2011 Volkswagen Golf  -  $18,765


Vehicle Details

MSRP: $18,765
Base Invoice: $18,045
Destination Charge: $770
Options: $0
Trim: 2dr HB Man
Doors: 2
Drive train: Front Wheel Drive
MPG: Avg: 26 | City: 23 | Hwy: 33
Body Style: 2dr HB Man
Transmission: 5-speed manual transmission
Engine: 2.5L DOHC 20-valve SMPI I5 engine

Pros

Convenient hatchback design; quality interior materials; nimble handling; excellent fuel efficiency in the TDI; pocket-rocket performance in the GTI


Model News

After a brief hiatus, the popular Golf returned to Volkswagen's lineup in 2010, replacing the Rabbit as VW's compact hatchback. Few changes have been made for 2011. It's again 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). The 2.5L 2-door can be had with either a 5-speed manual or 6-speed automatic with Tiptronic, while the 4-door version is only available with the automatic.


Value Writeup

The popular Golf hatchback was completely redesigned in 2010. For 2011, it again packs a load of standard features in a pleasing cabin. Despite its small size, the Golf is able to swallow passengers with ease and with the rear seats folded flat, it can also take lots of gear. The TDI offers an impressive EPA estimated 30 mpg in the city, 42 mpg on the highway.


Model Highlights

Volkswagen's popular Golf entered its sixth generation in 2010 and it returns to the crowded compact hatchback market for 2011 with few changes.

For 2011, the Golf 2.5 and TDI come as either 2- or 4-doors. Power for the Golf is delivered to the front wheels by either a 170-hp 2.5L inline-5 or 140-hp turbocharged direct injection (TDI) 4-cylinder diesel, which produces a hefty 236 ft-lb of torque. A 5-speed manual is standard on the 2.5 2-door, while a 6-speed manual with Tiptronic is the only available option for the 4-door--combining manual capabilities with VW's Direct Shift Gearbox (DSG), which features a dual clutch system that produces incredibly fast and precise for optimal engine performance. The TDI has a 6-speed manual standard, while the automatic gearbox is available.

The Golf is a nimble handler and benefits from MacPherson struts and a stabilizer bar up front, with fully independent 4-link system and stabilizers in the rear.

Standard features on the Golf include dual exhaust tips, halogen headlights, heated power mirrors, single-zone climate control, cruise control, 8-speaker AM/FM CD player with MP3 capability, 8-way manually adjustable front seats, a 60/40 split flat-folding rear seat, and one-touch power windows. The TDI adds fog lamps, tinted glass, 17-inch alloy wheels, a premium touch-screen stereo with in-dash 6-disc CD changer and MP3 and satellite radio capability, Bluetooth hands-free connectivity and leather appointed steering wheel and shift knob.

The Golf does not lack for standard safety features. Technology designed to keep the car upright include Anti-Slip Regulation (ASR) and Electronic Stabilization Program (ESP), which features Electronic Differential Lock (EDL) and Engine Braking Assist (EBA), which prevents compression-induced skidding in slick conditions. Anti-lock brakes with brake pressure distribution and brake assist are also standard, as are six front airbags. Rear passenger side thorax airbags are optional.

Popular standalone options on the Golf 2.5 include several alloy wheels of both 17- and 18- inch sizes, a sport body kit and power sunroof, while buyers can add Bluetooth and heated seats on the inside. On the TDI, Xenon headlights are available, as is DVD navigation and a 300-watt Dynaudio amp and speaker system.


Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.2

EPA Classification
Compact

EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
6.7

Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
33 MPG

Cruising Range - City
333.50 mi

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
23 MPG

Fuel Economy Est-Combined
26 MPG

Cruising Range - Hwy
478.50 mi

Engine Type
Gas I5

Displacement
2.5L/151

Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
170 @ 5700

SAE Net Torque @ RPM
177 @ 4250

Trans Type
5

Trans Description Cont.
Manual

First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.78

Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.12

Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.27

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.87

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.66

Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.60

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.65

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
480

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
140

Total Cooling System Capacity
10.0 qts

Passenger Capacity
5

Passenger Volume
93.0 ft³

Front Head Room
39.3 in

Front Leg Room
41.2 in

Front Shoulder Room
54.7 in

Second Head Room
38.5 in

Second Leg Room
35.5 in

Second Shoulder Room
52.8 in

Wheelbase
101.5 in

Length, Overall
165.4 in

Width, Max w/o mirrors
70.3 in

Height, Overall
58.3 in

Track Width, Front
60.7 in

Track Width, Rear
59.6 in

Min Ground Clearance
5.4 in

Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up
15.1 ft³

Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down
46.0 ft³

Base Curb Weight
2968 lbs

Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut

Suspension Type - Rear
4-Link

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs

Front Tire Size
195/65R15

Rear Tire Size
195/65R15

Front Wheel Size
15 x 6.0 in

Rear Wheel Size
15 x 6.0 in

Front Wheel Material
Steel

Rear Wheel Material
Steel

Steering Type
Pwr

Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.0

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb
35.8 ft ft

Brake Type
Pwr

Brake ABS System
4-Wheel

Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes

Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
11.3 x 1.0 in

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
10.2 x 0.5 in

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
14.5 gal

Basic Years
3

Basic Miles/km
36,000

Basic Note
3 Years/36,000 Miles Carefee Maintenance Program

Drivetrain Years
5

Drivetrain Miles/km
60,000

Corrosion Years
12

Corrosion Miles/km
Unlimited

Roadside Assistance Years
3

Roadside Assistance Miles/km
36,000

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
16V078000

Mfg's Report Date
FEB 10, 2016

Component
AIR BAGS

Potential Number of Units Affected
658,303

Summary
Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (Volkswagen) is recalling certain model year 2010-2014 Golf and Jetta SportWagen, 2007-2010 Passat sedans and wagon, 2012-2014 Passat sedan and Eos, 2009-2014 CC, 2009-2012 Audi Q5, and 2010-2011 Audi A5 Cabriolet vehicles. Upon deployment of the driver's frontal air bag, excessive internal pressure may cause the inflator to rupture.

Consequence
In the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the driver's frontal air bag, the inflator could rupture with metal fragments striking the vehicle occupants potentially resulting in serious injury or death.

Volkswagen will notify owners, and dealers will replace the driver's frontal air bag inflators, free of charge. Volkswagen issued an interim notification to owners on April 12, 2016. Volkswagen owners may contact Volkswagen customer service at 1-800-893-5298. Audi owners may contact Audi customer service at 1-800-253-2834.

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
15V483000

Mfg's Report Date
AUG 04, 2015

Component
AIR BAGS

Potential Number of Units Affected
415,825

Summary
Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (Volkswagen) is recalling certain model year 2010-2014 Volkswagen CC, Passat, and Tiguan, 2010-2013 Eos and Jetta, 2011-2014 Golf and GTI, and 2011-2013 Jetta Sportwagen vehicles. In the affected vehicles, debris may contaminate the air bag clock spring, a spiral wound, flat cable that keeps the air bag powered while the steering wheel is being turned. This contamination may tear the cable and result in a loss of electrical connection to the driver's frontal air bag.

Consequence
A loss of electrical connection to the driver's frontal air bag will prevent the air bag from deploying in the event of a vehicle crash, increasing the risk of injury.

The remedy for this recall is still under development. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact Volkswagen customer service at 1-800-822-8987.

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
11V490000

Mfg's Report Date
SEP 30, 2011

Component
FUEL SYSTEM, DIESEL

Potential Number of Units Affected
168,275

Summary
VOLKSWAGEN IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL 2009-2012 JETTA AND JETTA SPORTWAGEN VEHICLES, MANUFACTURED FROM MAY 2008 THROUGH SEPTEMBER 2011, MODEL YEAR 2010-2012 VOLKSWAGEN GOLF VEHICLES, MANUFACTURED FROM MAY 2009 THROUGH SEPTEMBER 2011, AND MODEL YEAR 2010-2012 AUDI A3 VEHICLES, MANUFACTURED FROM SEPTEMBER 2009 THROUGH SEPTEMBER 2011, THAT ARE EQUIPPED WITH A 2.0L TDI COMMON RAIL DIESEL ENGINE/CLEAN DIESEL ENGINE. THE FUEL INJECTION PULSES COULD COINCIDE WITH THE NATURAL FREQUENCY OF THE INJECTOR LINE #2, IN SPECIFIC LOAD AND RPM CONDITIONS. THIS RESONANCE CREATES ADDITIONAL STRESS IN THE FUEL LINE.

Consequence
DUE TO THE RESONANCE CONDITION, INJECTOR LINE NUMBER 2 COULD DEVELOP SMALL CRACKS WHICH COULD LEAD TO FUEL LEAKAGE. LEAKING FUEL IN THE PRESENCE OF AN IGNITION SOURCE, MAY LEAD TO A FIRE.

VOLKSWAGEN WILL INSTALL AN IMPROVED FUEL INJECTOR LINE FOR THE NUMBER 2 CYLINDER AND WILL INSTALL VIBRATION DAMPERS ON ALL OF THE INJECTOR LINES. VOLKSWAGEN AND AUDI WILL NOTIFY OWNERS TO HAVE THE VEHICLES REPAIRED FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING NOVEMBER 2011. OWNERS MAY CONTACT VOLKSWAGEN AT 1-800-822-8987.

VOLKSWAGEN RECALL CAMPAIGN NUMBER IS 23J9/V5. OWNERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV .

