Volkswagen

Volkswagen Golf

Price $18,995 – $41,395
Fuel consumption 6.4 – 10.9 L/100km
The Car Guide rating 82%(view ratings)
With more than 30 million units sold since 1974, the internationally-known Volkswagen Golf is one of the most popular compacts on the market. In 2016, you can get your hands on one for under $20,000. It comes factory standard with a 1.8-litre 170-horsepower engine. At the other end of the spectrum, there's the sporty 292-horsepower R. Between the two, the GTI and its 210 horsepower pales in comparison.

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NewsVolkswagen Sets Expiration Date for Manual Transmissions
It’s no secret that the manual transmission is an endangered species in the auto industry. Much to the dismay of driving enthusiasts, a growing number of cars—even among the elite of performance—are putting all their money on automatic transmissions. With the accelerated development of electrified vehicles, the end will come …
News2022 Volkswagen Golf GTI, Golf R Pricing Announced For Canada
Volkswagen Canada has just announced pricing details for the all-new 2022 Golf GTI and Golf R , which are expected to reach dealers this fall. Now, the tough question: which one will you choose? Remember, the base Golf is not returning to Canada . 2022 Golf GTI Available in nine …
NewsIs Another VW Golf R With More Power Really Coming?
Unveiled last November, the eighth-gen Volkswagen Golf R will go on sale in Canada near the end of this year as a 2022 model. Just like us, hot hatch enthusiasts can’t wait to get a taste of its new 315-horsepower engine, which is significantly more potent than the previous one.
New Models2022 Volkswagen Golf R Unveiled With 315 Hp, Drift Mode and More
Are you bummed that the eighth-generation Volkswagen Golf won’t be coming to Canada after all? If you’re a performance enthusiast, the new 2022 Golf R that officially makes its debut today should easily make up for it. Once again manufactured in Wolfsburg, Germany, it will go on sale in late …
News2022 Volkswagen Golf R to Debut Soon and We Can’t Wait!
The eighth-generation Volkswagen Golf is not coming to Canada in base trim and this is sad news for a lot of people. The silver lining, at least for performance enthusiasts, is the return of the Golf GTI and Golf R. The former was unveiled virtually last winter, while the latter …

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Episodes
Motoring TV 2003 Episode 25
Cameron Hood and 1987 Volvo 2003 Volkswagen Golf GTI VR6 parking on steep incline Doggie K9 do's and don'ts of washing your engine SLP joins Ford Jim Kenzie on the popularity of drive thrus.
Motoring TV
Throwback Thursday: 2013 Golf GTI Love- In
Since 1981 the small village of Worthersee Austria has played host to close to 200,000 from around the world who come here to pay homage to the Volkswagen Golf GTI We had a chance to visit back in 2013. (The segment originally aired on Motoring TV 2013 episode #1) ***Watch …
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Motoring TV: Wagon of the Year for 2017
Motoring TV recently held it's 1 hour Car of the Year Special on the TSN network where we picked the best in class for 2017. Here are the nominees and winner in the Wagon category. (This segment originally appeared on Motoring TV 2017 episode #6) …
Motoring TV
Review: 2017 Volkswagen Golf Alltrack
"The most eagerly anticipated car we've had in our line-up in probably 10 years" Wow! Let's go to the video to find out why. (This segment originally appeared on Motoring TV 2017 Episode #4) …
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Test Drive: 2016 Volkswagen Golf R
"The Volkswagen Golf is a good car in its own right," says Motoring TV's Graeme Fletcher. "However, even it has to take a back seat to its evil twin." And that evil twin would be the 2016 Golf R , a 292-horsepower, all-wheel drive hot hatch that is about the …
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Watch the VW GTI Clubsport S fly around the Nürburgring
Volkswagen says the GTI Clubsport S set a new front-wheel drive production car lap record on the Nürburgring Nordschleife. The 305-horsepower Clubsport S circled the 20.8-kilometre track in 7:49:21 seconds, according to VW, besting the Honda Civic Type R by 1.42 seconds. That time puts the hot hatch in impressive …
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Two-Minute Test Drive: 2016 Volkswagen Golf R
Ever-popular with auto enthusiasts, the hot hatch segment is set to blow up with the introduction of a few new models. One of those is the 2016 Volkswagen Golf R , a car that puts nearly 300 horsepower down through all four wheels. And luckily for you, Volkswagen decided to …
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Review: 2016 Volkswagen Golf R
Aside from the Volkswagen GTI , which arguably created the hot hatch segment some 30 years ago, the Volkswagen Golf isn't exactly know for its performance prowess. The Volkswagen Golf R , then, is almost the anti-Golf, with its 292 horsepower and all-wheel drive system making it a true performer …