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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
$21,845
Invoice
$20,971
Average Price Paid
$18,473
201 listings nationwide

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2019 Volkswagen Passat
2.0T SE R-Line FWD
MSRP
$29,995
Invoice
$28,765
Average Price Paid
$24,715
161 listings nationwide

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Pricing Analysis Price analysis based on recent sales data applied to current trim without options.

2019 Volkswagen Golf
1.4T S 4-Door FWD
Fair Price
$19,047
Good Price
$18,086
Great Price
$17,537
2019 Volkswagen Passat
2.0T SE R-Line FWD
Fair Price
$25,787
Good Price
$24,046
Great Price
$23,050

Used Car Pricing Used listing price comparison and analysis.

2019 Volkswagen Golf
1.4T S 4-Door FWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$21,995
1 listings nationwide

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2019 Volkswagen Passat
2.0T SE R-Line FWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$27,244
34 listings nationwide

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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 Volkswagen Passat
2.0T SE R-Line FWD
Kyree Williams Preview:

The current generation of Volkswagen Passat is a vastly different today than it was when it first arrived in 2012. Since its introduction, it’s seen an overhauled engine lineup, a comp...

User Reviews Reviews from CarGurus users who have driven or owned the car.

2019 Volkswagen Golf
1.4T S 4-Door FWD
No User Reviews
2019 Volkswagen Passat
2.0T SE R-Line FWD
writes:
Its great and sound system but the Audi have more power and better control
Power Ranked 2019 Audi A7 3.0T quattro Prestige AWD better.
"The power more stronger and feel more safe with the audi"
Family Car Ranked 2019 Audi A7 3.0T quattro Prestige AWD better.
"The safety and technology in the Audi and the set up "
50
writes:
Got and finish are excellent in this model. This edition comes with enough bells and whistles to warrant a har...
Handling Ranked 2018 Chevrolet Malibu LT FWD worse.
"This vehicle has a much more competent suspension feel over the Chevy Malibu. "
Would Buy Ranked 2018 Chevrolet Malibu LT FWD worse.
"IMO this VW beats the Chevrolet hands down in every aspect of ride, performance, build quality, and value for your dollar. "

Specs

2019 Volkswagen Golf
1.4T S 4-Door FWD
2019 Volkswagen Passat
2.0T SE R-Line FWD
Powertrain 6-Speed Automatic
Drivetrain
FWD
FWD
FWD
Fuel Economy, City
29 MPG
29 MPG
25 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway
37 MPG
37 MPG
36 MPG
Fuel Tank Volume 13.2 gal 18.5 gal
Engine
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Gasoline
Gasoline
Power
147 hp @ 5,000 RPM
147 hp @ 5,000 RPM
174 hp @ 5,000 RPM
Torque
184 lb-ft @ 1,400 RPM
184 lb-ft @ 1,400 RPM
184 lb-ft @ 1,500 RPM
Cylinders
4 cylinders
4 cylinders
4 cylinders
Compression Ratio
10:1
10:1
11.7:1
Displacement
1,400 cc
1,400 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
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 4 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
Sunroof/Moonroof -- 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 --
Interior
Maximum Seating 5 seats 5 seats
Front Legroom 41.2 in 42.4 in
Back Legroom 35.6 in 39.1 in
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume 22.8 cu ft 15.9 cu ft
Maximum Payload 893 lbs 904 lbs
Exterior
Length 167.6 in 191.9 in
Width 70.8 in 72.2 in
Height 58.2 in 58.5 in
Wheelbase 103.8 in 110.4 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 Passat
2.0T SE R-Line FWD

Exterior Colors

  • Deep Black Pearl
  • Fortana Red Metallic
  • Platinum Gray Metallic
  • Pure White
  • Reflex Silver Metallic
  • Terra Brown Metallic
  • Tourmaline Blue Metallic

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