2010 Volkswagen Golf Pricing, Specs & Reviews

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$17,620-$23,860
$16,830-$22,794
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What Changed for the 2010 Volkswagen Golf:

  • All-new design for 2010
  • 3- and 5-door versions
  • Front- or 4Motion all-wheel drive (AWD)
  • Gas and diesel powerplant options
  • Manual or DSG transmissions offered
  • Set to debut at the 2008 Paris Motor Show
  • Sales in the United States in fall 2009

The Volkswagen Golf has long been a top seller in Europe, but it has been in and out of the American market for decades, known alternately as the Golf or the Rabbit. It's now in its sixth generation, and is available as a 3-door or 5-door hatchback with either a gasoline or a diesel engine. The diesel version is called the Golf TDI.

Both the 3-door and 5-door versions of the 2010 Volkswagen Golf with the gasoline engine are offered in a single trim level with options. Standard equipment includes 15-inch steel wheels, air conditioning, cruise control, heated front seats and mirrors, power accessories, and a sound system. The diesel-powered Golf TDI models add alloy wheels, a sportier suspension, upgraded sound system, and Bluetooth connectivity. Options include a navigation system and Xenon headlights. The Golf features 15 cubic feet of cargo space behind the rear seats, and 46 cubic feet with the rear seats folded, according to VW.

The 2010 Volkswagen Golf's standard power plant is a 175-horsepower, 2.5-liter 5-cylinder engine that delivers 22 mpg in the city and 31 mpg on the highway with the standard 5-speed manual transmission, according to the EPA. Optional is a 6-speed direct-shift gearbox (or \"DSG,\" an automated manual setup). The Golf TDI trims employ a 140-horsepower, 2.0-liter turbo-diesel engine (legal in all 50 states) that produces 236 lb.-ft. of torque and delivers 31 mpg in the city and 40 mpg on the highway. It offers a choice of a traditional 6-speed manual transmission or a 6-speed DSG.

Standard safety features on the 2010 Volkswagen Golf include 4-wheel anti-lock disc brakes with brake assist, stability control, front side air bags, and side curtain air bags. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) gave the Golf the highest-possible \"Good\" ratings in frontal-offset and rear- and side-impact crash tests.

Starting MSRP for the 2010 Volkswagen Golf was $17,620.

What Changed for the 2010 Volkswagen Golf:

  • All-new design for 2010
  • 3- and 5-door versions
  • Front- or 4Motion all-wheel drive (AWD)
  • Gas and diesel powerplant options
  • Manual or DSG transmissions offered
  • Set to debut at the 2008 Paris Motor Show
  • Sales in the United States in fall 2009

The Volkswagen Golf has long been a top seller in Europe, but it has been in and out of the American market for decades, known alternately as the Golf or the Rabbit. It's now in its sixth generation, and is available as a 3-door or 5-door hatchback with either a gasoline or a diesel engine. The diesel version is called the Golf TDI.

Both the 3-door and 5-door versions of the 2010 Volkswagen Golf with the gasoline engine are offered in a single trim level with options. Standard equipment includes 15-inch steel wheels, air conditioning, cruise control, heated front seats and mirrors, power accessories, and a sound system. The diesel-powered Golf TDI models add alloy wheels, a sportier suspension, upgraded sound system, and Bluetooth connectivity. Options include a navigation system and Xenon headlights. The Golf features 15 cubic feet of cargo space behind the rear seats, and 46 cubic feet with the rear seats folded, according to VW.

The 2010 Volkswagen Golf's standard power plant is a 175-horsepower, 2.5-liter 5-cylinder engine that delivers 22 mpg in the city and 31 mpg on the highway with the standard 5-speed manual transmission, according to the EPA. Optional is a 6-speed direct-shift gearbox (or \"DSG,\" an automated manual setup). The Golf TDI trims employ a 140-horsepower, 2.0-liter turbo-diesel engine (legal in all 50 states) that produces 236 lb.-ft. of torque and delivers 31 mpg in the city and 40 mpg on the highway. It offers a choice of a traditional 6-speed manual transmission or a 6-speed DSG.

Standard safety features on the 2010 Volkswagen Golf include 4-wheel anti-lock disc brakes with brake assist, stability control, front side air bags, and side curtain air bags. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) gave the Golf the highest-possible \"Good\" ratings in frontal-offset and rear- and side-impact crash tests.

Starting MSRP for the 2010 Volkswagen Golf was $17,620.

Available Trims for the 2010 Volkswagen Golf
Transmission MSRP Engine City/Hwy MPG
Name 2dr HB Man Transmission Manual w/OD MSRP 17620.00 Engine 2.5L/151 City/Hwy MPG 22/30
Name 2dr HB Man PZEV Transmission Manual w/OD MSRP 17620.00 Engine 2.5L/151 City/Hwy MPG 22/30
Name 2dr HB Auto Transmission Automatic w/OD MSRP 18720.00 Engine 2.5L/151 City/Hwy MPG 23/30
Name 2dr HB Auto PZEV Transmission Automatic w/OD MSRP 18720.00 Engine 2.5L/151 City/Hwy MPG 23/30
Name TDI (2dr HB Man) Transmission Manual w/OD MSRP 22155.00 Engine 2.0L/120 City/Hwy MPG 30/41
Name TDI (2dr HB DSG) Transmission DSG w/OD MSRP 23255.00 Engine 2.0L/120 City/Hwy MPG 30/42
Name 4dr HB Auto Transmission Automatic w/OD MSRP 19335.00 Engine 2.5L/151 City/Hwy MPG 23/30
Name 4dr HB Auto PZEV Transmission Automatic w/OD MSRP 19335.00 Engine 2.5L/151 City/Hwy MPG 23/30
Name TDI (4dr HB Man) Transmission Manual w/OD MSRP 22760.00 Engine 2.0L/120 City/Hwy MPG 30/41
Name TDI (4dr HB DSG) Transmission DSG w/OD MSRP 23860.00 Engine 2.0L/120 City/Hwy MPG 30/42
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INTERIOR
  • 8-way manual front sport seats -inc: easy entry system & lumbar support
  • 60/40 split-folding rear seat
  • Tilt & telescoping steering column
  • Illuminated instrument cluster -inc: Multi-function trip computer, Brake pad wear indicator, speedometer, tachometer, odometer, trip odometer, coolant temperature gauge, fuel gauge, gear indicator, outside temperature, warning lights, & digital clock
  • Pwr windows w/1-touch feature
  • Automatic pwr door locks
  • Cruise control
  • Remote keyless entry -inc: rear hatch release & panic button for central locking
  • Anti-theft vehicle alarm system w/warning LED in door sill
  • Immobilizer III theft-deterrent system
  • Climatic A/C w/pollen filter
  • Electric rear window defroster
  • Soft opening lockable glovebox
  • 3 cupholders -inc: 2 front, 1 rear
  • Fully carpeted/lined luggage compartment
  • (2) 12-Volt aux pwr outlet
  • Driver and front passenger visor vanity mirrors
  • Center dome light w/time delay -inc: 2 reading lights
  • Luggage compartment light
  • 60/40 split-folding rear seat w/center armrest & pass-though
  • Adjustable folding center armrest
  • Front/rear floor mats
  • Collapsible 3-spoke steering wheel
  • 4 cupholders -inc: 2 front, 2 rear
EXTERIOR
  • 15" steel wheels w/wheel covers
  • All-season tires
  • Pwr heated mirrors -inc: integrated side blinkers
  • Tinted glass
  • Variable intermittent front wipers
  • Rear wiper
  • 17" "Porto" alloy wheels w/anti-theft wheel locks
  • All-season performance tires
MECHANICAL
  • 2.5L DOHC 20-valve SMPI I5 engine
  • 5-speed manual transmission w/OD
  • Front wheel drive
  • 4-link independent rear suspension
  • Electromechanical variable-assisted pwr steering
  • 2.5L DOHC 20-valve SMPI I5 PZEV engine
  • 6-speed automatic transmission w/Tiptronic
  • 2.0L 16-valve turbocharged TDI I4 engine
  • 6-speed manual transmission
  • Sport suspension w/vehicle lowering
  • 6-speed DSG transmission
PACKAGE
    SAFETY
    • 4-wheel anti-lock disc brakes (ABS) w/electronic brake-force distribution
    • Electronic differential lock
    • Electronic stability protection
    • Hydraulic Brake Assist (HBA)
    • Anti-slip regulation (ASR)
    • Crash-optimized front end
    • Anti-intrusion side door beams
    • Daytime running lights
    • Dual front airbags -inc: passenger occupancy sensor
    • Driver/front passenger side thorax airbags
    • Front/rear side curtain airbags
    • Height-adjustable front 3-point safety belt -inc: pre-tensioners w/load limiters
    • Rear 3-point safety belts
    • LATCH child restraint system
    • Child safety door locks
    • Tire pressure monitoring system
    • Dual tone horns
    ENTERTAINMENT
    • AM/FM stereo w/CD/MP3 player -inc: (8) speakers
    • Auxiliary audio input
    • Premium VIII AM/FM stereo w/8 speakers -inc: touch screen, in-dash CD changer, MP3 connectivity, 6 month SIRIUS satellite radio subscription, media device interface (MDI), iPod cable

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