Why Pohanka?

With so many dealers vying for your attention, it can be difficult to decide which one to make your choice for purchasing a new or used vehicle. The good news is that we are here to make the decision simple with all the exciting benefits we offer here at Pohanka Automotive Group! 100 years of experience is only the beginning!


Starting way back in 1919 the Pohanka family of dealerships was born in Washington, DC. What began as a single location has grown into a vast group that spans throughout the Maryland and Virginia area. During this time, a dedication to customer service and a quality selection has garnered a legacy with accolades such as the Time Magazine National Quality Dealer Award and the Sports Illustrated AIADA All-Star Dealership Award. Many individual locations have earned the 5-Star Dealer Award from Edmunds, even as recent as 2017. It’s this kind of attention to detail that makes us stand out from our competitors. We've had time to really get to know our customers and their needs, as well as gain numerous generations of automotive experience. This kind of trust and respect isn't built overnight, so come and see what's made us strong for 100 years and counting! 


When you shop at Pohanka, you are sure to find exactly the make and model that meets your needs. Whether you are in the market for a new Hyundai, Chevrolet, Honda, Volkswagen, Acura, Toyota, or Nissan vehicle, we have you covered! And, that’s not to mention all the top-notch used vehicles that we offer. Use our state-of-the-art websites to browse from the comfort of your laptop or tablet, then come in to take a few for a test drive!


Making appointments weeks in advance is quickly becoming a thing of the past, which is why many of our dealerships require no reservations for their Service Centers. Need an oil change? Simply stop by when you have a bit of free time and our technicians will get right to work! Plus, our commodious customer lounges have gourmet coffee, flat screen TVs, and other amenities to help you relax while you wait. Did we mention we have ongoing coupons and often match competitors pricing? It’s all to ensure that you get the best experience possible, whether you are shopping for a vehicle or a replacement part.


Part of our Mission Statement is to “Make it Right the First Time,” so don’t hesitate to let us know how we can help! From our no-pressure sales environment to our finance experts, our goal is to make sure you leave feeling confident and pleased with your purchase. Check out our customer reviews to see what others like you have been saying!


We want to do more than simply sell and service cars, we want to be an active part of your community. Check out all that we are currently doing to make connections and give back to the Northern VA, DC, and MD area! From supporting local charities to recognizing outstanding educators and the schools they teach in, we love getting the opportunity to create a positive impact. We also have the John J. Pohanka Family Foundation and are continuously supporters of national organizations such as Girls On The Run, American Cancer Society, St. Jude's Research Hospital, and many others. 

Pohanka Mission Statement