2001 Volkswagen Golf Reviews, Ratings & Specs

Kelley Blue Book Value®
$2,283 - $3,890
Used Fair Purchase Price Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
22 City / 29 HWY
Horsepower
90-150
Seats
5
Color:  Reflex Silver
Kelley Blue Book Value®
$2,283 - $3,890
Used Fair Purchase Price Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
22 City / 29 HWY
Horsepower
90-150
Seats
5

Volkswagen Golf Models & Trims

GL $2,283 - $3,486
Horsepower: 90 hp - 115 hp
Engine Type: Diesel I4, Gas I4
Standard Seating: 5
Standard Wheels: 15 x 6 (in.) - Steel
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
GLS $2,551 - $3,890
Horsepower: 90 hp - 150 hp
Engine Type: Diesel I4, Gas I4
Standard Seating: 5
Standard Wheels: 15 x 6 (in.) - Aluminum, Steel
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning

Owner Reviews

4.25

8 Reviews

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Owner reviews are verified by our team and cannot be altered or removed.

I have driven this car for several years and it has never let me down.

It gets great gas mileage, has never had any mechanical issues, always starts up right away, handles great. I do not like how lacking in power it is with a 2. 0 liter engine. It also does not have cruise control, or any power windows or seat controls.

- Morgan C

Expensive maintenance smooth car

My car has low mileage at 168,000 for owning it for 10 years. But it still has needed quite a bit of work which has been costly. The actual car still drives smooth but it just has been expensive to maintain.

- Melissa K

It drives well and it is a good reliable car.

I do not have any complaints about my car other than for it being a not so roomy. It is a pretty tight fit in volkswagens.

- Gabrielle W

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Compare Models & Key Features

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Key Specs

Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book Value
$2,283 - $3,486
$2,551 - $3,890

Horsepower

Horsepower
90 - 115 (hp)
90 - 150 (hp)

Bluetooth

BackUp Camera

Engine Type

Engine Type
2.0L SOHC SMPI I4 engine
1.9L SOHC EFI I4 turbo
2.0L SOHC SMPI I4 engine
1.9L SOHC EFI I4 turbo
1.8L DOHC SMPI 20
Interior Features

Convenience & Comfort

Sun Roof

Sun Roof
Not Available
Optional
Optional

Alarm

Alarm
Standard
Standard

BackUp Camera

HeadsUp Display

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry
Standard
Standard

Universal Garage Door Opener

Rain Sensing Wipers

Heated Mirrors

Heated Mirrors
Standard
Standard

Heated Steering Wheel

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors
Not Available
Standard

Steering Wheel Controls

Cruise Control

Cruise Control
Standard
Standard

Power Windows

Power Windows
Not Available
Standard

Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost
Standard
Standard

Privacy Glass

Premium Sound System

Premium Sound System
Not Available
Optional
Optional

Driver Restriction Features

Automatic Parking

Power Steering

Power Steering
Standard
Standard

Dimensions

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
41.3 (in.)
41.3 (in.)

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
38.5 (in.)
38.5 (in.)

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
33.3 (in.)
33.3 (in.)

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
37.7 (in.)
37.7 (in.)

Trunk Volume

Cargo Volume

Entertainment

Bluetooth

MP3 Player

Entertainment System

Satellite Radio

WiFi Hotspot

Smart Device Integration

AUX Input

CD Player

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control

AC

Dual Zone

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System

Cell PhoneHookup

Seats

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Cloth
Cloth

Passengers

Passengers
5
5

Power Driver Seat

Power Passenger Seat

Heated Front Seats

Heated Front Seats
Not Available
Optional
Optional

Heated Rear Seats

Cooled Front Seats

Cooled Rear Seats

Seat Memory

3rd Row Seating

Pass Through Rear Seat

Pass Through Rear Seat
Standard
Standard

Seat Massage

Driver Lumbar

Exterior Features

Accessories

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Steel
Steel

Power Liftgate

Hands Free Liftgate

Power Folding Mirror

Bed Liner

Rear Spoiler

Running Boards

Dimensions

Tire Width

Tire Width
P195/65R15
P195/65R15

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
98.9 (in.)
98.9 (in.)

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
35.1 (ft.)
32.8 - 35.1 (ft.)

Length

Length
163.3 (in.)
163.3 (in.)

