Three things to know about the 2019 Volkswagen Golf

The Volkswagen Golf is an icon of German design and engineering. It’s often been copied but never duplicated.


For more than 45 years, the Volkswagen Golf has set the bar for all other compact cars. Unlike most of its rivals, Volkswagen has long managed to combine design, comfort and versatility under a compact roof. Let’s not forget that it’s also a blast to drive.


Here are three things you need to know about the 2019 Volkswagen Golf:


  • It is designed to fit your life.


The Volkswagen Golf may be compact on the outside however you’d never consider it a small car from the inside. This hatchback can easily accommodate five grown adults in comfort for a long road trip. Even with the second row in place, the trunk is more than generous. Should you need more cargo space, the combination of a flat-folding seatback and the hatch’s wide opening allows you to slide in large objects like a pair of bicycles.


Technology abounds in the Golf with the available 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system with proximity sensor and App-Connect smartphone integration and more.


  • Performance and fuel efficiency can be one and the same.


An unparalleled driving experience has always been part of the Golf experience. Powered by a turbocharged 1.4-litre 4-cylinder engine, the Golf will consume as little as 6.3L/100km on the highway. The generated 147-horsepower and 184 lb.-ft. of torque promise to keep you entertained during the long stints on the road between fill-ups.


Said road will be filled with smiles as you discover firsthand how competent and comfortable the Volkswagen Golf can be. Its surprising level of refinement means peace and quiet on the highway. At the next exit, you’ll love its dynamically tuned chassis as you negotiate your favorite mountain pass.


  • It is affordable and value-packed.


Many think that the Volkswagen Golf is priced out of reach for compact car buyers. Nothing could be further from the truth. With a base price of only $22,500, the Golf Comfortline delivers all the infotainment and creature comfort features you could desire.


Should you want more, the $25,600 Highline trim includes keyless access with push-button start, a panoramic sunroof, Satellite radio, Climatronic dual zone electronic climate control and much more.


As you can plainly see, the Volkswagen Golf is and continues to be the compact hatchback by which all others are measured.