2.5L DOHC 20-valve SMPI I5 engine

5-speed manual transmission -inc: clutch starter interlock, hydraulic clutch

Front wheel drive

Hard shell battery box protection

Independent front MacPherson struts w/stabilizer bar

4-link independent rear suspension -inc: coil springs, telescopic shock absorbers, stabilizer bar

Electromechanical variable-assist pwr steering

Pwr-assisted front vented disc brakes w/rear solid disc brakes -inc: 4-wheel anti-lock disc brakes (ABS)

Dual exhaust tips

15" steel wheels w/wheel covers

195/65R15 all-season tires -inc: temporary spare tire

Body-colored front/rear bumpers

Body-colored trim molding

Black grille

Body-colored pwr heated side mirrors -inc: integrated turn signals, joystick control

Adjustable intermittent front wipers

Rear wiper

Body-colored door handles

Non-smokers pkg -inc: pwr outlet w/plug, storage receptacle w/insert

AM/FM stereo w/CD/MP3 player -inc: (8) speakers, WMA compatible

Window diversity antenna

Auxiliary audio input

8-way cloth manual front sport seats -inc: easy entry system, lumbar support, optimized head restraints

60/40 split-folding rear seat -inc: height adjustable head restraints

Center console w/front open storage compartment

3-spoke tilt/telescoping steering wheel -inc: theft-deterrent collapsible steering column, Blinker control stalk w/lane-change feature

Highline illuminated instrument cluster -inc: compass, outside temperature display, trip computer, brake pad wear indicator

Air vents in instrument panel

Pwr windows w/driver side 1-touch feature -inc: pinch protection

Remote pwr door locks -inc: auto locking feature, center locking system

Cruise control

Remote keyless entry -inc: rear hatch release & panic button

Anti-theft vehicle alarm system

Immobilizer III theft-deterrent system

Manual climatic A/C w/pollen filter

Electric rear window defroster

Soft opening lockable glovebox

(2) front cupholders

Metallic-appearance interior trim

(2) aux pwr outlets

Integrated armrest in front door panels

Front door storage pockets

Driver and front passenger illuminated visor vanity mirrors

Center dome light w/time delay -inc: 2 reading lights

Molded shift knob & break handle

Chrome button for parking brake lever

Molded door trim w/cloth inserts

Front seatback storage pockets

Luggage compartment light

Fully carpeted/lined luggage compartment

Rear cargo cover

Plastic loading edge protection

Electronic brake-force distribution (EBD)

Electronic differential lock (EDL)

Electronic stability control (ESC)

Hydraulic Brake Assist (HBA)

Engine braking assist (EBA)

Anti-slip regulation (ASR)

Anti-intrusion side door beams

Crash-optimized front end

Daytime running lights

Emergency trunk release

Intelligent crash response system (ICRS)

Dual front airbags

Driver/front passenger side thorax airbags

Front/rear side curtain airbags -inc: buckle switch

Emergency locking retractors

Height-adjustable front 3-point safety belt -inc: pre-tensioners w/load limiters

Rear 3-point safety belts -inc: interlock feature

LATCH child restraint system

Tire pressure monitoring system

Dual tone horn

 
BLACK
$0

 
CANDY WHITE
$0

 
REFLEX SILVER METALLIC
$0

 
SHARK BLUE METALLIC
$0

 
BLUE GRAPHITE METALLIC
$0

 
TORNADO RED
$0

 
UNITED GRAY METALLIC
$0

 
STANDARD PAINT
$0

 
TITAN BLACK, CLOTH SEAT TRIM
$0

 
BLUETOOTH CONNECTIVITY
$300

 
COLD WEATHER PKG
$250

 
PWR TILT/SLIDING SUNROOF
$1,000

 
** VARIOUS ADDITIONAL PORT INSTALLED OPTIONS MAY BE AVAILABLE IN YOUR AREA-SEE YOUR AREA DEALER FOR A COMPLETE LIST **
$0

 
GOLF CHROME EXHAUST TIPS
$160

 
GOLF MAT KIT
$235

 
GOLF CARPETED MAT KIT
$235

 
GOLF PROTECTION KIT
$430

 
GOLF DISTINCTION KIT
$329

 
GOLF PROTECTION PLUS
$210

 
(4) GOLF SPLASH GUARDS
$220

 
GOLF ROOF EDGE SPOILER
$499

 
GOLF GROUND EFFECTS KIT
$1,999

 
SPORT GOAL SILVER
$1,325

 
SPORT GOAL GRAY
$1,325

 
SPORT GOAL SILVER WHEELS
$1,325

 
SPORT GOAL GRAY WHEELS
$1,325

 
SPORT ALLOY BLACK WHEELS
$2,199

 
SPORT ALLOY SILVER WHEELS
$2,199


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