2013 Golf
TDI 2-Door with Sunroof and Navigation shown in Reflex Silver Metallic
The first Golf was introduced to the U.S. when large and curvy cars ruled the road. With its strong
Look what we started.
angular lines, this sporty and utilitarian hatchback was a revelation. It was unexpected, but left a
lasting mark. More than twenty-nine million cars later, the essence of the Golf hasnt changed much.
It hasnt had to. Sure, its gotten more refined, more powerful, and more celebrated — Car and
Driver and AUTOMOBILE Magazine are rather fond of it. But the original shape and spirit remain.
Heres to getting it right the first time. Thats the Power of German Engineering.
2013 Golf
And theyre off.
When you think of German engineering, its only natural
Of course, if that wasnt enough, the Golf is equipped
your pulse starts racing. Especially when youre choosing
with a 4-wheel independent suspension. And is
between a 2.5L, 170-hp gem or a 2.0L TDI® Clean Diesel.
assembled using laser seam welding for increased
Press the accelerator, and youll hear the sweet sounds of
rigidity and superior handling. So even a drive to
the cylinders all humming some vaguely familiar German
the dry cleaners is a gripping experience.
song. Listen carefully, and youll even hear them begging
you to take them out for a ride.
Engine
Hwy mpg
Miles/tank*
2.5L
33
478
2.0L TDI
42
609
Clean Diesel
TDI 4-Door shown in Blue Graphite Metallic
*2012 2.5L manual transmission: 23 city/33 highway mpg. Range based on 33 highway mpg EPA estimate
and a 14.5-gallon tank. 2012 2.0L TDI Clean Diesel, DSG automatic: 30 city/42 highway mpg. Range based
Performance
on 42 highway mpg EPA estimate and a 14.5-gallon tank. Your mileage will vary.
Good, clean fun.
Pack all your things into the back because it comes loaded up front.
The TDI Clean Diesel engine delivers 236 lbs/ft of torque for some
serious oomph. But whats more amazing is what it doesnt give
Clean Diesel
TDI
you: those sooty emissions from years past. In fact, it has 90% fewer
emissions than previous diesel engines. Now its easier to drive the
Golf, just for the fun of it.
609
Golf TDI
571
Toyota Prius
Mazda3 i Grand Touring
565
SKYACTIV-G 2.0L AT
Miles per tank*
541
Honda Civic HF
Ford Focus SE with SFE package
496
Dual personality. One second youre cruising along with
"10Best Cars for 2012." Car and Driver placed the Golf
Go the distance. TDI Clean Diesel technology isnt just
The skys the limit. The color blue symbolizes our
the available fast-shifting DSG® automatic transmission.
on their ultimate short list. Kelley Blue Books kbb.com
good for the wallet, its good for the long haul. As in
commitment to building environmentally conscious cars
The next second you push it into Tiptronic® mode, and
named the Golf TDI one of its 2011 Top 10 Green Cars**
42 highway miles per gallon. How about a road trip?
that dont compromise performance. And setting a good
youre manually shifting through gears like a person reborn.
for the second year in a row. And driving it is clearly a
example for eco-conscious behavior, everywhere, and
reward all its own.
every day. Plus, its always been our favorite color.
*Comparisons based on manufacturers’ published data. 2012 2.0L Golf TDI Clean Diesel, DSG automatic transmission: 30 city/42 highway mpg. Range based on 42 highway mpg EPA estimate and a 14.5-gallon tank. 2012 1.8L Toyota Prius, eCVT transmission: 51 city/48 highway mpg. Range based on 48 highway
mpg EPA estimate and an 11.9-gallon tank. 2012 2.0L Mazda3 i Grand Touring with SKYACTIV-G, automatic transmission: 28 city/39 highway mpg. Range based on 39 highway mpg EPA estimate and a 14.5-gallon tank. 2012 1.8L Honda Civic HF, automatic transmission: 29 city/41 highway mpg. Range based on
41 highway mpg EPA estimate and a 13.2-gallon tank. 2012 2.0L Ford Focus SE with SFE Package, automatic transmission: 28 city/40 highway mpg. Range based on 40 highway mpg EPA estimate and a 12.4-gallon tank. All fuel values are EPA estimates. Your mileage will vary. **For more information about the
2011 Top 10 Green Cars from Kelley Blue Book’s kbb.com, visit www.kbb.com. Kelley Blue Book is a registered trademark of Kelley Blue Book Co., Inc. 2012 2.0L TDI Clean Diesel, DSG automatic: 30 city/42 highway mpg. EPA estimates. Your mileage will vary.
up
to
cubic feet of
cargo space
TDI 2-Door with Sunroof and Navigation shown in Tornado Red
8-way adjustable front seats with adjustable
60/40-split folding rear seat with pass-through
The inside of the Golf is good at being flexible. Which really comes in handy throughout the day. One
Features
lumbar support
Watch this
Glovebox with adjustable cooling feature
minute youre carrying four of your buddies in total comfort and style. The next youre hauling off with your
Heated front seats*
latest find from the swap meet. Fold down the rear seats and youve got 46 cubic feet of space. Thats a lot
Rear center armrest with storage
space.
