The fun to drive compact German hatchback returned to the North American market in 2010 to replace the Rabbit, a name that was revived in North America back in 2006 for the then new MkV hatchback version of the Jetta. The MkVI Golf is available in two-door and four-door bodystyles and can be powered by either a 170-hp 2.5-liter inline five-cylinder gas engine, or a 140-hp 2.0-liter TDI clean-diesel engine. Buyers that go with the gas engine can choose between either a five-speed manual transmission or six-speed Tiptronic automatic; while TDI buyers select from either a six-speed manual transmission, or a six-speed DSG auto with Tiptronic. Standard safety features on all models include, anti-lock brakes, stability and traction control, tire pressure monitoring and six airbags. TDI models are extra equipped with features such as sport suspension, 17-inch alloy wheels/tires, leather steering wheel and shift knob, touch-screen 6-disc audio system with SIRIUS and floor mats. For 2013, front and rear floor mats and front center armrest are now standard on the 2.5 models. Fog lights are now standard on the TDI models.
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|Engine||2.0L I-4, 2.5L I-5|
|MPG||Up to 30 city / 42 highway|
|Transmission||5-spd man w/OD, 6-spd man w/OD, 6-spd w/OD|
|Power||140 - 170 hp|
|Curb Weight||2,968 - 3,102 lbs|