2019 Volkswagen Golf Hatchback

What’s new

  • Turbocharged 1.4-liter engine replaces 1.8-liter
  • New eight-speed automatic and six-speed manual transmission
  • Some active safety features are now standard
  • Part of the seventh Golf generation introduced for 2015

Pros & Cons

  • Squared-off hatchback design provides lots of room for cargo
  • Premium interior materials
  • New engine and transmission significantly improve fuel economy
  • Excellent handling abilities for a car in this price range
  • Fewer luxury and convenience features offered than on rival hatchbacks
  • Touchy brakes
  • Less power than similarly priced hatchbacks
MSRP Starting at
$21,845

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Which Golf does Edmunds recommend?

If we were looking for a car with all the gizmos, we'd pass on the Golf. Competitors have more to offer. That's why we'd stick with the base Golf S. You only forgo a handful of features, and you still get a lot of refinement. As the engine can seem a little overworked with the six-speed manual, get the automatic transmission.

Edmunds' Expert Review

Overall rating

7.8 / 10

There's a lot happening underneath the hood of the 2019 Volkswagen Golf. VW has replaced the previous turbocharged 1.8-liter engine in favor of a smaller turbocharged 1.4-liter engine. Also gone are the aging five-speed manual and six-speed automatic transmissions. In their place are six-speed and eight-speed units, respectively.

You rarely hear "smaller is better" in America. And true enough, the 2019 Golf is down on power: 147 horsepower, compared to 170 hp last year. Fortunately, the new engine, which is also used in the Jetta, makes a strong 184 pound-feet of torque almost from idle. The new eight-speed automatic shifts quicker and smoother, too. Then there's fuel economy. The EPA estimates you'll get 32 mpg in combined city/highway driving from a 2019 Golf with the automatic, which is a 4-mpg improvement.

Overall, we're optimistic about the change, and it keeps the Golf relevant. And if the horsepower loss really troubles you, you can always upgrade to the Golf GTI. But you might have a harder time deciding after you look at what else you can get for a similar price. The Honda Civic hatchback is an excellent car, especially with its punchy and efficient 1.5-liter engine, and the Kia Forte hatchback gives you a surprisingly long list of available features. There's also an all-new Mazda 3 hatchback on the way.

2019 Volkswagen Golf models

The 2019 Volkswagen Golf is available in two trim levels, S and SE. Both trims receive the same turbocharged 1.4-liter four-cylinder engine (147 horsepower, 184 pound-feet of torque) and send power to the front wheels via a six-speed manual transmission. An eight-speed automatic is available as an optional upgrade.

Standard equipment on the Golf S now includes forward collision warning with automatic emergency braking, blind-spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alert. You also get 15-inch alloy wheels, LED daytime running lights and taillights, automatic wipers, and heated side mirrors. Inside, you'll find a leather-wrapped steering wheel, manually adjustable seats with lumbar adjustment and power recline, cloth upholstery, cruise control and a rearview camera.

Infotainment is handled by a 6.5-inch touchscreen system with Bluetooth and USB connectivity, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, and an eight-speaker sound system.

Upgrading to the SE gets you heated washer nozzles, 16-inch alloy wheels and a sunroof. Inside, the SE upgrades to simulated-leather upholstery, heated front seats, and keyless entry with push-button start. The SE's infotainment system is upgraded to an 8-inch touchscreen that comes with a CD player and satellite radio, along with VW's Security & Service app.

The optional Driver Assistance package for the SE adds 17-inch alloy wheels, automatic high beams, lane keeping assist, adaptive cruise control and an auto-dimming rearview mirror.

Trim tested

Each vehicle typically comes in multiple versions that are fundamentally similar. The ratings in this review are based on our full test of the Volkswagen Golf SE (turbo 1.8L inline-4 | 6-speed automatic | FWD). Note: Since this test was conducted in 2018, the Golf's engine and transmissions have changed. Our findings remain broadly applicable to this year's Golf, however.

Scorecard

Overall7.8 / 10
Comfort7.5
Interior8.5
Utility8.5
Technology8.0

Driving

Handling and steering are exceptional, but a strange brake pedal feel imparts the sensation that you are learning to use the brakes for the first time, every time. The new engine is down on power but not torque. Based on our impressions from the new Jetta, we think the new engine-transmission combo will improve drivability.

Acceleration

For 2019, the Golf loses some power, coming down to 147 horsepower. However, the down-low torque and automatic transmission's extra gears mean most drivers won't miss the ponies.

