You know the Volkswagen Golf as the versatile hatchback that’s practical and perfect for urban areas. This car is all about giving you a fun driving experience while offering efficiency and comfort.

The 2017 Golf comes standard with amazing features, like the VW Car-Net® App-Connect system and the Composition Media touchscreen. It also offers a long list of available advanced safety technologies.

If your budget is more aligned with pre-owned vehicles, you can still get some of the features the current Golf is known for while saving money with a used model. Remember, you can always customize a used Golf with the help of genuine VW accessories.

The VW Golf, Year by Year

To figure out which used Golf will help you get around Asheville, NC, take a closer look at what changes were made for recent model years.

2012 VW Golf

The 2012 Volkswagen Golf let you choose from three trim levels and included many features that had been previously available. New options included 17” Salamanca® alloy wheels on certain models. New features were also added to the Tech Package, such as Dyaudio® premium sound, push-button start, and LED daytime running lamps.

2013 VW Golf

From the 2012 to 2013 model years, Volkswagen mostly left the popular Golf alone. The main differences are that all 2013 Golfs will have a rear center armrest along with carpeted floor mats throughout.

2014 VW Golf

If the idea of a two-door Golf appeals to you, you will have to choose a model other than the 2014 one. VW temporarily got rid of that body style for this model year. Features like available touchscreen navigation help it stand out.

2015 VW Golf

Those who want a current generation model but prefer a used Golf will want to strongly consider the 2015 model year. As the first year of the current generation, it should be the most affordable. It was completely redesigned with a list of subtle changes, such as new taillights, revised bumpers, and revised headlights. This was also the first Volkswagen in the U.S. to use the Modular Transverse Matrix platform.

Overall, the 2015 Golf was larger, faster, more efficient, and lighter than the 2014 model year.

2016 VW Golf

The 2016 used Golf is a good choice if you want the most recent used model possible with an updated stereo system featuring more smartphone integration. The S trim gained a backup camera as standard, and the Driver Assistance Package on the 2016 Golf added forward collision warning and adaptive cruise control.

Compare Used VW Golf Models in Person at VW of Asheville

If you are still unsure which used Golf is right for your needs, visit Volkswagen of Asheville. Our friendly staff can show you the available pre-owned models at our dealership and give you more information on what sets them apart from each other. You can be driving your own VW Golf around Asheville in no time.