2015 VW Golf arrives in August in the US with a starting price of $17,995

Article by Christian A., on May 13, 2014

Volkswagen announced that the seventh-generation Golf will go on sale in August, with two or four doors and with two powertrains. Sitting on the new MQB architecture, the 2015 Golf comes with a new design that reduces the coefficient of drag even further from 0.32 to 0.29. Under the hood, there is a 1.8-liter TSI engine that replaces the 2.5-liter five-cylinder engine of the previous-generation model.

The new 1.8-liter four-cylinder EA888 TSI gasoline engine generates 170 hp and 200 pound-feet of torque. Volkswagen estimates a highway fuel economy gain of 6 mpg over the previous 2.5-liter-engined model. The 2015 Golf TDI uses the 2.0-liter, four-cylinder turbocharged EA288 diesel engine that delivers 150 hp and 236 lb-ft of torque.

Volkswagen promises a fuel economy of 31 mpg in the city and 35 mpg combined, which means an improvement of 1 mph in both areas over the previous EPA numbers. The 1.8-liter TSI and 2.0-liter TDI engines will be offered with the standard five-speed manual gearbox or the optional six-speed automatic transmission.

So, if you decided that you want a Golf, you’d better know that the entry-level 2015 VW Golf Launch Edition comes with a starting price of $17,995 (plus $820 destination and delivery). This model is offered as standard with the 1.8-liter TSI petrol engine, Bluetooth connectivity, a touchscreen infotainment system, Sirius XM Satellite Radio, a Media Device Interface (MDI) with iPod integration, cloth seats with manual lumbar adjustment; power windows, power door locks, and air conditioning.

The 2015 VW Golf S comes with a price tag of $18,995 for the two-door model with five-speed manual transmission. If you want an automatic transmission you have to pay $1,100 while the four-door automatic starts at $20,695. This model comes with aluminum-alloy wheels; VW Car-Net connected services, V-Tex leatherette seating surfaces, leather-wrapped handbrake, shifter knob, and multifunction steering wheel, and cruise control.

The 2015 VW Golf S with Sunroof is available only as a four-door model and starts at $20,995 with the manual transmission, while the model fitted with the six-speed automatic transmission costs $22,095. This model offers the same options as the Golf S and adds a power tilt and slide panoramic sunroof. Volkswagen also offers a Lightning Package for $995, which adds Bi-Xenon headlights with LED daytime running lights, ambient lighting with LED interior reading lights, and the Adaptive Front-lighting System. For $695 you can get the Driver Assistance Package that brings a Forward Collision Warning system and front and rear Park Distance Control.

The 2015 VW Golf SE starts at $24,495. This model is available only in four-door, automatic transmission configuration and comparing it with the S version, it adds 17-inch aluminum-alloy wheels; a cold weather package consisting of heatable front seats and heated front washer nozzles, rain-sensing automatic windshield wipers, automatic headlights, front foglights, a rearview camera, and the exclusive Fender Premium Audio System.

The 2015 VW Golf SEL costs $26,995 and includes 18-inch aluminum-alloy wheels, and adds Volkswagen’s latest-generation navigation system, Climatronic automatic air conditioning, Keyless access with push-button start, sport comfort seats with a 12-way power driver’s seat, and ambient lighting with LED interior reading lights.

The 2015 VW Golf TDI S is the entry-level diesel-powered model and starts at $21,995. According to the official press release, this version is available only as a four-door model and comes as standard with a six-speed manual gearbox and 16-inch aluminum-alloy wheels. The dual-clutch DSG automatic is available for an additional $1,100.

The 2015 VW Golf TDI SE costs $25,495 with the manual transmissions and $26,595 with the automatic. This model adds a sunroof and the same list of equipment and optional packages as its gasoline-powered counterpart.

The 2015 VW Golf TDI SEL starts at $27,995 when equipped with the six-speed manual gearbox, while the optional DSG adds $1,100. This model comes as standard with navigation system, Climatronic automatic air conditioning, and Keyless access with push-button start. [source: Volkswagen]

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