2019 VW Golf 1.4T SE

This vehicle is compact, gets great fuel economy and is fun to drive. Automotive expert Lauren Fix test drives the 2019 Volkswagen Golf in her latest car review.

Specs:
Turbocharged 1.4-liter engine – 147 hp
New 8-speed automatic and 6-speed manual transmission
Some active safety features are now standard
MPG: 29 city / 37 highway
Seats: 5
MSRP: From $21,845 – $25,245
Vehicle Tested: 1.4T SE
Price as tested: $25,040

Pros
Lots of room for cargo
Premium interior materials
New engine and transmission significantly improve fuel economy
Excellent handling abilities for a car in this price range
Fun to drive

Cons
Fewer luxury and convenience features offered than on rival hatchbacks
Touchy brakes
Less power than similarly priced hatchback

Competes with:
Mini Cooper
KIA Forte5
Chevy Sonic
Ford Focus
Honda Civic
Mazda 3
Subaru Impreza
Nissan Versa
Toyota Corolla

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