Specs Overview

  • Price (MSRP)
    $ 18,995
    Fuel Type
  • Engine Name
    Engine: 1.8L In-Line 4 and Variable Valve Timing
    Transmission Name
    Transmission, 5 Speed Manual
  • Trim
    1.8 TSI Trendline (Manual) Hatchback
    Standard L/100km
    9.3 City / 6.4 Hwy
  • Horsepower
  • Body Style
    Seating Capacity (Std/Max)

Safety Ratings

  • IIHS Moderate Overlap Front Test
    NHTSA Frontal Crash Rating
  • IIHS Small Overlap Front Test
    NHTSA Side Impact
  • IIHS Side Impact
    IIHS Rood Strength
  • IIHS Rear Crash Protect/Head Restraint Rating


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2016 Volkswagen Golf News and Reviews

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12 Cars You May Have Overlooked

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Nerd Futures: Top 13 Tech Highlights From the 2016 SAE Show

Once again this year as a public service, your humble tech director has plied the seemingly ever-shrinking aisles of auto-industry supplier booths handing out free pens and breath mints so you don't have to. I've ferreted out the choicest technologies that promise a brighter, greener, peppier future for the automobilist. And drivers take heart—only one of them involves autonomous driving!Advanced…
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While we expect hot hatches to be entertaining to drive and quick in a straight line, sometimes more pedestrian compact cars surprise us. These days, you don't need a performance variant of a compact car to get something quick. Sure, cars like the Volkswagen Golf GTI are plenty fun, but what if you don't have budget or you simply need…
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