We Break Down the Benefits of Each VW Golf Model to Help You Choose Which One to Buy

By Product Expert | Posted in Tips and Tricks on Thursday, January 21st, 2016 at 7:56 pm
Which Volkswagen Golf Should You Buy?

Which Volkswagen Golf Should You Buy?

Some of the most popular VW models are those belonging to the Golf family of hatchbacks. These models all look similar, but each one has its own unique characteristics and qualities that leave you trying to decide which Volkswagen Golf you should buy. We’re here to help guide you through the process.

Before we examine the benefits of each model, please note that the following specs and features are updated for the 2016 model year, and future or past models may differ. All models offer a new infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.

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Benefits of Buying the VW Golf

Benefits of Buying the VW Golf

This is the Golf in its truest form. Some of its most appealing qualities include impressive cargo space, sporty engine power and an upscale interior. It’s also highly affordable.

Key specs and features:

  • Turbocharged engine producing 170 hp, 199 lb.-ft. of torque
  • Up to 52.7 cu. ft. of cargo space
  • Starting MSRP of $20,175 for 4-door model

You should buy if:

  • Your budget is limited
  • You value strong fuel efficiency
  • You require cargo-carrying versatility

Learn more about the affordable and versatile Golf 

 

Benefits of Buying the VW Golf GTI

Benefits of Buying the VW Golf GTI

If you’re a driver who wants some extra power and sporty performance in your driving experience, then the Golf GTI could be the model for you.

Key specs and features:

  • Turbocharged engine delivering 210 hp, 258 lb.-ft of torque (220 hp with Performance Package)
  • Sport-tuned suspension and Driving Mode Selection
  • Up to 52.7 cu. ft. of cargo space

You should buy if:

  • You desire a thrilling driving experience
  • You enjoy sportier styling features
  • You intend to use your vehicle for frequently hauling cargo

Learn more about the sporty Golf GTI

 

Benefits of Buying the VW Golf R

Benefits of Buying the VW Golf R

This is the most performance-driven Golf model, and though it tops out the Golf family’s price bracket, it’s ideal for those with a true racer’s heart.

Key specs and features:

  • A 292-hp engine producing 280 lb.-ft. of torque
  • Standard 4MOTION all-wheel drive
  • XDS+ with four electronic differential locks

You should buy if:

  • You desire the most powerful Golf model produced for the US
  • You have a little extra cash for its advanced performance features

Read more about the exhilarating Golf R

 

Benefits of Buying the VW e-Golf

Benefits of Buying the VW e-Golf

The e-Golf is Volkswagen’s electric car. It looks the same and still comes with the same impressive cargo space.

Key specs and features:

  • An electric motor delivering 115 hp and 199 lb.-ft. of torque
  • Electric range up to 83 miles
  • Three driving modes: Normal, Eco and Eco+

You should buy if:

  • You’re looking for an electric car that is not dull or boring to drive
  • You have a short to moderate daily commute distance
  • You live in one of the current states selling the vehicle (California, Connecticut, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, new York, Oregon, Rhode Island, Vermont or Washington D.C.

View our electric e-Golf inventory

 

Benefits of Buying the Golf SportWagen

Benefits of Buying the Golf SportWagen

This is one of the newest models from Volkswagen, and it offers impressive cargo space. It provides you with the sporty driving experience of a typical Golf, but thanks to the elongated body, it delivers the cargo capacity of a crossover SUV.

Key specs and features:

  • Up to 66.5 cu. ft. of cargo space
  • A turbocharged engine delivering 170 hp, 199 lb.-ft. of torque
  • Up to 36 mpg highway

You should buy if:

  • You need serious cargo hauling space
  • You want the cargo space of a crossover SUV but the driving dynamics of a sporty car
  • You desire long-distance/road-trip driving capabilities with excellent fuel economy

Learn more about the cargo-hauling Golf SportWagen

 

So, which Volkswagen Golf should you buy? Well, the choice is yours, but we hope this brief guide has helped you narrow down the choices. Of course, there is much more to learn about each model than what we could fit in here, so be sure to click the links to each vehicle’s model overview page or contact us at Volkswagen Santa Monica with your questions.

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