The iconic hatchback made over for a modern new world. The 2018 Volkswagen Golf combines the utility of a crossover with the performance-pursuing confidence of a turbocharged sedan, and it does it in style. Driven by a 1.8L turbocharged 170-horsepower engine, the 2018 Golf is a cut beyond the average hatch, offering agile performance that dodges the usual pitfalls of inefficiency. Thanks to an MPG rating of 25 City and 34 Highway, the Golf can streak through a city, skate through a suburb and cruise through the country without breaking a sweat, and the available Tiptronic® 6-speed automatic transmission makes the drive even smoother and carefree, unless you decide special attention is required. Despite having speed in its sights and a dramatic flair, the Golf is a hatchback at heart, offering the versatility of folding seats for cargo space of up to 52.7 cubic feet. Fun, flashy and packing more than enough power, the VW Golf is the hatch made new again, with all the same rear-folding greatness you remember.
Thanks to a variety of advanced safety features, safety comes first on the Golf. Built on a durable safety cage with front and rear crumple zones, the Golf makes smarter driving automatic thanks to seven stability-enhancing systems including Electronic Brake-pressure Distribution and Electronic Stability Control. In the event of a collision, an Intelligent Crash Response System reacts to the crash automatically by unlocking the doors and activating the hazard lights.
With a 1.8-liter 170-horsepower turbocharged engine under the hood, the Golf has what it takes to power forward efficiently. The available Tiptronic® 6-speed transmission makes for smoother acceleration and shifting and grants you the control to shift manually. Switch to Sport Mode for an automatic experience that draws out gear shifts for a more thrilling drive.
Look inside the Golf and you’ll see two sides of one complete hatch: A driver-centric interior designed to comfort flanked by an expandable cargo area offering up to 52.7 cubic feet of storage for gear, groceries and more. Despite a style and boldness that implies otherwise, the VW Golf is a true hatch where it matters most.