Review, Prices, Specs, Configurations, and Interior of the 2012 Volkswagen Golf

2012 Volkswagen Golf

MSRP: $17,995 - $24,935










  • Fantastic fuel economy with diesel engine
  • Interior of high quality
  • Refined ride


  • Less space in three doors than expected
  • Premium prices
  • Frumpish looks

2012 Volkswagen Golf Review 

Volkswagen Golf models with diesel engines from 2012 are part of the massive VW recall that they do not meet the U.S. emissions standards. When the problem is remedied, Volkswagen will contact the owners and fix the cars free of charge. The driving of cars is safe. Although the five-cylinder base engine from 2012 Volkswagen Golf was not pressed when it was new, the reviewers liked the available four-cylinder turbo-diesel engine, offering high fuel economy and ample torque.

The Golf models achieve city/highway 24/31 mpg, which is low for the class with an automatic transmission. However, the diesel Golf is 30/42 mpg, which is outstanding for a small, inexpensive automobile. With its friendly handling and comfort, the 2012 Golf won over reviewers. The golf is available as a two or four-door hatchback, impressive reviewers, and excellent construction quality for their high-quality materials. Some found that the interior volume is the same in all cars’ models, while four-door models are easier for back seater passengers to in and out.

The seating was very pleasant and supportive by the reviewers. The Base Golf is equipped with a standard 8-speaker stereo with an auxiliary input jack and a few extra features. The features available include navigation, Bluetooth, heated front seats, satellite radio, and iPod integration. The golf has a cargo capacity of up to 46 cubic feet, equal to the class.

More details regarding the 2012 VW Golf Configurations and Interior Features are described in the sections below. If you want to know about the 2011 Volkswagen Golf, then click our post.

2012 VW Golf Specs And Features

Engine2.5L I-5
Seating5 Passengers
Power170 @ 5700 rpm
Transmission5-speed manual
MPG23 City / 33 Hwy
DrivetrainFront-wheel Drive
2012 VW Golf Specs And Features

What’s Newly Include in 2012 

  • Lackluster fuel economy with base engine

2012 Volkswagen Golf Configurations

The different configurations of the 2012 Volkswagen Golf are the following:

1. 2012 Volkswagen Golf 2.5L 2-Door

Price: The MSRP of the 2012 Volkswagen Golf 2.5L 2-Door is $17,995.

Specs And Features: It has features of 2.5L I-5 engine, 5-speed manual transmission, 170 @ 5,700 rpm horsepower, 177 @ 4,250 rpm torque, front-wheel drive type, ABS and driveline traction control, front air conditioning, climatic manual, driver and passenger lumbar support, keyfob (all doors) remote keyless entry, heated mirrors, cloth seat trim and AM/FM stereo, seek-scan radio.

2. 2012 Volkswagen Golf 2.5L 4-Door

Price: The MSRP of the 2012 Volkswagen Golf 2.5L 4-Door is $19,795.

Specs And Features: It has additional features on 2.5L 2-Door, which is a 6-speed transmission.

3. 2012 Volkswagen Golf TDI 2-Door

Price: The MSRP of the 2012 Volkswagen Golf  TDI 2-Door is $24,235.

Specs And Features: It has replacing features on 2.5L 4-Door. It comes with 2.0L I-4 engine, 6-spd man w/OD transmission, 17″ silver aluminum wheels, 236 @ 1,750 rpm torque, 140 @ 4,000 rpm horsepower, SiriusXM AM/FM/Satellite, seek-scan radio, 1st row LCD monitor, and driver and front passenger heated-cushion, heated-seatback heated front seats.

4. 2012 Volkswagen Golf TDI 4-Door

Price: The MSRP of the 2012 Volkswagen Golf  TDI 4-Door is $24,935

Specs And Features: It has additional features on  TDI 2-Door.

2012 Volkswagen Golf Configuration
2012 Volkswagen Golf Configuration

2012 VW Golf Interior

The Volkswagen Golf shows an austere functionality in its interior. Give a good touch to textures. The older golf has more soft-touch surfaces than its newer cousin, Jetta, and better interior quality in general. All models are comfortably basic in terms of shape, size, and duty with air conditioning and Sound System controls. The key operations are managed by the knobs and buttons. We really like the navigation system, which allows font and color the most attractive on the market.

Selections enabled with the touch screen of the navigation system when the car is in motion appear on large, virtual buttons that are finger-friendly. Those controls only enable the driver to carry out their assigned roles and can then be manipulated in the peripheral visual field of the driver. The passenger can still press them, or better yet. Visibility from the outside is excellent, with the exception of large C-pillars (the rearmost roof supports).

2012 Volkswagen Golf Interior
2012 Volkswagen Golf Interior

Should I Buy a Volkswagen Golf 2012?

Yes, the Volkswagen Golf 2012 is a wonderful choice for compact cars with revamping engines and fantastic fuel economy with diesel engine.

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Is the 2012 VW Golf a good car?

The driving of the cars is safe.  Although the new Volkswagen Golf 5-cylinder base engine wasn’t too pressed in 2012, the reviewer liked the four-cylinder turbodiesel that promises fantastic fuel efficiency and ample torque.

Is a Volkswagen Golf a reliable car?

 Following 4 out of 5, the Volkswagen Golf Reliability Rating ranks 25th out of 36 in compact cars. The annual average costs for maintenance are $630, meaning that there are average costs of ownership. Reparations are less severe than average and these problems are of average frequency, so major repairs to the Golf are not common.

How many miles can Golf 2012 last?

Over the years, Volkswagen Golfs can work without any problems for an average of five years and can work better after changing the timing and when you keep the engine regularly.

For more information about the latest Volkswagen Golf, kindly visit the Official page.

Bilal Ibrahim

Bilal Ibrahim is an automotive engineer, graduated from NED University of Engineering and Technology.

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