At a Glance
|Pricing||$19,190 - $23,690|
|Engines||2.0l I4 T D, 2.5l I5|
|Transmissions||A6, M6, SM6|
|Fuel Economy||23-30 (city), 30-42 (highway)|
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.
The Golf has been redesigned for 2010. U.S. models will once again be named Golf, dropping the Rabbit nameplate.
|Golf 5d 2.5||2.5l I5 (170-bhp)||A6||FWD||23/30/26||48||$19,190|
|Golf 5d TDI||2.0l I4 T D (140-bhp)||M6||FWD||30/41/35||58||$22,590|
|Golf 5d TDI||2.0l I4 T D (140-bhp)||SM6||FWD||30/42/35||56||$23,690|