The starting MSRP for the VW Golf 1.8T 4-Door S trim is $20,175, though 2-door options are available to order.
It’s spacious interior wins it fans, but the fuel-economy of the Golf keeps them as it earns an EPA-estimated 25 city and 37 highway mpg rating.
The stick shift isn’t dead with a 5-speed manual transmission coming standard and a 6-speed available with Tiptronic and Sport modes.
The 2016 model year comes with a 170 horsepower, 1.8-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine which delivers 184 pound-feet of torque.
A spacious cargo area is one of the main benefits of a hatchback, and the Golf is proof with its maximum cargo space of 52.7 cu. ft.
The S trim level includes heated side mirrors, a rearview camera, VW Car-Net App-Connect and Sirius XM Satellite Radio.
The ideal car for drivers living on the East Coast has to strike a fine balance between practical and fun in order to be truly appealing. Motorists are looking for the perfect combination of standard features, a spacious interior and smooth acceleration for a comfortable ride. All of these things can be found in the attractive 2016 Volkswagen Golf in Middletown NY, which has only improved since its complete redesign last year. Though its looks may be the same, it has some important features which prove to be significant updates for modern drivers. Topping the list is the MIB II infotainment system, with the second generation of this touchscreen unit adding on Volkswagen Car-Net App-Connect.
The App-Connect features are standard on all four-door models of the 2016 Volkswagen Golf, with two-door options now available by order only. The touchscreen head unit has been improved for the second generation with a faster processor and enhanced graphics to be easier than ever to use, while also adding on Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and MirrorLink for the most options in smartphone connectivity. Along with this improved technology are additional available driver assistance features, making the 2016 model year even safer. The Driver Assistance Package is an option on SE and higher trims, and models equipped with it have received a Top Safety Pick+ rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety thanks to its impressive front crash prevention software.
New technology and improved safety are just some of the changes for the 2016 Volkswagen Golf, but the model earned its popularity with a responsive powertrain and engaging driving dynamic. The 1.8-liter turbocharged engine delivers 170 horsepower and 184 pound-feet of torque, which pairs nicely with either the five-speed manual transmission or six-speed automatic. This model is more than four decades in the making, and shows perfectly how Volkswagen has learned what works and what doesn’t. The result is a model that feels expensive to drive, without being expensive to own. The interior has a premium feel for which Volkswagen has become known, and tight steering and strong brakes made the model simple and intuitive to drive.
The hatchback design of the 2016 Volkswagen Golf can’t be ignored, as the body style is another strong draw for shoppers. With the rear seats upright, there’s a full 22.8 cubic feet of cargo space and 93.5 cubic feet of passenger volume, giving occupants plenty of room to stretch while still toting home a full load of groceries. Folding the rear seats down presents a maximum cargo capacity of 52.7 cubic feet to fit bulkier purchases.