The 2012 VW Golf has a ton to offer, besides being a great looking vehicle to look at and absolutely fun to drive. Here is an overview of all the features that the new VW Golf has to offer.
Multi-function steering wheel: Go ahead, grip the multi-function steering wheel. Doesn’t that feel nice? This steering wheel comes with integrated controls for easy access to the entertainment system and your Bluetooth®² connection. It’s your connection to the road, your car, and so much more.
Cargo Space: Loading up is easy in the Golf. It’s smart hatchback design allows for flexibility and easy access to storage options. Need more room? Simply fold the rear seats down to enjoy a full 46 cubic feet of cargo space. It’s so simple you’ll be on the road in no time.
Cooled glovebox: Keeping your glovebox and its contents cool is as easy as turning on the air. That’s because the glovebox on your Golf contains a vent that allows cool air to flow in. Simply adjust the vent to control the airflow and you’re good to go.
Climatic climate control with pollen filter: Allergies are never fun. Neither is driving through exhaust fumes. That’s why the Golf not only helps filter pollen out of the air, but it also helps prevent you from breathing in your own exhaust. When you switch gears into reverse, Climatic switches gears too, ensuring that exhaust fumes stay outside your car and clean air stays in. Combine that with rear vents for the back passengers, and you’ve got a climate system that works hard for your comfort—all at the turn of a dial.
6-speed automatic with Tiptronic®: To add a little sport to your Golf, we thought you’d appreciate the option of a 6-speed automatic transmission with Tiptronic. That means you can push the gearshift into Tiptronic mode and enjoy the control as you shift gears yourself. Or you can kick it into Sport mode and enjoy enhanced acceleration at the simple push of the gas pedal. Whichever way you decide to drive, the Dynamic Shift Program® (DSP) will read the road, factor in the hills, curves, and conditions, and then adapt accordingly to help give you increased performance and gas mileage. There’s nothing like having a little power to go with your performance.
TDI® Clean Diesel engine: Go ahead, pass the next filling station. And the next. And even the next. Because the Golf TDI® Clean Diesel engine sips fuel at the wallet-friendly rate of 42 highway mpg. Yes, you read that right. That’s up to 609 miles on just one tank.² If that sounds impressive, prepare yourself for this: that T in TDI stands for turbocharged. And this engine delivers 140 hp and 236 lbs/ft of torque for exceptional power right from the start and plenty of oomph to keep you going. You can even add our DSG® automatic transmission with Tiptronic®³ to enjoy imperceptibly fast gear changes to go with that oomph. It’s a beautiful thing when a love of driving and a love for the environment coexist under one sculpted hood.
2.5L in-line 5-cylinder engine: Its gutsy 2.5L, 170-hp, in-line 5-cylinder engine with 177 lbs/ft of torque means quick acceleration and passing power, and when the light turns green, some serious get up and go.³ It boasts an impressive 32 highway mpg² that helps you effortlessly tick off hours of freeway travel, and it’s lots of fun zipping around town, too.
4-corner independent suspension: Some suspensions are linked, which means when your left wheel reacts to a pothole, your right wheel makes a similar motion. The 4-corner independent suspension, all those little inconsistencies in the road will have less of an impact on you, your passengers, and the way your Golf handles. That’s engineering that focuses on the road, so you can focus on enjoying the drive.