2018 VW Golf Manual Review

2018 VW Golf Manual Review – The Volkswagen Golf understands a mid-cycle update for the 2018 model year. The most notable changes include the discontinuation of this two-door model in addition to the availability of the newest Discover Media navigation infotainment program with 8.0-inch touchscreen. Other upgrades include revised exterior styling front and back. All-wheel drive is now available on the bottom Golf SportWagen S version.

The streamlined Volkswagen Golf hatchback and Golf SportWagen slot near the Jetta sedan below the midsize CC and Passat sedans in the automaker’s lineup. The Golf is extended in many variants including hatchback, SportWagen, and increased Alltrack (crossover-like wagon) body styles in addition to the GTI and Golf R sexy hatches, along with the electrical e-Golf.

2018 VW Golf Manual Review

2018 VW Golf Overview

The base engine in the Golf lineup is the automaker’s turbocharged 1.8-liter I-4 which produces 170 hp and 199 lb-ft of torque. The turbo-four is mated to some five-speed manual or six-speed automatic at the hatchback or a six-speed guide or six-speed dual-clutch automatic at the Golf SportWagen or Golf Alltrack version. Front-drive is regular on the hatchback and SportWagen, while all-wheel-drive is discretionary on the SportWagen and regular on the Alltrack.

The sporty Volkswagen Golf GTI is powered by a turbocharged 2.0-liter I-4 making 220 hp and 258 lb-ft and is mated to a six-speed guide or six-speed dual-clutch transmission. The prior Performance bundle is now standard and includes VAQ differential and larger brake pads. A DCC adjustable suspension is only offered on the Autobahn trim.

At the very top of this Golf food chain is your Golf R with a 292-hp version of the turbocharged 2.0-liter, which is mated to either a six-speed guide or seven-speed dual-clutch transmission which sends power to all four wheels. The DCC adjustable suspension and navigation are optioned together.

Android Auto and Apple CarPlay are available on even the base version. Other regular features include automatic headlights, rain-sensing wipers, and a 6.5-inch touchscreen. Optional equipment includes keyless entry/start, 8.0-inch touchscreen, navigation, LED headlights, and more.

2018 VW Golf Design

The Golf R, such as the GTI, is an understated car. Nonetheless, it’s that this subtlety which makes the top-end R version so visually attractive. It does not need a big, shouty wing or dramatic red accents — it is secure in its level of functionality without resorting to these primitive automotive hazard gestures. Its hardly angrier fascia, 19-inch brakes, and quad exhaust tips are compelling enough. Unlike much more over-the-top offerings (we’re looking at you, Civic Type R), the Golf R is efreshingly subtle, {and to many onlookers, entirely inoffensive.


The Golf’s cottage is simple, stylish, and covered in high quality substances. Black leather and soft-touch black plastics cover virtually every surface within hands reach, although there’s conservative use of piano black vinyl on the infotainment display and brushed aluminum on the gear lever. But if we needed to dock the Golf R’s cottage anywhere, it’d be for its dull design. The new Jetta has exactly the exact same issue — the substances are good and the layout is clean, but it all feels a bit overly conservative and business-like.

2018 VW Golf Safety

The Golf SE includes blind spot warning, back cross-traffic attentive, and front assist with pedestrian detection, while the SEL adds adaptive cruise control. Lane keeping assist, automatic high beams, parking sensors, and playground assist are a part of a bundle.

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