2019 Volkswagen e-Golf

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2019 Volkswagen e-Golf

What We Like

  • Reasonable performance
  • Practical yet classy interior

What We Don't

  • Limited range
  • Limited availability


Expert Rating

4.1/ 5

Consumer Rating

5.0/ 5


What's New in the 2019 Volkswagen e-Golf?

The DC fast-charging function, which was previously optional in the SE trim, is now included as standard. SE trim also becomes eligible for some driver assistance features. See the 2019 Volkswagen e-Golf models for sale near you

Which e-Golf is the Best?

The Golf lineup as a whole is due for replacement. VW, meanwhile, is working on several new electric vehicles. The e-Golf's range is not that impressive these days, making it a second car rather than an only car. But if that works for you, then do it. Find a Volkswagen e-Golf for sale

How Much Does a 2019 Volkswagen e-Golf Cost?

The 2019 Volkswagen e-Golf comes in SE and SEL Premium trim levels. Remember, there are various federal and state credits for buying a car that uses "alternative fuel," and these could amount to as much as $10,000.

SE ($32,790) has 16-in alloy wheels wearing low rolling resistance tires, keyless entry/start, LED daytime running lights/taillights, dual-zone automatic climate control, heated front seats, cloth upholstery, rain-sensing wipers, a leather-wrapped shift knob, plus VW's MIB II infotainment system with an 8-in touchscreen, an AM/FM/HD radio, a CD player, a USB port, Bluetooth, satellite radio, an 8-speaker sound system, a DC fast-charging function and a 7.2-kW charger.

This trim is eligible for a Driver Assistance package ($650) that brings adaptive cruise control, blind spot monitoring with rear-traffic alert and forward-collision warning with autonomous emergency braking and pedestrian detection.

SEL Premium ($39,790) adds LED headlights with a cornering function, leatherette upholstery, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, navigation, a frameless self-dimming rearview mirror, front/rear parking sensors, cruise control, a heat pump for the climate control (for greater energy efficiency), ambient cabin lighting, illuminated scuff plates, a 9.2-in infotainment touchscreen, navigation, satellite radio, a VW Car-Net App Connect enabling Apple CarPlay/Android Auto smartphone integration, adaptive cruise control, forward-collision warning with autonomous emergency braking and pedestrian detection, active blind spot monitoring with rear-traffic alert, lane keeping assistance, front/rear parking sensors with Maneuver Braking, plus a partially autonomous parking feature.

Cargo space behind the rear seats is 22.8 cu ft. This expands to 52.7 cu ft. when those seats are folded down. That's the same as the regular Golf and among the best in its class.

e-Golf Trims

HatchbackOriginal MSRP / PriceEngineHorsepowerCity MPG / Hwy MPGTransmissionDrive
e-Golf 4-Door SE$31,895 / $30,619Electric134N/ASingle-SpeedFWD
e-Golf 4-Door SEL Premium$38,895 / $37,339Electric134N/ASingle-SpeedFWD

Is the 2019 Volkswagen e-Golf a Safe Car?

As well as all the usual protection features (side-curtain airbags, anti-lock brakes, traction control and front-side airbags), the e-Golf adds a few high-tech items such as a post-collision braking system that brings the car to a stop after a collision has already occurred. It may seem unusual, but it can help stop the e-Golf from rolling into other cars if the driver is unable to apply the brakes after a collision.

The e-Golf has not been crash tested, but the regular Volkswagen Golf has earned top scores from both the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). The latter agency made the Golf a Top Safety Pick Plus.

5 Year Cost to Own

$28,816 ($0.38 per mile)

5-Year Cost to Own includes out of pocket expenses like fuel and insurance, plus the cars loss in value over time (depreciation)See Detailed Cost to Own

Original Warranty

Basic3 Years/36,000 Miles
Drivetrain5 Years/60,000 Miles
Corrosion12 Years/Unlimited Miles
Roadside Assistance3 Years/36,000 Miles

Safety Features & Equipment

Braking & Traction
  • 4-Wheel Anti-Lock Brakes
  • Brake Assist
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System
  • Traction Control
Passenger Restraint
  • Child Safety Locks
  • Driver Air Bag
  • Passenger Air Bag
  • Rear Side Curtain Airbags
  • Side Air Bag
  • Side Head Air Bag
Road Visibility
  • Daytime Running Lights
Accident Prevention
  • Bluetooth, Hands-Free
  • Rearview Camera
  • Alarm System
  • Telematics
  • Vehicle Anti-Theft System
  • Driver Assistance Pkg
  • DC Fast Charging


2019 Volkswagen e-Golf vs the competition

2019 Chevrolet Bolt EV -- Another compact hatchback, riding slightly high because of the battery set into the floor. Range is an impressive 238 miles, but pricing is a steep $37,495 before credits.

2019 Hyundai Ioniq Electric -- Range is 124 miles, 136 MPGe combined (claimed) and it can recharge in four hours. Well worth checking out if you live in California. It's not on sale anywhere else in the United States. Priced around $30,700.

2019 Nissan Leaf -- A fresh generation debuted in 2018, bringing a 150-mile range along with a roomier cabin and more conventional looks compared with the previous Leaf. From $30,885.

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