Volkswagen

Volkswagen Golf

Price $19,595 – $43,465
Fuel consumption < 10.9 L/100km
The Car Guide rating 82%(view ratings)
There’s a Volkswagen Golf for every need. Want space? There’s the Golf SportWagen and Golf Alltrack, winner of the 2017 AJAC Canadian Car of the Year award. If performance is your priority, the Golf GTI or even the Golf R with 4MOTION all-wheel drive are for you. Otherwise, the Golf comes in three- or five-door body styles with a 170-horsepower engine. There’s even the fully electric e-Golf with approximately 200 kilometres of range.

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Test Drives2018 Volkswagn Golf Alltrack: The Veedub SUV
In North America, Volkswagen struck gold with the recent launch of the Atlas midsize SUV and the redesigned compact Tiguan , as both racking up strong sales numbers. Surfing on that wave of success, the brand also announced another SUV, the five-passenger and midsize …
BlogThe 40 Colours of the 2019 Volkswagen Golf R
Both manufacturers and consumers don’t often take risks when it comes to choosing paint colour choices for their vehicles—especially in North America. For popular mainstream models, we’re usually limited to a few shades of grey, white and black, and sometimes, a red, a blue or a brown. Or beige. However, …
Test Drives2018 Volkswagen Golf Alltrack: Please Buy One
If you find my headline a little desperate, that’s because the car you see here, the 2018 Volkswagen Golf Alltrack, is under serious threat. People aren’t buying cars anymore. The phenomenon has become so major that some carmakers, such as Ford, have given up on selling automobiles altogether. Within the …
First Drives2018 Volkswagen Golf R: No Major Changes. Hooray!
MALLORCA, Spain – Automakers must constantly update their products to keep them fresh and competitive, and to keep consumers ready and able to trade in their old model for a new one. When a car or truck spends a few years on the market without change, we usually start complaining.
BlogA Rainbow of Colours for the Volkswagen Golf
We often complain about the manufacturers’ lack of originality when it comes to offering paint colour choices in North America. For popular mainstream models, we’re usually limited to white and black, a few shades of grey and, sometimes, a red, a blue or a brown. Or beige. However, we can …
First DrivesVolkswagen Golf GTE: Performance PHEV
MALLORCA, Spain – During the press drive of the fully electric 2017 Volkswagen e-Golf , which will soon be on sale in Canada, we also got the opportunity to slip behind the wheel of the Golf GTE. In Volkswagen-speak, GTE means sportiness and a plug-in hybrid powertrain. Think of the …
First Drives2017 Volkswagen e-Golf: Watch Out, Bolt
MALLORCA, Spain – We’re finally getting it. The fully electric e-Golf will be on sale in Canada in June, better armed to take on the newcomers in the EV segment. The e-Golf originally went on sale in 2014 in various countries, including the United States, but Canada didn’t get it.

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NewsThe Car Guide’s 2019 Best Buys: Volkswagen Golf
In order to help consumers make the right purchase decision when shopping for a new vehicle, the team of journalists at The Car Guide publishes its yearly Best Buy awards in a slew of categories, including the compact-car segment. The latter remains a popular one, despi…
NewsNo T-Roc or T-Cross: When Will Volkswagen Finally Offer a Small SUV?
As you’ve probably observed, sub-compact SUVs and crossovers are by far one of the most popular segments of the auto industry right now, both on the mainstream side and the luxury side. These vehicles are popping up everywhere across the land and it’s easy to understand why: With gas prices …
MontrealThe Best New Technologies of the Year, According to AJAC
At the Montreal Auto Show, the Automobile Journalists Association of Canada unveiled their winners of the Best New Technology Awards for 2017. In the Best New Technology – Innovation category, Mazda’s G-Vectoring Control took top honours. This software enhances the vehicles’ feel of stability and smoothness by controlling engine power …
NewsAJAC Unveils its Best New Vehicles of 2017
Following an intensive week of testing at the end of October, the Automobile Journalists Association of Canada announced its Best New Vehicle awards for 2017, split into eight distinct categories. A photo-finish ending in all cases, based on the subjective evaluation of more than 60 Canadian journalists, gathered at the …
NewsMany improvements for the 2018 Volkswagen Golf
The popular Golf family gets a fairly extensive round of changes for the 2018 model year, which includes powertrains, advanced safety features as well as infotainment systems. The refreshed Golf will spearhead what the company calls “the largest product offensive in the history of Volkswagen.” Ten new or updated models …
NewsVolkswagen Unveils Golf Sportwagen Alltrack
Spent the day with the 2017 VW Golf SportWagen Alltrack. The good news, a 6 speed manual is available. The bad news, it&#39;s only available in the States, for now. No diesel, obviously Volkswagen has only itself to blame for that! Nuts & Bolts... 4MotionAWD Turbo-charged 1.8L TSI 4 cylinder …
NewsVolkswagen unveils 2016 enthusiast show fleet
Volkswagen of America has unveiled its 2016 enthusiast show fleet that features five models from the brand&#39;s lineup. Golf 1.8T Inspired by the famous Bali Green paint colour from the Mk 1 Volkswagen Rabbit, the 2016 Golf 1.8T show car brings this classic look to the modern day. Yellow headlight …

Videos

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2003
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.
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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) …
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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&#39;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&#39;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 …