Kelley Blue Book Value®
$11,935 - $27,425
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
30 City / 43 HWY
Horsepower
150-170
Seats
5
Front passenger 3/4 w/ wheels turned.
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Kelley Blue Book Value®
$11,935 - $27,425
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
30 City / 43 HWY
Horsepower
150-170
Seats
5

Expert Review

By Kelley Blue Book Editorial Staff

4.2 Overall Score
Performance 4.4 Comfort 4.3 Styling 4.4 Value 4.0

Editor's Overview

Volkswagen’s 2016 Golf is one the most complete compact car lines in the industry. Comprising 2-door and 4-door hatchbacks, sporty GTI and R trims, an electric model and even a wagon, no...

2016 Volkswagen Golf Owner Reviews

4.64

42 Reviews

64% 36% 3 star 0% 2 star 0% 1 star 0%

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It's a great car that everyone with a small family could use

After years (fine) in an Opel Corsa from 2010 to have driven, I thought it was time for a new and larger car (partly due to my current work). As a car enthusiast I like to drive in a beautiful and decorated car, but unfortunately the wallet did not allow that. Private Lease provided me with the solution. Because Volkswagen had a nice action on the Golf, I myself went into Private Lease to deepen. At first I wanted a new P.L. Order golf with the options I wanted, but I came across a stock model that provided all my options and more. Plus the fact that I could drive in the Golf within 2 weeks instead of 14 weeks gave me the decisive factor that I chose for the stock model. The extra options of the car, in addition to the regular Highline equipment: - Karlskoga 17 inch alloy wheels - Metallic paint 'indium gray' - tinted side and rear windows - Mirror package - Rear lights in dark red with dynamic lights (very nice!). - Headlight light LED Plus (very nice!) - Ergonomic driver's seat - Locking and starting system without key - Executive package (including navigation and alarm). Pros: The car drives delicious! Switches nicely, chairs are very good and the Led lighting provides an incredibly good view in the dark. The lamps rotate with the curve, which is really a plus on dark roads. In addition, the LED Plus headlights look cool, especially in day-row mode. The dark red rear lights with dynamic LED lighting is a nice gadget, but functionally it adds nothing extra. But for me as a car enthusiast it adds an extra dimension to the car, and that is also important. In the beginning I was afraid that the sports suspension (which is standard when you go for the Karlskoga rims) would be punitive and bumpy. This is a big deal. You obviously notice that it is at the expense of comfort, but not too much. And in addition: tight steering is also worth something. The mirror package is also nice. Mirrors clap in with the closing of the car, and in its rear window the mirror turns right down. Handy for parking in sidewalks. You do not want your beautiful rims to get scratched naturally. Finally, what I do not want to leave unnamed: the Active Info Display. If you have the option: check this option. Very nice to operate, it looks amazing and all info loud and clear. So far very happy with the exterior I have chosen: the combination of dark gray, tinted windows, Karlskoga rims, dark rear lights and LED Plus headlamps makes the car chic and sporty at the same time. Not too fussy, but where it becomes clear that this is not such a standard '' dopey '' Golf. Negatives: Slowly driving in his 2 is not optimal. The car then starts to struggle against, so you soon have to go back in 1. What is less pleasant for consumption. What is also noticeable is the condensation behind the headlights. Been to the dealer and there was nothing wrong. This was still within 'permissible'. Due to the LED lighting it also does not heat up quickly, so the condensation lingers a little longer. Furthermore, I also find the consumption is not optimal. With my Corsa I drove about 1 in 14.5 and with the Golf I was hoping to drive a bit more economically. Especially since I now have 6 gears instead of 5 in the Corsa. But it is a new engine, so what is not is yet to come. In short, after almost 7000 kilometers no hair on my head that regrets that I monthly transfer an X amount to the leasing company.

- Yannick V

Volkswagen Golf SportWagen: A Great Little Car

My golf sport wagon is a great car for a variety of reasons. It is cute and fun to drive. It accelerates nicely without being so overpowered that it feels out of control like the Scion. It has great visibility and squared off lines so the inside is open and comfortable. We usually are a devoted Toyota family but have not been comfortable in their latest models. We have felt squished and closed in. I also love how solid the Volkswagen is. When you close a door, you can feel and hear how well made it is. Even small parts like clips are all metal, the same parts in our other cars are plastic. For a car of its size, it gets pretty good gas mileage. It is up around 35. The back seats fold down flat offering a lot of storage when needed. It also has Velcro blocks that attach to the material in the back that might seem silly, but they really hold groceries etc in place.

- Audrey C

Volkswagen golf is very reliable.

My Volkswagen golf is very reliable and very safe. My parents bought it for me when I was 16 precisely because they looked up reviews for the safest car, and mine was one of the best for safety of its build. I am very short, too, and it fits me really well, but also fits taller people who drive it sometimes. It is comfortable, and it has a touchscreen so that the controls are not all crowded together. The trunk has a good amount of space. The only negative is that it can only fit five people, and that when there are five people, it can get cramped. But other than that, it is a really nice car and I would definitely recommend it. I have had it for three years and never had any big issues with its performance.

- Maria S

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Key Specs

Category Name: Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book Value
$11,935 - $15,422
$11,977 - $15,042

Horsepower

Horsepower
170 hp
170 hp

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera

Engine Type

Engine Type
1.8T 4 Cylinder Turbocharged
1.8T 4 Cylinder Turbocharged
Interior Features

Category Name: Convenience & Comfort

Alarm

Alarm

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera

Heated Mirrors

Heated Mirrors

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors

Cruise Control

Cruise Control

Power Windows

Power Windows

Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost

Power Steering

Power Steering

Category Name: Dimensions

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
41.2 in.
41.2 in.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
38.4 in.
38.4 in.

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
35.6 in.
35.6 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
38.1 in.
38.1 in.

Category Name: Entertainment

Smart Device Integration

Smart Device Integration

Category Name: Seats

Passengers

Passengers
5
5

Driver Lumbar

Driver Lumbar
Exterior Features

Category Name: Accessories

Rear Spoiler

Rear Spoiler
Optional
Optional

Category Name: Dimensions

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
103.8 in.
103.8 in.

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
35.8 ft.
35.8 ft.

Length

Length
167.5 in.
167.5 in.

Width

Width
70.5 - 70.8 in.
70.5 in.
Mechanical Specs

Category Name: Engine & Performance

Weight

Weight
2901 - 3023 .lbs
2901 - 2961 .lbs

Horsepower

Horsepower
170 hp
170 hp

Torque

Torque
184 - 199 ft. lbs.
184 - 199 ft. lbs.

Turbocharged

Turbocharged

4wheel Disc Brakes

4wheel Disc Brakes

Performance Tires

Performance Tires
Optional
Optional

Engine Cylinders

Engine Cylinders
4 Cylinder
4 Cylinder

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive
Front Wheel Drive

Category Name: Fuel

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
13.2 gal.
13.2 gal.

Combined

Combined
13 - 18 mpg
13 - 18 mpg

City

City
25 mpg
25 mpg

Highway

Highway
36 mpg
36 mpg
Safety Features

Category Name: Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Category Name: Assistance

Automated Emergency Braking

Automated Emergency Braking

Category Name: Air Bags

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Front Side Airbag

Front Side Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Safety & Reliability

NHTSA Crash Test
  • Front

  • Overall

  • Rollover

  • Side

*National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

IIHS Crash Test
  • Moderate Overlap Front

  • Side

  • Roof Strength

  • Driver-side Overlap Front

*Insurance Institute for Highway Safety