Used Volkswagen Golf, Phoenix, AZ

Used Volkswagen Golf

The launch of the seventh generation of the Golf represents a turning point in the car’s history: No longer is it simply a model but rather a family of vehicles that includes 2-door and 4-door hatchbacks and sporty versions like the Golf GTI and Golf R, the Golf SportWagen, and an EV. Not only does the Golf family offer a little bit of something for everyone, including a menu of powerplants (gasoline, diesel and electric.)

Used Volkswagen Golf Interior

The new Golf continues VW’s tradition of having an upscale look to its interior, using high-quality materials, soft-touch surfaces and piano black trim. Depending on the year, cargo volume is 16.5 cubic feet below the parcel shelf and 22.8 cubic feet to the roof. Loading is easier thanks to lower liftover in the rear hatch. The rear seat has a 60/40 split rear-folding back, expanding the load space to 52.7 cubic feet when lowered.

Used Volkswagen Golf Exterior

Even though all the sheet metal is new, the car is still a Golf. All the surfaces appear to be highly tailored with crisp character lines that start at the base of the steeper hood and new narrow horizontal grille. The Golf is about 1.1 inches lower in overall height, and the wider track gives it a more muscular, purposeful appearance.

 

Used Volkswagen Golf Standard Equipment

Among the standard features are power windows and door locks, air conditioning, a touch-screen infotainment system, Bluetooth connectivity, and a media-device interface with iPod integration. In 2015, S models feature aluminum-alloy wheels, V-Tex leatherette seating, steering wheel controls, and cruise control. Four-door models also have partial-power front seats. Golf SE models add a rearview camera and Fender Premium Audio System. In 2015, SEL model features 18-inch alloy wheels, navigation and sport comfort seats with 12-way power adjustment.

Used Volkswagen Golf Optional Equipment

Depending on the year, a 6-speed automatic transmission is available on TSI models, as is the exclusive Fender audio system. An optional driver assistance package features forward-collision warning, and front and rear park-distance control. On the GTI, options include an  adaptive-damping system and aperformance package, which includes larger brakes.

Used Volkswagen Golf Engines

The Golf family of engines includes an a turbocharged gasoline 4-cylinder in 1.8-liter and 2.0-liter displacements. The 292-horsepower 2.0-liter Golf R has all-wheel drive. Also available is the 2.0-liter turbocharged diesel on the Golf TDI. Like the Golf GTI, the diesel-powered Golf is paired with a 6-speed manual or the optional DSG automatic transmission. All engines feature cast-iron blocks with five main bearings and aluminum heads. The e-Golf uses an electric motor and has an estimated range of 83 miles. It can recharged in about four hours on a 240-volt outlet and is compatible with DC fast-charging stations.