Volkswagen

Volkswagen Golf

Price $31,495 – $47,395
Fuel consumption 6.9 – 11.8 L/100km
The Car Guide rating 88%(view ratings)
While the standard Golf is not returning to Canada for its eighth generation, the sportier Golf GTI and Golf R arrive with sleek looks and a much more technologically advanced cabin. The former boasts a turbocharged 2.0-litre four-cylinder engine producing 241 horsepower and remains a FWD-only car. Meanwhile, the high-performance Golf R elevates output to 315 horsepower, which is then distributed to all four wheels. R-specific “Special” and “Drift” modes are included.

Volkswagen Golf

Pricing
MSRP CA$32,895
Fees CA$1,750
Gas guzzler tax CA$0
Monthly payments CA$619/month
Powertrain
Engine 2,0 l I-4
Power 241 hp @ 5,000 rpm (180 kW)
Torque 273 lb·ft @ 1,750 rpm (370 N·m)
Induction Turbocharged
Fuel type Regular
Transmission 7-speed automatic
Drivetrain FWD
Vehicle type / Category
Vehicle type Hatchback
Category Compact sports car
Assembly Wolfsburg, DE
Generation 8
Fuel efficiency / Autonomy
City 9.3 L/100km
Highway 7.0 L/100km
Combined 8.3 L/100km
Autonomy 602 km
CO₂ emissions 194 g/km
Equipment
Sunroof optional
Heated front seats standard
Heated rear seats not available
Heated steering wheel standard
Ventilated front seats not available
Head-up display not available
Surround-view camera not available
Smart key standard
Blindspot detection standard
Forward collision warning not available
Autonomous emergency braking not available
Lane departure warning not available
Adaptive cruise control not available
GPS not available
Infotainment
Auxiliary audio input standard
Front USB ports standard
Rear USB ports not available
Apple CarPlay compatible standard
Android Auto compatible standard
Sirius XM not available
Bluetooth audio standard
Wi-Fi hotspot not available
Wireless phone charging standard
Steering / Suspension / Brakes / Tires
Steering rack and pinion, electrical variable assist
Front suspension independent, Macpherson strut
Rear suspension independent, multi-link
Front brakes Disc (ABS)
Rear brakes Disc (ABS)
Front tires P225/45R17
Rear tires P225/45R17
Safety
Seat belts 5
Dimensions / Weight
Length 4,287 mm (169″)
Width 1,789 mm (70″)
Height 1,464 mm (58″)
Wheelbase 2,631 mm (104″)
Weight 1,447 kg (3,190 lb)
Capacities
Passengers 5
Trunk 564 l (20 cu ft)
Fuel tank 50 l (11 gal)
Towing capacity not recommended
Performance
Power to weight ratio 124.2 W/kg
0-100 km/h 6.4 s (manufacturer)
80-120 km/h N/A
Top speed 250 km/h (155 mph) (manufacturer)
Braking distance N/A
Warranty
Base warranty 4 years/80,000 km
Powertrain warranty 5 years/100,000 km
The Car Guide rating
Fuel economy N/A
Reliability N/A
Safety N/A
Infotainment 7/10
Driving 9/10
Overall 9/10
Average 88%(view ratings)