Three things to know about the 2019 Volkswagen Golf

Volkswagen’s all-time best seller continues to please


Throughout the decades since the Volkswagen Golf first launched, many other carmakers have introduced their own take on the compact hatchback but few have managed to match what this car brings to the table every single day.


The Volkswagen Golf is not simply meant to be a means to an end. It was designed to do it all, or quite nearly. Too often, car buyers settle for an appliance because they figure that the Golf is too expensive. We’re here to dispel this myth.


We can see why consumers would think the Golf is pricier than it is. The car’s German design is elegant, refined and with features like alloy wheels and LED daytime running lights as standard, we concede it looks pricey. This is where you win! Because not only does the Volkswagen Golf look premium, it includes all the desirable comfort items like heated front seats with lumbar support, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, a 6.5-inch screen with App-Connect and Bluetooth connectivity for far less money than you think.


And it gets better moving forward. All Volkswagen Golf hatchbacks are powered by a highly-efficient and powerful turbocharged 1.4-litre 4-cylinder engine. Its 147-horsepower and 184 lb.-ft. of torque get you up to speed in no time no matter if you select the slick-shifting 6-speed manual or smooth-operating 8-speed automatic transmission. On the highway, the Golf can consume as little as 6.3L per 100 km.


Read any new car review on the Volkswagen Golf and you’ll notice that all professional and credible auto journalists agree that this compact car is one of the best to drive in the segment. Remember that even the Golf, a car that retails for less than $23,000, was conceived with the legendary Autobahn in mind. This tells you that the car handles supremely well and is equally safe.


The Golf’s cabin is surprisingly roomy. There’s plenty of space for five adults and the trunk can be configured in numerous ways. Thanks to the hatchback, the large opening allows for oversized objects to slide in with ease.


The equipment list, as you peruse the Golf’s trims, grows exponentially and includes keyless access, a panoramic sunroof, a Fender premium audio system, leather seats and navigation. Customizing your Golf into a near luxury car is very possible, and without breaking the bank.


The Volkswagen Golf will continue to please for years to come.