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 hasn’t changed much.
It hasn’t had to. Sure, it’s 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.
Here’s to getting it right the first time. That’s the Power of German Engineering.
And they’re off.
When you think of German engineering, it’s only natural
Of course, if that wasn’t enough, the Golf is equipped
your pulse starts racing. Especially when you’re 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 you’ll 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 you’ll even hear them begging
you to take them out for a ride.
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
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 what’s more amazing is what it doesn’t give
you: those sooty emissions from years past. In fact, it has 90% fewer
emissions than previous diesel engines. Now it’s easier to drive the
Golf, just for the fun of it.
Mazda3 i Grand Touring
SKYACTIV-G 2.0L AT
Miles per tank*
Honda Civic HF
Ford Focus SE with SFE package
Dual personality. One second you’re cruising along with
"10Best Cars for 2012." Car and Driver placed the Golf
Go the distance. TDI Clean Diesel technology isn’t just
The sky’s the limit. The color blue symbolizes our
the available fast-shifting DSG® automatic transmission.
on their ultimate short list. Kelley Blue Book’s kbb.com
good for the wallet, it’s 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 don’t compromise performance. And setting a good
you’re 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, it’s 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.
cubic feet of
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
• Glovebox with adjustable cooling feature
minute you’re carrying four of your buddies in total comfort and style. The next you’re hauling off with your
• Heated front seats*
latest find from the swap meet. Fold down the rear seats and you’ve got 46 cubic feet of space. That’s a lot
• Rear center armrest with storage
• 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, you’re just not trying hard enough.
*Feature available on select models.
TDI 2-Door shown in Titan Black
• Touchscreen sound system*
• SiriusXM Satellite Radio with
There’s user-friendly. And then there’s user-super-friendly. On select Golf models, you can scroll through
• Media Device Interface (MDI) with
music without taking your hands off the wheel. Get turn-by-turn directions for that new restaurant you’ve
• 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
• 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.
*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.
You know that German engineering you admire under the hood? It’s 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, we’ll 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
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 Safety’s 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, it’s 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.** That’s 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. That’s 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.
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 it’s time to schedule your appointment. And for
three years, or 36,000 miles, we’ve got you covered. That’s 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. It’s 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
CS Convenience and Sunroof
SN Sunroof and Navigation
TP Technology Package
- Not Available
Fully galvanized sheet metal
3-spoke, leather-wrapped, multi-function steering wheel, height-adjustable, with
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
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
Power tilting/sliding tinted sunroof
Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)
15" steel wheels
17" alloy wheels with anti-theft wheel locks
8-speaker sound system with MP3- and WMA-compatible in-dash CD player,
Windshield wipers, variable intermittent
Premium VIII touchscreen sound system with HD Radio, MP3- and WMA-compatible
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
console and SD memory card reader
SiriusXM Satellite Radio with 3-month trial subscription
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
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
101.5 inches (2,578 mm)
Heated front seats
165.4 inches (4,201 mm)
60/40-split folding rear seat with center armrest and pass-through
70.3 inches (1,786 mm)
6-speed DSG® automatic transmission with Tiptronic and Sport mode.
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
15 cu. ft. (0.4 cu. m)
3-spoke, leather-wrapped steering wheel, height-adjustable, with
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
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
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
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.,
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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