Volkswagen Golf

Base MSRP price range:
$19,295 - $39,090
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Ratings Category: Compact cars
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Volkswagen Golf Overview

The redesigned Golf is a notch above other compacts, and is priced accordingly. Power comes from a smooth, strong 170-hp, 1.8-liter turbo four-cylinder that returned 28-mpg overall in our tests. Transmission choices are a five-speed manual or six-speed automatic. Handling is responsive, the ride is comfortable, and the quiet cabin has a solid and upscale feel. A new infotainment system includes 3D navigation and a touch screen that responds to swipe inputs. The Golf TDI gets an all-new 150-hp, 2.0-liter diesel engine mated to a six-speed manual or six-speed dual-clutch automatic. A Golf Wagon and a high-performance AWD Golf R complete the line.

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