Braking

5.5
There's bite from the brakes when you initially press the pedal but little effectiveness as you gradually increase pressure. Combined with a lack of feedback from the pedal, it makes it difficult to stop smoothly. More often than not, you'll crunch to a stop and dip the front end. Also, every downshift along the way causes a lurch. Our panic stop from 60 mph lasted 129 feet, which is slightly longer than average in this class.

Steering

8.5
Steering effort is light with a slight increase in resistance at higher speeds. Although the vehicle seemingly starts turning as soon as you steer away from center, the Golf is never darty. Overall, the car's response to steering inputs feels very natural and intuitive.

Handling

9.0
The Golf is easily one of the best-handling cars in the segment. Body roll is well-controlled in sweeping corners; you'll really only feel it in quick and tight left-right transitions. It feels like VW started with the sporty Golf GTI and worked backward to make the standard car rather than the other way around.

Comfort

7.5
Even though it is one of the best-handling vehicles in the class, the Golf rides smoothly on city streets. The seats hold up well over long distances, too. At higher speeds, the cabin is slightly quieter than other compact hatchbacks.

Seat comfort

8.0
Both front seats are height-adjustable and feature manual fore/aft and power recline adjustment. The seats are comfortable overall, but the seat bottom is a little flat. There's also not much lumbar adjustment. The rear seatbacks and bottoms are set at comfortable angles, but the bottom is short.

Ride comfort

8.5
Perhaps due in part to the smallish 16-inch wheels, the Golf's ride quality is comfortable on most surfaces. It glides over broken pavement, but you'll feel the typical high-frequency vibrations on washboard roads. Uneven road dips can cause the body to lean heavily to one side.

Noise & vibration

7.5
The cabin is well-insulated from outside noise at a stop, but you will hear the engine idle. Engine noise is also apparent at low to moderate speeds, but it's nearly unnoticeable while cruising on the highway. Road noise is muted at all speeds. There's some mildly intrusive wind noise at highway speeds.

Climate control

7.0
The Golf's manual climate control system is as basic as it gets. There are no rear vents for backseat passengers. Heated front seats get comfortably warm rather than truly hot. Even though the shade is perforated, the sunroof does not let heat radiate into the cabin.

Interior

8.5
There's not as much legroom as in class leaders, but a tall roofline ensures easy entry and exit, along with plenty of headroom for adults. The driving position is fantastic thanks to a clear view out and plenty of steering wheel and seat adjustment. The narrow pillars allow for excellent visibility.

Ease of use

8.5
Most physical controls are within reach and easy to understand. The only exception is those on the steering wheel; it will take some time to figure out what all 17 buttons do. The touchscreen's user interface features a logical menu layout and numerous buttons to access high-level functions easily.

Getting in/getting out

8.5
The Golf's tall, flat roofline provides easy entry for all passengers. Due to the high doorsills, you'll have to pull your feet closer to your body than you would in rivals as you exit the vehicle. The grab handles are large, sturdy and don't require much force to close.

Driving position

8.5
The standard height-adjustable front seats and a tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel provide a generous range of motion. The instrument panel is easy to see no matter how you position the wheel. But the armrests aren't close enough to the wheel to plant your elbows on them.

Roominess

8.0
The Golf has abundant headroom for tall passengers front and rear, even with the SE's mandatory sunroof. The rear seat is a little tight for adults, and the narrow middle seat and intrusive transmission tunnel mean that three-across seating should only be attempted occasionally.

Visibility

9.0
The thin front pillars and tall windows provide an expansive view forward and to the side. The long rear doors allow for plenty of glass in the rear three-quarters view, helping to eliminate blind spots. The rear pillar is slightly wider than average, but it's still easy to see out the back.

Quality

7.0
Soft-touch plastics and faux-leather door trim give the Golf's interior a high-quality look, but the center console's hard plastic looks a little low-rent. Turn up the bass and the speakers rattle. We could hear some panels in our test car rattling against each other.

Utility

8.5
Whether the rear seats are up or down, the Golf can carry more than its chief competitors. Despite the Golf's tight packaging, it has many places to store small items.

Small-item storage

9.0
The Golf makes excellent use of its limited interior space. The tall, long front door pockets can each accommodate a pair of water bottles, while the rear door pockets will hold one water bottle each. And there's additional storage beneath the center console, under the armrest, and in the sizable glovebox.

Cargo space

8.5
The cargo area is wide and flat, and it has an adjustable load floor. It's also massive, with 22.8 cubic feet of space with all seats in use. Folding the rear seats flat requires moving the front seats forward a bit, but it's worth the effort. The cargo area then measures 53.7 cubes, one of the largest in the segment.

