Once called the Rabbit, the 2019 Volkswagen Golf is one of those staples in the lineup that proves a practical choice for Austin TX drivers year after year. The modern hatchback has a simple and sophisticated style that has all the fuel efficiency benefits of a compact car, while having enough cargo space to go from dorm life in your youth to practical grocery-getter when you’re feeding a family. For those seeking more cargo space without losing out on maneuverability, the model makes perfect sense.
Much has changed since the humble beginnings of this hatchback and change can be expected to continue heading into 2019. The model has a new engine option and a few new standard features as highlights for this model year.
Trim levels can be a confusing dynamic when seeking a new car, but the 2019 Volkswagen Golf keeps things simple. The model has just two trims, the S and SE. These are the same trims as offered for the 2018 model year, so there are no surprises there.
Where there is a surprise is the change from a 1.8-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder engine to a 1.4-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder engine. The new option offers 147 horsepower and 184 pound-feet of torque and is paired with a new six-speed manual transmission or available eight-speed automatic transmission.
New features for 2019 include the following:
Forward Collision Warning
Autonomous Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Rear Traffic Alert
These new driver assistance features represent the VW goal of creating safer vehicles. Is it enough to sway you in favor of the 2019 Volkswagen Golf? Find out when you schedule a test drive at Onion Creek Volkswagen.