Used 2011 Volkswagen Golf

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2011 Volkswagen Golf

Pros

  • Excellent interior materials
  • available diesel engine
  • versatile hatchback body style
  • refined driving dynamics
  • stylish look inside and out.

Cons

  • Many desirable features unavailable on base model.

Used 2011 Volkswagen Golf for Sale

Volkswagen Golf 2011 TDI 4dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl Turbodiesel 6M)
64,312 miles
Used 2011
Volkswagen Golf
TDI
(61)
Lindsay Volkswagen of Dulles
3.8 mi away
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Volkswagen Golf 2011 TDI 4dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl Turbodiesel 6AM)
83,000 miles
Used 2011
Volkswagen Golf
TDI
Carplex
18.9 mi away
List$8,995
Est.Loan: $168/mo
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Volkswagen Golf 2011 TDI 4dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl Turbodiesel 6M)
49,771 miles
Used 2011
Volkswagen Golf
TDI
Carvana Washington DC
20.1 mi away
List$13,400
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Volkswagen Golf 2011 TDI 2dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl Turbodiesel 6M)
62,036 miles
Used 2011
Volkswagen Golf
TDI
(12)
Passport Nissan of Alexandria
24.9 mi away
List$10,977
Est.Loan: $205/mo
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Volkswagen Golf 2011 TDI 4dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl Turbodiesel 6M)
102,630 miles
Used 2011
Volkswagen Golf
TDI
(1)
Auto Chiefs
45 mi away
List$8,995
Est.Loan: $168/mo
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Volkswagen Golf 2011 TDI 4dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl Turbodiesel 6M)
81,575 miles
Used 2011
Volkswagen Golf
TDI
Neons Auto
53.9 mi away
List$8,998
Est.Loan: $168/mo
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$247 Below Market
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Volkswagen Golf 2011 2.5L PZEV 4dr Hatchback (2.5L 5cyl 6A)
66,621 miles
Used 2011
Volkswagen Golf
2.5L PZEV
AutoOne
94.4 mi away
List$9,498
Est.Loan: $178/mo
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Edmunds' Expert Review

The 2011 Volkswagen Golf delivers a rare combination of economy and refinement, standing out among worthy competitors.

vehicle overview

Getting more for your money is elusive no matter what you happen to be purchasing. Imagine your Starbucks barista saying, "Thanks for your order. Here's some gold bullion as a token of our gratitude." Or, "Here's your new 2011 Volkswagen Golf; we decided to upgrade you to an Audi free of charge." That latter buying fantasy may not be so far-fetched, however, as the Golf delivers Audi-like refinement, style and versatility without breaking the bank.

Compared to other vehicles in its class, the VW Golf feels positively upscale. Its interior puts others to shame (including VW's own 2011 Jetta) thanks to a sophisticated design, top-notch materials and all-around comfort. Add in optional niceties like a premium Dynaudio stereo and a navigation system and the fairly economical Golf can begin to feel like a near luxury car.

The advantages continue under the hood, with a choice of a punchy 2.5-liter inline-5 engine or a highly fuel-efficient turbodiesel rated at 42 mpg on the highway. The rest of the Golf is up to the task as well, with a solid on-road feel, precise steering and confidence-inspiring handling. Much of the Golf's goodness comes courtesy of a redesign last year.

If you're shopping in this segment, you'll find that the 2011 Mazda 3 offers sharper handling and more cargo capacity, but its interior can't match the Golf in either design or quality. The more affordable 2011 Hyundai Elantra Touring is also worthy of consideration given its space, features and sporty leanings, as is the personable 2011 Mini Cooper, though its higher price and lack of space are difficult to ignore. In the end, the 2011 Volkswagen Golf rises to the top by exceeding expectations and delivering that all-so-elusive impression, "more for the money."

2011 Volkswagen Golf configurations

The 2011 Volkswagen Golf is a compact hatchback offered in either two- or four-door configurations and in one of two trim levels: 2.5L or TDI. The base 2.5L includes 15-inch steel wheels, heated outside mirrors, air-conditioning, cruise control, a trip computer, full power accessories, eight-way manually adjustable front seats, split-folding rear seats, a tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, metallic interior trim and an eight-speaker stereo with a CD/MP3 player.

Besides swapping the gasoline engine for a diesel, the TDI trim adds 17-inch alloy wheels; foglights; a sport suspension; a leather-wrapped steering wheel with multifunction controls; floor mats; a leather-wrapped shift knob and brake lever; split-folding rear seats with a center armrest and pass-through; Bluetooth; and an upgraded sound system with touchscreen controls, an in-dash CD changer, satellite radio and an iPod interface. With either trim level, four-door models gain power-reclining front seats.

Options for both models include a Cold Weather package (heated front seats and washer nozzles) and a sunroof. Bluetooth is further optional on the 2.5L. The TDI models can be equipped with adaptive xenon headlights, a premium Dynaudio sound system, a navigation system and (on four-door models) rear seat airbags.

2011 Highlights

Outside of a few features being shuffled around, the Volkswagen Golf remains unchanged for 2011.

Performance & mpg

The base 2011 Volkswagen Golf 2.5L is powered by a 2.5-liter five-cylinder that produces 170 horsepower and 177 pound-feet of torque. These Golf models are classified as partial-zero-emissions vehicles (PZEV) when sold in states with California emissions standards. A five-speed manual transmission is standard and a six-speed automatic is optional. The EPA estimates fuel economy at 23 mpg city/30 mpg highway and 26 mpg combined for the automatic and 22/30/25 mpg for the manual.

The Golf TDI receives a 2.0-liter four-cylinder turbodiesel that puts out a modest 140 hp but an impressive 236 lb-ft of torque. A six-speed manual transmission is standard and a six-speed dual-clutch automated manual (DSG) is optional. EPA fuel economy estimates come in at an impressive 30/41/34 mpg with the regular manual, while DSG improves highway mileage to 42.

Safety

The 2011 VW Golf's standard safety features include antilock disc brakes, stability control, front-seat side airbags and full-length head curtain airbags. Rear-seat side airbags are unavailable on two-door models, but are optional on four-door models. In government crash tests, the four-door Golf with the optional rear side airbags received four stars out of five for frontal impact protection and a perfect five stars for side impacts. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety awarded the Golf with its highest score of "Good" in its frontal-offset, side and roof strength tests.

Driving

The 2011 Volkswagen Golf's high level of interior refinement is echoed in its composed, solid feel on the road. At highway speeds, the Golf is significantly quieter than other hatchbacks. Alternately, you can take it out on a curvy road and the well-weighted steering will inspire confidence. The Golf's gasoline engine provides smooth power throughout the rev range. Opting for the turbodiesel will get you an abundance of low-end torque and considerable gains in fuel economy without the traditional diesel clatter from under the hood.

Interior

Simply replacing the VW logo on the Golf's steering wheel with four rings would convince you that you were in an Audi. That's how nice the Golf's interior is. Among other compact hatchbacks, the Volkswagen's blend of top-shelf materials, refined design and quality workmanship place it far above all others. The Golf is actually much nicer than the new 2011 VW Jetta sedan.

Whether you choose the two- or four-door route, the Golf's interior passenger space remains the same. For those who plan on shuttling multiple passengers, the four-door is the obvious choice, offering a surprisingly large backseat that's notably more spacious than that of a Mazda 3. Access to the two-door Golf's rear seats is made relatively painless thanks to front seats that slide easily out of the way. Behind the rear seats, the cargo area can hold up to 12.4 cubic feet -- double the capacity of a Mini Cooper, but about average for other hatchbacks. The split-folding rear seats bump that figure up to 46 cubes.


Consumer reviews

Read what other owners think about the 2011 Volkswagen Golf.

Overall Consumer Rating

Most helpful consumer reviews

Love it!
oute,03/22/2011
I like everything about this car. The quality of the interior was the first thing that attracted me to it. I sat in one at the Cleveland Auto Show and the highly bolstered seats gave me a very welcoming hug. The trip computer is awesome. It drives even better. The 170hp engine has plenty of power and the exhaust sounds really nice. The manual transmission (I have the 5-speed) is really smooth. Better than on a Civic Si or a Kia Soul (other cars I have experience with). If I drive conservatively I can average 35 mpg on my commute. Only down-side is that I don't think you can open the trunk unless the key is out of the ignition?
Why consider anything else?
audivin,12/27/2011
I purchased my '11 Golf 3 door Manual transmission straight out of college. Prior to making this decision, I tested many similarly priced compact cars like the Dodge Caliber, Various Hondas, and even some subarus. While I really liked the Subaru's and had a hard time deciding between the two, the VW Golf was simply in another league. This is probably the best compact car on the us market for the price. The interior and exterior build quality and craftsmanship are excellent and there are no rattling noises. I have put 17,000 miles since I purchased the car in June of 2011. Thats right, 17000 already. This car handles/performs exceptionally well. At all speeds it feels secure/ planted.
2011 Golf 4 dr 2.5
AJD,10/20/2010
I has this car for about 2 weeks and I and a very peticular about cars. This is the BEST car I have every owned. Its very fun to drive. Very good pick up and handles like its on rails. I opted for the 17 inch dlr installed alloy rims and bought the center armrest. Now car is complete. I shoppped the Mazda 3,Honda Civic,Toyota Corolla. The Golf beat them hands down. If you like to drive buy this car!!!! PS I getting about 25 MPG mixed driving...
Great Car
nealien,07/24/2011
I've driven my 2011 Golf 2.5 for 1500 miles now and I can honestly say that I love this car. It is very responsive while driving, and the manual shifter is very smooth. I have been averaging 28 mpg and drive about half highway and half backroads (and I'm driving it fast). The car handles great, hugging corners is easy - the suspension feels very tight. The interior is immaculate - it feels like the interior of a much more expensive car. I'm so glad that I bought this over the comparable Honda Civic.
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Features & Specs

MPG
30 city / 42 hwy
Seats 5
6-speed automated manual
Diesel
140 hp @ 4000 rpm
MPG
24 city / 31 hwy
Seats 5
6-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
170 hp @ 5700 rpm
MPG
24 city / 31 hwy
Seats 5
6-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
170 hp @ 5700 rpm
MPG
30 city / 42 hwy
Seats 5
6-speed manual
Diesel
140 hp @ 4000 rpm
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Used 2011 Volkswagen Golf Overview

The Used 2011 Volkswagen Golf is offered in the following submodels: Golf Hatchback, Golf Diesel. Available styles include TDI 4dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl Turbodiesel 6AM), 2.5L PZEV 4dr Hatchback (2.5L 5cyl 6A), 2.5L 4dr Hatchback (2.5L 5cyl 6A), TDI 4dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl Turbodiesel 6M), TDI 2dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl Turbodiesel 6M), 2.5L 2dr Hatchback (2.5L 5cyl 5M), 2.5L PZEV 2dr Hatchback (2.5L 5cyl 6A), TDI 2dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl Turbodiesel 6AM), 2.5L 2dr Hatchback (2.5L 5cyl 6A), and 2.5L PZEV 2dr Hatchback (2.5L 5cyl 5M).

What's a good price on a Used 2011 Volkswagen Golf?

Save up to $300 on one of 7 Used 2011 Volkswagen Golf for sale at dealerships within 25 miles of Ashburn, VA with prices as low as $8,995 as of11/21/2018, based on data from dealers and consumer-driven dealer ratings ranging from4.7 to 5 out of 5 stars.

Price comparisons for Used 2011 Volkswagen Golf trim styles:

  • The Used 2011 Volkswagen Golf TDI is priced between $8,995 and$13,400 with odometer readings between 49771 and102630 miles.
  • The Used 2011 Volkswagen Golf 2.5L PZEV is priced between $9,498 and$9,498 with odometer readings between 66621 and66621 miles.

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Should I lease or buy a 2011 Volkswagen Golf?

Is it better to lease or buy a car? Ask most people and they'll probably tell you that car buying is the way to go. And from a financial perspective, it's true, provided you're willing to make higher monthly payments, pay off the loan in full and keep the car for a few years. Leasing, on the other hand, can be a less expensive option on a month-to-month basis. It's also good if you're someone who likes to drive a new car every three years or so.

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