2019 Volkswagen Golf GTI 2.0T Manual

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  • 4-door Compact Passenger Car
  • Front Wheel Drive
  • Base MSRP: $27,595.00
  • Invoice: $26,492.00
  • Hwy MPG: 32 mpg
  • City MPG: 24 mpg

pros

Practical and spacious hatchback layout; available capacious wagon; all-wheel-drive availability; sharp steering and handling; impressive fuel economy; affordable performance; electric option

model highlights

The popular Volkswagen Golf is offered in both 4-door hatchback form and as a wagon, with 2-door hatchback variants no longer produced. The Golf 1.4 T and SportWagen are powered by a 147-horsepower turbocharged 1.4L 4-cylinder. In the hatchback, this is mated to either a 5-speed manual or 6-speed automatic transmission. The SportWagen 4Motion and the Alltrack, meanwhile, are powered by a 170-hp 1.8L turbocharged four. The SportWagen S 4Motion, SE, and SEL are offered with the automatic only. Meanwhile, the Alltrack S, SE and SEL all come standard with VW's 6-speed DSG dual-clutch transmission.

The Golf GTI comes with a potent turbocharged and intercooled 2.0L 4-cylinder that produces 228 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque. It rides on 18-inch alloy wheels and is offered with a choice of either a 6-speed manual or 6-speed DSG dual-clutch transmission. At the top of the Golf hatchback range is the Golf R. The R also sports the turbocharged 2.0L, upped to 292 horsepower and 280 pound-feet, with the sure-footedness of VW's 4Motion all-wheel drive. Power is put to the wheels through either the 6-speed manual or the 6-speed DSG transmission.

The all-electric e-Golf is powered by 24.2-kWh lithium-ion battery pack that runs a permanent-magnet 85-kW AC electric motor. The output equivalent is 115 horsepower and 199 pound-feet of torque. The car's range is 100-115 miles when fully charged, and a 240-volt dedicated in-home charger can recharge the battery in six hours. Using household 120-volt current takes 20 hours. The e-Golf offers three selectable driving modes: Normal, Eco and Eco+, which vary regenerative braking and throttle response to either maximize power or range.

Golf 1.4T models are offered in S and SE trims. The S 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, 6.5-inch touchscreen with satellite radio, steering wheel audio controls, smartphone integration, remote keyless entry and a leather shift knob, as well as cloth seating with a 60/40 split folding rear seat. Forward collision warning, autonomous emergency braking with pedestrian monitoring, blind-spot indicator and rear traffic alert are all standard as well. The SE brings 16-inch alloys, a power sunroof, keyless entry and ignition, automatic headlights and heated front seats.

GTIs come in S, SE and Autobahn trims, plus a Rabbit Edition. In S trim, the GTI offers LED fog lights, heated mirrors and 18-inch alloy wheels, while inside there's plaid cloth upholstery with heated front seats, a cooled glovebox, selectable driving modes, tilt/telescopic steering wheel, Bluetooth, the 6.5-inch touchscreen and a rearview camera.

In the SE, there's a sunroof, leather upholstery, a Fender audio system and automatic headlights. GTI Autobahn models add adaptive LED headlights and various performance upgrades like a limited-slip front differential, bigger brakes plus enhanced handling thanks to adaptive damping and a larger rear stabilizer bar. Dual-zone climate control, navigation and a 10-way power driver seat round out the selection.

The range-topping Golf R is packed with premium standard features that include a sport-tuned suspension, 19-inch alloy wheels, HID headlamps, heated power-adjustable leather seats and dual-zone climate control.

SportWagens are offered in three trims: S, SE and SEL, with an all-wheel-drive 4Motion variant also available in S trim. The S trim is configured similarly to the Golf S, with the addition of LED exterior lighting. 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.

With the exception of a more rugged exterior appearance, elevated ride height, and standard 4Motion all-wheel drive, the Alltrack in S, SE, and SEL is outfitted similarly to its SportWagen siblings.

