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Eric's Autos: 2018 VW Golf

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What's Good

It has an Audi DNA with a VW Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price.

There's more head (and cargo) room than its A3 sibling.

Manual transmission is available.

What's Not So Good

There's no more two-door hatchback layout.

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There's no more diesel engine option.

AWD is not available in the hatchback or the Sportwagen.

Under the Hood

All Golf trims use the same 1.8-liter turbocharged gasoline engine. It has 170 horsepower at 4,500 rpm and 199 foot-pounds of torque at 1,600 rpm. That's very close to the output of the Audi's A3's standard 2.0-liter four-cylinder, which has 186 horsepower at 4,400 rpm and 221 foot-pounds of torque. The slightly larger 2.0-liter four cylinder has exactly the same 1,600 RPM for the Audi's slightly larger 2.0 liter four.

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