2014 Volkswagen Golf Pricing, Specs & Reviews

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$19,995-$27,995
$19,195-$26,875
27 /CITY / 38 /HWY
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What's New for 2014:

  • 2-door body style has been discontinued
  • Redesigned Golf arrives for the 2015 model year

Introduction
With a complete redesign on the horizon, the front-wheel-drive (FWD), 5-passenger 2014 Volkswagen Golf drops the 2-door variant from its lineup, leaving just the 4-door hatchback powered by a 4-cylinder diesel or 5-cylinder engine. Buyers have their choice of four trim levels. Competitors include the Chevrolet Cruze, Dodge Dart, Ford Focus, Honda Civic, Hyundai Elantra, Kia Forte, Mazda 3, Subaru Impreza, and the Toyota Corolla.

Models and Features
For 2014, the base Golf model is the 2.5L, equipped with amenities including a tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, cloth upholstery, heated mirrors, 15-in. steel wheels, 8-speaker sound system with an auxiliary input jack, height-adjustable driver's seat, and common niceties like power windows and air conditioning. This entry-level model also features an automatic transmission and, like all 2014 Golfs, a 2-year/24,000-mile factory-scheduled free maintenance plan.

Positioned one rung higher on the 2014 Volkswagen Golf trim ladder is the 2.5L with Convenience and Sunroof. This version is home to a number of upgrades, such as a power tilt/slide moonroof, touch-screen audio system with satellite radio service and an iPod cable, Bluetooth connectivity, leather interior accent trim, and heated front seats.

Fans of exceptional fuel economy may want to skip over the 2.5L and focus instead on the 2014 Golf TDI. In addition to a diesel engine, this version of Volkswagen's popular hatchback serves as host to a sport-tuned suspension, manual transmission, 17-in. alloy wheels, and fog lights, as well as the premium audio system and heated bucket seats.

At the top of the 2014 Golf lineup is the TDI with Sunroof and Navigation.

Options and Packages
While dealers offer a variety of add-ons for the 2014 Golf, the only available factory option is an automatic transmission for TDI models.

Under the Hood
As reflected by its name, the 2014 Golf 2.5L is equipped with a 2.5-liter 5-cylinder engine that delivers 170 horsepower and 177 lb.-ft. of torque, all of which is transferred to the front wheels via a standard 6-speed automatic transmission. TDI models, on the other hand, feature a turbocharged, 2.0-liter 4-cylinder motor that runs on diesel fuel and produces 140 horsepower complemented by 236 lb.-ft. of torque. In this case, a 6-speed manual is the default gearbox, with a 6-speed dual-clutch automatic offered as an option.

Fuel Economy
According to EPA estimates, the TDI versions of the 2014 Golf are considerably more efficient than the 2.5L, which is expected to average 23 mpg in the city and 30 mpg on the highway. Regardless of which transmission is selected, drivers of the Golf TDI should see 30 mpg around town and 42 mpg over the course of a long highway jaunt.

Safety Ratings and Technology
In tests conducted by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), the 2014 Volkswagen Golf received a \"Good\" rating--the Institute's highest--for moderate overlap front impact protection. As this overview is written, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has not rated the crashworthiness of the 2014 Golf.

Listed among the car's safety features are 6 air bags, front active head restraints, and 4-wheel anti-lock disc brakes (vented front/solid rear) with electronic brake-force distribution and brake assist.

What's New for 2014:

  • 2-door body style has been discontinued
  • Redesigned Golf arrives for the 2015 model year

Introduction
With a complete redesign on the horizon, the front-wheel-drive (FWD), 5-passenger 2014 Volkswagen Golf drops the 2-door variant from its lineup, leaving just the 4-door hatchback powered by a 4-cylinder diesel or 5-cylinder engine. Buyers have their choice of four trim levels. Competitors include the Chevrolet Cruze, Dodge Dart, Ford Focus, Honda Civic, Hyundai Elantra, Kia Forte, Mazda 3, Subaru Impreza, and the Toyota Corolla.

Models and Features
For 2014, the base Golf model is the 2.5L, equipped with amenities including a tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, cloth upholstery, heated mirrors, 15-in. steel wheels, 8-speaker sound system with an auxiliary input jack, height-adjustable driver's seat, and common niceties like power windows and air conditioning. This entry-level model also features an automatic transmission and, like all 2014 Golfs, a 2-year/24,000-mile factory-scheduled free maintenance plan.

Positioned one rung higher on the 2014 Volkswagen Golf trim ladder is the 2.5L with Convenience and Sunroof. This version is home to a number of upgrades, such as a power tilt/slide moonroof, touch-screen audio system with satellite radio service and an iPod cable, Bluetooth connectivity, leather interior accent trim, and heated front seats.

Fans of exceptional fuel economy may want to skip over the 2.5L and focus instead on the 2014 Golf TDI. In addition to a diesel engine, this version of Volkswagen's popular hatchback serves as host to a sport-tuned suspension, manual transmission, 17-in. alloy wheels, and fog lights, as well as the premium audio system and heated bucket seats.

