• 2019 Volkswagen Golf

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  • 2019 Volkswagen Golf

    #9 in 2019 Compact Cars

  • 2019 Chevrolet Sonic

    #2 in 2019 Subcompact Cars

  • Prices

    • MSRP
    • $22,945
    • $16,720
    • Avg. Paid
    • $20,138
    • $13,261

    U.S. News Scores

    • Overall
    • 8.0 /10
    • 8.4 /10
    • Critics' Rating
    • 9.1 /10
    • 8.4 /10
    • Performance
    • 8.3 /10
    • 7.5 /10
    • Interior
    • 8.5 /10
    • 8.0 /10
    • Cost to Own
    • 9.1 /10
    • 9.0 /10
    • Safety
    • 8.7 /10
    • 9.2 /10
    • Reliability
    • 2.5 /5
    • 4.0 /5

    Pros & Cons

    • Pros
      • High-end cabin quality
      • Roomy second row
      • Thrilling Golf R model
      • Ample cargo space
      • Cavernous cabin
      • Athletic handling
      • Easy-to-use infotainment system
      • Large cargo hold
    • Cons
      • Below-average predicted reliability rating
      • Poor safety score
      • Below-average fuel economy
      • Mediocre interior quality

    General Specs

    • Transmission
    • Automatic
    • Automatic
    • Drivetrain
    • Front Wheel Drive
    • Front Wheel Drive
    • Fuel/Engine
    • Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4 1.4 L/85
    • Turbocharged Gas I4 1.4L/83
    • MPG
    • 29 City / 37 Hwy
    • 26 City / 34 Hwy

    Exterior

    Body
    • Body Style
    • Hatchback
    • Sedan
    Dimensions
    • Wheelbase (in.)
    • 103.8
    • 99.40
    • Length, Overall (in.)
    • 167.6
    • 173.90
    • Width, Max w/o mirrors (in.)
    • 70.8
    • 68.30
    • Height, Overall (in.)
    • 58.2
    • 59.70
    Doors & Windows
    • Rear Defrost
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Power Windows
    • Standard
    •  
    Exterior Features
    • Rear Spoiler
    • Optional
    •  
    Measurements
    • Base Curb Weight (lbs.)
    • 3023
    • 2857
    Tires & Wheels
    • Tires - Front All-Season
    • Standard
    • Optional
    • Tires - Front Performance
    •  
    • Optional
    • Tires - Rear All-Season
    • Standard
    • Optional
    • Tires - Rear Performance
    •  
    • Optional
    • Compact Spare Tire
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Tire Pressure Monitoring System
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Aluminum Wheels
    • Standard
    • Optional
    • Wheel Locks
    • Optional
    • Optional
    • Steel Wheels
    •  
    • Optional
    • Wheel Covers
    •  
    • Optional
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    Interior

    Convenience & Comfort
    • Alarm
    •  
    • Standard
    • Auxiliary Pwr Outlet
    •  
    • Standard
    • Back-Up Camera
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Cruise Control
    • Standard
    •  
    • Vehicle Anti-Theft System
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Auto-Off Headlights
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Interior Cargo Shade
    • Standard
    •  
    • Luggage Rack
    •  
    • Optional
    • Adjustable Steering Wheel
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Steering Wheel Controls
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel
    • Standard
    •  
    • Trip Computer
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Remote Trunk Release
    •  
    • Standard
    • Universal Garage Door Opener
    • Optional
    •  
    • Intermittent Wipers
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Rain Sensing Wipers
    • Standard
    •  
    • Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Keyless Entry
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Power Door Locks
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Electrochromic rearview mirror
    • Optional
    •  
    • Heated Mirrors
    • Standard
    •  
    • Power Mirrors
    • Standard
    •  
    • Driver Vanity Mirror
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Driver Illuminated Vanity Mirror
    • Standard
    •  
    • Passenger Vanity Mirror
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Passenger Illuminated Visor Mirror
    • Standard
    •  
    • Power Steering
    • Standard
    • Standard
    Dimensions
    • Passenger Capacity
    • 5
    • 5
    • Passenger Volume (cu. ft.)
    • 93.5
    • 90.3
    • Front Head Room (in.)
    • 38.4
    • 38.70
    • Front Leg Room (in.)
    • 41.2
    • 41.80
    • Front Shoulder Room (in.)
    • 55.9
    • 53.40
    • Front Hip Room (in.)
    •  
    • 51.40
    • Second Head Room (in.)
    • 38.1
    • 37.80
    • Second Leg Room (in.)
    • 35.6
    • 34.60
    • Second Shoulder Room (in.)
    • 53.9
    • 53.00
    • Second Hip Room (in.)
    •  
    • 51.60
    • Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (cu. ft.)
    • 53.7
    •  
    • Trunk Volume (cu. ft.)
    •  
    • 14.9
    Entertainment
    • AM/FM Stereo
    • Standard
    • Optional
    • Auxiliary Audio Input
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • MP3 Player
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • WiFi Hotspot
    •  
    • Standard
    • Smart Device Integration
    • Standard
    • Optional
    • Apple CarPlay
    • Standard
    • Optional
    • Android Auto
    • Standard
    • Optional
    Heating & Cooling
    • A/C
    • Standard
    • Standard
    Navigation & Communication
    • Onboard Hands-Free Communications System
    •  
    • Standard
    • Wireless Cell Phone Hookup
    • Standard
    • Optional
    Seats
    • Cloth Seats
    • Optional
    • Optional
    • Driver Lumbar
    • Standard
    •  
    • Passenger Lumbar
    • Standard
    •  
    • Power Driver Seat
    • Standard
    •  
    • Power Passenger Seat
    • Standard
    •  
    • Pass-Through Rear Seat
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • 2nd Row Bench Seat
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Bucket Seats
    • Standard
    • Optional
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    Safety

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

    Mechanical

    Engine & Performance
    • Front Wheel Drive
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • 4 Cylinder Engine
    • Standard
    • Optional
    • Turbocharged
    • Standard
    • Optional
    • Engine Type
    • Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4
    • Turbocharged Gas I4
    • Displacement
    • 1.4 L/85
    • 1.4L/83
    • Horsepower (Net @ RPM)
    • 147 @ 5000
    • 138 @ 4900
    • Torque (Net @ RPM)
    • 184 @ 1400
    • 148 @ 1850
    • Transmission
    • Automatic w/OD
    • Automatic
    • Turning diameter
    • 35.8
    • 34.5
    Fuel
    • Gasoline Fuel
    • Standard
    • Optional
    • EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
    • 29
    • 26
    • EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
    • 37
    • 34
    • Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal.)
    • 13.2
    • 12.2
    Suspension
    • Suspension Type - Front
    • Strut
    • MacPherson Strut
    • Suspension Type - Rear
    • Multi-Link
    • Semi-Independent Torsion Beam
    • Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
    • Strut
    • w/Coil Springs
    • Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
    • Multi-Link
    • w/Coil Springs
    Transmission
    • Automatic
    • Standard
    • Optional
    • Automatic Transmission w/Manual Mode
    • Standard
    •  
    • 6-Speed Automatic
    •  
    • Optional
    • 8-Speed Automatic
    • Standard
    •  

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