2016 Volkswagen e-Golf Glendale CA
It seems the Golf family is ever expanding, with the e-Golf making an appearance in the lineup for the first time last year. It’s already proving itself an appealing option, as it drives much like the standard Golf—some even say better! The model is not only quieter than its gasoline counterpart, but earns a feeling of greater stability thanks to the strategic placement of the battery pack. This year, the model is sure to catch the eyes of even more shoppers as a new trim level lowers the entry price for the vehicle.
Volkswagen has built a name for itself as an automaker which delivers premium features and a European pedigree. Anyone who sits behind the wheel of the 2016 Volkswagen e-Golf can see the thoughtful engineering put into the model, but this year its price is even more affordable. The automaker has introduced a new SE trim level which falls below the price of the SEL premium. This brings the starting MSRP down by more than $4,000 over last year, with a price tag of $28,995.
One of the worst experiences you can have when driving an electric vehicle is noting a lack of power. The e-Golf drives much like the standard one, though the 115 horsepower and 199 pound-feet of torque may make it sound weaker than it is. Fortunately, electric power means full torque from the start.
What you love about the Golf is fully present in the e-Golf, including impressive cargo capacity. The model has 22.8 cubic feet of cargo volume with the rear seats upright, which expands to an impressive 52.7 cubic feet with the rear seats folded. Who says the minivan is the best soccer mom vehicle?
If driving a model with impressive fuel economy isn’t enough, the e-Golf comes with a variety of standard features, included an electrically heated windshield, LED Daytime Running Lights, a 6.5-inch Composition Media touchscreen sound system with App-Connect and a rearview camera system.
Go green with the 2016 Volkswagen e-Golf
While a lower price may be appealing for many drivers, there’s no doubt the fuel economy has always caught the eyes of shoppers. The model gets an EPA-estimated 126 city and 105 highway MPGe rating, a fuel-savings which is sure to get noticed. One of the less charming aspects of driving an electric vehicle is the limited distance some models have, but the 2016 Volkswagen e-Golf can drive up to 83 miles on a single charge. It should be noted that the SE trim level comes standard with the 3.6 kW onboard charger, which can take up to eight hours to charge with a 240V charger. A DC Fast Charging Package will be available to add on the 7.2 kW onboard charging. This larger charger not only take half the time to get your battery pack fully filled up, but is also compatible with fast charging stations for those in a hurry.
Driving an electric vehicle is more than just a novelty that allows you to save money and the environment, as the 2016 Volkswagen e-Golf has a whole host of standard features. New for the model year is the MIB II infotainment system, which brings with it Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and MirrorLink integration. Learn more about standard and available features when you stop by New Century Volkswagen for a test drive.