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The New Volkswagen Golf: A capable and reliable mainstay in the automobile market

The Volkswagen Golf is arguably the most reliable and capable compact automobile in the world. On top of that, it looks and drives magnificently. The VW Golf is adequately powered and packed with features to make it an instant favorite among Volkswagen enthusiasts and new buyers alike around West Lafayette. The latest Golf model, the MK8, is an attractive hatchback and an improvement over the previous model. Buyers can opt for the base Golf, the sporty Golf GTI or the efficient e-Golf.


The Volkswagen Golf comes powered by a 1.4-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine that produces 147 horsepower. It comes standard with a six-speed manual transmission, or you can opt for an available eight-speed automatic, both of which deliver power to the front wheels. The base engine provides an excellent drive around Crawfordsville. The transmission shifts smoothly and responsively. Other engine options are available on the Golf GTI and the e-Golf, which offer a larger engine and a hybrid powertrain, respectively. The base VW Golf earns a fuel economy rating of 29 mpg in the city, 37 mpg on the highway, and 32 mpg combined.

Interior and Exterior Styling

The Volkswagen Golf is wonderfully designed. It is simple, functional, and attractive. The exterior is designed to feature sleek lines and a comprehensive lineup of beautiful colors. On the other hand, The interior is spacious and comfortable. The back seats offer plenty of legroom and back support. The rear seat folds to accommodate additional cargo.

Tech Features

The base Golf comes standard with a wide range of convenience features. These include leather upholstery, keyless ignition, heated front seats, a sunroof, and a 6.5-inch infotainment touchscreen that is compatible with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay.


The Volkswagen Golf is renowned for its safety features. It earns good safety ratings from the NHTSA and the IIHS. In terms of safety features, the Golf comes equipped with standard forward-collision warning, blind-spot monitoring, automated emergency braking, and rear cross-traffic alert.

In the Golf, Volkswagen continues to give Lebanon IN and Frankfort IN drivers a marvelous combination of comfort, reliability, and luxury. The Volkswagen Golf offers an incredible driving experience and excellent safety and convenience features. If you're interested in driving or owning the new Volkswagen Golf for yourself, visit us here at Lafayette Volkswagen in Lafayette IN to speak to a member of our friendly sales staff.