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2016 Volkswagen Golf

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$18,495

starting MSRP

Key specs

Base trim shown

Hatchback

Body style

30

Combined MPG

5

Seating capacity

167.5” x 57.2”

Dimensions

Front-wheel drive

Drivetrain

Overview

The good:

  • Diesel efficiency
  • Premium cabin materials
  • Hatchback practicality

The bad:

  • Lack of tire grip
  • Front seat comfort
  • Base stereo

9 trims

Starting msrp listed lowest to highest price

Wondering which trim is right for you?

Our 2016 Volkswagen Golf trim comparison will help you decide.

See also: Find the best Hatchbacks for 2024

Notable features

  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto capability now offered
  • New active safety and convenience features available
  • Hatchback or wagon body style
  • Gas or diesel power
  • Manual or automatic transmission

Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.8
  • Interior 4.8
  • Performance 4.8
  • Value 4.6
  • Exterior 4.9
  • Reliability 4.7
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Most recent consumer reviews

4.0

2016 VW E-Golf

I just purchased this car this week. It is fully electric. I was impressed with the power and "get up" it has for an electric car. It has plenty of room inside.

5.0

The Golf is a super fun car to drive!

CarPlay, turbocharged engine, compact, easy parking (that's a big deal in LA!). It's easy to why there's a whole community around the obsession with the Golf!

5.0

Definitely the best in its price range

I test drove everything under the sun with a similar body style at a similar price point and this was without a doubt the winner. It come standard with turbo and has so much more pep than the competition. It was luxury features and you just know it's made well when you hear the satisfying thud when the doors close. Highly recommend.

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Safety

Based on the 2016 Volkswagen Golf base trim.
Combined side rating front seat
5
Combined side rating rear seat
5
Frontal barrier crash rating driver
4
Frontal barrier crash rating passenger
5
Overall frontal barrier crash rating
4
Overall rating
5
Overall side crash rating
5
Risk of rollover
11.1%
Rollover rating
4
Side barrier rating
5
Side barrier rating driver
5
Side barrier rating passenger rear seat
5
Side pole rating driver front seat
5

Warranty

New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by Volkswagen
New car program benefits
Bumper-to-bumper
36 months/36,000 miles
Corrosion
144 months/unlimited distance
Powertrain
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
Yes
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