When you’re a model brand that’s as established as Volkswagen, it’s only natural to realize that the majority of the line’s automotive offerings will be iconic in their own way. It’s to the point that in the hatchback world, the Volkswagen Golf stands alone at the top of consumers’ minds. As a legendary model to both city-dwelling professionals and suburban adventure enthusiasts, the Golf can take you wherever you want (or need) to go.
To fully understand the VW Golf hatchback’s appeal in the American market, we’ll start you off in the context of its engine. Under the hood lies a 1.4-liter turbocharged Inline 4 motor, capable of cranking out 147 horsepower, 184 pound-feet of torque, and achieving up to 29 miles per gallon in the city and 37 on the highway. This alone makes the Golf an industry leader for any of your travels, but keep reading below to see what else it’s capable of!