2017 Volkswagen Golf West Chester PA
When we hear the word practical, we often think it’s a generous way of saying a vehicle is boring. There’s a reason the 2017 Volkswagen Golf is a best seller for West Chester PA residents, and it isn’t because the people here aren’t about the thrills. This hatchback is just so hard to say no to once you sit behind the wheel. The compact size might have you confused into comparing it to the competition, but once you feel the acceleration a 170-horsepower turbo four offers, you’ll never mistake it again.
Sure, the 2017 VW Golf is absolutely practical, but this means it’s a convenient car to own in every respect. The turbocharged engine provides smooth acceleration up to highway speeds, but it also is remains efficient so you won’t miss out on the economy benefits just for the sake of power. That’s what we like to call well-rounded. What else makes it great? The compact size makes it easy to maneuver and park, but 22.8 cubic feet of cargo space is hard to beat for any sedan, and fold-flat seats seals it.
Shoppers look to the affordable compact cars in order to save some money, so the right mix of features and affordability is a must. The Golf comes standard with a 6.5-inch touchscreen infotainment system with App-Connect, Bluetooth with audio, a rearview camera, cloth upholstery and VW Car-Net.
Under the hood of the 2017 VW Golf is the 1.8-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine that offers 170 horsepower and 199 pound-feet of torque. It's paired with a five-speed manual transmission, but a six-speed automatic with Tiptronic and Sport modes is available for smooth and easy driving.
Interior space is one of the bigger selling points of the Golf, because the 93.5 cubic feet of passenger volume is competitive for its class, but the 22.8 cubic feet of cargo space far surpasses any standard sedan, and then you have fold-flat seats that provide a total volume of 52.7 cubic feet.
Get into a 2017 Volkswagen Golf
It’s hard to describe the feeling of starting up the 2017 Volkswagen Golf, but we aren’t the only ones who have been praising it. When it was first redesigned for 2015, Motor Trend Magazine awarded it with the Car of the Year because, yes, it is that good. The power is right for the size, while still allowing it to earn an EPA-estimated 25 city and 36 highway mpg rating. Combine these factors with the interior space and you get a brilliant mix of comfort and a dynamic driving experience.
For 2017, Volkswagen is trimming the fat from the lineup and only providing motorists with what they really want. For this reason, the Golf is no longer available in expensive, premium trims but has been simplified down to two trim levels. The first is the S, which offers only the necessities when it comes to standard features. You’ll find full power functions, cruise control, Bluetooth, a 6.5-inch touchscreen, App-Connect with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility, a rearview camera, heated side mirrors, cloth upholstery and a multi-function steering wheel.
The Wolfsburg trim is new for 2017, and represents a value option that brings you the extra convenience features you want without any gimmicks. It takes all the features found in the S, then adds on a V-Tex leatherette upholstery upgrade, a panoramic sunroof, keyless access with push-button start, heated front seats, automatic headlights, blind spot monitor, forward collision warning with autonomous emergency braking and rain-sensing windshield wipers.
Come check out why the 2017 Volkswagen Golf is a great continuation of a vehicle that has lasted four decades. Schedule a test drive online or stop by Garnet Volkswagen in person.