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Volkswagen Golf:Review the specs, features and pros & cons

Volkswagen Golf side view
Volkswagen Golf angular front perspective
Volkswagen Golf angular rear perspective

Overview of the Volkswagen Golf

Learn about the Volkswagen Golf

Volkswagen Golf Summary

The Volkswagen(VW) Golf is a great choice if you’re in the market for a practical, spacious and fun family car. For something with a bit of extra kick, take a look at the more powerful Golf GTI. Its precision handling gives the car the agile feel that European cars are known for. Most Golfs come with either a five or six-speed manual transmission or six-speed automatic transmission. With newer models, seven and eight-speed transmissions are also available. Keep in mind, while regular fuel is fine for most VW vehicles, the GTI’s turbocharged 2 L four-cylinder engine only takes premium fuel.

Pros and cons of the Volkswagen Golf

  • New engine and new transmissions
  • Many new tech features
  • More power for GTI
  • Manual transmission not available with performance models
  • Small centre console
  • GTI now burns premium gasoline
This is general information and should not be relied on as purchasing advice.

Safety ratings of the Volkswagen Golf

Safety ratings provided by NHTSA

  • Number of airbags6

Specifications of the Volkswagen Golf

Key specifications available across all trim levels
  • Seats5
  • Doors5
  • Fuel typeGas
  • TransmissionAutomatic or Manual
  • City consumption8.1 - 8.2 L/100km
  • Highway consumption6.3 - 6.4 L/100km
  • Width1799 mm
  • Length4268 mm
  • Trunk space578 L
  • Cargo space1337 L
Exact values depend on trim and engine choice.

Trims available with the Volkswagen Golf

What is a trim? Trims are different options of the same car with different features and equipment. The specs depend on the trim you choose.This variant of the Volkswagen Golf 2020 - 2021 is available in 2 trims:

Comfortline trim features and specs

Frequently asked questions about the Volkswagen Golf

Dimensions of the Volkswagen Golf

Vehicle dimensions
YearHeight fromWidth fromLength from
Exact values depend on trim choices.
20211443 mm1799 mm4268 mm
20201443 mm1799 mm4268 mm