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2021 Volkswagen Golf
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2021 Volkswagen Golf Pricing and Specs

Price Guide
$43,471*

The Volkswagen Golf 2021 prices range from $32,990 for the basic trim level Hatchback Golf 110 TSI to $67,858 for the top of the range Hatchback Golf GTI.

The Volkswagen Golf 2021 comes in Hatchback, SUV and Wagon.

The Volkswagen Golf 2021 is available in Premium Unleaded Petrol. Engine sizes and transmissions vary from the Hatchback 1.4L 6 SP Manual to the Hatchback 2.0L 7 SP Auto Direct Shift.

When we reviewed the ‘price and features’ of the Golf 2021, Tom White gave it a rating of 8 out of 10. Find out more in the full review here.

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Hatchback

Volkswagen Golf Models SPECS PRICE
110 TSI 1.4LPremium Unleaded Petrol8 speed automatic $25,500 – 33,770
110 TSI 1.4LPremium Unleaded Petrol6 speed manual $22,800 – 31,020
110 TSI Comfortline 1.4LPremium Unleaded Petrol7 speed automatic $22,700 – 30,800
110 TSI Highline 1.4LPremium Unleaded Petrol7 speed automatic $27,300 – 36,190
110 TSI Life 1.4LPremium Unleaded Petrol8 speed automatic $27,300 – 36,190
110 TSI R-Line 1.4LPremium Unleaded Petrol8 speed automatic $30,200 – 39,600
110 TSI Trendline 1.4LPremium Unleaded Petrol7 speed automatic $21,400 – 29,040
110 TSI Trendline 1.4LPremium Unleaded Petrol6 speed manual $19,400 – 26,950
110TSI 1.4LPremium Unleaded Petrol8 speed automatic $25,500 – 33,770
110TSI Life 1.4LPremium Unleaded Petrol8 speed automatic $27,300 – 36,190
110TSI R-Line 1.4LPremium Unleaded Petrol8 speed automatic $30,200 – 39,600
GTI 2.0LPremium Unleaded Petrol7 speed automatic $44,400 – 56,100
GTI TCR 2.0LPremium Unleaded Petrol6 speed $42,700 – 54,670
R 2.0LPremium Unleaded Petrol7 speed automatic $45,800 – 57,860
R Final Edition 2.0LPremium Unleaded Petrol7 speed automatic $48,700 – 61,600

SUV

Volkswagen Golf Models SPECS PRICE
Alltrack 132 TSI 1.8LPremium Unleaded Petrol6 speed $29,000 – 38,390
Alltrack 132 TSI Premium 1.8LPremium Unleaded Petrol6 speed $32,800 – 43,010

Wagon

Volkswagen Golf Models SPECS PRICE
110 TSI 1.4LPremium Unleaded Petrol8 speed automatic $26,700 – 35,420
110 TSI Comfortline 1.4LPremium Unleaded Petrol7 speed automatic $23,800 – 32,340
110 TSI Highline 1.4LPremium Unleaded Petrol7 speed automatic $28,500 – 37,730
110 TSI Life 1.4LPremium Unleaded Petrol8 speed automatic $28,900 – 38,280
110 TSI Trendline 1.4LPremium Unleaded Petrol7 speed automatic $22,300 – 30,250
110TSI 1.4LPremium Unleaded Petrol8 speed automatic $26,800 – 35,530
110TSI Life 1.4LPremium Unleaded Petrol8 speed automatic $29,000 – 38,390
R 2.0LPremium Unleaded Petrol7 speed automatic $47,400 – 59,950

Volkswagen Golf 2021 FAQs

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

  • When it comes to oil changes in my VW Golf can you tell me the right type and give me a steer on the procedure?

    There’s no real trick on how to change oil on a VW Golf, but the procedure is critical, as getting it wrong can ruin the engine. The best advice is to obtain a workshop manual for the exact model Golf, and use that as a step-by-step guide to what is a great DIY home maintenance task.

    Fundamentally, though, the first thing to do is determine how often to change oil, otherwise known as the correct oil change interval. For most of us, this will be based on the distance travelled since the last oil change service. Late model Golfs have a 12-month or 15,000km (whichever comes first) service interval.

    From there, it’s a case of using the correct size spanner or socket (not an adjustable wrench) to undo the drain plug at the bottom of the engine and drain out the old oil. Replacement of the oil filter is next, followed by refilling the engine with the correct VW Golf oil type. Since much of this work happens from below the car, a torch or auxiliary light is a handy thing to have, as are drain pans and clean rags to mop up spills. Don’t forget that disposing of the old oil and filter environmentally is part of the deal.

    The correct Volkswagen Golf engine oil will depend on whether your car is a petrol or diesel and whether it’s turbocharged or not. The exact specifications of the oil you need should be listed in your car’s owner’s manual. Broadly speaking, most Golfs, whether petrol or diesel, from the last few years require a fully synthetic 5W30 oil to operate properly. Depending on model, the Golf has an oil capacity of between four and five litres, so a five-litre pack will give you a little left over for top ups.

    If you’re not confident with tackling this job, then a trip to a local mechanic or service centre is your best option. But if you’re prepared to have a go, then this is a great home maintenance project for the first timer. Having a mechanically-minded friend guide you through the process the first time is another good idea.

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  • Should I buy a 2020 Volkswagen Polo?

    The Polo is very nice to drive and has refinement levels that most of its competition can’t match. It’s also among the best of the small hatches to actually drive with dynamics that make it feel like a full size bigger in terms of its ride and handling. It’s no toy, that’s for sure.

    VW now offers capped price servicing on the Polo and, given the 15,000km/12 month intervals, it stacks up reasonably well when compared with its major competition. The 12 month/15,000km service per VW’s capped-price deal will cost you $332, followed by $468 at the two-year mark, $426 after three years, $789 at the major service at four years and $332 for the fifth year. Those prices are for the DSG-transmission version, but the prices for the manual-transmission Polo are almost identical.

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  • My 2009 Volkswagen Golf is becoming expensive to repair, should I sell it?

    This engine was a great thing to drive with superb fuel economy and plenty of performance. Unfortunately, it was also overly complex and prone to failures like the one yours has experienced. Because the car is so far out of warranty, you can probably forget about Volkswagen helping with the cost of repairs. But I’d still give its customer service department a call and state my case on the basis that 136,000km is hardly the expectation for a modern engine in terms of longevity, along with the fact that this engine has a rich history of failures exactly like yours.

    If you can organise to have part of the cost taken car of by VW, then maybe it would be worth repairing the car. Beyond that, however, you’d be spending almost $6500 on a car that, even in working order, is worth something like $8000 or $9000. It doesn’t realty add up at that point, does it? Even then, you might find that other parts of the engine (like the turbocharger or supercharger or the complex system of intake plumbing that allows it all to work) might be next to go bang.

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