Several weeks ago someone stumbled across the web site for the 2010 Golf buried in the VW consumer site and we got a preview of the some of the details of the U.S.-spec MK VI model. VW has now made that information official including pricing, options and EPA mileage numbers.
For 2010, U.S. Golf buyers (not including GTIs) will be able to choose from two engine options, the old 2.5-liter inline five carried over from the MK V and the 2.0-liter TDI that debuted last year in the Jetta. Gas-engined Golfs have a starting tab of $17,490 with the better-equipped TDI kicking off at $21,990. The TDI gets the new up-level touch-screen audio system with Sirius satellite radio and mobile device interface as standard. Diesels also get a special lowered sport suspension standard. Unlike the 2009 Jetta TDI, DSG-equipped Golfs also get steering wheel mounted paddle shifters.
The EPA numbers have also been improved with the manual gas Golf getting a 22/30 mpg rating. The manual diesel gets 30/41 mpg while the DSG diesel gets 31/42 mpg, up two mpg from the 2009 Jetta.