The 2019 Volkswagen Golf is fun, efficient and practical. Starting in the low $20,000 range, it is slightly pricier than rivals like the Honda Civic hatch but still among the least expensive ways to get into a German-engineered car. The Golf lineup is broad, spanning from the standard 4-door Golf hatchback to the sporty GTI and the performance-oriented Golf R.
New Features and Revisions
The 2019 Golf swaps its prior 170-horsepower, 1.8-liter turbo engine for the smaller, 147-horsepower 1.4-liter turbo also used in the new 2019 Jetta. Impressively, the Golf gains safety features like blind-spot monitoring and automatic emergency braking. The GTI gets an 8-horsepower boost and offers a heritage-inspired Rabbit edition. Also, the GTI’s optional DSG automatic transmission is upgraded to a 7-speed.