If you’ve been looking for an affordably priced compact hatch with the build and styling of a European luxury vehicle, you’ll want to take a close look at the 2020 Volkswagen Golf. Featuring the German engineering VW is famous for, the Golf impresses Ontario VW shoppers with its incredible ride that helped it win Car and Driver’s annual 10Best award so many times.
The 2020 Volkswagen Golf is offered in a single trim, known as TSI. Under the hood, the Golf gets a turbocharged four-cylinder engine that generates 147 horsepower and 184 lb-ft of torque, connected to a standard six-speed manual gearbox or an optional eight-speed automatic. Front-wheel drive is standard.
According to the Volkswagen dealer near Ontario, the 2020 Volkswagen Golf is very fuel-efficient, with an EPA estimated fuel economy rating of 29 mpg in the city and 35 mpg on the highway with the automatic transmission.* With the manual, the Golf checks in with 28 mpg city/36 mpg highway.
The 2020 Volkswagen Golf gets great reviews from the automotive media. CarBuzz wrote: “The Volkswagen Golf is one of the most important and iconic vehicles ever produced. Currently in its seventh generation, the compact hatchback has always been one of the most successful vehicles for the German brand and for the savvy buyer. It’s affordable, comfortable, practical, and in keeping with the times.”
Auto reviewers also point out that the Golf’s seats are spacious and very comfortable, even when going for longer drives. Passengers will appreciate the Golf’s 35.6 inches of rear legroom, which will allow them to stretch out. There’s plenty of cargo space, with 22.8 cubic feet with the seats up and 52.7 cubic feet with the seats folded.
The 2020 Volkswagen Golf has a great set of standard features, including 16-inch aluminum alloys, heated front seats, a synthetic leather-wrapped steering wheel, synthetic leather upholstery, push-button start, keyless entry/ignition, air conditioning, heated windshield-washer nozzles, rain-sensing wipers and a panoramic sunroof.
The Golf’s infotainment system includes a pleasing 6.5-inch touchscreen, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, Car-Net navigation and traffic, a six-speaker stereo system, MirrorLink, Bluetooth, a Wi-Fi hotspot and a USB-C port.
Standard safety features include automatic post-collision braking, rear cross traffic alert, forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking, pedestrian monitoring, blind spot monitoring and a rearview camera.
The 2020 Golf gives buyers a choice between four colors: Deep Black Pearl, Silk Blue Metallic, Pure White and Platinum Gray Metallic. Interior colors include Beige V-Tex Leatherette. And Titan Black V-Tex Leatherette.
Volkswagen’s cars and SUVs are very safe. Buyers will appreciate that the Golf received the top score of five stars for overall safety by the NHTSA.
The 2020 Volkswagen Golf gets a 4-year/50,000-mile New Vehicle Limited Warranty that comes with 2 years/20,000 miles of free scheduled maintenance.
* All vehicle mileage based on 2020 EPA mileage estimates. Use for comparison purposes only. Do not compare to models before 2008. Your actual mileage will vary, depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle.