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2018 Volkswagen Golf

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2018 Volkswagen Golf: The 2018 Volkswagen Golf is one of the best-known nameplates in the compact-car segment. This hatchback serves as the base for several models, including the Golf GTI, Golf R, Golf Alltrack, and Golf Sportswagen. The standard Golf competes with the Ford Focus and Mazda 3, while the GTI competes against the Ford Focus ST and Subaru WRX. The Golf R competes against the Subaru WRX STI, Focus RS, and Honda Civic Type R. Lastly, the Alltrack competes against the Subaru Crosstrek. For 2018, the Golf receives refreshed styling with LEDs front and rear, a new, larger touchscreen, and a new six-year or 72,000-mile bumper-to-bumper warranty.

There are three engines available: A 1.8-liter turbocharged four-cylinder that makes 170 horsepower, and a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder that makes 220 and 292 horsepower depending on trim. There's also an electric variant. Depending on engine and trim, available transmissions include a five-speed manual, six-speed manual, six-speed automatic, and a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic. EPA-estimated fuel-economy ranges from 22 mpg city to 36 mpg highway, again depending on engine and trim level.

There are two different Golf trims: S and Wolfsburg. Available features include Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, leather seats, sunroof, heated front seats, heated steering wheel, cruise control, keyless entry, satellite radio, Bluetooth, navigation, and premium audio.

Available safety features include rear-view camera, blind-spot monitor, rear cross-traffic alert, post-collision braking, lane-departure warning, and dual-front, front-side and side-curtain airbags.

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