• (4.8) 4 reviews
  • Inventory Prices: $9,647–$15,699
  • Body Style: Hatchback
  • Combined MPG: 26-34
  • Engine: 140-hp, 2.0-liter I-4 (diesel)
  • Drivetrain: Front-wheel Drive
  • Transmission: 6-speed auto-shift manual w/OD and auto-manual
2014 Volkswagen Golf

Our Take on the Latest Model 2014 Volkswagen Golf

What We Don't Like

  • TDI's firm ride
  • Automatic transmission's upshift urgency (TDI)
  • Telescoping steering wheel could extend farther

Notable Features

  • Four-door hatchback only for 2014
  • Final model year for this generation of the Golf
  • Gas or diesel engine
  • Manual (diesel) or automatic transmission

2014 Volkswagen Golf Reviews

Vehicle Overview

The Volkswagen Golf is available as a four-door hatchback for the 2014 model year; a redesigned version of the car is on its way. Power comes from a gas or diesel engine, and the five-seat Golf competes with the Mazda3 hatchback, Hyundai Elantra GT and Mini Cooper. Volkswagen's performance-oriented GTI is related to the Golf.

New for 2014
The two-door hatchback has been dropped for 2014, the final model year for this generation of the Golf. There are no other significant changes.

Exterior Highlights

  • 15-inch steel wheels with covers; available 17-inch alloy wheels
  • Body-colored side mirrors and door handles
  • Available power sunroof

Interior Highlights

  • Cloth upholstery
  • Split-folding rear seat with pass-through
  • Tilt/telescoping steering wheel
  • Cruise control
  • Air conditioning
  • CD stereo with MP3 jack
  • Available leather-wrapped multifunction steering wheel
  • Available heated front seats
  • Available touch-screen stereo with six-CD changer and iPod connectivity
  • Available Bluetooth connectivity
  • Available navigation system

Under the Hood

  • 170-horsepower, 2.5-liter inline-five-cylinder gas engine
  • Six-speed automatic transmission for gas engine
  • Available 140-hp, turbo-diesel 2.0-liter four-cylinder with 236 pounds-feet of torque
  • Six-speed manual or six-speed dual-clutch automatic for diesel engine
  • Front-wheel drive

Safety Features

  • Antilock brakes
  • Traction control
  • Electronic stability system
  • Front-seat side-impact airbags
  • Side curtain airbags


Consumer Reviews


Average based on 4 reviews

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Great Drive

by GolfTDI from on December 12, 2017

Golf TDI. I liked the power of the engine and the handling. While I owned it I did not have any problems, drove great, did good on fuel!

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2 Trims Available

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2014 Volkswagen Golf Safety Ratings

Crash-Test Reports

IIHS Ratings

Based on Volkswagen Golf 2.0L TDI

Head Restraints and Seats
Moderate overlap front
Roof Strength

IIHS Ratings

Based on Volkswagen Golf 2.0L TDI

G Good
A Acceptable
M Marginal
P Poor

Head Restraints and Seats

Dynamic Rating
Overall Rear
Seat Head/Restraint Geometry

Moderate overlap front

Left Leg/Foot
Overall Front
Right Leg/Foot
Structure/safety cage


Roof Strength


Driver Head Protection
Driver Head and Neck
Driver Pelvis/Leg
Driver Torso
Overall Side
Rear Passenger Head Protection
Rear Passenger Head and Neck
Rear Passenger Pelvis/Leg
Rear Passenger Torso
Structure/safety cage
Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) is a nonprofit research and communications organization funded by auto insurers. IIHS rates vehicles good, acceptable, marginal or poor based on performance in high-speed front and side crash tests. IIHS also evaluates seat/head restraints for protection against neck injuries in rear impacts.


There are currently 2 recalls for this car.

Safety defects and recalls are relatively common. Stay informed and know what to do ahead of time.

Safety defects and recalls explained

Service & Repair

Estimated Service & Repair cost: $2,200 per year.

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Warranty Coverage





Roadside Assistance Coverage


Free Scheduled Maintenance


What you should get in your warranty can be confusing. Make sure you are informed.

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Warranties Explained


Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.


Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

Roadside Assistance

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

Free Scheduled Maintenance

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

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