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Volkswagen Golf
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Volkswagen Golf
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Base MSRP price range:
$25,200 - $27,995
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Car Type: Small hatchbacks/wagons
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Volkswagen Golf Overview

The excellent Golf has a 2.5-liter, five-cylinder engine that gets a mediocre 24 mpg overall. We got an impressive 38 mpg overall in a manual-transmission diesel. It has responsive and quick steering and well-suppressed body lean, making the car feel agile and sporty in corners. The ride is supple and controlled. Interior quality is impressive and feels solid. The front seats are supportive, but the rear is cramped. Reliability of the turbodiesel has been average, and the five-cylinder has been above average. An impressive-looking redesign arrives in 2014.

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