2019 Volkswagen e-Golf

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2019 Volkswagen e-Golf
2019 Volkswagen e-Golf

Key specs

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The good:

  • Digital cockpit with 12.3-inch display available
  • Roomy cabin for its size
  • Available active safety features
  • Looks like a Golf, handles like a Golf

The bad:

  • EPA-estimated 125-mile range lags competition
  • Limited availability
  • Poky acceleration
  • Not the best value

2 trims

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Wondering which trim is right for you?

Our 2019 Volkswagen e-Golf trim comparison will help you decide.

Notable features

  • Base SE trim adds standard DC fast charging
  • All-electric four-door hatchback
  • Apple CarPlay, Android Auto standard
  • 9.2-inch touchscreen available
  • Automatic emergency braking available

2019 Volkswagen e-Golf review: Our expert's take

What Is the 2019 Volkswagen e-Golf?

The 2019 Volkswagen e-Golf is the all-electric version of the Golf five-seat hatchback. It has the same spacious, versatile interior as the gas model and a 125-mile driving range, according to the EPA. That’s less than the ranges offered by competitors like the Nissan Leaf and Chevrolet Bolt EV. Launched as a 2015 model, the front-wheel-drive e-Golf is offered only in select states.

What’s New on the 2019 Volkswagen e-Golf?

The base SE trim level adds DC fast-charging capability, which enables the car’s battery pack to be charged to 80 percent within an hour. The top SEL Premium trim comes with forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking, blind spot warning, rear cross-traffic alert, adaptive cruise control, lane-keeping assist and automatic high-beam headlights.

What Features in the 2019 Volkswagen e-Golf Are Most Important?

One of the best things about the Golf is true in the e-Golf as well: The all-electric hatchback has one of the roomiest interiors in the five-seat small-car class. The available active safety features, 12.3-inch digital instrument panel and 9.2-inch touchscreen on the SEL Premium trim don’t justify the $7,000 upcharge over the SE model, but they are useful — and fun — features. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone connectivity is standard.

Should I Buy the 2019 Volkswagen e-Golf?

If the price is right. The car’s roomy interior in the handsome Golf hatchback package is compelling, but expect it to be discounted in the states it’s sold in due to competition that offers nearly double the range.

Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.8
  • Interior design 4.8
  • Performance 5.0
  • Value for the money 4.5
  • Exterior styling 4.8
  • Reliability 4.8

Most recent consumer reviews


Love this car!

I purchased my 2019 VW golf used with 22,000 miles on. I have driven it daily for the last month and it has been seamless making the transition from my guest car to my electric car. All of the onboard tech is wonderful. So far the range has been spot on at 130 miles per full charge. Of course, if air conditioning or heat is used, your range will vary. For my commuting it has worked out really well.


First time EV buyer and I am loving it

This car is my first EV and I am loving it. It was a hassle I had to go through since I did not installed the charger at home. After charger, everything is working great... except for some issues my friend I had with... not keeping their words. but Car is good...but I don't think I will buy VW again due to BoB Baker dealer (at Carlsbad) experience.



As new owners of our first electric car we couldn’t wait to get a Tesla so we opted for this as my wife is a fan of it. We love the way it looks, rides, performance very zippy, and everything. Only thing I don’t like is the range but we have worked around it. Must say as first time ev car users trying to charge is an adventure and really have to work around it as we are in a condo and don’t have adequate way to charge at home.

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New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by Volkswagen
New car program benefits
36 months/36,000 miles
144 months/unlimited distance
60 months/60,000 miles
Roadside assistance
36 months/36,000 miles
Certified Pre-Owned program benefits
Maximum age/mileage
MY 2016-MY 2017 vehicles/75,000 miles; MY 2018- MY 2019 vehicles/72,000 miles; MY 2020 and newer vehicles/75,000 miles
Basic warranty terms
Vehicles purchased on or after 1/5/21: MY 2017 & older, 2 yrs/24,000 miles (whichever is 1st) limited warranty; MY 2018-19, 1 yr/12,000 miles (whichever is 1st) limited warranty; MY 2020 & newer, 2 years/24,000 miles (whichever is 1st) limited warranty
Dealer certification required
100-plus point inspection
Roadside assistance
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