2016 Volkswagen Golf

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Volkswagen Golf highlights

Customer rating

Mileage (EPA estimate)

22 city, 30 highway, 25 combined

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What is new for the 2016 Volkswagen Golf?

  • The Golf is available in a variety of new trims, including the Base and Limited.
  • The Launch Edition, TDI, TDI S, TDI SE, and TDI SEL trims have been discontinued for 2016.
  • Golf trims have been upgraded with Memory Seat(s), Automated Cruise Control, Blind Spot Monitor, and Rear Spoiler as standard equipment this year.
  • Automated Parking, Lane Departure Warning, and Full Roof Rack features are now available as options on select trims.
  • The S trim now comes with Cloth Seats, Power Seat(s), and Rear View Camera as standard equipment.
  • The SE trim now comes with Power Seat(s) and Cloth Seats as standard equipment.
  • The R trim now comes with Manual Transmission as standard equipment.

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Ratings & reliability

Customer ratings

4.9 out of 5

7 customer reviews
The 2016 Volkswagen Golf is a car that customers like for its fuel efficiency, spacious interior, and driver-assistance features. Customers also like the car's design and handling. The Sportwagen model is liked for its versatility as a family vehicle or daily commuter.
Above Average

RepairPal gave the Volkswagen Golf an overall reliability rating of 4 out of 5 stars, which RepairPal describes as Above Average. This rating ranks Volkswagen Golf 26th out of 46 among Compact Cars.

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Volkswagen Golf features and specs

Base 2WD 2D Hatchback

Standard Features

  • ABS Brakes
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alloy Wheels
  • AM/FM Stereo
  • Auxiliary Audio Input
  • Bluetooth Technology
  • CD Audio
  • Cloth Seats
  • Cruise Control
  • Manual Transmission
  • Overhead Airbags
  • Power Locks
  • Power Mirrors
  • Power Windows
  • Rear Defroster
  • Side Airbags
  • Traction Control
  • Turbo Charged Engine
  • Cloth Seats
  • Full Roof Rack
  • Rear Spoiler

Drive Wheels

Front Wheel Drive (2WD)

Engine size




Torque (ft-lbs)


Engine type

Turbo Gas

Fuel capacity




Overall length






Leg room

F 41.2"/R 35.6"

Head room

F 38.4"/R 38.1"

Front tires


Rear tires


Seating capacity



Manual 5

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