What’s the Difference Between the 2019 and 2018 VW Golf?

November 1st, 2018 by

2019 Volkswagen Golf vs 2018 Volkswagen Golf

With a new year model comes new changes to the reputable Volkswagen Golf hatchback. How extensive are these changes, however? Let’s compare and contrast the new 2019 Volkswagen Golf against the previous 2018 Volkswagen Golf model.

2018 Volkswagen Golf Engine Power and Transmission

The 2018 VW Golf has a baseline 1.8L inline 4 engine. This produces 170 horsepower and 199 lb-ft of torque with a manual transmission. Torque is reduced to 184 lb-ft of torque with an automatic transmission.

2019 Volkswagen Golf Engine Power and Transmission

The 2019 VW Golf has a baseline 1.4L inline 4 engine taken from the 2019 VW Jetta. This produces 147 horsepower and 184 lb-ft of torque. This reduced power output for the new 2019 Golf has a major payoff however as we’ll detail in our next section.

2018 Volkswagen Golf Fuel Economy

The 2018 VW Golf has a city fuel economy of 24 mpg and a highway fuel economy of 34 mpg. This creates a combined fuel economy of 29 mpg.

2019 Volkswagen Golf Fuel Economy

Fuel economy numbers have not yet been released for the 2019 Volkswagen Golf. However, with its new engine, the 2019 Golf is expected to have a significant bump in fuel economy. With the same engine, the 2018 Jetta went from a combined fuel economy of 32 mpg to a combined fuel economy 34 mpg with the 2019 Jetta.

2018 Volkswagen Golf Trim Levels and Pricing

The 2018 Volkswagen Golf has 2 trim levels.

The 2018 Volkswagen Golf S has a starting MSRP of $20,910.

The 2018 Volkswagen Golf SE has a starting MSRP of $23,655.

2019 Volkswagen Golf Trim Levels and Pricing

The 2019 Volkswagen Golf returns with the same trim levels.

The 2019 Volkswagen Golf S has a starting MSRP of $21,845.

The 2019 Volkswagen Golf SE has a starting MSRP of $24,145.

Learn More About the 2019 VW Golf in Philadelphia, PA

For more information regarding the 2019 Volkswagen Golf or any other Volkswagen vehicle, please contact us. The Volkswagen of Salem County dealership is located in Monroeville, New Jersey, a short drive down from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.