Which New VW Golf Gets you the Furthest?

By Product Expert | Posted in Golf GTI, Golf R, VW e-Golf, VW Golf, VW Golf Alltrack, VW SportWagen on Friday, October 6th, 2017 at 7:51 pm
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Fuel Efficiency of VW Golf Trims 

The Golf is one of the most popular models of Volkswagen. The compact car, which has six variations of the base trim, has countless great uses, including its great fuel efficiency. But which Golf trim gets the best gas mileage? Here is the fuel efficiency of VW Golf trims. 

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The classic base trim of the Golf has a great mix of performance and fuel efficiency, both for city and highway driving. Its 170 hp, 1.8L Turbo engine gives it a fuel efficiency of 25 mpg in the city, and 36 mpg on the highway.

Golf R 

The high performance trim of this compact car has by far the most power of any Golf model, but sacrifices some fuel efficiency for it. The 292 hp, 2.0L engine gives it a fuel efficiency of 22 mpg in the city and 31 mpg on the highway. 

Golf GTI 

Even though it is not quite as powerful as the Golf R, the Golf GTI still has the perfect blend of efficiency and power. Its 210 hp, 2.0L Turbo engine gives it a fuel efficiency of 24 mpg in the city, and 34 mpg on the highway. 

Read More: What’s New on the 2017 VW Golf GTI

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The Golf Sportwagen is the larger capacity, station wagon version of the Golf, but its extra size does not make it lose its fuel efficiency. The Golf Sportwagen has the exact same engine type, horsepower and fuel efficiency as the base Golf 

Golf Alltrack 

The Golf Alltrack is the more powerful version of the station wagon Golf trim, which means it loses some gas mileage in the process. The Alltrack trim has 170 hp, 1.8L Turbo engine, which gives it 22 mpg on thehighway, and 31 mpg on the highway. 


The e-Golf is unlike any other trim of the compact car, in that it is a fully electric vehicle. It has an AC electric motor, which gives it a range of 126 miles in the city, and 111 miles on the highway, on one full charge. If long drives are a rare occasion, the money you will save with the e-Golf may be worth it.

See what’s new in the 2018 VW Golf!

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