• Aug 23, 2009
2010 Volkswagen Golf - click above for a high-res image gallery

For 2010, Volkswagen is again discarding the Rabbit badge in favor of the Golf nameplate used globally. The new cars will begin arriving in the coming weeks, starting with the GTI. The standard Golf models will again be available with diesel power, the same 2.0-liter TDI that arrived last year in the Jetta. Although it isn't linked from the main VW site, the new GTI and Golf pages are now live and include the TDI information with pricing.

The base 2-door, 2.5-liter gas engine Golf starts at $17,490 while the 4-door starts at $19,190. Like the Jetta, the TDIs come with a higher level of equipment than the base Golf and start at $21,990 (2-door) and $22,590 (4-door) with a 6-speed manual. The new GTI starts $23,290.

Of greater interest are the fuel economy numbers for the TDI. The Volkswagen site lists both the manual and DSG versions of the Golf TDI as getting 29 mpg city and 40 mpg highway. However a quick check of the EPA's FuelEconomy.gov site shows the Golf TDI rated even higher, at 30 mpg city and 42 highway. Similarly, the EPA also lists the 2010 Jetta TDI with DSG at the same level an improvement from the 2009 model's 29/40. Assuming the EPA numbers are correct, VW must have done some recalibration work on the DSG model. Thanks to Jay for the tip!


[Source: Volkswagen]


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      • 5 Years Ago
      How about linking us to the new golf/gti pages? since they apparently arent linked to the "vee-dub" home page.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Try this one:

        http://www.vw.com/golf/pricelist/en/us/#4-DoorTDI

        found via: googling... 2010 golf tdi site:www.vw.com
        • 5 Years Ago
        GTD doesn't perform like the GTI, not to sixty, not to vmax, and not on the track. The GTD is cosmetic, which is fine if u like the look/kit as i do, but not performance.
        • 5 Years Ago
        to bad they wont bring out the GTD, that would be even better.
        gti performance+tdi effiency=perfection.
      • 5 Years Ago
      About time I was wondering when non dealers would get official pricing, this should do well
      • 5 Years Ago
      Sounds like a cool car, and of course they should bring some version of the GTD or some kind of sports package for it. Should be great fun for trips.
      • 2 Years Ago
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      • 5 Years Ago
      With a regular golf 2.5 at 19k it makes more sense to pay a bit more for the TDI or the GTI. Why VW chooses to keep that gas guzzling 2.5 is beyond me. The 2.0T in the GTI gets better fuel economy and 30+ more horsepower. VW uses a 1.4 with a supercharger putting out 160hp in europe with fuel economy ratings around 26/37..this makes more sense in the lower lever golfs as people look to these cars for utility and economy. The performance minded will get a GTI or the up coming GTI-R. Maybe VW of North America should hire me to do the marketing for them :)
      • 5 Years Ago
      what nonsense is this, no gtd? and where is the r20?

        • 5 Years Ago
        Look at the comments, people are already scoffing at the price, and the R20 doesn't exist, it's moot to ask where it's at.
      • 5 Years Ago
      • 5 Years Ago
      The constant name changing reminds one of GM.
        • 5 Years Ago
        I'm particularly reminded of the Chevrolet Five Hundred.
      • 5 Years Ago
      You can get a pruis II for 22,000, i would rather have the Toyota pruis.
        • 5 Years Ago
        I sure wouldn't.
      • 5 Years Ago
      If you only care about mileage then that price is way too close to the base Prius for anybody to buy it for money saving mileage reasons. Especially if they do city driving.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Highly complicated diesel engine, VW's reliability problems, diesel fuel price uncertainty, Matrix/Corolla/Civic undercutting by 2-6k depending on trim level all demonstrate the lack of a compelling case for a Golf diesel.
        • 5 Years Ago
        "Highly complicated diesel engine, VW's reliability problems, diesel fuel price uncertainty, Matrix/Corolla/Civic undercutting by 2-6k depending on trim level all demonstrate the lack of a compelling case for a Golf diesel."

        It's quite obvious you haven't owned a TDI...
      • 5 Years Ago
      I am ready! I want a Golf TDi with all the options... ready to trade in the Rabbit for the Diesel now.... I wanted the Golf V in diesel, but they never brought it here, so I am excited and ready to trade in for the TDi. Look slike it will be a really great car. My '07 Rabbit has been great, with not one issue and 41K on the clock. My 4th VW Golf and this would be my fifth! can't wait to place my order.
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