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2012 Volkswagen Golf 5d

2010 Volkswagen Golf 5d

At a Glance

Pricing $19,795 - $29,440
Drive Types FWD
Engines 2.0l I4 T D, 2.5l I5
Transmissions A6, M6, SM6
Fuel Economy 24-30 (city), 31-42 (highway)

Our Ratings

Velocity Index 59

Overview Information

The Golf is Volkswagen's long running compact car series which has at times been sold as the Rabbit in the United States. The Golf range consists of 3-door and 5-door models with high performance versions sold as the GTI or Golf R. The two body styles are nearly identical in size; the 5-door model simply has two extra doors. Compared to other popular compact cars, the Golf is at the larger end of the segment. Legroom is somewhat lacking, but the squared off rear styling adds utility by increasing the cargo area. Standard Golf models are powered by a choice of unusual engines. The base engine is an inline five-cylinder engine. The optional 2.0l turbo-diesel increases fuel economy to 30/42 (city/highway). Golf models are well equipped with the exception of standard steel wheels and wheel covers. Golf TDI models are premium priced from $25,000 and up.

What Changed:

Option package and feature changes.

Official Word:

The Volkswagen Golf remains the hatchback of choice for buyers demanding German engineering coupled with benchmark levels of quality, safety, style and refinement. With global sales now topping 27 million, the Golf continues to be Volkswagen's most successful model ever-and in the U.S., the Golf continues to win over consumers, with sales increasing by 23.3 percent, year-to-date. For 2012, Golf continues to be offered in both two and four-door models with a choice of 2.5-liter in-line...Read.

Model/Trim/Package Engine MPG VjI Base Price
Golf 5d 2.5 2.5l I5 (170-bhp) A6 FWD 24/31/27 50 $19,795
Golf 5d Convenience 2.5l I5 (170-bhp) A6 FWD 24/31/27 50 $20,640
Golf 5d Convenience and Sunroof 2.5l I5 (170-bhp) A6 FWD 24/31/27 50 $22,455
Golf 5d TDI 2.0l I4 T D (140-bhp) M6 FWD 30/42/35 59 $24,935
Golf 5d TDI 2.0l I4 T D (140-bhp) SM6 FWD 30/42/35 59 $26,035
Golf 5d Sunroof and Navi 2.0l I4 T D (140-bhp) M6 FWD 30/42/35 59 $26,655
Golf 5d Sunroof and Navi 2.0l I4 T D (140-bhp) SM6 FWD 30/42/35 59 $27,755
Golf 5d Tech 2.0l I4 T D (140-bhp) M6 FWD 30/42/35 59 $28,340
Golf 5d Tech 2.0l I4 T D (140-bhp) SM6 FWD 30/42/35 59 $29,440