The 2012 Volkswagen Golf is a compact hatchback available in three-door and five-door trim levels. The Golf is available with two different engines; a 2.5-liter inline 5-cylinder engine (170 hp/177 lb-ft of torque) and a 2.0-liter TDI® Clean Diesel engine that produces (140 hp/236 lb-ft of torque). Both engines are available with an optional 6-speed automatic transmission, however the standard engine is paired with a standard 5-speed manual transmission while the diesel engine is paired with a standard 6-speed manual transmission. Fuel mileage is an EPA estimated 23 mpg city/33 mpg highway for the standard engine and 30 mpg city/42 mpg highway for the diesel variant. Features include hands-free phone capability, climate control with pollen filter, touch-screen navigation system, touch-screen stereo and heated front seats. Safety is comprised of crash-optimized front end, electronic stability control, Intelligent Crash Response, six airbags with side curtain protection, hydraulic brake assist and anti-lock braking. The Golf is backed by a 3-year/36,000-mile warranty.
Updated 2012 Volkswagen Golf Deals