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What you must know before buying the Volkswagen Golf

Kimberly Smith
Automotive Editor - February 18, 2020
  • 2019 Golf is hard to find in stock; 2020s arriving
  • Rebates: Unadvertised discounts + $500 credit for select customers
  • Finance: From 1.9% APR for 60 months
  • Lease: From $209 per month for 39 months

Limited in-stock availability:

The 2019 Golf now includes a downsized 1.4T engine option for better fuel economy, but all trims are very difficult to find in stock right now.

The 2020 Golf is arriving now and features only a single trim called the Value.

Dealers are currently authorized to offer discounts of up to $2,000, so make sure you negotiate and get those savings.

Current offers are regional and available through March 2, 2020. Our examples are based on those for Western States.

Heads up: The Golf redesign has been delayed until at least 2021.

Extra savings:

It isn't advertised, but dealers are being incentivized $2,000 for each 2019 they sell without promotional financing, or $1,500 when you take advantage of the promotional financing offers listed below. Although dealers aren't obligated to pass these incentives along, they could help you when it comes to negotiating a price.

For 2020s, the dealer incentive is $500 for each vehicle sold without promotional financing.

A $500 bonus is also available for qualified military and first responders. In addition, new college graduates (i.e. graduated in the past 24 months) with proof of permanent, full-time income are eligible to receive a $500 credit on new financing or lease contracts signed with Volkswagen Credit.

Finance rates:

Promotional financing rates start at 1.9% APR for 60 months for 2019 models, or 2.9% APR for the 2020s.

Remember to use that $1,500 dealer incentive to your advantage to negotiate a lower price on a 2019.

Lease specials:

Promotional lease rates for the 2019 Golf S with automatic transmission start at $209 per month for 39 months with $3,499 due at signing. The offer includes an allowance of 10,000 miles per year but is not a good value.

The 2020 Golf does not have any advertised lease offers this month so we suggest contacting your local dealer for available lease options.

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2020 Volkswagen Golf: Model Preview

Justin Cupler
Automotive Editor - October 18, 2019

Model Preview

The seventh-generation Volkswagen Golf hit showrooms in 2015 and has seen few visual changes since. It did, however, receive a new engine, transmission, safety equipment, and more in 2019. The 2020 VW Golf will be a carryover model, but it will boast a simpler lineup with more standard features and new tech.

Other than a set of new 16-inch wheels, the 2020 Volkswagen will be identical to the current model on the outside. Given this design is still modern and sporty in a slow-changing segment, this lack of updates shouldn’t be an issue.

Inside, the 2020 Golf will continue with the same basic design, but it will gain a few new standard features, including the next-generation Car-Net infotainment system, in-car Wi-Fi, keyless ignition, leatherette seating, heated front seats, and a panoramic sunroof.

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Under its hood, the 2020 VW Golf will continue with the same 1.4-liter turbocharged engine that produces 147 horsepower and 184 pound-feet of torque. This power will head to the front wheels via a standard six-speed manual or an optional eight-speed automatic transmission.

Despite the IIHS giving its standard automatic emergency braking a “Superior” rating, the current Golf missed being an IIHS Top Safety Pick due to its “Poor” headlight ratings. We expect all the Golf’s safety ratings and standard safety features to remain the same in 2020.

The Golf will compete with the Honda Civic Hatchback, Hyundai Elantra GT, and Toyota Corolla Hatchback.

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