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  • 2019 Volkswagen GTI

    #1 in Compact Cars

  • 2019 Volkswagen Golf

    #8 in Compact Cars

  • 2019 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen

    #3 in Wagons

  • Prices

    • MSRP
    • $28,695
    • $22,945
    • $21,895
    • Avg. Paid
    • N/A
    • N/A
    • N/A

    U.S. News Scores

    • Overall
    • 8.4 /10
    • 7.9 /10
    • 7.8 /10
    • Critics' Rating
    • 9.7 /10
    • 9.1 /10
    • 8.5 /10
    • Performance
    • 8.5 /10
    • 8.3 /10
    • 7.8 /10
    • Interior
    • 8.5 /10
    • 8.4 /10
    • 7.9 /10
    • Safety
    • 8.4 /10
    • 8.9 /10
    • 8.4 /10
    • Reliability
    • 3.0 /5
    • 2.0 /5
    • 3.0 /5

    Pros & Cons

    • Pros
      • Brisk acceleration
      • Upscale, comfortable interior
      • Outstanding standard and available tech
      • Athletic handling
      • Handsome cabin
      • Large cargo hold
      • Lively handling
      • Above-average cargo capacity
      • Intuitive infotainment system
      • Agile handling
      • Good gas mileage
    • Cons
      • Pricier than competitors
      • Ride can feel stiff on coarse roads
      • Lower safety scores than most rivals
      • Numb steering
      • Infotainment screen has dated graphics
      • Poor predicted reliability rating
      • Lethargic acceleration with base engine
      • Infotainment system responds slowly to inputs
      • Lower safety scores than rivals

    General Specs

    • Transmission
    • Automatic
    • Automatic
    • Manual
    • Drivetrain
    • Front Wheel Drive
    • Front Wheel Drive
    • Front Wheel Drive
    • Fuel/Engine
    • Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 2.0 L/121
    • Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4 1.4 L/85
    • Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4 1.4 L/85
    • MPG
    • 25 City / 31 Hwy
    • 29 City / 37 Hwy
    • 29 City / 37 Hwy

    Exterior

    Body
    • Body Style
    • Hatchback
    • Hatchback
    • Wagon
    Dimensions
    • Wheelbase (in.)
    • 103.6
    • 103.8
    • 103.5
    • Length, Overall (in.)
    • 168
    • 167.6
    • 179.8
    • Width, Max w/o mirrors (in.)
    • 70.8
    • 70.8
    • 70.8
    • Height, Overall (in.)
    • 57.8
    • 58.2
    • 58.3
    Doors & Windows
    • Rear Defrost
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Power Windows
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    Doors & Windows
    • Rear Defrost
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Power Windows
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    Exterior Features
    • Rear Spoiler
    • Standard
    • Optional
    •  
    Measurements
    • Base Curb Weight (lbs.)
    • 3128
    • 3023
    • 3053
    Tires & Wheels
    • Tires - Front All-Season
    •  
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Tires - Front Performance
    • Standard
    •  
    •  
    • Tires - Rear All-Season
    •  
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Tires - Rear Performance
    • Standard
    •  
    •  
    • Compact Spare Tire
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Tire Pressure Monitoring System
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Aluminum Wheels
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Wheel Locks
    • Optional
    • Optional
    • Optional
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    Interior

