The Volkswagen Golf is responsive and a pleasure to drive. If you are looking for a solid performance in a compact yet refined design, you will revel in the Golf's ever-popular design features. Ample interior space, with comfortable and supportive seating, complements the powerful 5-cylinder engine on the standard and the 4-cylinder on the TDI, sharp steering and strong braking system. Models with Turbocharged Direct Injection (TDI) are especially exuberant, with more power from a stopped position. The Golf comes with a standard six-speed automatic, but drivers who prefer manual will enjoy the fast shifting of the six-speed manual TDI models.
The 2014 Volkswagen Golf's interior has slightly larger dimensions than previous models and is significantly upscale for the compact market, the seats offer a level of support not generally found in the price point, let alone in a compact vehicle. The materials on doors and instrument panel are softer to the touch than on previous models, and the plastics and aluminum accents all over have a richer quality such as you might expect in more expensive cars. For music lovers, the basic model comes with a standard MP3- and WMA- compatible CD player/sound system, while optional Premium VIII touchscreen sound system with HD Radio is available on some models. The TDI is especially luxurious and comes standard with heated front seats, leather steering wheel and shift knob, and steering wheel mounted audio controls.
All of the 2014 Volkswagen Golf models come with handy convenience features including remote keyless entry, telescoping steering wheel, and front beverage holders. An optional power tilting/sliding tinted sunroof is available for all models, and the TDI offers an optional integrated navigation system.
2014 Volkswagen Golf Safety Features
The Golf comes with a full suite of standard safety features, including dual side airbags and both side and rear head air bags, electronic stability and traction controls, 4-wheel ABS disc brakes with brake assist, daytime running lights, and integrated turn signal mirrors. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety gave the Volkswagen Golf its highest rating of “Good“ for the 2014 model.
NOTEWORTHY ABOUT THE GOLF
- Due to use of high-strength steel, the 2014 Golf is lighter than its predecessors, shedding over 200 pounds from the previous year's model, resulting in increased mileage and performance.
- The US News ranked the 2014 Volkswagen Golf as #13 in affordable small cars, #12 in hatchbacks, and #7 in affordable compact cars.
- With the increase in the popularity of hatchbacks among modern car buyers, the Volkswagen Golf comes to the forefront, offering the practicality and versatility of the hatchback design with premium features inside and out
- In April 2010 Kelley Blue Book included the Golf TDI among its Top 10 Green Cars for 2010, and in 2013 the Golf Mk7 won the award for 2013 World Car of the Year.
The 2014 Volkswagen Golf mpg ratings are especially appealing in the TDI models, which offer a combined fuel efficiency of 34 mpg. CARFAX buyers will be able to find several 2014 Golfs available, and drivers who prefer dependability and efficiency in a compact car but aren't willing to sacrifice style or design will find the Golf to be highly desirable.