Volkswagen Golf

Price $19,595 – $43,465
Fuel consumption < 11.1 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.

Detailed ratings

Global rating
The Car Guide rating 82%
Fuel economy 6/10
Reliability 4/10
Safety 8/10
Infotainment 7/10
Driving 9/10
Overall 9/10
Compact cars
The Car Guide rating 78%
Fuel economy 5/10
Reliability 4/10
Safety 8/10
Infotainment 7/10
Driving 8/10
Overall 9/10

What's new in 2018



  • Very extensive lineup
  • Enhanced dynamics (GTI, Golf R)
  • Quality of interior finish
  • Certified pleasant driving experience


  • Reliability could be better
  • High price (Alltrack, Golf R)
  • Limited distribution (e-Golf)
  • We all remember Dieselgate