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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
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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 Volkswagen Golf R
4-Door AWD
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Specs

2019 Volkswagen Golf
1.4T S 4-Door FWD
2019 Volkswagen Golf R
4-Door AWD
Powertrain
Drivetrain
FWD
FWD
AWD
AWD
Fuel Economy, City
29 MPG
29 MPG
23 MPG
21 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway
37 MPG
37 MPG
30 MPG
29 MPG
Fuel Tank Volume 13.2 gal 14.5 gal
Engine
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Gasoline
Gasoline
Gasoline
Power
147 hp @ 5,000 RPM
147 hp @ 5,000 RPM
288 hp @ 5,400 RPM
288 hp @ 5,400 RPM
Torque
184 lb-ft @ 1,400 RPM
184 lb-ft @ 1,400 RPM
280 lb-ft @ 1,800 RPM
280 lb-ft @ 1,800 RPM
Cylinders
4 cylinders
4 cylinders
4 cylinders
4 cylinders
Compression Ratio
10:1
10:1
9.6:1
9.6:1
Displacement
1,400 cc
1,400 cc
2,000 cc
2,000 cc
Bore x Stroke
2.93 in x 3.15 in
2.93 in x 3.15 in
3.25 in x 3.65 in
3.25 in x 3.65 in
Safety
ABS Brakes Standard 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 4 stars
Front Crash Overall 4 stars 4 stars
Front Crash Driver 5 stars 5 stars
Front Crash Passenger 4 stars 4 stars
Side Crash Overall 5 stars 5 stars
Side Barrier Driver 5 stars 5 stars
Side Barrier Passenger 5 stars 5 stars
Side Pole Driver 5 stars 5 stars
Comfort and Convenience
Leather Seats -- Standard
Air Conditioning Standard Standard
CD Player -- Standard
Radio Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard
Driver Power Seats Standard Standard
Passenger Power Seats Standard Standard
Interior
Maximum Seating 5 seats 5 seats
Front Legroom 41.2 in 41.2 in
Back Legroom 35.6 in 35.6 in
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume 22.8 cu ft 22.8 cu ft
Maximum Payload 893 lbs 959 lbs
Exterior
Length 167.6 in 168.4 in
Width 70.8 in 70.8 in
Height 58.2 in 56.5 in
Wheelbase 103.8 in 103.5 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 Volkswagen Golf R
4-Door AWD

Exterior Colors

  • Deep Black Pearl
  • Indium Gray Metallic
  • Lapiz Blue Metallic
  • Oryx White Pearl
  • Tornado Red

Option Packages

  • VW SPEKTRUM

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