Surely, you’ve heard of the Volkswagen Golf. This mighty little hatch, formerly known here in the U.S. as the VW Rabbit, has been around since 1974 and is one of the best-selling cars worldwide. But while you’re certainly aware of the Golf, we wonder here at J. Bertolet Volkswagen if you’ve ever really considered owning one. And if not — why not? Here we’re going to give you 4 reasons to check out the 2015 Volkswagen Golf. We think our list will make you want to come in for a test drive or at the very least start to seriously consider this versatile, award-winning car.
1. The price is right.
With a starting MSRP of just under $18,000 for the base model, the Golf is on par with some of the most affordable new models on the market today, with an impressive array of standard features including a touchscreen sound system and Bluetooth compatibility — yep, in the base model! On top of that, there are plenty of incentives going on all year round to make it an even more attractive offer!
2. They don’t exactly hand Motor Trend Car of the Year Awards out like candy.
Motor Trend’s Car of the Year is one of the industry’s most coveted awards, and that’s due in large part to how thorough the review process is for the magazine. Motor trend looks at the following categories to determine its annual winner: advancement in design, efficiency, engineering excellence, performance of intended function, safety, and value.
3. Did we mention it’s versatile?
Even if you never thought of yourself as a hatchback driver, the Golf begs for serious consideration with its generous seating for five, 2- or 4-door options depending on your needs and preferences, and up to 52.7 cubic feet of cargo space when you fold the rear seats down. Of course, there’s a 60/40 split so you can really configure your space the way you need to, and when all seats are occupied you’ve still got 22.8 cubic feet at your disposal.
4. No-nonsense safety
The safety features on the Golf include seven active stability-enhancing systems, intelligent crash response system, a crash-optimized front end, and adaptive airbags. And that’s only the beginning – there are plenty of impressive standard and optional safety features in both the passive and active categories. Ready for your test drive? Call or schedule an appointment online — we’ll be waiting next to your new Golf!