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3/4 Front Glamour 2012 Volkswagen Golf

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Expert's Rating

4.7Excellent

MPG 27 City / 37 Highway
Pros
  • Excellent handling
  • Spacious cabin
  • Hatchback practicality
  • Comfortable front seats
Cons
  • Limited rear visibility
  • Ride may be too stiff for some

Introduction

The MkVI Golf is available in two-door and four-door bodystyles and can be powered by either a 170-hp 2.5-liter inline five-cylinder gas engine, or a new 140-hp 2.0-liter TDI clean-diesel engine. Buyers that go with the gas engine can choose between either a five-speed manual transmission or six-speed Tiptronic automatic; while TDI buyers select from either a six-speed manual transmission, or a six-speed DSG auto with Tiptronic. Standard safety features on all models include, anti-lock brakes, stability and traction control, tire pressure monitoring and six airbags. TDI models are extra equipped with features such as sport suspension, 17-inch alloy wheels/tires, leather steering wheel and shift knob, touch-screen 6-disc audio system with SIRIUS and floor mats.For 2012, fog lights and a rear pass-through armrest are now standard on the 2.5 models. Bluetooth and heated washer jets are now standard on the TDI models.

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