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Must-know advice before you buy, by Kimberly Smith:
  • Special pricing this month on the 2017 Golf
  • Rebates: $1,000 bonus + $500 college grad credit
  • Finance: From 0% APR for 60 months + $1,000 bonus
  • Lease: From $199 per month for 36 months
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How to Choose: Options, Packages & Styles

If you love the idea of a smaller car with a big cargo area and a great reputation, the Volkswagen Golf may be the ideal vehicle for you. The Golf's upscale interior, ample safety features,... Read more »

Expert Review: Our Take

The Volkswagen Golf is a subcompact four-door hatchback, available in two trims. Premium interior materials give this model a “class above” feel, while the turbocharged engine delivers healthy performance on demand. Pricing and Equipment The... Read more »

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If you love the idea of a smaller car with a big cargo area and a great reputation, the Volkswagen Golf may be the ideal vehicle for you. The Golf's upscale interior, ample safety features, fun-to-drive character, and fuel efficiency have earned it a popular reputation during its decades of service. For 2017, the Gulf sees a bit of a price drop due in large part to a consolidation of the lineup.
2014 - 2017 Volkswagen Golf
3/4 Front Glamour 2017 Volkswagen GolfMajor changes included:

The Golf offers interesting engine choices for this class: a 2.5-liter five-cylinder with 170 horsepower and an optional 2-liter turbo-diesel four-cylinder (TDI) that delivers 140 horsepower. Both engines provide above-average performance for a compact. Although the TDI is lighter on horsepower, it makes up for it with generous torque.

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2010 - 2013 Volkswagen Golf
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The MkVI Golf is available in two-door and four-door bodystyles and can be powered by either a 170-hp 2.5-liter inline five-cylinder gas engine, or a new 140-hp 2.0-liter TDI clean-diesel engine. Buyers that go with the gas engine can choose between either a five-speed manual transmission or six-speed Tiptronic automatic; while TDI buyers select from...

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2010 | 2011 | 2012 | 2013
2006 - 2006 Volkswagen Golf
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The Golf is only available as a front-wheel drive four-door hatchback this year. It seats up to four-passengers and comes with things like all-season tires and 15-inch wheels. It comes with a 115 hp 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine. An optional turbocharged diesel 1.9-liter four-cylinder is also available that makes 100hp. The gasoline engine works with a...

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2006
1999 - 2005 Volkswagen Golf
3/4 Front Glamour 2005 Volkswagen GolfMajor changes included:

Looks can be deceiving. The latest generation of the venerable Volkswagen Golf is a case in point. The Golf has always been a sturdy, solid, but not very stylish vehicle. And from that standpoint, not much has changed - even though Volkswagen totally redesigned the Golf for 1999. Indeed, from a quick glance, one might...

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1999 | 2000 | 2001 | 2002 | 2003 | 2004 | 2005
1993 - 1998 Volkswagen Golf
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In 1993, VW launched the third-generation Golf with an all-new 2-liter single-overhead-cam four-cylinder engine that produced 115 horsepower. In addition to the new engine, the Golf also grew to 160.5 inches in length and 66.7 inches in width, making it 2.5 inches longer and 1.2 inches wider than the first-generation model. Volkswagen also revised the...

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1993 | 1994 | 1995 | 1996 | 1997 | 1998