2016 Volkswagen Golf

2016 Volkswagen Golf

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Style NameFuel TypeDrive TypeMPGMSRP
2dr HB Auto TSIGasoline FuelFront Wheel DriveCity: 25
Hwy: 25
$19,595.00
2dr HB Auto TSI SGasoline FuelFront Wheel DriveCity: 25
Hwy: 25
$20,675.00
2dr HB Man TSIGasoline FuelFront Wheel DriveCity: 25
Hwy: 25
$18,495.00
2dr HB Man TSI SGasoline FuelFront Wheel DriveCity: 25
Hwy: 25
$19,575.00
4dr HB Auto TSI SGasoline FuelFront Wheel DriveCity: 25
Hwy: 25
$21,275.00
4dr HB Auto TSI S w/SunroofGasoline FuelFront Wheel DriveCity: 25
Hwy: 25
$22,625.00
4dr HB Auto TSI SEGasoline FuelFront Wheel DriveCity: 25
Hwy: 25
$25,225.00
4dr HB Auto TSI SELGasoline FuelFront Wheel DriveCity: 25
Hwy: 25
$27,425.00
4dr HB Man TSI SGasoline FuelFront Wheel DriveCity: 25
Hwy: 25
$20,175.00

2-door Compact Passenger Car
Front Wheel Drive
Base MSRP: $18,495.00
Invoice: $17,755.00
Hwy MPG: 37 (Est) mpg
City MPG: 25 (Est) mpg

Model News

After a major redesign last year, the Golf gets only evolutionary changes for 2016. A new, updated stereo system runs on improved software, offering more connectivity and smartphone integration. The Driver Assistance Package has also seen significant updates, with new features such as adaptive cruise control and a forward collision warning system. In addition, S models now come standard with a backup camera.

Pros

Practical and spacious hatchback layout; available capacious wagon; sharp steering and handling; impressive fuel economy; affordable performance

Model Highlights

The popular Volkswagen Golf heads into its seventh generation for 2016. Available in 2-door and 4-door hatches as well as a 4-door "sportwagen". The Golf 1.8T is powered by a 170-horsepower turbocharged 1.8L 4-cylinder. This is mated to either a 5-speed manual or 6-speed automatic transmission.

The Golf GTI, available with either two or four doors, comes with a potent turbocharged 2.0L 4-cylinder that produces 210 horsepower and 258 lb-feet of torque. It's offered with a choice of 6-speed conventional manual or DSG dual-clutch transmission.

The Sportwagen, based on the 4-door Golf hatch, features 30 cubic-feet of rear cargo space, expandable to an impressive 66 cubic-feet with the rear seats down. It comes with the 1.8L engine and the same choice of transmission options.

At the top of the range is the Golf R. With 4 doors, a very impressive engine and all-wheel drive, it is the ultimate European "hot-hatch." The Golf R comes with a highly tuned version of the GTI's 2.0L turbocharged engine that makes almost 300 horsepower. It comes with only the 6-speed DSG transmission, but is packed with premium standard features that include a sport-tuned suspension, 18-inch alloy wheels, HID headlamps, heated power-adjustable leather seats and dual-zone climate control.

Two-door 1.8T models are offered in base and S trims. The base trim includes 15-inch alloy wheels, power-adjustable and heated side mirrors, Bluetooth audio streaming and hands-free connectivity, an 8-speaker stereo with iPod hookup, 5.8-inch touchscreen and HD radio, as well as cloth seating with a 60/40 split folding rear seat. The S trim adds an upgraded radio with a 6.5" touchscreen and satellite radio, steering wheel audio controls, smartphone-integration, remote keyless entry and a leather shift knob.

For the 4-door and Sportwagens, three trims are offered: S, SE and SEL. In the SE, buyers will find 17-inch wheels, rain-sensing windshield wipers, halogen fog lights, a power panoramic sunroof and a rearview camera. Inside, amenities include a Fender premium audio system with eight speakers and a subwoofer and heated front seats. The top-of-the-line SEL trim includes 18-inch wheels, touchscreen navigation, dual-zone automatic climate control and front sport seats with 12-way power-adjustable driver's seat.

Available packages include a Lighting Package, with adaptive bi-Xenon headlights, which turn in conjunction with the car's movements down the road. The Driver Assistance Package features Park Distance Control with front and rear proximity sensors, as well as a Forward Collision Warning that alerts you when there's trouble ahead.

All Golfs come with standard safety features that include anti-lock brakes, traction control and engine braking assist, plus a host of airbags to protect the cabin.

Value Writeup

Few cars have the staying power or instant recognition of the Volkswagen Golf, and the all-new Golf picks up right where its predecessor left off -- with even more to like. As a leader in the busy hatchback segment, the Golf is loaded with standard features, excellent ergonomics and plenty of practical space for passengers and cargo. Turbocharged power gives the Golf 1.8T plenty of pep. The GTI is a perennially lauded "hot hatch," is tremendously fun to drive and starts at just around $25,000.

