Driving Through the Rockies, In a Gary Moe Volkswagen

Gary Moe Volkswagen in Red Deer is proud to be Albertan. And with a location that is less than three hours from Banff, and under five hours from Jasper, we love visiting the Rocky Mountains. Volkswagens are made for driving, and especially driving through the Rockies. Read on to learn what makes a Volkswagen perfectly suited for road tripping the Rockies.


Driving through the Rockies is a rite of passage for any Albertan. The majestic mountain range, notable for having the tallest peaks in North America, is easily one of the most beautiful sights in all of Alberta. But it takes some driving to get there, and it takes some driving to get around. This is where Volkswagen’s fuel efficiency comes into play. Turbocharged engines, like the 1.4L or 1.8L found in the Jetta and Golf, offer excellent passing power as well as fuel efficiency on the highway. And a bigger engine, like the 3.6L VR6 of the Passat really lets you own the Alberta highways, while still maintaining your fuel economy.

Gary Moe Volkswagen offers a couple of excellent choices for the outdoor adventurer driving through the Rockies. Vehicles like the Golf SportWagen and Golf Alltrack offer plenty of interior space in addition to fuel efficiency. 60/40 split folding rear seats with a centre pass-through console allow for a ton of options when it comes to carrying people and your outdoor adventure gear. Or, just use the roof rails to add storage options. Just try not to cover up the available Panoramic Sunroof too much — you’ll want to see some of those beautiful Alberta skies.

Of course the high speeds of highway driving can be a bit daunting, but the numerous safety features offered by Volkswagen will put your mind at ease. The brand new, completely redesigned Tiguan is full of safety features for highway driving like Adaptive cruise control and Lane Assist; and with an available 3rd-row seating option, you and all of your friends will feel completely comfortable wherever your adventures driving through the Rockies takes you.

Gary Moe Volkswagen encourages, no, demands that you go out and enjoy the beauty of Alberta’s Rocky Mountain range. And you can do so with peace of mind in a Volkswagen. If you have any questions about any Volkswagen vehicles, or maybe just a few travel tips, come see us at Gary Moe Volkswagen. Our friendly and educated sales staff can help get you into the right Volkswagen, and our in-house financial services can help you pair your ideal vehicle with a lease that is right for you.