2012 Volkswagen Golf Pricing, Specs & Reviews

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$17,995-$29,440
$17,275-$28,262
26 /CITY / 35 /HWY
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Available Trims for the 2012 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 Transmission Manual MSRP 17995.00 Engine 2.5L/151 City/Hwy MPG 23/33
Name 2dr HB Auto Transmission Automatic w/Manual Shift MSRP 19095.00 Engine 2.5L/151 City/Hwy MPG 24/31
Name 2dr HB Auto Transmission Automatic w/Manual Shift MSRP 19095.00 Engine 2.5L/151 City/Hwy MPG 24/31
Name TDI (2dr HB Man) Transmission Manual MSRP 24235.00 Engine 2.0L/120 City/Hwy MPG 30/42
Name TDI (2dr HB DSG) Transmission Automatic w/Manual Shift MSRP 25335.00 Engine 2.0L/120 City/Hwy MPG 30/42
Name 4dr HB Auto Transmission Automatic w/Manual Shift MSRP 19795.00 Engine 2.5L/151 City/Hwy MPG 24/31
Name 4dr HB Auto PZEV Transmission Automatic w/Manual Shift MSRP 19795.00 Engine 2.5L/151 City/Hwy MPG 24/31
Name TDI (4dr HB Man) Transmission Manual MSRP 24935.00 Engine 2.0L/120 City/Hwy MPG 30/42
Name TDI (4dr HB DSG) Transmission Automatic w/Manual Shift MSRP 26035.00 Engine 2.0L/120 City/Hwy MPG 30/42
Name w/Conv (2dr HB Man) Transmission Manual MSRP 18840.00 Engine 2.5L/151 City/Hwy MPG 23/33
Name w/Conv (2dr HB Man PZEV) Transmission Manual MSRP 18840.00 Engine 2.5L/151 City/Hwy MPG 23/33
Name w/Conv & Sunroof (2dr HB Auto) Transmission Automatic w/Manual Shift MSRP 21755.00 Engine 2.5L/151 City/Hwy MPG 24/31
Name w/Conv (2dr HB Auto PZEV) Transmission Automatic w/Manual Shift MSRP 19940.00 Engine 2.5L/151 City/Hwy MPG 24/31
Name w/Conv (4dr HB Auto) Transmission Automatic w/Manual Shift MSRP 20640.00 Engine 2.5L/151 City/Hwy MPG 24/31
Name w/Conv (4dr HB Auto PZEV) Transmission Automatic w/Manual Shift MSRP 20640.00 Engine 2.5L/151 City/Hwy MPG 24/31
Name w/Conv & Sunroof (2dr HB Man) Transmission Manual MSRP 20655.00 Engine 2.5L/151 City/Hwy MPG 23/33
Name w/Conv & Sunroof (2dr HB Man PZEV) Transmission Manual MSRP 20655.00 Engine 2.5L/151 City/Hwy MPG 23/33
Name w/Conv & Sunroof (2dr HB Auto PZEV) Transmission Automatic w/Manual Shift MSRP 21755.00 Engine 2.5L/151 City/Hwy MPG 24/31
Name w/Conv & Sunroof (4dr HB Auto) Transmission Automatic w/Manual Shift MSRP 22455.00 Engine 2.5L/151 City/Hwy MPG 24/31
Name w/Conv & Sunroof (4dr HB Auto PZEV) Transmission Automatic w/Manual Shift MSRP 22455.00 Engine 2.5L/151 City/Hwy MPG 24/31
Name TDI w/Sunroof & Nav (2dr HB Man) Transmission Manual MSRP 25955.00 Engine 2.0L/120 City/Hwy MPG 30/42
Name TDI w/Sunroof & Nav (2dr HB DSG) Transmission Automatic w/Manual Shift MSRP 27055.00 Engine 2.0L/120 City/Hwy MPG 30/42
Name TDI w/Sunroof & Nav (4dr HB Man) Transmission Manual MSRP 26655.00 Engine 2.0L/120 City/Hwy MPG 30/42
Name TDI w/Sunroof & Nav (4dr HB DSG) Transmission Automatic w/Manual Shift MSRP 27755.00 Engine 2.0L/120 City/Hwy MPG 30/42
Name TDI w/Tech Pkg (2dr HB Man) Transmission Manual MSRP 27640.00 Engine 2.0L/120 City/Hwy MPG 30/42
Name TDI w/Tech Pkg (2dr HB DSG) Transmission Automatic w/Manual Shift MSRP 28740.00 Engine 2.0L/120 City/Hwy MPG 30/42
Name TDI w/Tech Pkg (4dr HB Man) Transmission Manual MSRP 28340.00 Engine 2.0L/120 City/Hwy MPG 30/42
Name TDI w/Tech Pkg (4dr HB DSG) Transmission Automatic w/Manual Shift MSRP 29440.00 Engine 2.0L/120 City/Hwy MPG 30/42
Name w/Conv (2dr HB Auto) Transmission Automatic w/Manual Shift MSRP 19940.00 Engine 2.5L/151 City/Hwy MPG 24/31
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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
  • Emergency trunk release
  • Heated seats
  • 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
  • Smart key
EXTERIOR
  • 15" steel wheels w/wheel covers
  • P195/65R15 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" "Salamanca" alloy wheels
  • P225/45R17 all-season tires -inc: temporary spare tire
  • Fog lights
  • Tinted glass
  • Sunroof w/pwr tilt & sliding
  • Bi-xenon head lamps w/AFS
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
    • 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
    • LED daytime running lights
    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
    • RNS 315 radio navigation system (Deletes audio aux input jack & compass)
    • Dynaudio premium sound system

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