2017 Volkswagen e-Golf

2017 Volkswagen e-Golf
Save up to $2,845
MSRP range
$30,495 - $36,995

Pros

  • Looks and drives more like a typical car than other EVs
  • Premium interior materials
  • Plenty of trunk space
  • Comfortable and quiet ride

Cons

  • Limited availability
  • Not as many features for your money
  • Less cargo and storage capacity, too
  • Less electric range than other EVs
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Top consumer reviews

Read what other owners think about the 2017 Volkswagen e-Golf.

Great car
Andrew Meister, 1/3/2018
Great car, which is only beat by Tesla’s Model 3.
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Features & Specs

MSRP
$30,495
MPG
126 city / 111 hwy
Seats 5
1-speed direct drive
Electric
134 hp @ 3000 rpm
MSRP
$36,995
MPG
126 city / 111 hwy
Seats 5
1-speed direct drive
Electric
134 hp @ 3000 rpm
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Safety

Our experts’ favorite e-Golf safety features:

Intelligent Crash Response System
Automatically engages the brakes after an accident, turns off the fuel pump, unlocks the doors and activates the hazard lights.
Lane Keeping Assist
Detects and warns you when you're drifting out of your lane; it can take steering action if necessary.
Forward Collision Warning
Warns you about an imminent collision with an object ahead. Can automatically apply the brakes if necessary.

2017 Volkswagen e-Golf for Sale

Volkswagen e-Golf 2017 SEL Premium 4dr Hatchback (electric DD)
New 2017
Volkswagen e-Golf
SEL Premium
MSRP$37,845
Est.Loan: $651/mo
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Dealer Notes
New Price! Silver 2017 Volkswagen e-Golf SEL Premium FWD Single-Speed Automatic Electric ZEV 134hp.......0.00% APR with VW finance plus 4000 dealer cash. Price adjusted to move now! 111/126 Highway/City MPG Reviews: * Cargo capacity on par with compact crossovers; upscale interior; responsive and fuel-efficient engine; sophisticated ride; standard all-wheel drive and extra ground clearance compared to the regular Golf wagon. Source: Edmunds Price includes: $500 - Military and First Responders Program. Exp. 01/02/2019, $500 - Auto Show Bonus - CY 2018. Exp. 01/02/2019, $500 - College Grad Program. Exp. 01/02/2019
More about the 2017 Volkswagen e-Golf

The 2017 Volkswagen e-Golf is the electric vehicle for you if want an EV that's not much different than a regular car. Its styling inside and out is pure VW Golf. Apart from its badges, wheels and lack of a tailpipe, you'd be hard-pressed to tell it apart from Volkswagen's ubiquitous hatchback. It also has the same cargo area unencumbered by extra batteries like other regular gasoline-powered cars that have been transformed into EVs. And, yes, it has the same traditional center console shifter. No buttons. No strange joystick. Nothing different for the sake of being different.

Then there's the matter of range. No, the e-Golf can't go anywhere as far on a charge as Chevy's Bolt, but its range has been significantly extended for 2017 from a rather paltry 83 miles to a far more useful 125. This puts it in the same league as most other EVs not named after lightning or the Serbian-American discoverer of alternating current. A newly standard 7.2-kW onboard charger also quickens recharge times, while a DC fast-charging system remains an option on the base trim and standard on the Limited and SEL Premium trims.

Volkswagen also upgraded the e-Golf's electric motor for 2017. The result is an increase of 19 horsepower to 134 hp and an improvement in acceleration. It also feels a bit more vigorous than some other EV models.

Standard equipment on that base SE is generous, including heated front seats, dual-zone climate control, a leather-wrapped wheel, an 8-inch touchscreen, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and satellite radio. A new Limited midtrim adds premium vinyl upholstery, an automated parking system and an automatic parking emergency braking system (good for avoiding errant shopping cars). The SEL Premium adds LED headlights, navigation, and the option of the Driver Assistance package that adds advanced driver and safety aids, plus an upgraded touchscreen and a new-for-2017 Volkswagen Digital Cockpit instrument cluster.

We think the 2017 VW e-Golf is one of the most appealing electric vehicles on the market. It doesn't go as far on an electric charge as the class leaders and is a bit more expensive and less versatile than others. Still, it's a likable, on-the-traditional-side EV that should be ideal for many. Edmunds will be happy to help find one near you and make sure you get the right price.

2017 Volkswagen e-Golf Overview

The 2017 Volkswagen e-Golf is offered in the following submodels: . Available styles include SE 4dr Hatchback (electric DD), and SEL Premium 4dr Hatchback (electric DD).

What do people think of the 2017 Volkswagen e-Golf?

Consumer ratings and reviews are also available for the 2017 Volkswagen e-Golf and all its trim types. Overall, Edmunds users rate the 2017 e-Golf 5 on a scale of 1 to 5 stars. Edmunds consumer reviews allow users to sift through aggregated consumer reviews to understand what other drivers are saying about any vehicle in our database. Detailed rating breakdowns (including performance, comfort, value, interior, exterior design, build quality, and reliability) are available as well to provide shoppers with a comprehensive understanding of why customers like the 2017 e-Golf.

Edmunds Expert Reviews

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Our Review Process

This review was written by a member of Edmunds' editorial team of expert car reviewers. Our team drives every car you can buy. We put the vehicles through rigorous testing, evaluating how they drive and comparing them in detail to their competitors.

We're also regular people like you, so we pay attention to all the different ways people use their cars every day. We want to know if there's enough room for our families and our weekend gear and whether or not our favorite drink fits in the cupholder. Our editors want to help you make the best decision on a car that fits your life.

What's a good price for a New 2017 Volkswagen e-Golf?
2017 Volkswagen e-Golf SEL Premium 4dr Hatchback (electric DD)

The 2017 Volkswagen e-Golf SEL Premium 4dr Hatchback (electric DD) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $37,845. The average price paid for a new 2017 Volkswagen e-Golf SEL Premium 4dr Hatchback (electric DD) is trending $2,845 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $2,845 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is$35,000.

The average savings for the 2017 Volkswagen e-Golf SEL Premium 4dr Hatchback (electric DD) is7.5% below the MSRP.

Available Inventory:

We are showing 1 2017 Volkswagen e-Golf SEL Premium 4dr Hatchback (electric DD) vehicle(s) available in the in the Ashburnarea.

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