Child safety seat accommodation

8.0
Two Isofix anchors are located on each of the outboard rear seats; they are concealed under removable plastic covers that are easy to access. Attaching a strap to either of the seatback tethers requires removing the cargo cover. The cramped back seat might make installing a rear-facing car seat difficult.

Technology

8.0
VW's latest infotainment system improves upon its predecessor in a number of ways, including quicker response times and a larger screen. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are standard, but there's only one USB port. Some advanced safety features aren't available. There's no onboard navigation either.

Smartphone integration

8.5
The Golf supports multiple physical media inputs for listening to audio files. A CD player and SD card reader are located in the glovebox, while an auxiliary input and USB port reside under the center console. Many competitors offer multiple USB ports. Android Auto and Apple CarPlay are standard.

Driver aids

7.0
Our SE tester came with a rearview camera, a blind-spot monitor with rear cross-traffic alert, and forward collision system with automatic braking. The blind-spot system can be a little slow to react to vehicles entering your blind spots. Some rivals offer a more comprehensive set of aids.

Voice control

7.0
The voice control system is quite good at identifying names in your contact list. If you're in the correct radio band, it's also easy to switch radio stations. Switching stations on different bands — between satellite radio and FM, for example — is more difficult. Natural speech detection is minimal.

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Safety

Our experts’ favorite Golf safety features:

Blind-Spot Monitoring
Alerts the driver when a car enters a blind spot. Includes rear cross-traffic alert that warns about approaching cars when reversing.
Forward Collision Warning
Detects an impending front collision and warns the driver to take action.
Autonomous Emergency Braking
Applies the brakes automatically to avoid a front collision should the driver fail to act.

NHTSA Overall Rating 5 out of 5 stars

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration offers independent analysis.

Frontal Barrier Crash RatingRating
Overall4 / 5
Driver5 / 5
Passenger4 / 5
Side Crash RatingRating
Overall5 / 5
Side Barrier RatingRating
Overall5 / 5
Driver5 / 5
Passenger5 / 5
Combined Side Barrier & Pole RatingsRating
Front Seat5 / 5
Back Seat5 / 5
RolloverRating
Rollover4 / 5
Dynamic Test ResultNo Tip
Risk Of Rollover13.4%

IIHS Rating

The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety uses extensive crash tests to determine car safety.

Side Impact Test
Good
Roof Strength Test
Good
Rear Crash Protection / Head Restraint
Good
IIHS Small Overlap Front TestNot Tested
Moderate Overlap Front Test
Good

Volkswagen Golf vs. the competition

Volkswagen Golf vs. Mazda 3

An all-new Mazda 3 is launching this year, and it promises to up the 3's near-luxury cred while improving on fuel economy. We've only had a brief shot at driving the new 3, but it impressed us. If you're looking for a lot of wow factor in an affordable small car, you should definitely check out the Mazda.

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Volkswagen Golf vs. Honda Civic

Solidly built and smartly packaged, the Honda Civic is one of our favorite small cars. It's practical and surprisingly good to drive, especially with the optional 1.5-liter turbocharged engine, which also returns better gas mileage than the Golf. Thanks to some recent upgrades, the Civic's tech is also easier to live with. If you're shopping in this segment, the Honda Civic Hatchback is definitely worth a look.

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Volkswagen Golf vs. Volkswagen Jetta

Now that the Golf has inherited the Jetta's powertrain, the difference is all about size and equipment. The Jetta is a slightly larger car and offers a roomy back seat, but it's a sedan, so there's some trade-off in cargo-hauling ability. But the Jetta's party piece is the cornucopia of tech features and creature comforts available on higher trims. It's not as refined as the Golf, but it still delivers a lot of bang for your buck.

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FAQ

Is the Volkswagen Golf a good car?

The Edmunds experts tested the 2019 Golf both on the road and at the track, giving it a 7.8 out of 10. You probably care about Volkswagen Golf fuel economy, so it's important to know that the Golf gets an EPA-estimated 32 mpg. What about cargo capacity? When you're thinking about carrying stuff in your new car, keep in mind that the Golf has 22.8 cubic feet of trunk space. And then there's safety and reliability. Edmunds has all the latest NHTSA and IIHS crash-test scores, plus industry-leading expert and consumer reviews to help you understand what it's like to own and maintain a Volkswagen Golf. Learn more

What's new in the 2019 Volkswagen Golf?

