2020 Volkswagen Golf

Original MSRP Range
$23,195 - $23,995
Available Style(s)
29 - 29 MPG City / 37 - 37 MPG Hwy
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2020 Volkswagen Golf

What We Like

  • Perfect size
  • Sophisticated character
  • Fuel-efficient engine
  • Adult-sized back seat
  • Practical hatchback body
  • Decent four-year/50,000-mile warranty

What We Don't

  • No more six-year/72,000-mile warranty
  • Only one 2020 trim
  • Lack of high-level options like parking assistance and navigation


What's New in the 2020 Volkswagen Golf?

The Golf is offered in just one trim level for 2020: the Golf TSI. Volkswagen's next-gen Car-Net telematics system and Wi-Fi hotspot capability are standard -- if you pay for the subscription. Both features have been updated across VW's lineup for 2020. See the 2020 Volkswagen Golf models for sale near you

Which Golf is the Best?

Given how simplified the 2020 offering is, Golf buyers need only choose between the manual and automatic transmissions. Though it's on its way out, the seventh-generation Golf is still a compelling product. Just make sure that you're getting a great deal if you pick up a Golf in its final model year for this generation. Find a Volkswagen Golf for sale

How Much Does a 2020 Volkswagen Golf Cost?

The 2020 Golf only comes in one trim: the Golf TSI. (TSI is how VW brands its turbocharged engines).

The 2020 Golf comes standard with a variety of features, including proximity keyless entry with push-button start, leatherette seating surfaces, heated front seats, a tilt-and-slide panoramic sunroof, heated windshield washer nozzles, LED daytime running lights and taillights, forward-collision warning with automatic emergency braking and pedestrian detection, 16-in alloy wheels and blind spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert.

The only option on the 2020 Golf TSI is an automatic transmission. With the base manual transmission, the Golf TSI runs $24,115 when factoring in VW's $920 destination fee. The optional $800 eight-speed automatic brings the total cost to $24,915.

The Golf's cargo capacity is impressive, with 16.5 cu ft behind the rear seats up to the level of the rear cargo cover -- as large as a midsize sedan's trunk -- and 22.8 cu ft. up to the ceiling. Fold the rear seats down and the cargo area grows to a remarkable 52.7 cu ft -- easily enough space to haul a bike.

Golf Trims

HatchbackOriginal MSRP / PriceEngineHorsepowerCity MPG / Hwy MPGTransmissionDrive
Golf 1.4T TSI Auto$23,995 / N/A4 Cylinder Turbo14729 / 376-Speed Manual / 8-Speed Shiftable AutomaticFWD
Golf 1.4T TSI Manual$23,195 / N/A4 Cylinder Turbo147N/A6-Speed Manual / 8-Speed Shiftable AutomaticFWD

Is the 2020 Volkswagen Golf a Safe Car?

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration awarded the Golf its maximum score of 5 stars. The Golf scored 4 stars on front-impact tests and 5 stars on side-impact tests. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety tabbed the Golf as a Top Safety Pick.

The active safety features offered on the 2020 Golf TSI are automatic emergency braking with forward-collision warning and pedestrian detection and blind spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic detection. The Golf also comes with stability control, 4-wheel anti-lock disc brakes, six airbags and an automatic post-collision braking system that applies the brakes after an impact, reducing the risk of damage from subsequent collisions.


Original Warranty

Basic4 Years/50,000 Miles
Drivetrain4 Years/50,000 Miles
Corrosion7 Years/100,000 Miles
Roadside Assistance3 Years/36,000 Miles
Maintenance2 Years/Unlimited 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
  • Telematics
  • Vehicle Anti-Theft System


2020 Volkswagen Golf vs the competition

2020 Honda Civic -- There's a hatchback version now. The Civic's quality and affordability make it a great choice.

2020 Hyundai Elantra GT -- The Elantra is well-priced, well-equipped and well-made. And it comes with the best warranty in the industry.

2020 Kia Forte -- The recently redesigned Forte is compelling and keenly priced for being so generously equipped. It offers the same warranty as the Elantra, too.

2020 Mazda3 -- The Golf's only true competitor with regard to overall refinement and experience, the Mazda3 comes in hatchback and sedan variants and offers sportier handling. Its back seat is cramped, though.

2020 Subaru Impreza -- The Impreza comes standard with all-wheel drive, which might appeal to those living in more northern latitudes. It's available as a sedan or a hatchback.

2020 Volkswagen Jetta -- If the VW brand is tempting but you have greater need for a sedan, the recently redesigned Jetta fits your bill.

Used Volkswagen Golf GTI -- For more equipment and power, consider a GTI that's around two years old and investigate Volkswagen's certified pre-owned program.

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