2019 Volkswagen Golf & Volkswagen Golf GTI Review

2019 Volkswagen Golf & Volkswagen Golf GTI Review

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The Volkswagen Golf and Volkswagen Golf GTI are noteworthy vehicles—especially from Good Housekeeping and Popular Mechanics.

In this 2019 Volkswagen Golf & Volkswagen Golf GTI Review, we’ll go over the awards that these vehicles earned and why. Then, when you’re ready to see these automobiles near Oklahoma City, Norman, or Edmond, you can always contact Oklahoma City Volkswagen for a test drive.

Why the 2019 Volkswagen Golf?

The 2019 Volkswagen Golf received Good Housekeeping’s 2019 Best New Car Award in the Compact Category. This vehicle was praised for its sporty driving dynamics, spacious interior, and impressive suite of driver-assisting technologies.

Plenty of Passenger & Cargo Room

2019 Volkswagen Golf Deep BlackThe VW Golf comfortably seats five, with the following interior dimensions:

  • Front headroom/legroom: 38.4 inches/41.2 inches
  • Rear headroom/legroom: 38.1 inches/35.6 inches
  • Passenger volume: 93.5 cubic feet

There’s also more than enough room for shopping bags, camping gear, equipment for home DIY projects, etc. You get 22.8 cubic feet of cargo space behind the back row. Then, to maximum cargo room, simply fold the entire back row down flat for 52.7 cubic feet of space.

Advanced Safety Features

Volkswagen engineers take safety very seriously. Which is why the 2019 VW Golf comes standard with a Rear View Camera System and Intelligent Crash Response System (ICRS). If you get into a collision, ICRS can turn off the fuel pump, unlock the doors, and activate the hazard lights—helping to react if you’re not able to.

However, this vehicle also offers a suite of driver-assisting technologies designed to help prevent an accident from occurring. This includes features like Lane Assist and Light Assist. Whether you need help staying in your lane or seeing better at night, the Volkswagen Golf has your back.

2019 VW Golf Performance Specs

The 2019 Volkswagen Golf also delivers in the performance department. It has a capable engine, while also giving you athletic handling and a comfortable ride.

It comes with a 1.4L 4-cylinder engine that delivers 147 horsepower and 184 lb-ft of torque. Plus, the engine can be mated to an 8-speed Tiptronic® automatic transmission with Sport mode. It gives you the smooth shifting of an automatic with the control of a manual.

Plus, with an EPA-estimated 29 city/37 highway MPG, you can spend hours enjoying this vehicle’s performance before needing to stop and refuel.1

2019 Volkswagen Golf GTI

Why the 2019 Volkswagen Golf GTI?

The 2019 Volkswagen Golf GTI, meanwhile, was named Hatchback of the Year from Popular Mechanics magazine’s 2019 Automotive Excellence Awards. It was named such for its advances in automotive technology. In fact, this was the second year in a row that this vehicle earned such a commendation, and the information below could tell you why.

Cutting-Edge Technologies

The 2019 VW Golf GTI offers lots of technologies that can help keep you connected, entertained, and safe throughout your commutes.

The vehicle comes standard with Volkswagen Car-Net® App-Connect, which is great for smartphone users. You simply plug your phone into the vehicle’s USB port, and your favorite apps will appear on the 6.5-inch or 8-inch display screen. You can then easily access these apps and not have to mess with your phone while driving.

Then there are the available driver-assisting technologies, like Pedestrian Monitoring. It’s included in Front Assist and warns you if you’re getting too close to a car or person. If you can’t react in time, the system can apply the brakes for you.

Interior Space & Amenities

2019 Volkswagen Golf GTI Great Falls GreenWith the Volkswagen Golf GTI, you have lots of room for five people, with the following interior dimensions:

  • Front headroom/legroom: 38.4 inches/41.2 inches
  • Rear headroom/legroom: 38.1 inches/35.6 inches
  • Passenger volume: 93.5 cubic feet

Not only do you have a spacious and comfortable vehicle, but you have lots of amenities to help keep everyone happy.

This includes optional heated front seats to stay cozy on cold nights. You could also get a 12-way power-adjustable driver’s seat—ensuring you get into your ideal position behind the wheel in no time.

VW Golf GTI Performance Specs

Finally, there’s the VW Golf GTI performance, which includes responsive steering, agile handling, and an energetic engine.

The car comes with a 2.0L 4-cylinder engine that delivers 228 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque. Combine that with an EPA-estimated 24 city/32 highway MPG fuel economy rating,2 and you’ll have a vehicle that can handle any driving situation.

This is especially the case with Driving Mode Selection. You can choose between several modes, such as:

  • Comfort
  • Sport
  • Eco

With each setting, you have the power to adjust the drive and how the VW Golf GTI responds on the road—for a truly tailored performance.

Test Drive a Volkswagen Hatchback Today

As you can see, both the VW Golf and VW Golf GTI are impressive automobiles. That’s why you’ll want to see them in person to help decide which one is right for you.

If you want to experience either vehicle near Oklahoma City, Norman, or Edmond, don’t wait. Schedule a test drive at Oklahoma City Volkswagen today!

1 29 city/37 highway MPG (2019 VW Golf 1.4L, 6-speed manual transmission). EPA estimates. Your mileage will vary and depend on several factors, including your driving habits and vehicle condition.

2 24 city/32 highway MPG (2019 Golf GTI 2.0L, 6-speed manual transmission). EPA estimates. Your mileage will vary and depend on several factors, including your driving habits and vehicle condition.

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