2006 Volkswagen Golf Reviews, Ratings & Specs

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Color:  Reflex Silver
Kelley Blue Book Value®
$3,794 - $6,894
Used Fair Purchase Price Range
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MPG (up to)
37 City / 44 HWY
Horsepower
100-115
Seats
5

How 2006 Volkswagen Golf Ranks In Its Class

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#9
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#2
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Volkswagen Golf Models & Trims

chevronDown icon GL Manual $3,794 - $5,185
Horsepower: 115 hp
Engine Type: Gas I4
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 15 x 6 (in.) - Steel
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chevronDown icon GL Auto $3,794 - $5,185
Horsepower: 115 hp
Engine Type: Gas I4
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 15 x 6 (in.) - Steel
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chevronDown icon GLS Manual $4,030 - $5,585
Horsepower: 115 hp
Engine Type: Gas I4
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 15 x 6 (in.) - Alloy
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chevronDown icon GLS Auto $4,030 - $5,585
Horsepower: 115 hp
Engine Type: Gas I4
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 15 x 6 (in.) - Alloy
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chevronDown icon GLS TDI Manual $5,463 - $6,894
Horsepower: 100 hp
Engine Type: Diesel I4
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 15 x 6 (in.) - Alloy
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chevronDown icon GLS TDI Auto $5,463 - $6,894
Horsepower: 100 hp
Engine Type: Diesel I4
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 15 x 6 (in.) - Alloy
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Owner Reviews

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2006 Volkswagen MKIV Golf

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It is an all-around great car! It has 228,000 miles on it, and I'm the second owner. The things wrong are that the a.c. doesn't work, the radio antenna is missing, there is a small oil leak, the paint on the roof is coming off, and the headliner needs to be replaced. Other than that, it is a great car to own.

Dalton B
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it's a great car and does a great job in the snow but the gas mileage could be a lot better

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i would like to see the vw golf get better gas mileage

Jonathan S
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Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book Value
$3,794 - $5,185
$3,794 - $5,185

Horsepower

Horsepower
115 (hp)
115 (hp)

Bluetooth

BackUp Camera

Engine Type

Engine Type
2.0L SOHC SMPI I4 engine
2.0L SOHC SMPI I4 engine
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Convenience & Comfort

Sun Roof

Alarm

Alarm
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Standard
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Standard

BackUp Camera

HeadsUp Display

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry
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Standard
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Universal Garage Door Opener

Rain Sensing Wipers

Heated Mirrors

Heated Mirrors
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Standard
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Heated Steering Wheel

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors
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Steering Wheel Controls

Cruise Control

Cruise Control
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Standard
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Power Windows

Power Windows
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Standard
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Standard

Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost
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Standard
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Privacy Glass

Premium Sound System

Driver Restriction Features

Automatic Parking

Power Steering

Power Steering
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Standard
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Standard

Dimensions

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
41.5 (in.)
41.5 (in.)

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
38.6 (in.)
38.6 (in.)

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
33.5 (in.)
33.5 (in.)

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
37.4 (in.)
37.4 (in.)

Trunk Volume

Cargo Volume

Entertainment

Bluetooth

MP3 Player

Entertainment System

Satellite Radio

WiFi Hotspot

Smart Device Integration

AUX Input

CD Player

CD Player
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Standard
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Standard

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 Rear Seats

Cooled Front Seats

Cooled Rear Seats

Seat Memory

3rd Row Seating

Pass Through Rear Seat

Pass Through Rear Seat
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Standard
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Standard

Seat Massage

Driver Lumbar

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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
P195/65HR15
P195/65HR15

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
98.9 (in.)
98.9 (in.)

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
35.8 (ft.)
35.8 (ft.)

Length

Length
164.9 (in.)
164.9 (in.)

Width

Width
68.3 (in.)
68.3 (in.)
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Engine & Performance

Weight

Weight
2857 (.lbs)
2910 (.lbs)

Horsepower

Horsepower
115 (hp)
115 (hp)

Torque

Torque
122 (ft. lbs.)
122 (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

4wheel Disc Brakes

4wheel Disc Brakes
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Standard
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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
28 (mpg)
27 (mpg)

City

City
24 (mpg)
24 (mpg)

Highway

Highway
31 (mpg)
30 (mpg)

Suspension

Active Suspension

Air Suspension

Stance Suspension

Transmission

Manual Mode

Overdrive

CTV Transmission

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Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire
Conventional Spare Tire
Conventional Spare Tire

Tow Hooks

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes
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Standard
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Automatic Headlights

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Child Safety Locks

Child Safety Locks
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Standard
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Standard

Stability Control

Stability Control
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Traction Control

Traction Control
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

HID Headlights

Auto Leveling Headlinghts

Rear Parking Sensors

Adaptive Cruise Control

Night Vision

Assistance

Automated Emergency Braking

Automated Emergency Braking
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Blind Spot Monitor

Lane Keeping Assist

Lane Departure Warning

Cross Traffic Alert

Air Bags

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag
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Standard
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Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag
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Passenger Airbag OnOff Switch

Front Side Airbag

Front Side Airbag
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Rear Side Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Front Head Airbag
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Rear Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag
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Passenger Airbag Sensor

Knee Airbag

Seatbelt Airbag

Crash Test Results: Front, Side & Rollover

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration provides consumers with information about crash protection and rollover safety.

Overall
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Front
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Not Available

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety is a non-profit group which conducts safety testing beyond federal regulations. "Good" is the highest rating.

Moderate Overlap Front
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N/A
Roof Strength
N/A
Driver-side Overlap Front
N/A
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Good
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Acceptable
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Marginal
P
Poor

Safety Features

  • 4-wheel anti-lock braking system (ABS) w/electronic brake pressure distribution *
  • Driver & front passenger airbag supplemental restraint system (SRS)
  • Driver & front passenger side-impact airbags
  • Front & rear side curtain protection
  • 3-point front & rear seat belts w/front pretensioners, load limiters, height adjust on outboard seating positions
  • Child safety rear door locks
  • Rear child seat tether anchorage points w/markings
  • Collapsible steering column
  • Anti-intrusion side-impact door beams
  • Daytime running lights *
  • Dual-note horn

* Optional Safety Feature

Long-Term Reliability

J.D. Power Ratings

JD Power's Initial Quality Study measures issues with a vehicle the first 90 days after purchase.

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Safety Recalls (0)

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