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2017 Volkswagen Golf Overview (See Available Styles)

  • 2- or 4-door hatchback body styles
  • New 6.5-inch multimedia touchscreen
  • Wolfsburg trim level now available
The 2017 Volkswagen Golf is a compact hatchback that has 2- and 4-door body styles. It competes with the Ford Focus, Mazda3, and Honda Civic. This year, a new Wolfsburg Edition is available as the highest trim level.

In total, four trims are available: the S, SE, SEL, and Wolfsburg Edition.

The Golf maintains a sporty appearance with its angular-yet-friendly headlights and smiley, wide-mouth lower fascia. The rest of the body is styled subtly without much ornamentation, which is typical of Volkswagen vehicles. Standard features include a rear spoiler and 15-inch aluminum-alloy wheels. Automatic headlights, a panoramic moonroof, and larger 16- or 18-inch aluminum wheels are available as well.

Under the hood, the Golf is powered by a standard 170-hp, turbocharged 1.8-liter 4-cylinder engine mated to a 5-speed manual or 6-speed automatic transmission. Fuel economy for the Golf is an EPA-estimated 26/37 mpg city/highway.

Inside, the Golf has a standard cloth interior with a 60/40 split-folding rear seat. With the rear seat folded down, it has 52.7 cubic feet of cargo room. The center stack feature the MIB II infotainment system with a new 6.5-inch touchscreen, Bluetooth connectivity for phone and audio, a USB port, and Car-Net App-Connect that allows you to access select smartphone apps onto the touchscreen. It can be upgraded with an integrated navigation system. Air conditioning, power windows/locks, cruise control, and a leather-wrapped steering wheel come standard. Available features include V-Tex leatherette seating, remote keyless entry, push-button start, and power/heated front seats.

The Golf earned a full 5-star overall crash test safety rating from the National Highway Traffic Administration (NHTSA). All Golf models come with an automatic post-collision braking system and an intelligent crash response system. Forward collision warning, autonomous emergency braking, a blindspot monitoring system, and rear cross-traffic alert are also available.

EPA Fuel Economy

  • City: 25 MPG
  • Highway: 35 - 36 MPG

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Vehicle crash and safety data is provided by NHTSA, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The NHTSA testing was established by Congress to reduce highway deaths and injuries. Read an article on the current NHTSA crash test program.

Safety Rating

  • Overall Safety: *****
  • Frontal Crash: ****
  • Side Crash: *****

Consumer Reviews Summary

Overall Rating:

36 of 38 (94%) consumers said they would recommend this vehicle to a friend.

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