Volkswagen Golf

In published reviews,
critics awarded this
vehicle an average
overall score of:

85
Priced From $17,995
MPG 28.0
Styles Reviewed
HatchbackHatchback

Detroit Free Press

02/11/10
2010-02-11
82
100

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Mark Phelan Mark Phelan Score Pending 2010 Volkswagen Golf Hatchback

The Golf hatchback has many virtues, but this sixth generation of VW’s best-selling car remains seasoned for German palates. It’s a tasty side dish, but not the car that will make the company a staple in American households.

Automobile Magazine

05/21/10
2010-05-21
82
100

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Joe Lorio Joe Lorio 8.3 out of 10 2010 Volkswagen Golf Hatchback

The good news for real people on a real budget: The entry-level Volkswagen Golf makes living within your automotive means a surprisingly painless experience.

Consumer Guide

10/30/09
2009-10-30
83
100

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Jennifer Geiger Jennifer Geiger Score Pending 2010 Volkswagen Golf Hatchback

If you’re looking for a sporty, fuel-efficient hatchback, Golf should top your list. Golf has hot-hatch looks and the spunk to back it up. It adds a fun-to-drive, refined, and fairly roomy dose of sportiness to the compact-car class.

Washington Post

01/31/10
2010-01-31
83
100

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Warren Brown Warren Brown 7.3 out of 10 2010 Volkswagen Golf Hatchback

The 2010 Volkswagen Golf 2.5L hatchback is practical made perfect. That means, in the compact-car segment in which it competes, it’s also expensive.

MotherProof.com

05/10/10
2010-05-10
83
100

Overall score awarded to vehicle by this critic. [?]

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Kristin Varela Kristin Varela 6.6 out of 10 2010 Volkswagen Golf Hatchback

The restyled 2010 Volkswagen Golf is as cute as a little ladybug, but much sportier. It was functional, fun and zippy enough to seem like it cost much more.

Wheels.ca

10/10/09
2009-10-10
84
100

Overall score awarded to vehicle by this critic. [?]

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Jim Kenzie Jim Kenzie Score Pending 2010 Volkswagen Golf Hatchback

The 2010 Volkswagen Golf VI appears to offer a similar character with greater refinement, improved performance, and a lesser impact on our environment.

Cars.com

08/16/11
2011-08-16
84
100

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Joe Wiesenfelder Joe Wiesenfelder 8.2 out of 10 2011 Volkswagen Golf Hatchback

Thanks to decades of refinement, the Volkswagen Golf is one of the most impressive small cars you can buy, combining interior quality with a sporty character.

New York Times

12/03/09
2009-12-03
84
100

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Christopher Jensen Christopher Jensen Score Pending 2010 Volkswagen Golf Hatchback

The Golf beguiles with neither speed nor cornering ability, but with its overall charm. It combines practicality and distinctive style with a suspension that can either comfort or, to some extent, cavort.

The Detroit Bureau

10/13/09
2009-10-13
85
100

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Paul A. Eisenstein Paul A. Eisenstein 8.0 out of 10 2010 Volkswagen Golf Hatchback

The 2010 VW Golf’s price tag may get you to swallow hard, but if you’re in the market for a compact offering that’s roomy, fun-to-drive and delivers great fuel economy, you’ll have to look hard to find something quite as competitive.

Car and Driver

10/15/09
2009-10-15
85
100

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Tony Swan Tony Swan 7.2 out of 10 2010 Volkswagen Golf Hatchback

VW has done a good job of keeping its bread-and-butter car at the front of the compact hatchback pack. The Golf is a little expensive, but based on our drive, folks who pony up the cash are likely to end up mighty satisfied.

USA Today

10/16/09
2009-10-16
85
100

Overall score awarded to vehicle by this critic. [?]

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James R. Healey James R. Healey 7.1 out of 10 2010 Volkswagen Golf Hatchback

Numbers and hard data are helpful in judging a car, but the real chemistry happens – or fails to – when you settle into the driver’s seat. That’s when Golf’s satisfying road feel makes it shine, especially so in the TDI.

About.com

12/05/11
2011-12-05
85
100

Overall score awarded to vehicle by this critic. [?]

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Aaron Gold Aaron Gold 7.1 out of 10 2012 Volkswagen Golf Hatchback

The 2012 Golf R has an excellent engine and well-designed suspension that delivers big speed and big thrills. Bottom line: This is a neat friggin’ car!

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