Pricing

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Exterior Color Interior Colors
 

Pure White

Manufacturers Code: (0Q0Q)

  • Titan Black
  • Beige
 

Tungsten Silver Metallic

Manufacturers Code: (K5K5)

  • Titan Black
 

Tornado Red

Manufacturers Code: (G2G2)

  • Titan Black
  • Beige
 

Silk Blue Metallic

Manufacturers Code: (2B2B)

  • Titan Black
  • Beige
 

Platinum Gray Metallic

Manufacturers Code: (2R2R)

  • Titan Black
 

Night Blue Metallic

Manufacturers Code: (Z2Z2)

  • Titan Black
  • Beige
 

Black

Manufacturers Code: (A1A1)

  • Titan Black
  • Beige

Vehicle

Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year5.9 (Est)
EPA Greenhouse Gas ScoreN/A
Vehicle
EPA ClassificationCompact Cars

Powertrain

Transmission
DrivetrainFront Wheel Drive
Trans Type5
Trans Description Cont.Manual w/OD
First Gear Ratio (:1)3.78
Second Gear Ratio (:1)2.12
Third Gear Ratio (:1)1.27
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)0.87
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)0.66
Reverse Ratio (:1)3.60
Clutch SizeN/A
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)3.39
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy37 (Est) MPG
Cruising Range - City330.00 mi
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City25 (Est) MPG
Fuel Economy Est-Combined30 (Est) MPG
Cruising Range - Hwy488.40 mi
EPA MPG Equivalent - CityN/A
EPA MPG Equivalent - HwyN/A
EPA MPG Equivalent - CombinedN/A
Battery RangeN/A
Engine
Engine TypeIntercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4
Displacement1.8 L/110
Fuel SystemGasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM170 @ 4500
SAE Net Torque @ RPM184 @ 1600
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)480
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)140
Cooling System
Total Cooling System CapacityN/A

Dimensions

Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity5
Passenger Volume93.5 ft³
Front Head Room38.4 in
Front Leg Room41.2 in
Front Shoulder Room55.9 in
Front Hip RoomN/A
Second Head Room38.1 in
Second Leg Room35.6 in
Second Shoulder Room53.9 in
Second Hip RoomN/A
Exterior Dimensions
Wheelbase103.8 in
Length, Overall167.5 in
Width, Max w/o mirrors70.5 in
Height, Overall57.2 in
Track Width, Front61 in
Track Width, Rear59.8 in
Min Ground Clearance5.4 in
Liftover HeightN/A
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up22.8 ft³
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down52.7 ft³
Trunk VolumeN/A

Chassis

Weight Information
Base Curb Weight2901 lbs
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.N/A
Suspension
Suspension Type - FrontStrut
Suspension Type - RearMulti-Link
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)Strut
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)Multi-Link
Shock Absorber Diameter - FrontN/A
Shock Absorber Diameter - RearN/A
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - FrontN/A
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - RearN/A
Tires
Front Tire SizeP195/65HR15
Rear Tire SizeP195/65HR15
Spare Tire SizeCompact
Wheels
Front Wheel Size15 X 6 in
Rear Wheel Size15 X 6 in
Spare Wheel SizeCompact in
Front Wheel MaterialAluminum
Rear Wheel MaterialAluminum
Spare Wheel MaterialSteel
Steering
Steering TypeRack-Pinion
Steering Ratio (:1), OverallN/A
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)N/A
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb35.8 ft
Turning Diameter - Wall to WallN/A
Brakes
Brake Type4-Wheel Disc
Brake ABS System4-Wheel
Brake ABS System (Second Line)N/A
Disc - Front (Yes or )Yes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness11.3 in
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness10.7 in
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx13.2 gal
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, ApproxN/A

Warranty Information

Basic:
3 Years/36,000 Miles

Drivetrain:
5 Years/60,000 Miles

Corrosion:
12 Years/Unlimited Miles

Roadside Assistance:
3 Years/36,000 Miles

Crash Test Rating

US NHTSA CRASH TEST RESULTS:

Overall Rating: * * * * *

Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating: * * * *

Overall Side Crash Rating: * * * * *

Side Barrier Rating: * * * * *


Combined Side Barrier and Pole Ratings:
Front Seat Rating: * * * * * Rear Seat Rating: * * * * *

Overall Rollover Rating: * * * *
Dynamic Test Result: No Tip
Risk of Rollover: 11.1%

Note Regarding Driver Rating:

Male: Average sized adult male dummy in 35-MPH crash into fixed barrier. Rating is evaluation of injury to head, neck, chest, legs. Female: Small-sized adult female dummy in 35-mph crash into fixed barrier. Rating is evaluation of injury to head, neck, chest, legs.

Rollover Note: Dynamic (moving) test results (Tip or No Tip) and measured rollover-related properties determine vehicle's risk of rollover in single vehicle crash and its rollover rating. The Rollover Resistance Rating utilizes a "fishhook" maneuver which is a series of abrupt turns at varying speeds to see how "top-heavy" a vehicle is.

