Vehicle Overview

Redesigned for 2015, the Volkswagen Golf is available as a two- or four-door hatchback. Power comes from a gas or diesel four-cylinder 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 2015
The Golf has been redesigned for 2015, and is now larger and lighter than its previous generation.

Below is a list of highlighted features and not an exhaustive list. Features are standard unless otherwise noted.

Exterior Highlights

  • 15-inch steel wheels with covers; available 15-, 16-, 17- or 18-inch alloy wheels
  • Heated side mirrors
  • Available fog lights
  • Available adaptive bi-xenon high-intensity-discharge headlights and LED daytime running lights
  • Available rain-sensing windshield wipers
  • Available power sunroof

Interior Highlights

  • Cloth upholstery; available simulated leather upholstery
  • Split-folding rear seat with pass-through
  • Tilt/telescoping steering wheel
  • Air conditioning; dual-zone automatic climate control available
  • Bluetooth connectivity
  • Touch-screen stereo with iPod connectivity
  • Available heated front seats
  • Available Fender premium stereo
  • Available navigation system
  • Available push-button start

Under the Hood

  • 170-horsepower, turbocharged 1.8-liter four-cylinder gas engine
  • Five-speed manual or six-speed automatic transmission for gas engine
  • Available 150-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

  • Required in every new car: front airbags, antilock brakes and an electronic stability system
  • Front-seat side-impact airbags
  • Side curtain airbags
  • Automatic post-collision braking
  • Available forward collision warning system
  • Available front and rear parking sensors
  • Available backup camera