2017 Volkswagen Golf Review

The Volkswagen Golf was built with several things in mind: your safety, a cool design, top-of-the-line performance, and innovative technology.

Our team at Norm Reeves Volkswagen Superstore in Irvine wrote this 2017 Volkswagen Golf review for our drivers in Mission Viejo, Rancho Santa Margarita, and Newport Beach. Don’t hesitate to reach out to us if you come up with any questions while you’re reading.

Without further ado, let’s look more closely at this compact hatchback.

Volkswagen Golf Safety

The 2016 model received a 5-star overall safety rating* from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Why does the government think so highly of this Volkswagen?

Well, for starters, the 2017 model is constructed with a rigid safety cage featuring multiple strategically-placed crumple zones. Parts of the body are also built with high-strength steel for maximum protection.

Furthermore, it’s engineered with several available state-of-the-art smart safety systems. These include the Automatic Post-Collision Braking System, the Intelligent Crash Response System, the Tire Pressure Monitoring System, and the Electronic Brake-Pressure Distribution function.

2017 Volkswagen Golf Design

Edmunds.com raved that the Volkswagen Golf has, “a cabin that is distinctly European, comfortable, and sporty.” Why does this well-renowned automotive website think so highly of this hatchback?

Well, with 52.7 cubic feet of cargo space, 60/40-split folding rear seats, and a power tilting/sliding panoramic sunroof, how could they not?

Additionally, that iconic style extends to the exterior. The cool rear spoiler does much more than just enhance its aerodynamics, and the instantly-recognizable Volkswagen logo does much more than just let everybody know who made the car—they’ll make heads turn, jaws drop, and hearts pound.

Volkswagen Golf Performance

The Volkswagen Golf has been on Car and Driver’s 10Best list for 10 years. Why does this popular American magazine, which has a circulation of over 1.2 million, think so highly of this vehicle?

Well, we can look to its standard 1.8-liter turbocharged engine for the answer. This lightweight fireball generates up to 170 horsepower and 184 lb-ft of torque while maintaining 25 city mpg and 36 highway mpg fuel economy ratings.†

We can also look to its Tiptronic® transmission with Sport mode, which allows you to shift gears with the touch of a button.


We think that the Volkswagen Golf has one of the most advanced and entertaining cabins out there. Why do we think this?

Well, here are a few good reasons:

  • VW Car-Net® App-Connect: access your compatible smartphone’s music, navigation, calls, messages, etc.
  • Keyless Access with Push-Button Start: starting up the engine is as exciting as it was the very first time you ever did it.
  • Bluetooth® Technology: stream, stream, stream, stream songs, playlists, podcasts, radio, and more.

Test Drive the Volkswagen Golf

If you live in Mission Viejo, Rancho Santa Margarita, or Newport Beach, and you’re interested in the 2017 Volkswagen Golf, we have good news for you.

Contact us at Norm Reeves Volkswagen Superstore in Irvine and we’ll set you up with a test drive today! Don’t wait—call us, chat with us online, or stop by our showroom as soon as possible.

*Government star ratings are part of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA’s) New Car Assessment Program (www.safecar.gov).

†25 city/36 highway mpg (2017 Golf 1.8-liter, 5-speed manual transmission). EPA estimates. Your mileage will vary and depends on several factors, including your driving habits and vehicle conditions.