Rancho Cucamonga area Volkswagen shoppers looking for a compact hatchback that delivers a great ride, exceptional handling, a spacious cabin, and plenty of cargo space should take a good look at the 2021 Volkswagen Golf. Another plus: the 2021 Golf is very fuel-efficient.
The 2021 Volkswagen Golf is the hatchback that VW shoppers are looking for. Rancho Cucamonga Volkswagen dealerships offer the 2021 Golf in a single TSI trim. Volkswagen also produces a Golf GTI model, which we’re not reviewing here. Powering the Golf is a 1.4-liter turbo-four that puts out 147 horsepower and 184 lb-ft of torque, teamed to a standard six-speed manual gearbox or an optional eight-speed automatic. Both transmissions send power to the front wheels.
Fuel economy is excellent. The 2021 Volkswagen Golf gets an EPA-estimated fuel economy rating of 29 mpg in the city and 35 mpg on the highway with the automatic gearbox.* With the manual transmission, the Golf returns 28 mpg in the city and 36 mpg on the highway.
The Volkswagen Golf continues to get great reviews from the automotive media. The reviewers at Forbes write: “The Volkswagen Golf is a tried-and-true pioneer in the hatchback segment, delivering a predictable, even-keeled blend of practicality and engaging driver dynamics. Though some of its competitors are flashier, the Golf satisfies those seeking an eminently usable, finely tuned economy car that also happens to be fun to drive.”
Inside, the 2021 Golf features impressive styling, with high-quality soft-touch plastics and logically placed controls. The driver and passengers will stay comfortable in the Golf’s spacious and comfortable seats, even when going on long trips. There’s lots of space for passengers in the rear to stretch their legs, with 35.6 inches of rear leg room. Drivers who need to transport lots of cargo will be grateful for the Golf’s ample storage space. There’s 22.8 cubic feet of cargo space with the rear seats up and 52.7 cubes with the seats folded.
The 2021 VW Golf comes with a long list of standard features, including heated front seats, 16-inch alloy wheels, push-button start, keyless entry/ignition, rain-sensing wipers, synthetic leather upholstery, heated windshield-washer nozzles, air conditioning and a panoramic sunroof. Also standard is a 6.5-inch infotainment touchscreen, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, an audio system with six speakers and USB input. Safety gear that comes standard includes a rearview camera, automatic post-collision braking, automatic emergency braking, forward collision warning, blind-spot monitoring, pedestrian monitoring and rear cross-traffic alert.
Volkswagen vehicles are renowned for being very safe. The 2021 Volkswagen Golf received the top score of five stars by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration for overall safety.
Volkswagen Golf owners enjoy a generous 4-year/50,000-mile New Vehicle Limited Warranty. It comes with complimentary scheduled maintenance for two years or 20,000 miles.
* All vehicle mileage based on 2021 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.