2011 Volkswagen Golf Pricing, Specs & Reviews

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$17,995-$24,985
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26 /CITY / 35 /HWY
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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- or 5-door hatchback with either a gasoline or a diesel engine. The diesel version is called the Golf TDI.

Both the 3- and 5-door versions of the Golf are offered in the 2.5L (gasoline engine) or the TDI trims. Standard equipment includes 15-inch steel wheels, air conditioning, cruise control, heated front seats and mirrors, power accessories, and a sound system. The 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 Volkswagen.

The 2011 Volkswagen Golf's standard power plant is a 170-horsepower, 2.5-liter 5-cylinder engine that delivers 22 mpg in the city and 30 mpg on the highway with the standard 5-speed manual transmission or 23/30 with the optional 6-speed automatic, according to the EPA. The Golf TDI trims employ a 140-horsepower, 2.0-liter, turbo-diesel 4-cylinder engine (legal in all 50 states) that produces 236 lb.-ft. of torque and delivers 30 mpg in the city and 41 mpg on the highway. It offers a choice of a 6-speed manual or a dual-clutch 6-speed automated manual transmission.

Standard safety features on the 2011 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 highest-possible \"Good\" ratings in frontal-offset, and rear- and side-impact crash tests.

Starting MSRP for the 2011 Volkswagen Golf is $17,995.

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- or 5-door hatchback with either a gasoline or a diesel engine. The diesel version is called the Golf TDI.

Both the 3- and 5-door versions of the Golf are offered in the 2.5L (gasoline engine) or the TDI trims. Standard equipment includes 15-inch steel wheels, air conditioning, cruise control, heated front seats and mirrors, power accessories, and a sound system. The 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 Volkswagen.

The 2011 Volkswagen Golf's standard power plant is a 170-horsepower, 2.5-liter 5-cylinder engine that delivers 22 mpg in the city and 30 mpg on the highway with the standard 5-speed manual transmission or 23/30 with the optional 6-speed automatic, according to the EPA. The Golf TDI trims employ a 140-horsepower, 2.0-liter, turbo-diesel 4-cylinder engine (legal in all 50 states) that produces 236 lb.-ft. of torque and delivers 30 mpg in the city and 41 mpg on the highway. It offers a choice of a 6-speed manual or a dual-clutch 6-speed automated manual transmission.

Standard safety features on the 2011 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 highest-possible \"Good\" ratings in frontal-offset, and rear- and side-impact crash tests.

Starting MSRP for the 2011 Volkswagen Golf is $17,995.

