There’s no inherently bad Volkswagen Golf model, but there are particular versions in the range that represent the best used buy . As with the Mk5 Golf we’d go for the 1.4-litre TSI petrol engine in SE or Match trim. This is because the 1.4-litre petrol is generally cheaper to buy and more reliable than the diesels.
GTI is the sportier version of a model, usually a Golf or Polo. TSI is the new engines all of the Volkswagen consortium uses ( VW , Audi, Seat, Skoda). They are a new development of a small engine that has the same Horsepower and more torque than a larger one.
Golf R – The R model has a 2.0 litre tuned Turbo engine. It’s a newer model and is aimed more at performance as opposed to comfort. It’s notably a lot quicker than the R32 . It has a 2.0 litre turbo engine (like the R ), however it’s designed for comfort as well as performance (like the R32 ).
The result is this limited Edition 30 . Only 1,500 are going to be released on to the paved front gardens of Britain. It is the fastest and most powerful production Golf ever made – boasting almost twice the power of the original MK1.
The Volkswagen Golf Reliability Rating is 4.0 out of 5.0, which ranks it 25th out of 36 for compact cars. The average annual repair cost is $630 which means it has average ownership costs. Repairs are less severe than average, and the frequency of these issues is average, so major repairs are not common for the Golf.
Recommended Volkswagen GTI model years The early 2006.5 and 2007 cars seem to be less reliable than the later ones, r/GolfGTI sub-Reddit users claim, which is why we recommend a 2008 or 2009 example. 2010 brought the Mk6 Volkswagen GTI , which was essentially a facelifted Mk5, Car and Driver reports.
Volkswagen Golf BlueMotion
If you look at the 2016 Golf TSI model, it is more affordable than the TDI and offers slightly more horsepower. The 2016 Golf TDI on the other hand, offers more torque.
It is more fun with the turbocharged 2.0-liter Audi-sourced engine that bumps horsepower from 200 to 210 and the torque is up from 207 to 258 pound-feet from last year. The GTI is beefier and more responsive than the TSI and is tuned to have sportier handling especially through the turns.
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New VW Golf R
The 2019 Volkswagen Arteon is the most powerful Volkswagen sedan in the lineup, with the new model coming standard with a 2.0-liter I-4 turbo engine. However, this engine offers the best output from the others, able to output 268 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque.