The 2017 Volkswagen Golf is that most logical of vehicles: a small, front-drive hatchback. But as space efficient and fuel efficient as hatchbacks can be, they've too often been stigmatized as cheap and poorly made. Don't believe it. The Golf drives like the sophisticated, refined and comfortable car it is. And inside the fittings are elegantly and logically designed using high-quality materials. The Golf is the affordable hatchback that doesn't feel compromised.
VW introduced the Golf way back in 1974 (it was called the Rabbit over here until 1984, and then again from 2006 to 2009), and the carmaker has been relentlessly honing its talents ever since. This is in fact the seventh generation of the Golf, and it's built atop VW's still fresh and impressive Modular Transverse Matrix (MQB is the German acronym) architecture. So maybe the most surprising thing about the 2017 edition is that it's actually less expensive than the 2016 model. Go figure.
Some of those savings can be directly attributed to VW's decision to simplify the lineup in the United States. First, the three-door model has been axed, while the remaining five-door is now limited to only two models: the low-end S and the better equipped, but value-oriented, Wolfsburg Edition. The top-end SEL has also been eliminated. Some features from last year's mainstream SE model, like the Fender audio system and 17-inch wheels, have migrated over to the Wolfsburg.
Wolfsburg, incidentally, is the German town where Volkswagen is headquartered. And yes, the Golf sold in the United States is made there in VW's massive assembly plant. Plan your vacations accordingly. VW builds other models in North American plants, such as the larger Passat sedan in Chattanooga, Tennessee, and the smaller Jetta sedan in Pueblo, Mexico. The Golf is, by far, the cheapest new car sold in the United States that's built in Germany.
All Golf hatchbacks sold in the United States use a 1.8-liter, turbocharged four-cylinder engine rated at 170 horsepower. Specialty Golf models like the Sportwagen, GTI, R, Alltrack and electric e-Golf are considered separate models by VW and covered elsewhere. So shopping is an adventure!
Running either the standard five-speed manual or six-speed automatic transmissions, the Golf is EPA-rated at 29 mpg combined (25 city/35 highway). The popular and fuel-thrifty TDI diesel models have been discontinued because, well, you know, VW doesn't want to talk about that right now.
The Golf isn't alone in the hatchback market, so make use of all the tools here on Edmunds to inform your best decision and get a great deal from a dependable dealer. After all, that's why you're on this site, right?
2017 Volkswagen Golf Overview
The 2017 Volkswagen Golf is offered in the following submodels: Hatchback. Available styles include TSI Wolfsburg Edition 4dr Hatchback (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 6A), TSI S 4dr Hatchback (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 6A), and TSI S 4dr Hatchback (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 5M). Golf models are available with a 0-liter gas engine, with output up to 0 hp, depending on engine type. The 2017 Golf comes with front wheel drive. Available transmissions include: 6-speed shiftable automatic, 5-speed manual. The 2017 Golf comes with a 3 yr./ 36000 mi. basic warranty, a 3 yr./ 36000 mi. roadside warranty, and a 5 yr./ 60000 mi. powertrain warranty.
What should I pay for a new 2017 Volkswagen Golf?
2017 Volkswagen Golf TSI SEL 4dr Hatchback (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 6A)
The 2017 Volkswagen Golf TSI SEL 4dr Hatchback (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 6A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $29135. The average price paid for a new 2017 Volkswagen Golf TSI SEL 4dr Hatchback (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 6A) is trending $9308.5 below the manufacturer's MSRP.
Edmunds members save an average of $9308.5 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $19826.5.
The average savings for the 2017 Volkswagen Golf TSI SEL 4dr Hatchback (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 6A) is 31.9% below the MSRP.
We are showing 11 TSI SEL 4dr Hatchback (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 6A) 2017 Volkswagen Golf TSI SEL 4dr Hatchback (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 6A) vehicle(s) available in the Ashburn area.
2017 Volkswagen Golf TSI SE 4dr Hatchback (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 6A)
The 2017 Volkswagen Golf TSI SE 4dr Hatchback (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 6A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $26585. The average price paid for a new 2017 Volkswagen Golf TSI SE 4dr Hatchback (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 6A) is trending $8150.5 below the manufacturer's MSRP.
Edmunds members save an average of $8150.5 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $18434.5.
The average savings for the 2017 Volkswagen Golf TSI SE 4dr Hatchback (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 6A) is 30.7% below the MSRP.
We are showing 11 TSI SE 4dr Hatchback (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 6A) 2017 Volkswagen Golf TSI SE 4dr Hatchback (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 6A) vehicle(s) available in the Ashburn area.
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What do people think of the 2017 Volkswagen Golf? Consumer ratings and reviews are also available for the 2017 Volkswagen Golf and all its trim types. Overall, Edmunds users rate the 2017 Golf a 4.5 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 Golf.
Vehicle TSI Wolfsburg Edition 4dr Hatchback (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 5M)
Review Great hatchback, comfortable, peppy, fun to drive and smart looking. My Wolfsburg edition came loaded, didn't need any additional options.
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Is the 2017 Volkswagen Golf safe? The 2017 Volkswagen Golf earned a 5-star overall safety rating from NHTSA and "GOOD" ratings from the IIHS in the following caregories: Side Impact Test, Roof Strength Test, Rear Crash Protection/Head Restraint, IIHS Small Overlap Front Test Results, Moderate Overlap Front Test Results, and a JD POWER overall quality rating of 3.0 out of 5. Among Edmunds' many tools and resources for finding your perfect car are detailed safety ratings and analysis from NHTSA, IIHS, and JD Power, including overall ratings, frontal barrier crash ratings, side impact tests and crash ratings, rollover test results, roof strength tests, rear crash protection and head restraint ratings, side barrier ratings, combined side barrier and pole ratings, and more.
2017 volkswagen golf TSI S 4dr Hatchback (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 6A), 6-speed shiftable automatic, regular unleaded 29 combined MPG 25 city MPG/35 highway MPG
2017 volkswagen golf TSI S 4dr Hatchback (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 5M), 5-speed manual, regular unleaded 29 combined MPG 25 city MPG/36 highway MPG
What options are available on the 2017 Volkswagen Golf?
Available Volkswagen Golf 2017 Submodel Types: Hatchback, Diesel
Available Volkswagen Golf 2017 Trims: TSI SE, TSI S, 2.5L PZEV, TSI SEL, TDI SE, 2.0L TDI, TSI Wolfsburg Edition, TDI S, TDI, TDI SEL, GL, GLS, 2.5L , 2.5L, GLS TDI, TSI Launch Edition, GL TDI, TSI S w/Sunroof
Exterior Colors: Pure White, Deep Black Pearl Metallic, Platinum Grey Metallic, Tornado Red, Night Blue Metallic, Silk Blue Metallic, Tungsten Silver Metallic, Black, Blue Graphite Metallic, United Gray Metallic, Candy White, Blue Silk Metallic, Reflex Silver Metallic, Reflex Silver, Satin Silver, Shark Blue Metallic, Blue Anthracite
Interior Colors: Titan Black leatherette, Titan Black cloth, Black leatherette, Beige leatherette, Beige cloth, Quartz Gray, Black cloth, Black, Gray, Gray cloth
Popular Features: Alarm, Fold Flat Rear Seats, Rear Bench Seats, Post-collision safety system, Stability Control, Tire Pressure Warning, Trip Computer, Bluetooth, Audio and cruise controls on steering wheel, Power Driver Seat, Aux Audio Inputs, Back-up camera, USB Inputs, Heated seats, Apple Carplay/Android Auto, Sunroof/Moonroof, Keyless Entry/Start, Blind Spot Monitoring, Pre-collision safety system, Auto Climate Control, Multi-Zone Climate Control, Navigation, Upgraded Headlights, Adaptive Cruise Control, Parking sensors, Lane Departure Warning
Engine/Mechanics: 4, 5 cylinders
Transmission: AUTOMATIC, MANUAL, AUTOMATED_MANUAL
Fuel Types: regular unleaded, diesel
Drivetrains: front wheel drive
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