Volkswagen’s affordable line of Golf hatchbacks has been a favorite of families and professionals alike the past few years. But with so much diversity in the VW Golf lineup, how do you know which one is right for you? From performance to utility to space, this guide will take you through the selling points of each Golf hatch model.

Finding the Right Swing with a VW Golf | Model Differences

Golf | The Modern Hatch

MSRP: $19, 895

City/Hwy MPG: 25/37 MPG

Engine: 1.8L Turbo

Simply titled Golf, this is the standard model in the series. A truly diverse, modern hatchback, the Golf is an all-purpose family hatch with plenty of cargo space (52.7 cu. ft.) for taking the family, or your business, on the road. The VW Golf is also the most fuel efficient hatch in the lineup. It remains one of Car and Driver’s 10 Best Cars for more than 10 years in a row.

As a standard bearer for each 2017 model, expect a 6.5-inch touchscreen performance monitor with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, as well as keyless touch-start available for each Golf model.

Golf GTI | The Hot Hatch

MSRP: $25,595

City/Hwy MPG: 24/34 MPG

Engine: 2.0L Turbo

Do you crave power? The GTI’s got you covered. The hot Golf GTI is one of the boldest in the Golf lineup, with a spruced up interior and sleek exterior design.  You’ll also get a bit more power with the 2.0L Turbo engine for those long road trips and uphill drives. Unique. Stylish. Powerful.  

e-Golf | The Electric Hatch

MSRP: $28,995

City/Hwy MPG: 126/105 MPG

Engine: electric 115 HP motor

The e-Golf is a hit for those wanting a sustainable, environmentally friendly hatch. This one is all Golf – no gas! Plug it in and enjoy the same benefits as a standard Golf, with an estimated 83 miles per charge. Choose from three driving modes with Normal/Eco/Eco+. It also comes with an impressive 115 HP electric motor and 199 lb.-ft. of instant torque. Drive smarter, not harder.

Golf R | The Performance Hatch

MSRP: $39,375

City/Hwy MPG: 22/31 MPG

Engine: 2.0L TSI® engine

Imagine the Golf R as a supercharged, premium GTI. It features a high-performance turbocharger and sport-tuned suspension that can take you from 0-60 in under 5 seconds. Experience what  292 HP and 280 lb.-ft. of torque feels like for yourself.  It’s balanced and ready to take you where you need to go.

Golf SportWagen | The Wagon

MSRP: $21,580

City/Hwy MPG: 25/35 MPG

Engine: 1.8L Turbo

The VW Golf SportWagen is a gentle giant, ready to carry you or your family anywhere. The most spacious of the Golfs, the SportWagen features an astounding 66.5 cu. ft. of cargo space with the rear seats folded down. A power tilting/sliding panoramic sunroof and utilitarian roof rails let you take the adventure on the road with the sportiest SUV of the bunch.

Golf Alltrack | The Adventurous Wagon

MSRP: $26, 950

City/Hwy MPG: 22/30 MPG

Engine: 1.8L Turbo

Drive happily and safely with the Golf Alltrack super wagon. The Golf Alltrack’s 4Motion® all-wheel drive lets you travel unfamiliar terrain with ease. From steep inclines, to treacherous downhill dirt roads, its Hill Descent Control actively helps your brakes maintain balance. Paddle shifters also give you better control by letting you shift without taking your hands off the wheel.  Immerse yourself in adventure.

Go Golf-ing with Volkswagen of Asheville, NC

Find your fit and test drive every VW Golf model at Volkswagen of Asheville, NC.. Feel the difference. Drive the difference. Choose from our selection of new, used, and certified pre-owned VW Golf models.

Be sure to ask us about our specials and our easy financing approval process. Call (828) 263-6061 today.