Recall Information

US NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID:
15V705000

Mfg's Report Date:
OCT 25, 2015

Component:
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:POWER ASSIST:VACUUM

Potential Number Of Units Affected:
91867

Summary:
Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (Volkswagen) is recalling certain model year 2015-2016 Jetta, Beetle, Beetle Convertible, Passat, Golf and Golf SportWagen vehicles. In the affected vehicles, the camshaft lobe that drives the brake vacuum pump may shear off, resulting in a loss of brake assist.

Consequence:
If the camshaft lobe shears off there would be a loss of brake assist, lengthening the distance needed to stop the vehicle and increasing the risk of a crash.

Remedy:
Volkswagen dealer will update the engine control module (ECM) software. The recall began March 2016. Owners may contact Volkswagen customer service at 1-800-822-8987. Volkswagen's number for this recall is 23R1.

Dates of Manufacture:
NOV 19, 2014 to JUL 16, 2015

Manufacturer Recall Number:
23R1
US NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID:
16V403000

Mfg's Report Date:
JUN 05, 2016

Component:
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:FUEL INJECTION SYSTEM:FUEL RAIL

Potential Number Of Units Affected:
55

Summary:
Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (Volkswagen) is recalling certain model year 2016 Jetta vehicles manufactured October 31, 2015, to January 21, 2016, 2016 Passat vehicles, equipped with 1.8T engines manufactured November 13, 2015, to December 9, 2015, and 2016 Golf vehicles manufactured November 5, 2015, to November 11, 2015. In the affected vehicles, the fuel rail may detach from the cylinder head and result in a fuel leak.

Consequence:
A fuel leak, in the presence of an ignition source, can result in a vehicle fire.

Remedy:
Volkswagen will notify owners, and dealers will replace the cylinder heads, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact Volkswagen customer service at 1-800-822-8987. Volkswagen's number for this recall is 15F7.

Dates of Manufacture:
NOV 04, 2015 to NOV 10, 2015

Manufacturer Recall Number:
15F7
US NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID:
16V647000

Mfg's Report Date:
SEP 06, 2016

Component:
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:EXHAUST SYSTEM:EMISSION CONTROL

Potential Number Of Units Affected:
110042

Summary:
Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (Volkswagen) is recalling certain model year 2015-2016 Volkswagen Golf, Golf SportWagen, GTI, Audi A3 sedan and A3 Cabriolet vehicles. Due to a problem with the suction pump inside the fuel tank, fuel may flow into the evaporative emissions (EVAP) system.

Consequence:
As fuel accumulates in the EVAP system, it may leak out through the charcoal canister filter element. A fuel leak in the presence of an ignition source increases the risk of a fire.

Remedy:
Volkswagen will notify owners, and dealers will replace the suction pump, free of charge. The recall began November 2016. Volkswagen owners may contact Volkswagen customer service at 1-800-893-5298, Audi owners may contact Audi customer service at 1-800-253-2834. Volkswagen's numbers for this recall are 20Y6 and 20Y5.

Manufacturer Recall Number:
20Y6/20Y5
US NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID:
18V329000

Mfg's Report Date:
MAY 15, 2018

Component:
UNKNOWN OR OTHER

Potential Number Of Units Affected:
252

Summary:
Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (Volkswagen) is recalling certain 2012-2016 Eos, 2012 Passat, 2012-2016 CC, 2015 e-Golf, 2011-2015 Touareg, 2012-2015 Tiguan, and 2011-2016 Golf and 2011-2013 GTI vehicles. Modifications made while the vehicles were in an internal evaluation period may cause the affected vehicles to not comply with all of the applicable regulatory requirements.

Consequence:
If the vehicles do not meet all regulatory requirements, there could be an increased risk of a crash, fire, or injury.

Remedy:
Volkswagen will notify owners, and dealers will repair the vehicles to make them fully compliant or Volkswagen will repurchase them if necessary, free of charge. Interim notices informing owners of the safety risk were mailed July 13, 2018. Owners will receive a second notice when the remedy becomes available. Owners may contact Volkswagen customer service at 1-800-893-5298.

Dates of Manufacture:
MAR 01, 2011 to NOV 07, 2014

Manufacturer Recall Number:
01C5/01C6
US NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID:
18V464000

Mfg's Report Date:
JUL 10, 2018

Component:
STEERING:COLUMN LOCKING:ANTI-THEFT DEVICE

Potential Number Of Units Affected:
33168

Summary:
Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (Volkswagen) is recalling certain 2015-2018 Volkswagen Golf and Golf Sportwagen vehicles. The build of silicate on the shift lever micro switch contacts may enable the key to be removed from the ignition while the vehicle shift lever is not in "Park." As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 114, "Theft Protection and Rollaway Prevention."

Consequence:
Removing the key while the shift lever is in a position other than "Park" increases the risk of an unintended vehicle rollaway that may result in personal injury or a crash.

Remedy:
Volkswagen will notify owners, and dealers will install an additional switch and circuit board, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin September 8, 2018. Owners may contact Volkswagen customer service at 1-800-893-5298. Volkswagen's number for this recall is 37L5.

Dates of Manufacture:
MAR 27, 2014 to JUL 21, 2017

Manufacturer Recall Number:
37L5


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