With a base price of $25,495 (plus a $820 destination charge), our Volkswagen Golf TDI came in mid-range SE trim with Tungsten Silver paint and a six-speed manual transmission. Standard equipment included:
- Seventeen-inch aluminum-alloy wheels
- A large tilt-and-slide glass sunroof
- Heated front seats
- Automatic headlights and windshield wipers
- A rearview camera
Our car was also equipped with optional Lighting ($995) and Driver Assistance ($695) packages that added features like xenon headlights and park distance control. A six-speed DSG automatic transmission costs an extra $1,100.