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

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.

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.

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.

Edmunds.com

09/26/12
2012-09-26
88
100

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Staff Review Edmunds.com 7.8 out of 10 2013 Volkswagen Golf Hatchback

With an uncommon blend of refinement, performance and plentiful features, the 2013 Volkswagen Golf remains high on our list of hatchback picks.

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.

Auto123.com

06/21/10
2010-06-21
88
100

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Justin Pritchard Justin Pritchard 7.3 out of 10 2010 Volkswagen Golf Hatchback

The Volkswagen GTI mightn’t sound like the sixties or doburnouts down half a quarter mile track, but where everyday sports car liveability is concerned, it’s virtually untouchable. If you’re after an uncompromised sports car for everyday use, it starts to make plenty of sense.

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

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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

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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!

Motor Trend

10/20/09
2009-10-20
87
100

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Frank Markus Frank Markus 6.8 out of 10 2010 Volkswagen Golf Hatchback

If you’re looking for a suave, sophisticated hatchback, the Volkswagen Golf VI won’t disappoint. We can attest that that the new Golf feels like the ritziest hatchback on the market.

MotherProof.com

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

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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.

Auto123.com

01/07/10
2010-01-07
86
100

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Michel Deslauriers Michel Deslauriers 6.3 out of 10 2010 Volkswagen Golf Hatchback

The Volkswagen Golf is fun to drive, well-finished and spacious inside. It might not be as fuel-efficient as its Japanese enemies, but the trade-off is performance and driver involvement.

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