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2010 Volkswagen Golf 3d

At a Glance

Pricing $17,490 - $23,090
Drive Types FWD
Engines 2.0l I4 T D, 2.5l I5
Transmissions A6, M5, M6, SM6
Fuel Economy 22-30 (city), 30-42 (highway)

Our Ratings

Velocity Index 58

Overview Information

After a couple of years of selling the Golf as a Rabbit in the United States, Volkswagen has returned to using Golf for the latest model. Although the Golf is Volkswagens entry-level model, it is constructed and equipped more like a luxury car. Standard equipment includes power windows, air conditioning, and cruise control. VW includes a complete set of passive and active safety features such as front side-airbags, rear side-airbags, side-curtain airbags, ABS, traction control, and optional ESP (Electronic Stability Program). The base engine is an unusual 2.5L inline five-cylinder that is shared with the Jetta. An optional diesel model should impress buyers with a fuel economy rating of 30 city/ 42 hwy. Volkswagen's also include free scheduled maintenance for the first 3 years.

What Changed:

The Golf has been redesigned for 2010. U.S. models will once again be named Golf, dropping the Rabbit nameplate.

Model/Trim/Package Engine MPG VjI Base Price
Golf 3d 2.5 2.5l I5 (170-bhp) M5 FWD 22/30/26 50 $17,490
Golf 3d 2.5 2.5l I5 (170-bhp) A6 FWD 23/30/26 48 $18,590
Golf 3d TDI 2.0l I4 T D (140-bhp) M6 FWD 30/41/35 58 $21,990
Golf 3d TDI 2.0l I4 T D (140-bhp) SM6 FWD 30/42/35 56 $23,090