Review, Specs, Configurations, Price, and Interior of the 2017 Volkswagen Golf

2017 Volkswagen Golf

MSRP: $19,895 - $27,995










  • Smooth handling
  • Strong line-up engine
  • Upscale interior materials
  • Lots of cargo space


  • Slow to shift the automatic transmission
  • High costs of ownership

2017 Volkswagen Golf Review 

The 2017 Volkswagen Golf rating is the best in our compact car with powerful engines, athletic handling, high-end interior, and large cargo space. However, it does not sit at the top because of its slow shifting automatic transmission and high ownership cost. The Volkswagen Golf sets the standard. The 2017 Golf Alltrack wagon is new to the lengthy lineup. 

The standard four-motion all-wheel drive and additional half-inch ground clearance are based on the Golf SportWagen S. The Golf SportWagen S 2017 also has an all-wheel drive. Protection is a critical concern. The golf earned five-star scores, but four-star ratings for the frontal accident and rollover defense, through crash tests by the National Highways Traffic Safety Administration. 

The Golf was named a Top Safety Pick + by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety because it was equipped with advanced safety features and had good results at every crash test. The Wolfsburg Edition and GTI Highway features are standard active safety features and are selected for other higher trim levels.

More details regarding the 2017 VW Golf Configurations and Interior Features are described in the sections below. If you want to know about the 2009 Volkswagen GTI, then click our post.

2017 VW Golf Specs And Features

Engine1.8L I-4
Seating5 Passengers
Power170 @ 4500 rpm
Transmission5-spd man w/OD
MPG25 City / 36 Hwy
DrivetrainFront-wheel Drive
2017 VW Golf Specs And Features

What’s Newly Include in 2017 

  • Golf two doors discontinued 
  • SE and SEL trims are replaced by Wolfsburg Edition trim

2017 Volkswagen Golf Configurations

The different configurations of the 2017 Volkswagen Golf are the following:

1. 2017 Volkswagen Golf TSI S 4-Door

Price: The MSRP price of the 2017 Volkswagen Golf TSI S 4-Door is $19,895.

Specs And Features: It has features of 1.8L I-4 engine, 5-speed manual transmission, 184 @ 1,600 rpm torque, front-wheel drive type, ABS and driveline traction control, 15″ silver aluminum wheels, front air conditioning, climatic manual, 170 @ 4,500 rpm horsepower, keyfob (all doors) remote keyless entry, SiriusXM AM/FM/HD/Satellite, seek-scan radio, cloth seat trim, 1st row LCD monitor, driver and passenger lumbar support and heated mirrors.

2. 2017 Volkswagen Golf TSI Wolfsburg Edition 4-Door

Price: The MSRP price of the 2017 Volkswagen Golf TSI Wolfsburg Edition 4-Door is $21,595.

Specs And Features: It has additional features on  TSI S 4-Door. It comes with 16″ silver aluminum wheels, windshield wipers – rain-sensing, V-Tex leatherette seat trim, driver and front passenger heated-cushion, heated-seatback heated front seats, and 1st-row exterior express open/close sliding and tilting glass sunroof.

3. 2017 Volkswagen Golf TSI SE 4-Door 

Price: The MSRP price of the 2017 Volkswagen Golf TSI SE 4-Door is $25,445.

Specs And Features: It has replacing features on TSI Wolfsburg Edition 4-Door. It comes with a 6-speed transmission, 17″ machined w/painted accents aluminum wheels, 199 @ 1,600 rpm torque, and front fog/driving lights.

4. 2017 Volkswagen Golf TSI SEL 4-Door

Price: The MSRP price of the 2017 Volkswagen Golf TSI SEL 4-Door is $27,995.

Specs And Features: It has additional features on TSI SE 4-Door. It comes with 18″ silver aluminum wheels, a navigation system, and front air conditioning.

2017 Volkswagen Golf Configuration
2017 Volkswagen Golf Configuration

2017 VW Golf Features

A 6.5-inch touchscreen, an audio system for eight speakers, a Bluetooth system, a USB port, satellite radio, and Android Auto/Apple CarPlay support from the VW Car-Net app connect are standard features. The Golf R models provide audio and navigation. The infotainment system is simple to use and responds to inputs rapidly.

2017 Volkswagen Golf Interior

What is the seating capacity of the Volkswagen Golf?

In its spacious and upscale cabin, the 2017 VW Golf comfortably seats five. Adult-friendly space in both rows can be uncomfortable for some passengers with their low-mounted rear-seat covers—standard cloth upholstery. The front seats have a reclining power function but slide manually back and forth. Specific models provide leatherette or leather upholstery, front seats heated, and driver’s seat adjustable.

How many Child Car Seats are there in a 2017 Golf?

The second row contains the three children’s seats. Behind the driver’s seat is the booster seat, and behind the front passenger’s seat is the child’s and convertible seats.

Interior Quality of 2017 VW Golf

The interior of the Volkswagen Golf 2017 resembles that of entry-level luxury cars with its superior materials and attractive finishes. The golf cabin is quiet, with long-haul comfort and support from the front seats. The base model is full of hard surfaces, but the quality of the material is reasonable. The simple, easy layout is strictly driver-oriented. E.g., the center stack depends on the driver who faces hooded gauges. Upper trim levels use fabrics of higher quality in the same layout. They are highly supportive and useful to a variety of body shapes and sizes. Rather than the rubbery standard leatherette, we prefer cloth seats.

Cargo Space of Volkswagen Golf 2017

Behind the rear seats, the 2017 Golf includes a cargo space of 22.8 Cubic feet and rear seats of 52.7 cubic feet. This hatchback has one of the most compact cargo areas. The golf also features 60/40 split-folding rear seats, various small storage areas, and an adjustable cargo floor, convenient to load heavy objects.

Infotainment, Navigation in 2017 VW Golf

While some competitors have a larger touch screen with sharper graphics, it is easy to navigate the Golf infotainment system menus with wide virtual buttons. The driver-facing center stack makes adjusting the climate controls handy for the driver.

2017 Volkswagen Golf Interior
2017 Volkswagen Golf Interior

Should I Buy a Volkswagen Golf 2017?

Yeah, Volkswagen Golf 2017 is an excellent choice as it features a refined cabin and one of the largest cargo areas, smooth handling, superior interiors, and attractive finishes.

Volkswagen Golf 2017
Volkswagen Golf 2017

You may also Ask for

Is the 2017 VW Golf a good car?

In the compact car class, the Volkswagen Golf 2017 is a good choice. It has fun handling, dynamics, standard engines, and a great deal of power to drive daily.

What is a 2017 VW Golf worth?

The worth of the 2017 VW Golf is ranging from $16,000 to $36,900.

Is a Volkswagen Golf 2017 a reliable car?

The VW Golf 2017 has been predicted reliability rating to be 3 out of 5 by J.D.Power. The average of all cars is slightly below the average for the class.

How many miles can Golf 2017 last?

This energy increase allows the estimated total range of EPA for E-Golf 2017 to go from 83 miles to 125 miles at a full charge.

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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