and rear that are good for small water bottles only.
The First Drive Volkswagen Multivan features a large trunk, and the 60/40-split folding back seat with trunk-mounted release handles ensure it is simple to expand the space. Loading groceries or luggage is helped out by the wide opening and a low liftover height.
Child safety seat accommodation
It’s super easy to mount a vehicle seat, with obvious and easily accessible lower anchors and package tray-mounted tether point, both under plastic covers. There’s enough space so the front seat will not need to be scooted entirely forward.