2017 Volkswagen Golf

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2017 Volkswagen Golf Ratings
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Consumer Rating

The J.D. Power 100-Point Score is based on hundreds of thousands of independent and unbiased opinions of verified car owners.
J.D. Power
Out of 100

Quality & Reliability

Measures the level of defects, malfunctions, and design flaws experienced by vehicle owners. Covers the entire vehicle from engine to infotainment system. A higher rating means fewer problems.

Driving Experience

Owners' evaluation of the vehicle's design, performance, comfort, functionality, safety, and technology, comprise this rating. Newer and recently-redesigned vehicles tend to score better.


J.D. Power's forecast of depreciation (how much of its current value the vehicle will likely lose) over the next three years. Lower depreciation equals a higher rating.

Dealership Experience

Not Rated
Owners' experience with this brand's dealerships during the purchase and service process make up this rating. Key factors include customer service, dealership facilities, and the quality of work.

Best Compact Car of 2017

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Owners Like

Measured owner satisfaction with 2017 Volkswagen Golf after 90-days of ownership.
  • Rear visibility
  • Vehicle's handling on curves
  • How the interior materials feel

Owners Don't Like

The problems experienced by owners of the 2017 Volkswagen Golf during the first 90-days of ownership.
  • The vehicle's heating and air conditioning
  • Comfort of the 2nd row seats
  • The vehicle's voice recognition and bluetooth

Performance Specs

MPG City



35 - 36




5 speed, Manual w/OD, 6 speed, Automatic w/OD


Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4


Front Wheel Drive

Available Trims

2017 Volkswagen Golf Review

The versatile fun-to-drive Volkswagen Golf is the hatch of all trades. It has hustle and all sorts of technological advancements that make it convenient—and so safe it’s been named a Top Safety Pick plus by IIHS. Buckle up—your key to the city is here and it starts with the precision of German engineering. Choose from two models the S or the Wolfsburg. The Golf continues Volkswagen’s tradition of innovative thinking with advancements not usually found in a hatchback. You’ll enjoy the power and performance of its turbocharged engine as you negotiate twists turns and straightaways. It comes standard on all models. There’s plenty of room for you and all your daily cargo. Fold down the rear seats lower the cargo floor and you’ll get almost 53 cubic feet of space for work or play. Available in a variety of stylish color and trim combinations make this hatch-of-all-trades yours. Take a seat in the Volkswagen Golf and enjoy the ride
The Golf’s thoughtfully designed interior is full of the kind of German engineering you’ve come to expect from Volkswagen. The 60/40 split folding rear seat allows easy access to all your gear. Take care of business with Bluetooth audio streaming. Connect your Smartphone or other compatible devices and talk away while keeping your eyes on the road. Rock on. Your CDs USB audio and playlists are all available through a composition color touchscreen sound system. Do it all in this efficient and lively Volkswagen Golf.
The Golf has your safety in mind with an advanced safety cage. And Adaptive airbags and Side Curtain Protection airbags deploy in the event of a side impact crash. For even more peace of mind Golf’s Driver Assistance features like the available forwardcollision warning system and blind spot monitor feature work together using sensors to alert you to danger helping you feel more confident behind the wheel. Safety comes standard on the Volkswagen Golf.
When it’s time to hit the highway the Volkswagen Golf’s standard 1.8 liter TSI turbocharged engine delivers 170 horsepower with 199 foot pounds of torque. And you’ll get all of this while enjoying an EPA-estimated 36 highway miles per gallon. This excellent balance of power and efficiency comes in a five-speed manual or available six-speed automatic transmission. The Volkswagen Golf. It’s fast. It’s fun. It’s a machine designed for today’s urban explorer.

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