At the top of the 2014 Golf lineup is the TDI with Sunroof and Navigation.

Options and Packages
While dealers offer a variety of add-ons for the 2014 Golf, the only available factory option is an automatic transmission for TDI models.

Under the Hood
As reflected by its name, the 2014 Golf 2.5L is equipped with a 2.5-liter 5-cylinder engine that delivers 170 horsepower and 177 lb.-ft. of torque, all of which is transferred to the front wheels via a standard 6-speed automatic transmission. TDI models, on the other hand, feature a turbocharged, 2.0-liter 4-cylinder motor that runs on diesel fuel and produces 140 horsepower complemented by 236 lb.-ft. of torque. In this case, a 6-speed manual is the default gearbox, with a 6-speed dual-clutch automatic offered as an option.

Fuel Economy
According to EPA estimates, the TDI versions of the 2014 Golf are considerably more efficient than the 2.5L, which is expected to average 23 mpg in the city and 30 mpg on the highway. Regardless of which transmission is selected, drivers of the Golf TDI should see 30 mpg around town and 42 mpg over the course of a long highway jaunt.

Safety Ratings and Technology
In tests conducted by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), the 2014 Volkswagen Golf received a \"Good\" rating--the Institute's highest--for moderate overlap front impact protection. As this overview is written, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has not rated the crashworthiness of the 2014 Golf.

Listed among the car's safety features are 6 air bags, front active head restraints, and 4-wheel anti-lock disc brakes (vented front/solid rear) with electronic brake-force distribution and brake assist.

