2013 Volkswagen Golf

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2013 Volkswagen Golf Ratings
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Consumer Rating

The J.D. Power 100-Point Score is based on hundreds of thousands of independent and unbiased opinions of verified car owners.
J.D. Power
Out of 100

Quality & Reliability

Measures the level of defects, malfunctions, and design flaws experienced by vehicle owners. Covers the entire vehicle from engine to infotainment system. A higher rating means fewer problems.

Driving Experience

Owners' evaluation of the vehicle's design, performance, comfort, functionality, safety, and technology, comprise this rating. Newer and recently-redesigned vehicles tend to score better.


J.D. Power's forecast of depreciation (how much of its current value the vehicle will likely lose) over the next three years. Lower depreciation equals a higher rating.

Dealership Experience

Not Rated
Owners' experience with this brand's dealerships during the purchase and service process make up this rating. Key factors include customer service, dealership facilities, and the quality of work.

Best Compact Car of 2013

All J.D. Power rankings are powered by VIN verified vehicle owners. See ratings methodology.
Compact Car
#5 Volkswagen Golf

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Owners Like

Measured owner satisfaction with 2013 Volkswagen Golf after 90-days of ownership.
  • Vehicle acceleration
  • Vehicle's handling on curves
  • Rear visibility

Owners Don't Like

The problems experienced by owners of the 2013 Volkswagen Golf during the first 90-days of ownership.
  • Amount of trunk/hatch space
  • The vehicle's heating and air conditioning
  • The vehicle's voice recognition and bluetooth

Performance Specs

MPG City

23 - 30


31 - 42


140 - 170


5 speed, Manual, 6 speed, Automatic w/Manual Shift, 6 speed, Manual


Gas I5, Turbocharged Diesel I4


Front Wheel Drive

Available Trims

2013 Volkswagen Golf Review

The 2013 Volkswagen Golf is ready to impress the instant the light turns green. Inside that innocent compact hides a gutsy 170 horse power 2.5 liter 5-cylinder engine with 177 pound feet of torque that effortlessly ticks off hours of freeway travel thanks to its impressive 33 highway miles per gallon. Accelerate ahead while enjoying high-tech advancements like electronic stability control electromechanical power steering system and available tiptronic. Add touchscreen navigation Bluetooth with audio streaming and a premium sound system and you’ll realize your Golf is smarter than your average hatchback. And with 6 airbags standing guard you’ll feel safe behind the wheel. The 2013 Golf the hatchback the world loves to drive!

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