2016 Volkswagen Golf Springfield MO
After a stellar year in 2015, it’s hard for Volkswagen to top the success it had after redesigning the Golf. This doesn’t mean the model won’t be holding strong, as the 2016 Volkswagen Golf Springfield MO features all the same benefits as its successor, but with even more technology to help keep it modern. Combine a host of new standard features with the ones that already made it a success, and the Golf only gets better with each passing year. It’s an inexpensive option that is fun to drive while staying practical.
Under the hood of the 2016 Volkswagen Golf is a 1.8-liter TSI four-cylinder engine which provides 170 horsepower and 200 pound-feet of torque, which is plenty of power for the compact size of the model. A five-speed manual transmission comes standard, though the six-speed automatic transmission is a favorite for its quick gear changes and Tiptronic and Sport Modes. Pair an impressive powertrain with tight steering and strong brakes, and the model proves itself as an agile and spirited option.
There’s a reason the 2015 model year won Motor Trend’s Car of the Year, and much of it has to do with performance. The 170 horsepower 1.8-liter turbo four is one of the speediest in its class, giving the model an estimated 7.8 zero to sixty time, all while delivering a combined fuel economy of 29 mpg.
Many people like the looks of hatchbacks, but there’s no denying another major benefit is the cargo capacity the body style offers. The Golf doesn’t hold back, as it features 22.8 cubic feet of cargo volume with the rear seats upright. Fold the seats flat and you can expect up to 52.7 cubic feet of cargo space.
There are certain things we can live without if it keeps the price low, but the VW Golf is already inexpensive, so why not enjoy some comfort? Standard features include heated side mirrors, a rearview camera system and the new MIB II infotainment system, which has App-Connect in four-door models.
2016 Volkswagen Golf Features
The overall benefits of Golf ownership are obvious to VW enthusiasts. Not only is the engine peppy and the cargo space abundant, but it has a handsome interior which feels more expensive than it is. This year the model has improved in the technology department, erasing the few complaints reviewers had about the previous model year Golf. New this year is the MIB II infotainment system. The 2016 Volkswagen Golf comes in two-door and four-door body styles, though the two-door will be by special order only at most dealerships. Two-door models only receive the smaller 5-inch touchscreen system, which does not have App-Connect functions. The four-door models come with the larger 6.5-inch touchscreen which will support Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and MirrorLink.
Other new features for 2016 include a USB port, which erases the proprietary MDI port and a rearview camera is standard in all but the base two-door models. A driver assistance package is offered for those looking for more safety features, and it is available on SE and SEL trim levels. The 2016 Volkswagen Golf can now be test driven at Napleton Volkswagen Springfield. Schedule a test drive online or stop by the dealership to learn more about the various options available in the 2016 Volkswagen Golf.