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.

model news

For 2019, the Volkswagen Golf and Golf Sportwagen drop the turbocharged 1.8L 4-cylinder engine making 170 hp and instead adopt the Jetta's turbocharged 1.4L 4-cylinder engine, which makes 147 hp. Only the all-wheel-drive Alltrack and the SportWagen with 4Motion all-wheel drive hold onto the larger engine. Elsewhere, the Golf adds advanced safety features, such as blind-spot monitor, rear traffic alert and forward collision warning. Finally, the GTI gets a bump in engine output, from 220 to 228 horsepower. The brakes have been upgraded and it now features a mechanical limited-slip differential borrowed from the Golf R. A new Rabbit Edition has also been slotted into the GTI lineup.

value writeup

Few cars have the staying power or instant recognition of the Volkswagen Golf, and the seventh-generation 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 just enough pep. The GTI is perennially lauded in the "hot hatch" segment, with the Golf R taking it even further up the performance ladder. Two wagon options add incredible versatility, and the all-electric e-Golf is as economical as they come. Overall, the VW Golf family offers tremendous value and flexibility for anyone interested in owning one.

Exterior Color

Great Falls Green Metallic
Manufacturer's Color Code: 8U8U

Interior Colors

  • Titan Black w/Clark Plaid

Exterior Color

Deep Black Pearl
Manufacturer's Color Code: 2T2T

Interior Colors

  • Titan Black w/Clark Plaid

Exterior Color

Pure White
Manufacturer's Color Code: 0Q0Q

Interior Colors

  • Titan Black w/Clark Plaid

Exterior Color

Tornado Red
Manufacturer's Color Code: G2G2

Interior Colors

  • Titan Black w/Clark Plaid

Exterior Color

White Silver Metallic
Manufacturer's Color Code: K8K8

Interior Colors

  • Titan Black w/Clark Plaid

Exterior Color

Night Blue Metallic
Manufacturer's Color Code: Z2Z2

Interior Colors

  • Titan Black w/Clark Plaid

Exterior Color

Dark Iron Blue Metallic
Manufacturer's Color Code: 8P8P

Interior Colors

  • Titan Black w/Clark Plaid

Vehicle

Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 6.5
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score N/A
Vehicle
EPA Classification Compact Cars

Powertrain

Transmission
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
Trans Type 6
Trans Description Cont. Manual w/OD
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.76
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.08
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.46
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.08
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.09
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.91
Reverse Ratio (:1) 4.55
Clutch Size N/A
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.24
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy 32 MPG
Cruising Range - City 316.80 mi
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City 24 MPG
Fuel Economy Est-Combined 27 MPG
Cruising Range - Hwy 422.40 mi
EPA MPG Equivalent - City N/A
EPA MPG Equivalent - Hwy N/A
EPA MPG Equivalent - Combined N/A
Battery Range N/A
Engine
Engine Type Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
Displacement 2.0 L/121
Fuel System Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 228 @ 4700
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 258 @ 1500
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 480
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 140
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity N/A

Dimensions

Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity 5
Passenger Volume 93.5 ft³
Front Head Room 38.4 in
Front Leg Room 41.2 in
Front Shoulder Room 55.9 in
Front Hip Room N/A
Second Head Room 38.1 in
Second Leg Room 35.6 in
Second Shoulder Room 53.9 in
Second Hip Room N/A
Exterior Dimensions
Wheelbase 103.6 in
Length, Overall 168 in
Width, Max w/o mirrors 70.8 in
Height, Overall 57.8 in
Track Width, Front 60.6 in
Track Width, Rear 59.7 in
Min Ground Clearance 5.1 in
Liftover Height N/A
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up 17.4 ft³
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down 53.7 ft³
Trunk Volume N/A

Chassis

Weight Information
Base Curb Weight 3062 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 - Front Strut
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Strut
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Multi-Link
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front N/A
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear N/A
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front N/A
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear N/A
Tires
Front Tire Size P225/40HR18
Rear Tire Size P225/40HR18
Spare Tire Size Compact
Wheels
Front Wheel Size 18 X 7.5 in
Rear Wheel Size 18 X 7.5 in
Spare Wheel Size Compact in
Front Wheel Material Aluminum
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material Steel
Steering
Steering Type Rack-Pinion
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall N/A
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) N/A
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb 35.8 ft
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall N/A
Brakes
Brake Type 4-Wheel Disc
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel
Brake ABS System (Second Line) N/A
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness 13.4 in
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness 12.2 in
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx 13.2 gal
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx N/A

Warranty Information

Basic:
6 Years/72,000 Miles

Drivetrain:
6 Years/72,000 Miles

Corrosion:
7 Years/100,000 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: 13.40%

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.

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