Thunder Bay is the 10th largest city in Ontario, and the largest metropolitan center in Northwestern Ontario. But geographically speaking, we think there are two important things that this city has to offer. One: the city is right on Lake Superior. This means summertime on the beach is just a small drive away for most residents! Two: you can reach Toronto, Ottawa, or Montreal by car. Even though it’s a bit of a drive (around 15-18 hours) the matter of fact is you’ve got three great Canadian cities within driving range! So why not take the family on a road trip?
No matter where the destination, you need a vehicle with enough space to handle all of your gear for such occasions. We at Downtown Volkswagen Thunder Bay want to play a part in helping you find it. The list below comprises of possible Volkswagen cars from each class that we think have the most space and features to best suits your needs. If there’s additional features you need, you can build your own Volkswagen and price it the way you want it.
Compact: Volkswagen Golf (5-door)
This classic hatchback model is perfect for cruising around the city. If you’re driving around by yourself or with someone sitting shotgun, the front centre armrest is wide enough for the both of you. It also features a storage tray for all your little items like cellphones, pens, or charging cords. When the occasion arises that you need more space, like buying a new TV, you can use the 60/40 split folding rear seats to make more room. Still not enough? The cargo floor inside the Golf is also adjustable up to 9 centimeters up or down if you still need that extra room. Also featured on the Golf is a fuel-efficient 1.8L TSI engine, which you can upgrade with either the GTI or R versions of the vehicle.
Sedan: Volkswagen Passat
Fun, fuel-efficient, and full of space for everyone, the Passat combines family friendly utility with extravagant design. Available for the Passat is its easy open trunk, where you can just swipe your foot under the rear bumper to unlock and open it with your keys in range. This works especially great and comes really handy if you’re on the weekly trip to Superstore for groceries. Another available features includes its remote start, adjusting to your last climate control settings before you get into the car. Our winters may not reach Alberta-level cold, but it still comes in handy for any Canadian city. Speaking of winter, another great feature for it is the Passat heated front seats, with rear seats available to add. Build and price your Volkswagen the way you want!
SUV: Volkswagen Touareg
If you’re serious about taking road trips with the family, then it’s no question that the Volkswagen Touareg will fit all of your travelling needs. Performance-wise, the Touareg features 4MOTION All-Wheel Drive to conquer the toughest road conditions and give you the best traction and grip on any surface. In addition to the same Easy Open technology as the Passat, the Liftgate version for the Touareg gives you easy access to the back of the vehicle for packing all the essentials. To make adding space even easier, its available power rear seat backseat release pops your back seats with the instant push of the button. If your passengers need power for their phones or video games, four 12 V—and one 115 V—power outlet keeps them connected and free from boredom (unless car ride games come into play).
We hope you found this guide helpful, so you can choose the right Volkswagen vehicle for you. Still want to learn more? Come see us at Downtown Volkswagen if you have any more questions. Our dealership is open to everyone in Thunder Bay, and you can always call or message us ahead of time. Want book a test-drive with us? You can do that, too! We’ll be ready when you need us!