Seating for five adults
of space for cubes, not to mention furniture, suitcases, skis, or floor lamps. Put it this way, if you ever run out
of things to put in your Golf, youre just not trying hard enough.
Cargo
*Feature available on select models.
TDI 2-Door shown in Titan Black
Touchscreen sound system*
SiriusXM Satellite Radio with
Theres user-friendly. And then theres user-super-friendly. On select Golf models, you can scroll through
Features
3-month subscription*
All play.
Media Device Interface (MDI) with
music without taking your hands off the wheel. Get turn-by-turn directions for that new restaurant youve
iPod® cable*
Touchscreen navigation system*
been wanting to try in town or across the country. Plug in your iPod to listen to your favorite acid jazz or greatest
No work.
Bluetooth® with audio streaming**
Multi-function steering wheel*
hits of the 80s compilation. And then call each of your friends with a push of a button to tell them how
much you really love technology. The system will even turn down the music for you, so your private collection
remains, well, private.
Interior
*Feature available on select models. **Requires compatible device.
Electronic Stability Control (ESC). ESC helps prevent oversteer
or understeer during an evasive maneuver by applying
corrective forces to each of the wheels. In other words, it helps
you maintain control when you need it most.
Safety
You know that German engineering you admire under the hood? Its actually
throughout the entire car. There are more than a dozen safety features specifically
designed to help you prevent a collision. And even more to help protect you in the
event of one. So no matter what happens, well do our best to help keep you safe.
ABS and HBA. The Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) helps to
keep the brakes from locking up during sudden stops and
helps you retain control over the steering during emergency
braking. Hydraulic Brake Assist (HBA) works with ABS to help
ensure that you get the maximum braking power from the
brake system.
Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS). The TPMS helps
Surrounded by safety. In addition to airbags,* every Golf has a
Intelligent Crash Response System (ICRS). After the airbags*
2012 IIHS Top Safety Pick. The Golf 4-Door model is one of
monitor tire pressure and alerts you when it is too low. Properly
specially reinforced safety cage complete with anti-intrusion side
have deployed in a collision, the ICRS automatically unlocks
the Insurance Institute for Highway Safetys Top Safety Picks.
inflated tires greatly increase safety by helping create better
beams and thermo-formed B-pillars, designed to help protect
all doors, disables the fuel pump, and turns on the hazard
Actually, its one of nine 2012 Volkswagen models to get their
stability, handling, and braking in almost all situations.
you in the event of a collision. Surrounding that are crumple
lights.** Thats why we call it intelligent.
top award. That means all nine cars scored the highest rating in
zones, which provide space and material to help cushion and
all four qualifying tests. Thats 36 instances of superior safety.
absorb the impact while the safety cage insulates you.
This is a dramatization and does not depict what will happen in a collision. All airbags will not inflate in real-world crashes, and if multiple airbags do deploy, they will be in various stages of inflating/deflating and will never all be inflated at the same
time. *Airbags are supplemental restraints only and will not deploy under all crash circumstances. Always use safety belts and seat children only in the rear, using restraint systems appropriate for their size and age. **The Intelligent Crash Response
System (ICRS) will only activate in a collision where the airbags deploy or safety belt pretensioners activate. Not all collisions cause airbags to deploy or safety belt pretensioners to activate. “Top Safety Pick” based on 31 mph side-impact crash test,
40 mph frontal-offset crash test, 20 mph rear-impact test, roof strength testing, and the availability of ESC. Test performed by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. For details, visit www.iihs.org. See vw.com for more information on safety features.
Years
or
quick
113
getaways
No-charge scheduled Carefree Maintenance*
Changing your oil, rotating your tires, topping off the windshield
wiper fluid — do you remember to do all that stuff? Your car does.
Right there in your instrument panel. Both it and your dealer will let
you know when its time to schedule your appointment. And for
three years, or 36,000 miles, weve got you covered. Thats why
we call it carefree. Come by for a courtesy vehicle check within the
first 90 days, or 6,000 miles, and ask us any questions you have
while we give your Golf a basic checkup. Then, come by every
year, or 10,000 miles, for your remaining scheduled maintenance
checks. Its that simple.