    Convenience & Comfort
    • Back-Up Camera
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Cruise Control
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Vehicle Anti-Theft System
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Fog Lamps
    • Standard
    •  
    •  
    • Auto-Off Headlights
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Interior Cargo Shade
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Luggage Rack
    •  
    •  
    • Optional
    • Adjustable Steering Wheel
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Steering Wheel Controls
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Trip Computer
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Universal Garage Door Opener
    • Optional
    • Optional
    • Optional
    • Intermittent Wipers
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Rain Sensing Wipers
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Keyless Entry
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Power Door Locks
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Electrochromic rearview mirror
    • Optional
    • Optional
    • Optional
    • Heated Mirrors
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Power Mirrors
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Driver Vanity Mirror
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Driver Illuminated Vanity Mirror
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Passenger Vanity Mirror
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Passenger Illuminated Visor Mirror
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Power Steering
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    Dimensions
    • Passenger Capacity
    • 5
    • 5
    • 5
    • Passenger Volume (cu. ft.)
    • 93.5
    • 93.5
    • 94.3
    • Front Head Room (in.)
    • 38.4
    • 38.4
    • 38.6
    • Front Leg Room (in.)
    • 41.2
    • 41.2
    • 41.2
    • Front Shoulder Room (in.)
    • 55.9
    • 55.9
    • 55.9
    • Second Head Room (in.)
    • 38.1
    • 38.1
    • 38.6
    • Second Leg Room (in.)
    • 35.6
    • 35.6
    • 35.6
    • Second Shoulder Room (in.)
    • 53.9
    • 53.9
    • 53.9
    • Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (cu. ft.)
    • 53.7
    • 53.7
    •  
    • Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (cu. ft.)
    •  
    •  
    • 66.5
    • Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (cu. ft.)
    •  
    •  
    • 30.4
    • Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (cu. ft.)
    •  
    •  
    • 30.4
    Entertainment
    • AM/FM Stereo
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Auxiliary Audio Input
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • MP3 Player
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Smart Device Integration
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    Heating & Cooling
    • A/C
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    Navigation & Communication
    • Wireless Cell Phone Hookup
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    Seats
    • Cloth Seats
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Heated Front Seats
    • Standard
    •  
    •  
    • Driver Lumbar
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Passenger Lumbar
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Power Driver Seat
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Power Passenger Seat
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Pass-Through Rear Seat
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • 2nd Row Bench Seat
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Bucket Seats
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    ADVERTISEMENT – CONTINUE READING BELOW

    Safety

    Airbags
    • Driver Air Bag
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Passenger Air Bag
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Front Head Air Bag
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Rear Head Air Bag
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Front Side Air Bag
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    Brakes
    • 4-Wheel ABS
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • 4-Wheel Disc Brakes
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    Safety Features
    • Brake Assist
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Electronic Stability Control
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Daytime Running Lights
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Child Safety Locks
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Integrated Turn Signal Mirrors
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Traction Control
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Blind Spot Monitor
    • Optional
    • Standard
    • Optional
    • Cross-Traffic Alert
    • Optional
    • Standard
    • Optional
    ADVERTISEMENT – CONTINUE READING BELOW

    Mechanical

    Engine & Performance
    • Locking Rear Differential
    • Standard
    •  
    •  
    • Front Wheel Drive
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • 4 Cylinder Engine
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Turbocharged
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Engine Type
    • Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
    • Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4
    • Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4
    • Displacement
    • 2.0 L/121
    • 1.4 L/85
    • 1.4 L/85
    • Horsepower (Net @ RPM)
    • 228 @ 4700
    • 147 @ 5000
    • 147 @ 5000
    • Torque (Net @ RPM)
    • 258 @ 1500
    • 184 @ 1400
    • 184 @ 1400
    • Transmission
    • Auto-Shift Manual w/OD
    • Automatic w/OD
    • Manual w/OD
    • Turning diameter
    • 35.8
    • 35.8
    • 35.8
    Fuel
    • Gasoline Fuel
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
    • 25
    • 29
    • 29
    • EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
    • 31
    • 37
    • 37
    • Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal.)
    • 13.2
    • 13.2
    • 13.2
    Suspension
    • Suspension Type - Front
    • Strut
    • Strut
    • Strut
    • Suspension Type - Rear
    • Multi-Link
    • Multi-Link
    • Multi-Link
    • Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
    • Strut
    • Strut
    • Strut
    • Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
    • Multi-Link
    • Multi-Link
    • Multi-Link
    Transmission
    • Automatic
    • Standard
    • Standard
    •  
    • Automatic Transmission w/Manual Mode
    • Standard
    • Standard
    •  
    • 7-Speed Automatic
    • Standard
    •  
    •  
    • 8-Speed Automatic
    •  
    • Standard
    •  
    • Manual
    •  
    •  
    • Standard
    • 6-Speed Manual
    •  
    •  
    • Standard

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