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
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
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.
|Basic||3 Years/36,000 Miles|
|Drivetrain||5 Years/60,000 Miles|
|Corrosion||12 Years/Unlimited Miles|
|Roadside Assistance||3 Years/36,000 Miles|
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.