Available Trims for the 2014 Volkswagen Golf
Transmission MSRP Engine City/Hwy MPG
Name 4dr HB Auto PZEV Transmission Automatic w/OD MSRP 19995.00 Engine 2.5 L/151 City/Hwy MPG 23/30
Name w/Conv & Sunroof (4dr HB Auto PZEV) Transmission Automatic w/OD MSRP 22995.00 Engine 2.5 L/151 City/Hwy MPG 23/30
Name TDI (4dr HB Man) Transmission Manual w/OD MSRP 25200.00 Engine 2.0 L/120 City/Hwy MPG 30/42
Name TDI (4dr HB DSG) Transmission Auto-Shift Manual w/OD MSRP 26300.00 Engine 2.0 L/120 City/Hwy MPG 30/42
Name TDI w/Sunroof & Nav (4dr HB Man) Transmission Manual w/OD MSRP 26895.00 Engine 2.0 L/120 City/Hwy MPG 30/42
Name TDI w/Sunroof & Nav (4dr HB DSG) Transmission Auto-Shift Manual w/OD MSRP 27995.00 Engine 2.0 L/120 City/Hwy MPG 30/42
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INTERIOR
  • Front Sport Bucket Seats -inc: manually adjustable front seats and driver lumbar support
  • 60-40 Folding Bench Front Facing Fold Forward Seatback Rear Seat
  • Manual Tilt/Telescoping Steering Column
  • Gauges -inc: Speedometer, Odometer, Engine Coolant Temp, Tachometer, Trip Odometer and Trip Computer
  • Power Rear Windows
  • 5 Person Seating Capacity
  • Front Cupholder
  • Rear Cupholder
  • Compass
  • Valet Function
  • Power Fuel Flap Locking Type
  • Remote Keyless Entry w/Integrated Key Transmitter, Illuminated Entry and Panic Button
  • Cruise Control
  • Manual Air Conditioning
  • HVAC -inc: Underseat Ducts
  • Illuminated Locking Glove Box
  • Driver Foot Rest
  • Interior Trim -inc: Metal-Look Instrument Panel Insert, Metal-Look Door Panel Insert and Metal-Look Interior Accents
  • Full Cloth Headliner
  • Cloth Door Trim Insert
  • Urethane Gear Shift Knob
  • Day-Night Rearview Mirror
  • Driver And Passenger Visor Vanity Mirrors
  • Full Floor Console w/Covered Storage, Mini Overhead Console w/Storage and 2 12V DC Power Outlets
  • Front And Rear Map Lights
  • Fade-To-Off Interior Lighting
  • Full Carpet Floor Covering -inc: Carpet Front And Rear Floor Mats
  • Carpet Floor Trim
  • Cargo Area Concealed Storage
  • Rigid Cargo Cover
  • Cargo Space Lights
  • FOB Controls -inc: Trunk/Hatch/Tailgate
  • Instrument Panel Covered Bin, Refrigerated/Cooled Box Located In The Glovebox, Driver / Passenger And Rear Door Bins
  • Power 1st Row Windows w/Front And Rear 1-Touch Up/Down
  • Delayed Accessory Power
  • Power Door Locks w/Autolock Feature
  • Systems Monitor
  • Redundant Digital Speedometer
  • Trip Computer
  • Outside Temp Gauge
  • Analog Display
  • Seats w/Cloth Back Material
  • Manual Anti-Whiplash Adjustable Front Head Restraints and Manual Adjustable Rear Head Restraints
  • Front Center Armrest and Rear Center Armrest w/Pass-Thru
  • 2 Seatback Storage Pockets
  • Perimeter Alarm
  • Immobilizer III Engine Immobilizer
  • 2 12V DC Power Outlets
  • Air Filtration
  • Driver And Passenger Heated-Cushion, Driver And Passenger Heated-Seatback
  • Heated Front Sport Bucket Seats -inc: manually adjustable front seats and driver lumbar support
  • Sport Leather Steering Wheel
  • HVAC -inc: Underseat Ducts and Console Ducts
  • Leather Gear Shift Knob
  • Interior Trim -inc: Metal-Look Instrument Panel Insert and Metal-Look Door Panel Insert
EXTERIOR
  • Wheels: 15" Steel w/Full Wheel Covers
  • Tires: P195/65R15 H AS
  • Steel Spare Wheel
  • Full-Size Spare Tire Mounted Inside Under Cargo
  • Clearcoat Paint
  • Body-Colored Front Bumper
  • Body-Colored Rear Bumper
  • Black Side Windows Trim and Black Front Windshield Trim
  • Body-Colored Door Handles
  • Body-Colored Power Heated Side Mirrors w/Manual Folding and Turn Signal Indicator
  • Fixed Rear Window w/Fixed Interval Wiper and Defroster
  • Light Tinted Glass
  • Variable Intermittent Wipers
  • Fully Galvanized Steel Panels
  • Black Grille
  • Liftgate Rear Cargo Access
  • Tailgate/Rear Door Lock Included w/Power Door Locks
  • Aero-Composite Halogen Daytime Running Headlamps
  • Express Open/Close Sliding And Tilting Glass 1st Row Sunroof w/Sunshade
  • Wheels: 17" Alloy
  • Tires: P225/45R17 H AS
  • Wheels w/Locks
  • Variable Intermittent Wipers w/Heated Jets
  • Front Fog Lamps
MECHANICAL
  • Engine: 2.5L 5 Cylinder In-Line DOHC
  • Transmission: 6-Speed Automatic
  • Transmission w/Driver Selectable Mode and Sequential Shift Control
  • Front-Wheel Drive
  • 3.87 Axle Ratio
  • Engine Oil Cooler
  • 60-Amp/Hr 480CCA Maintenance-Free Battery w/Run Down Protection
  • 140 Amp Alternator
  • 4278# Gvwr 999# Maximum Payload
  • Gas-Pressurized Shock Absorbers
  • Front And Rear Anti-Roll Bars
  • Electric Power-Assist Speed-Sensing Steering
  • 14.5 Gal. Fuel Tank
  • Single Stainless Steel Exhaust
  • Strut Front Suspension w/Coil Springs
  • Multi-Link Rear Suspension w/Coil Springs
  • 4-Wheel Disc Brakes w/4-Wheel ABS, Front Vented Discs, Brake Assist and Hill Hold Control
  • Engine: 2.0 TDI Clean Diesel 4 Cylinder
  • Transmission: 6-Speed Manual
  • 3.45 Axle Ratio
  • 4256# Gvwr 1021# Maximum Payload
  • Sport Tuned Suspension
  • Transmission: 6-Speed DSG Automatic w/Tiptronic -inc: paddle shifters
  • 4-Wheel Disc Brakes w/4-Wheel ABS, Front Vented Discs and Brake Assist
PACKAGE
    SAFETY
    • Electronic Stability Control (ESC)
    • ABS And Driveline Traction Control
    • Side Impact Beams
    • Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Seat-Mounted Side Airbags
    • Low Tire Pressure Warning
    • Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Front Airbags
    • Side Curtain Protection Curtain 1st And 2nd Row Airbags
    • Airbag Occupancy Sensor
    • Rear Child Safety Locks
    • Outboard Front Lap And Shoulder Safety Belts -inc: Rear Center 3 Point, Height Adjusters and Pretensioners
    ENTERTAINMENT
    • Radio: RCD 310 w/Single CD
    • Radio w/Seek-Scan, Clock, Speed Compensated Volume Control and Aux Audio Input Jack
    • 8 Speakers
    • Window Grid Diversity Antenna
    • Radio: Premium VIII Touchscreen w/Aux In -inc: Bluetooth, SiriusXM satellite radio (limited subscription) and Media Device Interface (MDI)
    • Radio w/Seek-Scan, MP3 Player, Clock, Speed Compensated Volume Control and Aux Audio Input Jack
    • Radio w/Seek-Scan, Clock, Speed Compensated Volume Control and Steering Wheel Controls
    • Audio Theft Deterrent
    • Wireless Streaming
    • Radio: RNS 315 Touchscreen Navigation System -inc: Bluetooth, SiriusXM satellite radio (limited subscription) and Media Device Interface (MDI)
    • SiriusXM AM/FM/Satellite w/Seek-Scan, MP3 Player, Clock, Speed Compensated Volume Control, Aux Audio Input Jack and Steering Wheel Controls
    • Bluetooth Wireless Phone Connectivity

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