2016 Volkswagen Golf Glendale CA

Once an automaker has reached the top of a vehicle segment, the natural thing to do is try to stay there. It’s clear your favorite German brand is attempting to do just that with the 2016 Volkswagen Golf in Glendale CA. A complete redesign last year means the same aesthetic appeal for the new model year, with every flaw and complaint answered with updated technology and better driver assistance features.

Though technology is updated, the same driving dynamics which won over shoppers last year will continue with the 1.8-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine still providing 170 horsepower and 200 pound-feet of torque for that pick-up-and-go which makes this compact hatchback a fun drive. A spacious interior and roomy cargo area complete the package for a well-rounded model that impresses.

 

Performance

The 2016 Volkswagen Golf continues with a 1.8-liter turbocharged TSI engine which delivers 170 horsepower and 200 pound-feet of torque. Paired with either a five-speed manual transmission or a six-speed automatic, the model has earned praise for an agile driving dynamic complemented by strong brakes.

 

 

Technology

New for the model year is the MIB II infotainment system, which can be found starting with the four-door S trim level. This system brings better smartphone connectivity to the Golf, allowing the use of radio, news, weather and navigation apps from virtually any smartphone thanks to App-Connect.

 

 

Interior Volume

Families require a spacious interior for long road trips and to fit the whole crew. The 2016 Volkswagen Golf comfortably seats five with 93.5 cubic feet of passenger volume. Cargo space is equally impressive, with 22.8 cubic feet available with the rear seats upright, providing plenty of overall room for daily shopping trips.

 

2016 Volkswagen Golf design
2016 Volkswagen steering wheel
2016 Volkswagen Golf Touchscreen Sound System
2016 Volkswagen Golf hatchback exterior

New for the 2016 Volkswagen Golf near LA

One thing that has notably been missing in models across the Volkswagen lineup is a USB port. This may seem like a simple feature, but one that has become a necessity in a modern age where charging mobile devices on the go is almost a must. More important for the 2016 Volkswagen Golf is a more advanced infotainment system, the MIB II, which brings better graphics and a faster processing time to the 6.5-inch touchscreen display. It also brings the convenience of Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and MirrorLink to the head unit, allowing for your favorite smartphone features to be used right in your Volkswagen.

Another complaint that has been answered from the previous model year is the lack of available driver assistance features. Volkswagen has answered this call with an available driver assistance package for the SE and SEL trim levels. This package includes adaptive cruise control, forward collision warning with autonomous emergency braking, lane departure warning, parking steering assistant and blind spot monitoring for the safest driving experience to date. Golf models equipped with this package have earned the 2016 model year a Top Safety Pick+ rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, making it a practical option where safety is a primary concern.

The 2016 Volkswagen Golf is available now to test drive at New Century Volkswagen. Schedule an appointment online to reserve a time, or stop by to see the new model year for yourself.

 

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