Available Trims for the 2011 Volkswagen Golf
Transmission MSRP Engine City/Hwy MPG
Name 2dr HB Man Transmission Manual MSRP 17995.00 Engine 2.5L/151 City/Hwy MPG 23/33
Name 2dr HB Man PZEV Transmission Manual MSRP 17995.00 Engine 2.5L/151 City/Hwy MPG 23/33
Name 2dr HB Auto Transmission Automatic MSRP 19095.00 Engine 2.5L/151 City/Hwy MPG 24/31
Name 2dr HB Auto PZEV Transmission Automatic MSRP 19095.00 Engine 2.5L/151 City/Hwy MPG 24/31
Name TDI (2dr HB Man) Transmission Manual MSRP 23225.00 Engine 2.0L/120 City/Hwy MPG 30/42
Name TDI (2dr HB DSG) Transmission Automatic w/manual shift MSRP 24325.00 Engine 2.0L/120 City/Hwy MPG 30/42
Name 4dr HB Auto Transmission Automatic MSRP 19755.00 Engine 2.5L/151 City/Hwy MPG 24/31
Name 4dr HB Auto PZEV Transmission Automatic MSRP 19755.00 Engine 2.5L/151 City/Hwy MPG 24/31
Name TDI (4dr HB Man) Transmission Manual MSRP 23885.00 Engine 2.0L/120 City/Hwy MPG 30/42
Name TDI (4dr HB DSG) Transmission Automatic w/manual shift MSRP 24985.00 Engine 2.0L/120 City/Hwy MPG 30/42
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INTERIOR
  • 8-way cloth manual front sport seats -inc: easy entry system, lumbar support, optimized head restraints
  • 60/40 split-folding rear seat -inc: height adjustable head restraints
  • Center console w/front open storage compartment
  • 3-spoke tilt/telescoping steering wheel -inc: theft-deterrent collapsible steering column, Blinker control stalk w/lane-change feature
  • Highline illuminated instrument cluster -inc: compass, outside temperature display, trip computer, brake pad wear indicator
  • Air vents in instrument panel
  • Pwr windows w/driver side 1-touch feature -inc: pinch protection
  • Remote pwr door locks -inc: auto locking feature, center locking system
  • Cruise control
  • Remote keyless entry -inc: rear hatch release & panic button
  • Anti-theft vehicle alarm system
  • Immobilizer III theft-deterrent system
  • Manual climatic A/C w/pollen filter
  • Electric rear window defroster
  • Soft opening lockable glovebox
  • (2) front cupholders
  • Metallic-appearance interior trim
  • (2) aux pwr outlets
  • Integrated armrest in front door panels
  • Front door storage pockets
  • Driver and front passenger illuminated visor vanity mirrors
  • Center dome light w/time delay -inc: 2 reading lights
  • Molded shift knob & break handle
  • Chrome button for parking brake lever
  • Molded door trim w/cloth inserts
  • Front seatback storage pockets
  • Luggage compartment light
  • Fully carpeted/lined luggage compartment
  • Rear cargo cover
  • Plastic loading edge protection
  • 60/40 split-folding rear seat w/center armrest & pass-though -inc: height adjustable head restraints
  • Rear passenger heat/air-conditioning ventilation in center console
  • Adjustable front center armrest
  • Front/rear floor mats
  • 3-spoke leather-wrapped tilt/telescoping multi-function steering wheel -inc: theft deterrent collapsible steering column, blinker control stalk w/lane-change feature
  • Leather-wrapped shift knob & brake lever
  • 8-way cloth manual front sport seats -inc: easy entry system, lumbar support, pwr recline for diver seat, optimized head restraints
  • Integrated armrest in front/rear door panels
  • Pwr windows w/driver side 1-touch feature -inc: 2-step switch, pinch protection
EXTERIOR
  • 15" steel wheels w/wheel covers
  • 195/65R15 all-season tires -inc: temporary spare tire
  • Body-colored front/rear bumpers
  • Body-colored trim molding
  • Black grille
  • Body-colored pwr heated side mirrors -inc: integrated turn signals, joystick control
  • Adjustable intermittent front wipers
  • Rear wiper
  • Body-colored door handles
  • Non-smokers pkg -inc: pwr outlet w/plug, storage receptacle w/insert
  • 17" Porto alloy wheels
  • 225/45R17 all-season tires -inc: temporary spare tire
  • Fog lights
  • Tinted glass
MECHANICAL
  • 2.5L DOHC 20-valve SMPI I5 engine
  • 5-speed manual transmission -inc: clutch starter interlock, hydraulic clutch
  • Front wheel drive
  • Hard shell battery box protection
  • Independent front MacPherson struts w/stabilizer bar
  • 4-link independent rear suspension -inc: coil springs, telescopic shock absorbers, stabilizer bar
  • Electromechanical variable-assist pwr steering
  • Pwr-assisted front vented disc brakes w/rear solid disc brakes -inc: 4-wheel anti-lock disc brakes (ABS)
  • Dual exhaust tips
  • 2.5L DOHC 20-valve SMPI I5 PZEV engine
  • 6-speed automatic transmission w/Tiptronic
  • 2.0L 16-valve turbocharged TDI diesel I4 engine -inc: common rail direct inject
  • 6-speed manual transmission -inc: clutch starter interlock, hydraulic clutch
  • Sport suspension w/vehicle lowering
  • 6-speed DSG transmission w/Tiptronic
PACKAGE
    SAFETY
    • Electronic brake-force distribution (EBD)
    • Electronic differential lock (EDL)
    • Electronic stability control (ESC)
    • Hydraulic Brake Assist (HBA)
    • Engine braking assist (EBA)
    • Anti-slip regulation (ASR)
    • Anti-intrusion side door beams
    • Crash-optimized front end
    • Daytime running lights
    • Emergency trunk release
    • Intelligent crash response system (ICRS)
    • Dual front airbags
    • Driver/front passenger side thorax airbags
    • Front/rear side curtain airbags -inc: buckle switch
    • Emergency locking retractors
    • Height-adjustable front 3-point safety belt -inc: pre-tensioners w/load limiters
    • Rear 3-point safety belts -inc: interlock feature
    • LATCH child restraint system
    • Tire pressure monitoring system
    • Dual tone horn
    • Child safety rear door locks
    ENTERTAINMENT
    • AM/FM stereo w/CD/MP3 player -inc: (8) speakers, WMA compatible
    • Window diversity antenna
    • Auxiliary audio input
    • Touchscreen Premium VIII AM/FM stereo w/MP3/CD-changer in dash -inc: (8) speakers, SIRIUS satellite radio, mobile device interface w/iPod cable
    • Roof-mounted satellite radio antenna
    • Bluetooth hands-free calling system

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