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

VW's Golf is a notch above other compacts, and is priced accordingly. The smooth, strong 1.8-liter turbo four-cylinder 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 an upscale feel. A new infotainment system includes 3D navigation and a touch screen. The TDI uses a 2.0-liter diesel mated to a six-speed manual or six-speed dual-clutch automatic. A wagon and a high-performance AWD Golf R complete the line. USB ports were added for 2016 as well as available lane-keeping assist, blind-spot monitoring, and cross-traffic alert.

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