2017 Volkswagen e-Golf Review
The 2017 Volkswagen e-Golf combines electric efficiency with hatchback versatility. When you’re behind the wheel of the VW e-Golf, you can carry up to four passengers or fold down the back seats to create 52.7 cubic feet of cargo space.
If you’re a driver in Mission Viejo, Rancho Santa Margarita, or Newport Beach, come to Norm Reeves Volkswagen superstore in Irvine to test drive the 2017 VW e-Golf today.
VW e-Golf Electrifying Specs
The state-of-the-art 115-horsepower electric motor1 in the Volkswagen e-Golf gives it a formidable maximum driving range of 83 miles.2 This is equivalent to a gasoline efficiency rating of 126 city MPGe and 105 highway MPGe.3
But it doesn’t achieve this 21st-century efficiency at the expense of the powerful performance you’ve come to expect from Volkswagen cars. The 2017 e-Golf yields a maximum output of 199 lb-ft of torque.1 And when you sit in the driver’s seat, you can feel every bit of it. The e-Golf responds instantly when you push your foot on the accelerator, making for a sporty and exciting driving experience.
Depending on the type of driving you’re doing, you can engage one of three selectable modes: NORMAL, ECO, and ECO+. There are also three different regenerative braking modes, which will recover kinetic energy that would normally be lost as the car brakes, storing it for later use.
Charging the Volkswagen e-Golf
While these e-Golf specs are reassuring for your wallet, they’re also great news for the environment. The 2017 Volkswagen e-Golf releases zero tailpipe emissions, as Volkswagen has partnered with 3Degreeso™ to develop carbon-emission-reduction programs for the production, distribution, and road-life of the e-Golf.
So how do you charge your hatchback to take advantage of its top-of-the-line electric motor? You have two options. With the included ChargePoint card, you can access over 22,000 charging stations nationwide, including hundreds near Mission Viejo, Rancho Santa Margarita, and Newport Beach.
Or with the available Bosch Home Kit, you can plug your e-Golf into the wall outlet in your garage (or in your kitchen, but we wouldn’t recommend that).
2017 e-Golf: Driver Assistance Systems
In accordance with its modern character, the 2017 Volkswagen e-Golf features several available driver assistance systems for your safety and convenience. Some of the most popular are:
- Front Assist: Includes the Forward Collision Warning System and Autonomous Emergency Braking to keep you safe if it senses an impending frontal accident
- Park Pilot: Helps you to back in and out of a parking spot using audible signals and a visual display
- Park Assist: Analyzes the size of a parking space and helps to steer your vehicle as you park
Test Drive the 2017 Volkswagen e-Golf
We hope you learned a lot from this 2017 VW e-Golf review. If you have any further questions about the vehicle, contact us at Norm Reeves Volkswagen Superstore in Irvine. Just call us, chat with us online, or stop by our showroom and a representative will assist you.
Drivers in Mission Viejo, Rancho Santa Margarita, and Newport Beach are also welcome to test drive a 2017 Volkswagen e-Golf. Schedule your test drive at Norm Reeves Volkswagen Superstore in Irvine today.
1Performance specifications based on manufacturer’s ratings.
2Actual mileage and range will vary and depend on several factors, including driving and charging habits, weather and temperature, battery age, and vehicle condition. Battery capacity decreases with time and use. See owner’s manual for details.
3126 city/105 highway MPGe (2016 e-Golf, single-speed automatic transmission). EPA estimates. Based on EPA formula of 33.7 kW/hour equal to one gallon of gasoline energy, EPA rated the e-Golf equivalent to 126 MPG measured as gasoline fuel efficiency in city driving, and 105 MPG in highway driving. Actual mileage will vary and depend on several factors including driving and charging habits, weather and temperature, battery age, and vehicle condition. Battery capacity decreases with time and use. See owner’s manual for details.