Vanilla ice cream may not be as thrilling like vanilla bean blackberry Fudge however it’s still an ice cream flavor people love. The same is true for this year’s Volkswagen Golf and its sportier GTI version. Even though its turbo four-cylinder, which produces 147 horsepower, is a bit less powerful but the VW hatchback is still enjoyable to drive, even though it’s a lot slower. The standard Golf is several thousand dollars more affordable and more efficient in fuel consumption, and also practical. We believe it’s among the top compacts available, regardless of whether buyers are auto lovers or not. There are rivals that look more appealing, perform better and are more affordable however this 2020 Golf is the most classy and most sophisticated.
What’s New for 2020?
With the next generation of Golf being unveiled to the public and the world, it’s only the matter of time before at the very least, a version of it arrives on our shores. While we wait, VW makes small updates to the 2020 Golf. The range is further streamlined further to one trim level, called TSI. While this raises prices from the prior version, the new model adds additional attractive features that are standard features. The list of features includes 16-inch wheels and heated front seats. heated washer nozzles and faux-leather upholstery as well as a panoramic sunroof. active entry, push-button starting and a panoramic sunroof. The 2020 Golf comes with the most recent Car-Net remote as well as the standard Wi-Fi hotspot with a subscription fee and of course.
Pricing and Which One to Buy
Volkswagen has effectively transformed the standard Golf into a single-size shopping experience. The only difficult choice consumers have to make is whether to go with the manual transmission that comes standard or shell out an additional $800 for the eight-speed auto. For those who don’t know how to operate the three-pedal shuffle are likely to prefer the latter option, but those who are looking for maximum engagement will prefer the manual. In addition to that and a couple of accessories installed by dealers and accessories, the 2020 Golf is easy to equip.
Engine, Transmission, and Performance
The Golf’s turbocharged four-cylinder engine has the right amount of power to propel this compact hatch. And it’s reliable and refined. When you’re in towns The Golf is never in need to be pushed. It’s only when it comes to high-speed pass maneuvers along the highway will the driver realize that the engine has run out of air. Contrary to its more sporty twins, the nimble GTI and the more powerful Golf R The standard Golf has a smooth ride that isn’t prone to tire when driving for long periods or when driving on rough roads. However, this doesn’t mean it’s slow in corners. It is a firm grip on the road and provides a spirited feeling to the driver that encourages backroad antics. Its steering system is precise and typically quick for its class. The steering’s responsiveness is just among the features that makes this low-cost and practical car so fun to drive.
Fuel Economy and Real-World MPG
The EPA predicts that the 2020 Golf will achieve 28 mpg in city driving and 36 miles per gallon on the highway when using the stick-shift standard transmission. If you opt for the automatic option Its ratings are 29 mpg in the city and 35 on the highway. These numbers differ from earlier models where both transmissions were classified at 29/37 mpg highway/city. We haven’t tried a 2020 Golf on our actual highway route for fuel economy however, the previous model we tested yielded 43 mpg in the test. However it’s true that the Golf does not set the bar in this category: the Honda Civic hatchback delivered an identical performance.
Interior, Comfort, and Cargo
Simple, yet comfortable and practical The Golf’s interior represents the VW design philosophy. You won’t be spoiled, however you won’t have to deal with designs that aren’t well-thought out also. The Golf’s interior is clear, straight lines, subtle colors; and a focus on the openness. In spite of the airy feel however, some competitors have more space as the Golf. We discovered that the back seat to be quite comfortable and suitable for adults during longer drives. The comfy back seat is due to the high-height of the lower cushion that prevents knees-in-the-nose issue that plagues many smaller automobiles. The Golf has the same amount of bags for carry-ons (five) on its rear seat like many of its competitors. But , unlike its sedan counterparts the Golf’s cargo space can hold larger objects with ease. We were able to squeeze 15 carry-on luggages inside, with an rear seat folded.
Infotainment and Connectivity
The Golf’s infotainment system provides slow response times to your inputs, however standard features like Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration, as well as USB connectivity offer a strong alternative to the drawback. Its 6.5-inch screen is the standard and comes with buttons for menus that run across its edges screen and an actual volume knob.