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

Los Angeles Times

07/22/10
2010-07-22
90
100

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David Undercoffler David Undercoffler Score Pending 2010 Volkswagen Golf Hatchback

The 2010 Volkswagen Golf consistently gives drivers German craftsmanship and poise they would otherwise pay much more for.

CarReview.com

02/16/10
2010-02-16
89
100

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

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Francis Cebedo Francis Cebedo Score Pending 2010 Volkswagen Golf Hatchback

The 2010 VW Golf is solid, fast, safe and FUN! It is not merely the ‘5-door’ version of a sedan. Rather it is car and platform that delivers a lot and can handle so much more.

Edmunds.com

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

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

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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.

Wheels.ca

10/24/09
2009-10-24
88
100

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

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Jil McIntosh Jil McIntosh Score Pending 2010 Volkswagen Golf Hatchback

The Volkswagen Golf is one of the more comfortable cars out there, with an interior that looks richer than its price, and right now, the only compact diesel wagon on the market.

Auto123.com

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

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

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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.

Winding Road

01/04/10
2010-01-04
87
100

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

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Chris Martens Chris Martens Score Pending 2010 Volkswagen Golf Hatchback

While you can find less expensive economy cars that are very good (see the Honda Fit or Nissan Cube, to name just two), you may be hard pressed to match the Volkswagen Golf’s combination of virtues for anywhere near its price.

Motor Trend

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

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

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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.

Edmunds.com

10/27/09
2009-10-27
87
100

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

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Karl Brauer Karl Brauer Score Pending 2010 Volkswagen Golf Hatchback

For driving enthusiasts looking to trade gas money for feature content, the 2010 Volkswagen Golf TDI is a solid choice.

Auto123.com

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

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

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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.

Associated Press

10/28/09
2009-10-28
86
100

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

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Ann Job Ann Job Score Pending 2010 Volkswagen Golf Hatchback

The Volkswagen Golf’s real claim to fame — its decades-long reputation as a fun, sporty, little hatchback — remains.

Ward's Autos

12/17/09
2009-12-17
85
100

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

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Drew Winter Drew Winter Score Pending 2010 Volkswagen Golf Hatchback

Despite its efficiency, upscale interior and superior driving dynamics, the Golf still faces an uphill climb in the U.S. upper small-car segment, where many consumers only want an inexpensive appliance to get them from point A to B.

Popular Mechanics

10/11/12
2012-10-11
85
100

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

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Andrew English Andrew English Score Pending 2014 Volkswagen Golf Hatchback

The Mark VII Golf is more refined, more economical, and bigger inside. It rides better, feels nicer to drive, and you won’t find a better-quality interior in this class. Where VW missed the mark is with its inability or unwillingness to improve the driver appeal of the standard car.

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