No longer called the Rabbit, the 2010 Volkswagen Golf is totally redesigned for the new model year. The five-passenger compact hatchback is available with two doors or four. The standard engine is a 170 hp 2.5L five-cylinder engine paired with either a five-speed manual or six-speed Tiptronic automatic transmission. New this year is the inclusion of a TDI model which is powered by a 2.0L turbocharged diesel engine. The TDI can be linked to a six-speed manual or a six-speed DSG gearbox. The TDI has an impressive EPA fuel economy rating of 30 mpg in the city and over 40 mpg on the highway.Read more Read less
After a brief hiatus, the popular Golf returns to Volkswagen's lineup for 2010, replacing the Rabbit as VW's compact hatchback. It's available in both 2- and 4-door models, with power coming from either a 2.5L inline-5 cylinder or a 2.0L turbo direct-injection diesel (TDI). Meanwhile, the sporty GTI, also available in 2- and 4-door-trim, draws its 200 horses from VW's venerable 2.0L turbocharged inline-4. Prices start at $17,490 for the Golf, $23,489 for the GTI
Convenient hatchback design; quality interior materials; nimble handling; excellent fuel efficiency (TDI); pocket-rocket performance in the (GTI)
Now in its sixth generation, the Volkswagen Golf is all-new for 2010. The popular hatchback packs a load of standard features in a pleasing cabin, and despite its small size, the Golf is able to swallow passengers with ease and, with the rear seats folded flat, lots of gear. The TDI offers an impressive EPA estimated 30 mpg in the city, 42 mpg on the highway, while the GTI--the original "hot hatch"--is propelled by its turbocharged four from 0 to 60 mph in less than seven seconds.