Width

Width
68.3 (in.)
68.3 (in.)
Mechanical Specs

Engine & Performance

Weight

Weight
2723 - 2791 (.lbs)
2820 - 2959 (.lbs)

Horsepower

Horsepower
90 (hp)
90 (hp)

Torque

Torque
155 (ft. lbs.)
155 (ft. lbs.)

Maximum Towing Capacity

Maximum Towing Weight

Maximum Towing Weight
N/A (.lbs)
N/A (.lbs)

Trailer Hitch Receiver

Gas Electric Hybrid

FlexFuel Electric Hybrid

PlugIn Electric Gas

PlugIn Electric FlexFuel

Turbocharged

Turbocharged
Standard
Standard

4wheel Disc Brakes

4wheel Disc Brakes
Standard
Standard

Limited Slip Differential

Performance Tires

Engine Cylinders

Engine Cylinders
4 Cylinder
4 Cylinder

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive
Front Wheel Drive

Fuel

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
14.5 (gal.)
14.5 (gal.)

Combined

Combined
27 (mpg)
27 (mpg)

City

City
23 (mpg)
23 (mpg)

Highway

Highway
30 (mpg)
30 (mpg)

Suspension

Active Suspension

Air Suspension

Stance Suspension

Transmission

Manual Mode

Overdrive

CTV Transmission

Safety Features

Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire
Conventional Spare Tire
Conventional Spare Tire

Tow Hooks

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes
Standard
Standard

Automatic Headlights

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Child Safety Locks

Child Safety Locks
Standard
Standard

Stability Control

Traction Control

Traction Control
Not Available
Standard

HID Headlights

Auto Leveling Headlinghts

Rear Parking Sensors

Adaptive Cruise Control

Night Vision

Assistance

Automated Emergency Braking

Blind Spot Monitor

Lane Keeping Assist

Lane Departure Warning

Cross Traffic Alert

Air Bags

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag
Standard
Standard

Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag
Standard
Standard

Passenger Airbag OnOff Switch

Front Side Airbag

Front Side Airbag
Standard
Standard

Rear Side Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Knee Airbag

Seatbelt Airbag

Safety & Reliability

NHTSA Crash Test
  • Overall
  • Front
  • Side
  • Rollover
*National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
IIHS Crash Test
  • Moderate Overlap Front
  • Side N/A
  • Roof Strength N/A
  • Driver-side Overlap Front N/A
*Insurance Institute for Highway Safety
JD Power Rating
Not Available
*JD Power Circle Ratings

Safety Recalls (3)

Recall
Report Receipt Date:
NHTSA Campaign:
02V244
Summary:
Certain passenger vehicles fail to comply with requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 225, "Child Restraint Anchorage Systems." Child seat anchorages installed in the vehicle's rear seats must be identified by markings, and their location and use described in the owner's manual. The anchorages in these vehicles were not marked or described as required by the standard.
Consequence:
Remedy:
Owners will be provided with a supplement for the Owner's Manual and also a set of four guidance fixtures intended for use in conjunction with child seats equipped with rigid or semi-rigid lower anchorage attachments. Also enclosed will be four decals, together with installation instructions and a template for attaching the decals to the lower seat backs. The manufacturer has reported that owner notification began Sept. 15, 2002. Owners should contact VWoA at 1-800-822-8987.
Recall
Report Receipt Date:
NHTSA Campaign:
00V280
Summary:
On certain passenger vehicles, one of two brackets used to bolt the front suspension control arm in the front of the vehicle to the body structure may have been inadequately welded. The control arm could gradually loosen and ultimately separate from its bracket in normal driving which could cause the vehicle to be difficult to control or result in loss of control.
Consequence:
Remedy:
Dealers will inspect the bracket and if the welding is insufficient, will replace the control arm. The manufacturer has reported that owner notification began during September 2000. Owners who do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact VWoA at 1-800-822-8987.
Recall
Report Receipt Date:
NHTSA Campaign:
02V031
Summary:
On these passenger vehicles, short circuits within the Electronic Control Unit of the anti-lock braking system (ABS) can result in a fire.
Consequence:
Remedy:
Dealers will replace the ABS control unit. The manufacturer has reported that owner notification was to begin during late-February 2002. Owners who do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact Volkswagen at 1-800-822-8987.

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