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Volkswagen Golf 2016

The 2016 Volkswagen Golf range of configurations is currently priced from $9,990. Our most recent review of the 2016 Volkswagen Golf resulted in a score of 8 out of 10 for that particular example.

Carsguide Contributing Journalist Tim Robson had this to say at the time: It's easy to be cynical about VW's reasons for spruiking the Golf GTE, in light of its diesel emissions scandal and the subsequent need to reinvent its environmental credentials to a skeptical market.

You can read the full review here.

This is what Tim Robson liked most about this particular version of the Volkswagen Golf: Excellent performance, Low emissions, On-road manners not compromised

The 2016 Volkswagen Golf carries a braked towing capacity of up to 1600 Kg, but check to ensure this applies to the configuration you're considering.

The Volkswagen Golf is also known as the Volkswagen Rabbit and the Volkswagen Caribe in markets outside Australia.

Volkswagen Golf 2016 Price and Specs

The Volkswagen Golf 2016 is currently available from $9,990 for the Golf 92 TSI up to $41,990 for the Golf R.

Pricing guides

$20,990
Based on 369 cars listed for sale in the last 6 months
Lowest Price
$9,990
Highest Price
$41,990
Volkswagen Golf Model Body Type Specs Price from Price to
118 TSI Exclusive Convertible 1.4L PULP 7 SP AUTO $20,900 $28,380
110 TDI Highline Hatchback 2.0L Diesel 6 SP $19,000 $26,510
110 TSI Highline Hatchback 1.4L PULP 7 SP AUTO $18,200 $25,410
92 TSI Hatchback 1.4L PULP 7 SP AUTO $12,900 $18,700
92 TSI Hatchback 1.4L PULP 6 SP MAN $11,500 $16,830
Alltrack 132 TSI SUV 1.8L PULP 6 SP $17,400 $24,200
110 TDI Highline Wagon 2.0L Diesel 6 SP $20,400 $27,720
110 TSI Highline Wagon 1.4L PULP 7 SP AUTO $19,000 $26,510
92 TSI Comfortline Wagon 1.4L PULP 7 SP AUTO $15,900 $22,110
92 TSI Trendline Wagon 1.4L PULP 7 SP AUTO $14,400 $20,350
See All Volkswagen Golf 2016 Pricing and Specs

Volkswagen Golf 2016 Q&As

Check out real-world situations relating to the Volkswagen Golf 2016 here, particularly what our experts have to say about them.

  • Volkswagen Golf 2016 or Hyundai i30 2018: Are they reliable?

    A Golf with that mileage after just three or four years on the road is a bit of an anomaly. How has the car been used? Was it a delivery vehicle in a previous life? I’d be asking some tough questions and diving deep into the vehicle’s service history to find out how it’s been driven and serviced before taking the plunge, because that mileage is about double what I’d expect from this make and model.

    The biggest potential reliability glitch with this car is the DSG transmission. While VW claimed that all the evils were fixed by the time the Golf 7 came out in 2013, experience suggests that there are still some examples of this gearbox giving trouble. Symptoms include a loss of drive, poor shift quality, shuddering on take-off and a gearbox that seemingly loses the plot on occasions.

    And I’m afraid your alternative rings a few alarm bells as well. The Hyundai also uses a double-clutch style transmission and while it hasn’t suffered the litany of problems that the VW unit has caused over the years, it’s still a bit of an unknown quantity. Certainly, some customers seem to be unhappy with the unit in terms of its longevity and replacement clutch packs are not unknown.

    Also, you seem to have a knack for finding cars with double the expected kilometres on board. I’d expect a 2018 i30 to be showing closer to 25,000km than the 50,000km on the one you’re considering. Cars with higher than expected mileage can be bargains, but you’ve really got to dig into their past to ensure they haven’t been abused or suffered from poor servicing.

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  • Volkswagen Golf 2016: Warranty

    You should never assume anything; she should have asked if there was to be a charge before she left the dealership. It’s too late to complain now. As for the radar sensor, it does seem that it is very sensitive to being knocked out of alignment, and I would have thought VW should help out with the cost or realigning it. The dealer has offered to cover part of the cost, but not all of it. If you feel inclined you could pursue VW for the total cost of repairs, but it’s by no means and open-and-shut case that you would be successful.

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  • Will a twin-turbo Mustang come to Australia?

    It seems to me that they're quite different cars; the Golf R is an under-the-radar raider, the Mustang an in-your-face statement. If you want an exhilarating drive on those weekends away go for the Golf, if you want a more leisurely fun drive with a high look-at-me factor go for the Mustang. For my money I would choose the Mustang. There is talk of a twin-turbo Mustang coming as a GT500 Shelby in 2018, possibly with a 5.2-litre V8. Not sure if it would make to Australia.

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  • XV or Golf?

    My choice would definitely be the Golf, for comfort and the range and economy on the highway. The XV is all right but not great, with a tiny boot, so the VW gets The Tick.

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Volkswagen Golf 2016 Dimensions

Dimensions for the 2016 Volkswagen Golf are dependent on which body type is chosen. The maximum width and height is 1799mm x 1496mm and can vary on the basis of model.