According to Edmunds’ car experts, here’s what’s new for the 2019 Volkswagen Golf:

  • Turbocharged 1.4-liter engine replaces 1.8-liter
  • New eight-speed automatic and six-speed manual transmission
  • Some active safety features are now standard
  • Part of the seventh Golf generation introduced for 2015
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Is the Volkswagen Golf reliable?

To determine whether the Volkswagen Golf is reliable, read Edmunds' authentic consumer reviews, which come from real owners and reveal what it's like to live with the Golf. Look for specific complaints that keep popping up in the reviews, and be sure to compare the Golf's average consumer rating to that of competing vehicles. Learn more

Is the 2019 Volkswagen Golf a good car?

There's a lot to consider if you're wondering whether the 2019 Volkswagen Golf is a good car. Edmunds' expert testing team reviewed the 2019 Golf and gave it a 7.8 out of 10. Safety scores, fuel economy, cargo capacity and feature availability should all be factors in determining whether the 2019 Golf is a good car for you. Learn more

How much should I pay for a 2019 Volkswagen Golf?

The least-expensive 2019 Volkswagen Golf is the 2019 Volkswagen Golf 1.4T S 4dr Hatchback (1.4L 4cyl Turbo 6M). Including destination charge, it arrives with a Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of about $21,845.

Other versions include:

  • 1.4T SE 4dr Hatchback (1.4L 4cyl Turbo 8A) which starts at $25,245
  • 1.4T S 4dr Hatchback (1.4L 4cyl Turbo 8A) which starts at $22,945
  • 1.4T S 4dr Hatchback (1.4L 4cyl Turbo 6M) which starts at $21,845
  • 1.4T SE 4dr Hatchback (1.4L 4cyl Turbo 6M) which starts at $24,145
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What are the different models of Volkswagen Golf?

If you're interested in the Volkswagen Golf, the next question is, which Golf model is right for you? Golf variants include 1.4T SE 4dr Hatchback (1.4L 4cyl Turbo 8A), 1.4T S 4dr Hatchback (1.4L 4cyl Turbo 8A), 1.4T S 4dr Hatchback (1.4L 4cyl Turbo 6M), and 1.4T SE 4dr Hatchback (1.4L 4cyl Turbo 6M). For a full list of Golf models, check out Edmunds’ Features & Specs page. Learn more

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2019 Volkswagen Golf Hatchback Overview

The 2019 Volkswagen Golf Hatchback is offered in the following styles: 1.4T SE 4dr Hatchback (1.4L 4cyl Turbo 8A), 1.4T S 4dr Hatchback (1.4L 4cyl Turbo 8A), 1.4T S 4dr Hatchback (1.4L 4cyl Turbo 6M), and 1.4T SE 4dr Hatchback (1.4L 4cyl Turbo 6M).

What do people think of the 2019 Volkswagen Golf Hatchback?

Consumer ratings and reviews are also available for the 2019 Volkswagen Golf Hatchback and all its trim types. Overall, Edmunds users rate the 2019 Golf Hatchback 5.0 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 2019 Golf Hatchback.

Edmunds Expert Reviews

Edmunds experts have compiled a robust series of ratings and reviews for the 2019 Volkswagen Golf Hatchback and all model years in our database. Our rich analysis includes expert reviews and recommendations for the 2019 Golf Hatchback featuring deep dives into trim levels including 1.4T SE, 1.4T S, etc. with careful analysis around pricing, features, performance, mpg, safety, interior, and driving and performance. Edmunds also offers expert ratings, road test and performance data, long-term road tests, first-drive reviews, video reviews and more.

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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 2019 Volkswagen Golf Hatchback?

2019 Volkswagen Golf Hatchback 1.4T S 4dr Hatchback (1.4L 4cyl Turbo 8A)

The 2019 Volkswagen Golf Hatchback 1.4T S 4dr Hatchback (1.4L 4cyl Turbo 8A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $24,075. The average price paid for a new 2019 Volkswagen Golf Hatchback 1.4T S 4dr Hatchback (1.4L 4cyl Turbo 8A) is trending $3,624 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

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2019 Volkswagen Golf Hatchback 1.4T S 4dr Hatchback (1.4L 4cyl Turbo 6M)

The 2019 Volkswagen Golf Hatchback 1.4T S 4dr Hatchback (1.4L 4cyl Turbo 6M) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $23,225. The average price paid for a new 2019 Volkswagen Golf Hatchback 1.4T S 4dr Hatchback (1.4L 4cyl Turbo 6M) is trending $3,501 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

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The average savings for the 2019 Volkswagen Golf Hatchback 1.4T S 4dr Hatchback (1.4L 4cyl Turbo 6M) is 15.1% below the MSRP.

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