*The Volkswagen Carefree Maintenance Program covers the vehicle’s scheduled maintenance for three years or 36,000 miles,
whichever comes first. Coverage during the term of the new vehicle limited warranty at no additional charge. Some limitations
apply. See dealer or vehicle maintenance program booklet for details.
TDI 2-Door with Sunroof and Navigation shown in United Gray Metallic
Standard, at no additional cost
Optional, additional cost
C Convenience
CS Convenience and Sunroof
SN Sunroof and Navigation
TP Technology Package
Specifications
- Not Available
Design
2.5L
TDI
Comfort cont.
2.5L
TDI
Trims and
Fully galvanized sheet metal
3-spoke, leather-wrapped, multi-function steering wheel, height-adjustable, with
CS
Tinted glass
telescoping steering column
Halogen headlights with clear, lightweight, chip-resistant polycarbonate lenses and
2 12V power outlets: 1 in front, 1 in rear
Daytime Running Lights (DRL)
4 cupholders: 2 front, 2 rear
Bi-Xenon high-intensity headlights with LED Daytime Running Lights (DRL) and Adaptive
-
TP
Titan Black cloth seating surfaces
Front-lighting System (AFS)
Power windows with pinch protection and automatic 1-touch feature, operable from
Power-operated, heated side mirrors with integrated turn signals
driver's side only
Specs
Power tilting/sliding tinted sunroof
CS
SN, TP
Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)
Technology
2.5L
TDI
15" steel wheels
-
17" alloy wheels with anti-theft wheel locks
-
8-speaker sound system with MP3- and WMA-compatible in-dash CD player,
-
AM/FM radio
Windshield wipers, variable intermittent
Premium VIII touchscreen sound system with HD Radio, MP3- and WMA-compatible
C, CS
CS
Heated windshield washer nozzles
in-dash 6-disc CD changer, and 8 speakers
Halogen reflector lens foglights
-
RNS 315 navigation and entertainment system with 5" color touchscreen in center
-
SN, TP
console and SD memory card reader
Performance
2.5L
TDI
SiriusXM Satellite Radio with 3-month trial subscription
CS
Media Device Interface (MDI) with iPod cable
CS
2.5L, 20-valve, DOHC, in-line 5-cylinder engine; 170 hp, 177 lbs/ft of torque
-
AUX-in for portable audio players
2.0L, 16-valve, in-line 4-cylinder turbocharged TDI Clean Diesel engine with common rail
-
Golf 2.5L
Golf 2.0L TDI
® Clean Diesel
Bluetooth with audio streaming*
C, CS
direct injection; 140 hp, 236 lbs/ft of torque
Power-assisted front vented disc brakes (11.3 in.) and rear solid disc brakes (10.7 in.)
Dynaudio premium sound system with 8 high-end speakers (4 tweeters, 4 bass/midrange),
-
TP
300-watt amplifier, and DSP (Digital Sound Processor) technology
Electromechanical power steering with variable assistance and active return
Keyless access with push-button start**
-
TP
Independent suspension with front MacPherson struts and rear fully independent
Golf 2.5L
Golf 2.5L with Convenience and Sunroof
Golf 2.0L TDI Clean Diesel
4-link suspension
Safety
2.5L
TDI
5-speed manual transmission
-
Includes:
2.5L,
170-hp engine;
5-speed manual transmission;
15"
Includes Golf 2.5L with Convenience features, plus: power tilting/sliding
Includes Golf 2.5L with Convenience features, plus: 2.0L, 140-hp TDI
6-speed automatic transmission with Tiptronic and Sport mode
-
steel wheels and all-season tires;
4-wheel independent suspension;
sunroof; leather-wrapped multi-function steering wheel; Premium VIII
engine, 6-speed manual transmission; sport suspension; halogen reflector
Crash-optimized front end
6-speed manual transmission
-
electromechanical speed-sensitive power steering; anti-theft vehicle
touchscreen sound system with HD Radio,™ MP3- and WMA-compatible
lens foglights; 17" alloy wheels; leather-wrapped multi-function steering
Immobilizer III theft-deterrent system
6-speed DSG automatic transmission with Tiptronic and Sport mode
-
Driver and passenger front and side thorax airbag supplemental restraint systems
alarm system; Daytime Running Lights (DRL); Climatic climate control;
in-dash 6-disc CD changer, SD memory card reader, and SiriusXM Satellite
wheel; Premium VIII touchscreen sound system with HD Radio, MP3- and
Side Curtain Protection® head airbags, front and rear
power windows; power door locks; 8-speaker sound system with MP3-
Radio with 3-month trial subscription; Media Device Interface (MDI) with
WMA-compatible in-dash 6-disc CD changer, SD memory card reader,
Comfort
2.5L
TDI
Front seat safety belt pretensioners with load limiters
and WMA-compatible in-dash CD player, AM/FM radio, and AUX-in
iPod® cable.
