Which VW models have keyless entry and push-button start?

By Product Expert | Posted in FAQs, Volkswagen Technology on Wednesday, December 27th, 2017 at 1:18 pm
Picture of the VW Push-Button Start/Stop Button with Keyless Access and Push Button Start text

How to use push-button start in your Volkswagen

In the modern world, we take most new technology for granted. Long before we had phones that fit in our pockets and doubled as both camera and camcorder, cars didn’t have remote entry, let alone keyless options and push-button start. These amenities are fantastic to have when our arms are full or it’s too chilly to fuss around searching for car keys buried in a hidden pocket or only to be found in the very bottom of your purse. This is where keyless entry with push-button start comes in. Which models have it and how do you use push-button start in your Volkswagen? Here is everything you need to know.

VW models with push-button start

Push-button start is a common feature found in VW models, as the brand tends to offer all the latest in automotive technology. The only question is, which trim? You’ll find the following vehicles off the feature starting at the following trims.

  • 2017 VW CC
  • 2017 VW Touareg
  • 2017 VW e-Golf
  • 2018 VW Jetta SE, SE Sport, SEL, GLI
  • 2018 VW Passat SE, SE w/Tech, SEL Premium
  • 2018 VW Tiguan SE, SEL, SEL Premium
  • 2018 VW Atlas SE, SE w/Tech, SEL, SEL Premium
  • 2018 VW Golf SportWagen SE, SEL
  • 2018 VW Golf Alltrack SE, SEL
  • 2018 VW Beetle/Beetle Convertible S w/Style & Comfort, Coast, SE, Dune
  • 2018 VW Golf Wolfsburg
  • 2018 VW Golf GTI Sport, SE, Autobahn
  • 2018 VW Golf R

As you can see, virtually every VW model offers push-button start in higher trims, so how do you use the system if you have it?

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Using keyless entry with push-button start in VW models

Keyless entry essentially means there is a transmitter in your key fob that your VW can read. Instead of using the fob to remotely unlock your vehicle, you simply need to have the key in your purse or pocket. Your doors will automatically unlock when you place your hand inside the door handle. To lock the doors, you simply place your thumb on the dimple of the door handle.

Once inside your vehicle, put your foot on the brake or clutch, depending on if you drive a manual or automatic, and press the Start/Stop engine button. Remember to press the button again when you park to turn off your vehicle.

Easy, right? If you have any other questions about your VW, be sure to check back here at the Karen Radley Volkswagen Blog.