Dimensions for the Volkswagen Golf 2016 Dimensions  include 1423mm height, 1782mm width, 4337mm length.
Volkswagen Golf Model Body Type Height x Width x Length Ground Clearance
118 TSI Exclusive Convertible 1423x1782x4337 mm 139 mm
92 TSI Hatchback 1491x1799x4349 mm 142 mm
92 TSI Trendline Hatchback 1491x1799x4349 mm 142 mm
92 TSI Comfortline Hatchback 1491x1799x4349 mm 142 mm
110 TSI Highline Hatchback 1491x1799x4349 mm 142 mm
Alltrack 132 TSI SUV 1496x1799x4578 mm 175 mm
92 TSI Trendline Wagon 1496x1799x4657 mm 140 mm
92 TSI Comfortline Wagon 1496x1799x4657 mm 140 mm
110 TSI Highline Wagon 1496x1799x4657 mm 140 mm
110 TDI Highline Wagon 1496x1799x4657 mm 140 mm
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Volkswagen Golf 2016 Wheel size

Wheel size for the 2016 Volkswagen Golf will vary depending on model chosen, although keep in mind that many manufacturers offer alternate wheel sizes as options on many models.The wheel size available will alter the range of tyres available to be fitted. Standard wheel sizes on the Volkswagen Golf vary from 15x6 inches to 19x8 inches.

Volkswagen Golf Model Body Type Front Tyre Size Front Rim Rear Tyre Size Rear Rim
118 TSI Exclusive Convertible 225x40 R18 18x7.5 inches 225x40 R18 18x7.5 inches
92 TSI Hatchback 195x65 R15 15x6 inches 195x65 R15 15x6 inches
92 TSI Trendline Hatchback 195x65 R15 15x6 inches 195x65 R15 15x6 inches
92 TSI Comfortline Hatchback 205x55 R16 16x6.5 inches 205x55 R16 16x6.5 inches
110 TSI Highline Hatchback 225x45 R17 17x7 inches 225x45 R17 17x7 inches
Alltrack 132 TSI SUV 205x55 R17 17x7 inches 205x55 R17 17x7 inches
92 TSI Trendline Wagon 195x65 R15 15x6.5 inches 195x65 R15 15x6.5 inches
92 TSI Comfortline Wagon 205x55 R16 16x6.5 inches 205x55 R16 16x6.5 inches
110 TSI Highline Wagon 225x45 R17 17x7 inches 225x45 R17 17x7 inches
110 TDI Highline Wagon 225x45 R17 17x7 inches 225x45 R17 17x7 inches
See All Volkswagen Golf 2016 Wheel Sizes

Volkswagen Golf 2016 Towing capacity

The Volkswagen Golf’s towing capacity ranges from 0kg to 1600kg. Some models also offer heavy-duty or towing option packs which can increase towing capacity, as well as options which can hamper towing capacity. Towing capacities can vary wildly on a large number of factors. These include engine, transmission, model, and options chosen. Always check with the manufacturer or in your vehicles handbook before attempting to tow anything.

Volkswagen Golf Model Body Type Specs Braked Capacity
118 TSI Exclusive Convertible 1.4L,PULP,7 SP AUTO 1400kg
92 TSI Hatchback 1.4L,PULP,6 SP MAN 1400kg
92 TSI Trendline Hatchback 1.4L,PULP,6 SP MAN 1400kg
92 TSI Hatchback 1.4L,PULP,7 SP AUTO 1400kg
92 TSI Trendline Hatchback 1.4L,PULP,7 SP AUTO 1400kg
Alltrack 132 TSI SUV 1.8L,PULP,6 SP 1500kg
92 TSI Trendline Wagon 1.4L,PULP,7 SP AUTO 1400kg
92 TSI Comfortline Wagon 1.4L,PULP,7 SP AUTO 1400kg
110 TSI Highline Wagon 1.4L,PULP,7 SP AUTO 1500kg
110 TDI Highline Wagon 2.0L,Diesel,6 SP 1600kg
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Volkswagen Golf 2016 Fuel consumption

Fuel consumption for the 2016 Volkswagen Golf is dependent on the type of engine, transmission, or model chosen. The Volkswagen Golf currently offers fuel consumption from 4.7 to 7.3L/100km. The Volkswagen Golf is available with the following fuel types: PULP and Diesel.

Volkswagen Golf Model Body Type Specs Fuel Consumption
118 TSI Exclusive Convertible 1.4L,PULP,7 SP AUTO 6.5L/100km
110 TDI Highline Hatchback 2.0L,Diesel,6 SP 4.9L/100km
110 TSI Highline Hatchback 1.4L,PULP,7 SP AUTO 5.2L/100km
Alltrack 132 TSI SUV 1.8L,PULP,6 SP 6.7L/100km
110 TDI Highline Wagon 2.0L,Diesel,6 SP 4.7L/100km
110 TSI Highline Wagon 1.4L,PULP,7 SP AUTO 5.2L/100km
* Combined fuel consumption See All Volkswagen Golf 2016 Pricing and Specs