and SiriusXM Satellite Radio with 3-month trial subscription; Media Device
Climatic manual single-zone climate control with pollen filter
Height-adjustable front 3-point safety belts and 3 rear 3-point safety belts
for portable audio players; adjustable front center armrest; cloth sport
Interface (MDI) with iPod cable.
LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren) child seat anchor points
Anti-theft alarm system for doors, hood, trunk, and radio with audible and visual
seats with 8-way manually adjustable drivers seat, fully reclining with
Options
activation
Electronic Stability Control (ESC), Anti-Slip Regulation (ASR), Electronic Differential Lock
adjustable head restraints; 60/40-split folding rear seat; front and rear
Golf 2.0L TDI Clean Diesel with Sunroof
(EDL), and Engine Braking Assist (EBA)
Front center armrest, adjustable
6-speed automatic transmission with Tiptronic® and Sport mode.
floor mats;
4-wheel disc brakes with Anti-lock Braking System (ABS),
Anti-lock Braking System (ABS), Electronic Brake-pressure Distribution (EBD), and
and Navigation
Cruise control
4-Door model includes 2-Door features, plus: rear doors; rear power
Hydraulic Brake Assist (HBA)
Anti-Slip Regulation (ASR), Electronic Brake-pressure Distribution (EBD),
Front and rear floor mats
windows; rear child safety door locks; power reclining for front seats.
Includes Golf 2.0L TDI Clean Diesel features, plus: power tilting/sliding
Intelligent Crash Response System (ICRS)††
Electronic Stability Control (ESC), and Hydraulic Brake Assist (HBA); Tire
Multi-function trip computer featuring compass, trip time, trip length, average trip speed,
sunroof; RNS 315 navigation system with 5" color touchscreen in center
average trip fuel consumption, current fuel consumption, miles to empty, radio station
Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS).
Quality
2.5L
TDI
display, personalizing function
console.
Speedometer, tachometer, odometer, trip odometer, fuel guage, coolant temperature gauge,
Golf 2.5L with Convenience
gear indicator (if equipped with automatic transmission), outside temperature, warning lights,
12-year/unlimited mileage Limited Warranty Against Corrosion Perforation
Golf 2.0L TDI Clean Diesel with
and clock
5-year/60,000-mile (whichever occurs first) Powertrain Limited Warranty
Includes Golf 2.5L features, plus: heated front seats and washer nozzles;
2 radio-frequency remote transmitter key fobs with lock, unlock, rear hatch release, and
3-year/36,000-mile (whichever occurs first) New Vehicle Limited Warranty
Technology Package
Bluetooth® with audio streaming;* leather-wrapped steering wheel, shift
panic button for central locking
3-year/36,000-mile (whichever occurs first) Roadside Assistance
Automatic locking feature (doors lock when vehicle reaches 8 mph, unlock automatically
knob and brake handle.
Includes Golf 2.0L TDI Clean Diesel with Sunroof and Navigation features,
3-year/36,000-mile (whichever occurs first) no-charge scheduled
upon airbag deployment)
plus: Dynaudio® premium sound system; keyless access with push-button
Carefree Maintenance® Program‡‡
Child-safety rear door locks (4-Door only)
start;** Bi-Xenon high-intensity headlights with LED Daytime Running
Driver and passenger visor vanity mirrors, illuminated and with covers
Dimensions
Lights (DRL) and Adaptive Front-lighting System (AFS).
8-way manually adjustable driver seat, fully reclining and height-adjustable
Lumbar support, adjustable for driver and front passenger seats
Wheelbase
101.5 inches (2,578 mm)
Options
Heated front seats
C, CS
Length
165.4 inches (4,201 mm)
60/40-split folding rear seat with center armrest and pass-through
Width
70.3 inches (1,786 mm)
6-speed DSG® automatic transmission with Tiptronic and Sport mode.
