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2019 Volkswagen Golf 1.4T S 4-Door FWD
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2019 Volkswagen Golf
1.4T S 4-Door FWD
MSRP
$21,895
Invoice
$20,971
Average Price Paid
$19,011
154 listings nationwide

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Hatchback AWD
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1.4T S 4-Door FWD
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Hatchback AWD
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Expert Reviews Reviews from CarGurus experts.

2019 Volkswagen Golf
1.4T S 4-Door FWD
Andrew Newton Preview:

A perennial favorite for small hatchback shoppers all over the world, the Volkswagen Golf comes in many flavors, from the cheap and economical to the downright sporty. The GTI and Gol...

2019 Mazda MAZDA3
Hatchback AWD
Kyree Williams Preview:

Since its debut, the compact Mazda3 has had both high style and optimal driving dynamics. Mazda introduces the fourth-generation model in 2019, featuring a brand-new platform. As befor...

Specs

2019 Volkswagen Golf
1.4T S 4-Door FWD
2019 Mazda MAZDA3
Hatchback AWD
Powertrain 6-Speed Automatic
Drivetrain
FWD
FWD
AWD
Fuel Economy, City
29 MPG
29 MPG
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Fuel Economy, Highway
37 MPG
37 MPG
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Fuel Tank Volume 13.2 gal --
Engine
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Gasoline
Gasoline
Power
147 hp @ 5,000 RPM
147 hp @ 5,000 RPM
186 hp @ 6,000 RPM
Torque
184 lb-ft @ 1,400 RPM
184 lb-ft @ 1,400 RPM
186 lb-ft @ 4,000 RPM
Cylinders
4 cylinders
4 cylinders
4 cylinders
Compression Ratio
10:1
10:1
13:1
Displacement
1,400 cc
1,400 cc
2,500 cc
Bore x Stroke
2.93 in x 3.15 in
2.93 in x 3.15 in
3.5 in x 3.94 in
Safety
ABS Brakes Standard --
Driver Airbag Standard Standard
Passenger Airbag Standard Standard
Front Side Airbags Standard Standard
Curtain Airbags Standard Standard
NHTSA Crash Test Results
Overall 4 stars --
Front Crash Overall 4 stars --
Front Crash Driver 5 stars --
Front Crash Passenger 4 stars --
Side Crash Overall 5 stars --
Side Barrier Driver 5 stars --
Side Barrier Passenger 5 stars --
Side Pole Driver 5 stars --
Comfort and Convenience
Air Conditioning Standard --
Radio Standard --
Power Windows Standard --
Power Door Locks Standard --
Driver Power Seats Standard --
Passenger Power Seats Standard --
Interior
Maximum Seating 5 seats 5 seats
Front Legroom 41.2 in --
Back Legroom 35.6 in --
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume 22.8 cu ft --
Maximum Payload 893 lbs --
Exterior
Length 167.6 in 175.6 in
Width 70.8 in 70.8 in
Height 58.2 in 56.7 in
Wheelbase 103.8 in 107.3 in

Available Options

2019 Volkswagen Golf
1.4T S 4-Door FWD

Exterior Colors

  • Deep Black Pearl
  • Night Blue Metallic
  • Platinum Gray Metallic
  • Pure White
  • Silk Blue Metallic
  • Tornado Red
  • Tungsten Silver Metallic

Option Packages

  • Roof Edge Spoiler
2019 Mazda MAZDA3
Hatchback AWD

Exterior Colors

  • DEEP CRYSTAL BLUE MICA
  • Jet Black Mica
  • Snowflake White Pearl Mica

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