2019 Volkswagen Golf

Original MSRP Range
$21,845 - $36,095
Available Style(s)
Wagon, Hatchback
MPG
21 - 29 MPG City / 29 - 37 MPG Hwy
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515 vehicles starting at $14,520
2019 Volkswagen Golf

What We Like

Excellent fuel economy; capable handling; upscale interior; serious cargo space.

What We Don't

Automatic transmission occasionally sluggish in its responses.

Ratings

Expert Rating

4.2/ 5

Consumer Rating

4.7/ 5

Overview

What's New in the 2019 Volkswagen Golf?

Front-wheel-drive versions have a new turbocharged 1.4-liter engine, as found in the fresh-for-2019 Jetta compact sedan. This brings the option of an 8-speed automatic transmission.

The previous range-topping SEL trim has been discontinued, prompting a redistribution of equipment among the remaining three trims.

The entry level S trim and its AWD counterpart -- S 4Motion -- are now eligible for a Driver Assistance package ($450) that includes forward-collision warning with autonomous emergency braking and pedestrian detection, plus blind spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert.

The new range-topping SE trim receives 17-in alloy wheels, adaptive LED headlights with automatic high beams, adaptive cruise control, lane-keeping assist, fog lights and a self-dimming rearview mirror .See the 2019 Volkswagen Golf Sportwagen models for sale near you

Which Golf is the Best?

If AWD is a necessity, then there's only one SportWagen choice. At least the driver assistance package is priced reasonably. If the budget allows, though, the SE is the most attractive.Find a Volkswagen Golf Sportwagen for sale

How Much Does a 2019 Volkswagen Golf Cost?

The 2019 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen comes in S, S 4Motion and SE trim levels. The SE comes with an automatic transmission as standard. Where it's optional, it costs an extra $1,100.

The base S ($22,790) has 15-in alloy wheels, black roof rails, LED daytime running lights/taillights, power accessories, air conditioning, heated side mirrors, cruise control, a rearview camera, a leather-wrapped steering wheel with a tilt-and-telescopic adjustment, height-adjustable front seats, hill-hold assist, cloth upholstery, Bluetooth connectivity, a 6.5-in touchscreen interface, a 6-speaker audio system, smartphone integration for Apple CarPlay/Android Auto/Mirror Link devices, USB port and a HD radio.

The S 4Motion version ($25,290) adds AWD, the 1.8-liter turbocharged engine, heated front seats, heated windshield washer nozzles and 16-in alloy wheels.

These two trims are eligible for the aforementioned Driver Assistance package.

The SE ($30,890) has the automatic transmission as standard and adds 17-in alloy wheels, adaptive LED headlights with automatic high beams, fog lights, a panoramic sunroof, leatherette seating surfaces, heated front seats, keyless entry/start, a heated windshield washer nozzles, a self-dimming rearview mirror, an 115-volt outlet in the cargo area, an 8-in touchscreen, a CD player, satellite radio, an auxiliary audio input, forward-collision warning with autonomous emergency braking and pedestrian detection, adaptive cruise control, lane-keeping assist and blind spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert.

We've already mentioned the generous 66.5 cu ft. of maximum cargo space. But even when the rear seats are in place, there's still a considerable 30.4 cu ft. to swallow the week's groceries.