Height
58.2 inches (1,479 mm)
3-spoke steering wheel, height-adjustable, with telescoping steering column
-
4-Door model includes 2-Door features, plus: rear doors; rear power
Cargo volume
15 cu. ft. (0.4 cu. m)
3-spoke, leather-wrapped steering wheel, height-adjustable, with
C
-
windows; rear child safety door locks; power reclining for front seats.
telescopic steering column
Cargo volume (with rear seats folded down)
46 cu. ft. (1.3 cu. m)
*Requires compatible device. **See back cover for important information on this feature. Airbags are supplemental restraints only and will not deploy under all crash circumstances. Always use safety belts and seat children only in the rear, using restraint systems appropriate for their size and age. ††The Intelligent Crash
Response System (ICRS) will only activate in a collision where the airbags deploy or safety belt pretensioners activate. Not all collisions cause airbags to deploy or safety belt pretensioners to activate. Roadside Assistance provided by Signature Motor Club, Inc., and Signature Motor Club of California, Inc. ‡‡The Volkswagen
Carefree Maintenance Program covers the vehicle’s scheduled maintenance for three years or 36,000 miles, whichever comes first. Coverage during the term of the new vehicle limited warranty at no additional charge. Some limitations apply. See dealer or vehicle maintenance program booklet for details.
2013 Volkswagen Family
Beetle
Passat
Jetta
Tiguan
CC
Golf
Jetta SportWagen
GTI
Touareg
Eos
Think Blue is the Volkswagen way to drive progress by creating and producing cars that are more
efficient,* eco-conscious, and fun to drive. The Volkswagen line features a variety of BlueMotion®
technologies — from TDI engines to precision fuel injection — designed to make our vehicles as
blue as possible. Which is likely to make other car companies green with envy. Learn how we
think beyond green at vw.com/thinkblue.
©2012 Volkswagen of America, Inc. Printed in the U.S.A. Volkswagen of America, Inc., believes the specifications in this brochure to be correct at the time of printing. Specifications, standard equipment, options, fabrics, and colors are subject to change without notice. Some features may be unavailable when your vehicle
is built. Some vehicles are pictured with options that may be available at extra cost or may not be available on some models. Ask your dealer about availability of options and verify that the vehicle you ordered includes the equipment you ordered. Tires are supplied and warranted by their manufacturer. “Volkswagen,” the
vw.com
Volkswagen logo, “Das Auto,” “Golf,” “TDI,” “Think Blue,” ”DSG,” and “Climatronic” are registered trademarks of Volkswagen AG. “Carefree Maintenance,” the Carefree Maintenance logo, and Side Curtain Protection are registered trademarks of Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. “Tiptronic” is a registered trademark of
Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG. “Bluetooth” is a registered trademark of Bluetooth SIG, Inc. “iPod” is a registered trademark of Apple, Inc. All rights reserved. iPod is not included. Subscriptions to all SiriusXM services are sold separately after 3-month trial expires. If you decide to continue your SiriusXM service at the end of
your subscription, the plan you choose will automatically renew and bill at then-current rates until you call 1-866-635-2349 to cancel. 18 years of age in the 48 contiguous U.S.A.,complete twww.siriusxm.com. Sirius U.S. satellite service available only to those at least 18 years of age in the 48 contiguous U.S.A.,
D.C., and P.R. (with coverage limitations). Sirius, XM, and all related marks and logos are trademarks of Sirius XM Radio Inc. Fender,® Stratocaster,® Tremolux™ and the distinctive headstock design commonly found on the Stratocaster guitar are trademarks of FMIC and used herein with express written permission. All rights
reserved. Volkswagen DVD navigation depends on the signals from the worldwide Global Positioning Satellite network. The vehicle’s electrical system, and existing wireless and satellite technologies, must be available and operating properly for the system to function. The system is designed to provide you with suggested
routes to location addresses, destinations, and other points of interest. Changes in street names, construction zones, traffic flow, points of interest, and other road system changes are beyond the control of Volkswagen of America, Inc. Complete detailed mapping of lanes, roads, streets, toll roads, highways, etc., is not possible,
therefore you may encounter discrepancies between the mapping and your actual location. Please rely on your individual judgment in determining whether or not to follow a suggested navigation route. Periodically, the mapping is updated and a new DVD will be required in order to maintain the latest navigation information
available to us. These will be available for purchase from time to time at additional cost. Some Volkswagen models are equipped with a keyless ignition feature. The details as to how the system works can vary and Volkswagen owners should consult their owner’s literature or an authorized Volkswagen dealer if they have
further questions about the operation of this feature. Please note that Volkswagen warns against leaving the vehicle unattended with the engine running, particularly in enclosed spaces. For further information regarding any Volkswagen model, please call 1-800-DRIVE-VW, or just look us up at vw.com. VW13GOLFSBUS
*See www.fueleconomy.gov for EPA estimates. Your mileage will vary.

Car Brochures