2018 VW Golf Owners Manual

2018 VW Golf Owners Manual – The Volkswagen Golf gets a mid-cycle update for the 2018 model year. The most noteworthy changes include the discontinuation of this two-door model in addition to the access to the new Discover Media navigation infotainment program with 8.0-inch touchscreen. Other upgrades include revised exterior styling front and back. All-wheel driveway is now available on the bottom Golf SportWagen S version.

The compact Volkswagen Golf hatchback and Golf SportWagen slot near the Jetta sedan Beneath the midsize CC and Passat sedans from the automaker’s lineup. The Golf is extended in many variants including hatchback, SportWagen, and raised Alltrack (crossover-like wagon) body designs in addition to the GTI and Golf R sexy hatches, along with the electrical e-Golf.

2018 VW Golf Owners Manual

2018 VW Golf Overview

The base engine in the Golf lineup is the automaker’s turbocharged 1.8-liter I-4 that produces 170 hp and 199 lb-ft of torque. The turbo-four is mated to a five-speed manual or six-speed automatic at the hatchback or a six-speed manual or six-speed dual-clutch automatic at the Golf SportWagen or Golf Alltrack version. Front-drive is regular on the hatchback and SportWagen, while all-wheel-drive is discretionary on the SportWagen and regular on the Alltrack.

The sporty Volkswagen Golf GTI is powered by a turbocharged 2.0-liter I-4 which makes 220 hp and 258 lb-ft and is mated to a six-speed manual or six-speed dual-clutch transmission. The prior Performance bundle has become standard and contains VAQ differential and bigger brake pads. A DCC adaptive suspension is only offered on the Autobahn trim.

At the top of this Golf food series is your Golf R with a 292-hp version of the turbocharged 2.0-liter, which is mated to either a six-speed manual or seven-speed dual-clutch transmission that sends power to all four wheels. The DCC adjustable navigation and suspension are all optioned together.

Android Auto and Apple CarPlay can be found on even the base version. Other regular features include automatic headlights, rain-sensing wipers, and a 6.5-inch touchscreen. Optional equipment includes keyless entry/start, 8.0-inch navigation, touchscreen, LED headlights, and more.

2018 VW Golf Design

The Golf R, like the GTI, is a understated car. Nonetheless, it’s that this subtlety that makes the top-end R version so visually attractive. It does not require a big, shouty wing or striking red accents — it’s secure in its level of functionality without resorting to such crude automotive threat gestures. Its barely angrier fascia, 19-inch wheels, and quad exhaust tips are persuasive enough. Contrary to much more over-the-top offerings (we’re looking at you, Civic Type R), the Golf R is efreshingly subtle, {and to many onlookers, entirely inoffensive.


The Golf’s cottage is easy, stylish, and coated in high-quality materials. Black leather and soft-touch black plastics cover virtually every surface within hands reach, although there’s conservative use of piano black plastic on the infotainment display and brushed aluminum on the gear lever. However, if we needed to dock the Golf R’s cottage anywhere, it would be for its dull design. The new Jetta has exactly the exact same issue — the materials are good and the design is clean, but it all feels a bit overly conservative and business-like.

2018 VW Golf Safety

The Golf SE comes with blind spot warning, back cross-traffic attentive, and front aid with pedestrian detection, while the SEL adds adaptive cruise control. Lane keeping help, automatic high beams, parking sensors, and playground assist are part of a bundle.

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