Golf Trims

WagonOriginal MSRP / PriceEngineHorsepowerCity MPG / Hwy MPGTransmissionDrive
Golf Alltrack 1.8T S DSG$27,995 / $26,8754 Cylinder Turbo16822 / 306-Speed Shiftable AutomaticFWD
Golf Alltrack 1.8T S Manual$26,895 / $25,8194 Cylinder Turbo168N/A6-Speed Shiftable AutomaticFWD
Golf Alltrack 1.8T SE DSG$31,595 / $30,3314 Cylinder Turbo16822 / 306-Speed Shiftable AutomaticFWD
Golf Alltrack 1.8T SE Manual$30,495 / $29,2754 Cylinder Turbo168N/A6-Speed Shiftable AutomaticFWD
Golf Alltrack 1.8T SEL DSG$36,095 / $34,6514 Cylinder Turbo16822 / 306-Speed Shiftable AutomaticFWD
Golf Alltrack 1.8T SEL Manual$34,995 / $33,5954 Cylinder Turbo168N/A6-Speed Shiftable AutomaticFWD
Golf SportWagen 1.4T S Auto$22,995 / $22,0754 Cylinder Turbo14727 / 366-Speed Manual / 6-Speed Shiftable Automatic / 8-Speed Shiftable AutomaticFWD / AWD4WD
Golf SportWagen 1.4T S Manual$21,895 / $21,0194 Cylinder Turbo147N/A6-Speed Manual / 6-Speed Shiftable Automatic / 8-Speed Shiftable AutomaticFWD / AWD4WD
Golf SportWagen 1.4T SE Auto$29,995 / $28,7954 Cylinder Turbo14727 / 368-Speed Shiftable AutomaticFWD
Golf SportWagen 1.8T S Auto 4MOTION$25,495 / $24,4744 Cylinder Turbo16822 / 296-Speed Manual / 6-Speed Shiftable Automatic / 8-Speed Shiftable AutomaticFWD / AWD4WD
Golf SportWagen 1.8T S Manual 4MOTION$24,395 / $23,4194 Cylinder Turbo168N/A6-Speed Manual / 6-Speed Shiftable Automatic / 8-Speed Shiftable AutomaticFWD / AWD4WD
HatchbackOriginal MSRP / PriceEngineHorsepowerCity MPG / Hwy MPGTransmissionDrive
Golf 1.4T S Auto$22,945 / $22,0274 Cylinder Turbo14729 / 376-Speed Manual / 8-Speed Shiftable AutomaticFWD
Golf 1.4T S Manual$21,845 / $20,9714 Cylinder Turbo147N/A6-Speed Manual / 8-Speed Shiftable AutomaticFWD
Golf 1.4T SE Auto$25,245 / $24,2364 Cylinder Turbo14729 / 376-Speed Shiftable AutomaticFWD
Golf 1.4T SE Manual$24,145 / $23,1794 Cylinder Turbo147N/A6-Speed Shiftable AutomaticFWD
Volkswagen Golf Safety

Is the 2019 Volkswagen Golf a Safe Car?

Standard safety features include anti-lock disc brakes, traction/stability control and six airbags (front, front side, side curtain). The standard Volkswagen Car-Net telematics system provides a smartphone app that lets you interact with the car remotely, and features an SOS button for emergency assistance.

The SportWagen has earned the full five stars overall in the crash test program carried out by National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), with five stars for driver's side protection and four for the front passenger side. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) also gave it the top mark of Good in most major categories — except for the passenger-side small front overall test, where it took the second-best rating of Acceptable.

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5 Year Cost to Own

$45,735 ($0.61 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
Warranty

Original Warranty

Basic6 Years/72,000 Miles
Drivetrain6 Years/72,000 Miles
Corrosion7 Years/100,000 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
  • Fog Lights
Accident Prevention
  • Bluetooth, Hands-Free
  • Rearview Camera
Security
  • Vehicle Anti-Theft System

Competition

2019 Volkswagen Golf vs the competition

2019 Subaru Outback -- The Outback is larger than the SportWagen. It's also more capable, providing standard all-wheel drive and a raised suspension.

2019 Volvo V60 -- Considering something pricier? The new-for-2019 V60 is even nicer than the SportWagen inside. It's quicker too. Special order only, though.

2019 Volkswagen Alltrack -- Similar to the SportWagen, but comes with a raised ride height and consequently an elevated driving position, plus all-wheel drive as standard and vaguely wannabe-crossover styling.

Used Audi A4 Allroad -- The luxurious Allroad offers standard AWD and tough off-road hardware. It's also a little faster than the SportWagen. Look for a certified pre-owned (CPO) example with a factory warranty.

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