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2012 Volkswagen Golf

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Volkswagen Golf highlights

Customer reviews

4.9 out of 5

RepairPal reliability rating

4 out of 5

Mileage (EPA estimate)

30 city, 42 highway, 34 combined

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New for 2012

  • The Golf is available in a new trim called the R.
  • Golf trims have been upgraded with Sunroof(s), Smart Key, Front Seat Heaters, Leather Seats, Rear Spoiler, 4WD/AWD, Turbo Charged Engine, Navigation System, and Dynaudio as standard equipment this year.
  • Power Seat(s) features are now available as options on select trims.
  • The Base trim now comes with Satellite Radio Ready and Bluetooth Technology as standard equipment.

Explore Volkswagen Golf details

Base 2WD 2D Hatchback

Standard Features

  • ABS Brakes
  • Air Conditioning
  • AM/FM Stereo
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Auxiliary Audio Input
  • Bluetooth Technology
  • CD Audio
  • Cloth Seats
  • Cruise Control
  • Front Seat Heaters
  • Overhead Airbags
  • Power Locks
  • Power Mirrors
  • Power Windows
  • Rear Defroster
  • Satellite Radio Ready
  • Side Airbags
  • Sunroof(s)
  • Traction Control

Optional Features

  • Alloy Wheels
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Auxiliary Audio Input
  • Bluetooth Technology
  • Front Seat Heaters
  • Manual Transmission
  • Power Seat(s)
  • Rear Spoiler
  • Satellite Radio Ready
  • Sunroof(s)

Drive type

2WD

Engine size

2.5L

Horsepower

170

Torque (ft-lbs)

177

Engine type

Gas

Fuel capacity

14.5

Wheelbase

101.5"

Overall length

165.4"

Width

70.3"

Height

58.3"

Leg room

F 41.2"/R 35.5"

Head room

F 39.3"/R 38.5"

Front tires

195/65R15

Rear tires

195/65R15

Seating capacity

5

Transmission

Automatic

Ratings & reliability

Customer ratings

RepairPal reliability rating

4
Excellent

RepairPal gave the Volkswagen Golf an overall reliability rating of 4 out of 5 stars, which RepairPal describes as Excellent. This rating ranks Volkswagen Golf 21st out of 44 among Compact Cars.

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