New 2013 Volkswagen Golf Prices
The 2013 Volkswagen Golf is a compact hatchback available in three-door and five-door trim levels. The Golf is available with two different engines; a 2.5-liter inline 5-cylinder engine (170 hp/177 lb-ft of torque) and a 2.0-liter TDI® Clean Diesel engine (now standard with fog lights) that produces (140 hp/236 lb-ft of torque). Both engines are available with an optional 6-speed automatic transmission, however the standard engine is paired with a standard 5-speed manual transmission while the diesel engine is paired with a standard 6-speed manual transmission. Fuel mileage is an EPA estimated 23 mpg city/33 mpg highway for the standard engine and 30 mpg city/42 mpg highway for the diesel variant. Features include hands-free phone capability, climate control with pollen filter, touch-screen navigation system, touch-screen stereo and heated front seats. Safety is comprised of crash-optimized front end, electronic stability control (ESC), Intelligent Crash Response, six airbags with side curtain protection, hydraulic brake assist (HBA) and anti-lock braking (ABS). The Golf is backed by a 3-year/36,000-mile warranty.Read more Read less
The Golf is essentially unchanged for 2013, save for a few minor revisions to the car's interior. There is now a center armrest on all models and all models get front and rear carpeted floor mats. Prices start at just over $18,000 for a 2.5L model.
Impressive fuel economy in the TDI; quick, responsive driving feel; hatchback versatility and space-efficiency; easy to maneuver; upscale interior look and feel
While the Volkswagen Golf costs a bit more than many rival models, it also feels more sophisticated and refined in general. Especially in TDI form, where it gets the gas mileage of a hybrid with an eager, responsive driving feel that they can't match. The Golf TDI's gas mileage of up to 42 mpg also enables a driving range of 600 miles or more. In addition, the Golf remains a high-value choice for those who live in tight urban areas and need a car that maneuvers well and parks easily but also comes with more equipment--and a more upscale feel, overall--than many other efficiency-minded small cars.