2023 Volkswagen Golf price and specs

The Volkswagen Golf has received a number of revisions for the 2023 model year, losing its entry-level six-speed manual variant.

UPDATE 6/2/2023 – Volkswagen Australia has increased the prices of its Golf hatch and station wagon ranges by up to $1000 in a broader price hike.

“Shipping costs will certainly not go down. We have protected customers from related price increases for as long as possible,” said a spokesman for Volkswagen Australia.

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“We do not allow orders placed before the designated increase date to be subject to an additional charge.”

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All versions of the 2023 Volkswagen Golf will offer nine airbags – including a front center airbag and a rear side and full-length curtain cover.

The base models Golf and Golf Life will be the first to be equipped with the nine airbags from the “end of June production”, while the variants Golf R-Line, GTI and R from the “end of November production” will follow.

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Additionally, all MY23 Golf variants will get revised Lane Assist and Travel Assist safety systems, which the company says “can detect narrow streets more accurately.”

“Should a driver drive close to the outer line of the lane due to a narrow lane, the system no longer tries to move the steering away from this line and instructs the driver to take control,” says a Volkswagen media release.

While there are no exterior changes for the 2023 model year, all Golf models get a new steering wheel airbag cover, while Golf, Golf Life and Golf GTI versions get new door panel inserts. GTI models are also given embossed sports seat covers.

The Digital Cockpit and Digital Cockpit Pro digital instrument clusters will also “show the digital speedometer more easily, even when pop-up information is displayed in the cluster.”

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Finally, with the removal of the entry-level manual-transmission Golf, this makes the new entry point the eight-speed automatic-equipped Golf hatch, which starts at $35,190 before road costs.

While this technically raises the entry point since the manual was a few thousand dollars cheaper, the return of the base hatch variant for MY23 means the starting price of $36,890 before road costs for the similarly equipped Golf Wagon falls.

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gulf hatch

  • Volkswagen Golf 2023: $35,190
  • 2023 Volkswagen Golf Life: $37,490
  • 2023 Volkswagen Golf R-Line: $40,490
  • 2023 Volkswagen Golf GTI: $55,490
  • 2023 Volkswagen Golf R: $66,990

golf cart

  • 2023 Volkswagen Golf Wagon: $36,890
  • 2023 Volkswagen Golf Life Wagon: $39,490
  • 2023 Volkswagen Golf R Wagon: $69,990

All prices are exclusive of road costs

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The Volkswagen Golf 2023 in Basic, Life and R-Line trim levels is powered by a 1.4-liter turbocharged four-cylinder petrol engine that produces 110 kW of power and 250 Nm of torque.

These models are front-wheel drive and use an eight-speed torque-converter automatic transmission.

The Golf GTI upgrades to a 2.0-liter four-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine with 180 kW and 370 Nm, coupled to a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission. It’s also front-wheel drive, but includes a limited-slip differential.

Volkswagen claims that the Golf GTI can sprint from 0 to 100 km/h in 6.4 seconds.

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The Golf R hatch is powered by a 2.0-liter four-cylinder turbo engine with 235 kW and 400 Nm. This is paired to a seven-speed dual-clutch gearbox, with drive being sent through a 4Motion all-wheel-drive system.

Volkswagen claims that the Golf R Hatch can sprint from 0 to 100 km/h in 4.8 seconds.

The Golf R Wagon, on the other hand, has the same 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder petrol engine but with the European tuning that adds 20Nm, bringing the total output to 420Nm. It also has a petrol particulate filter (PPF).

Volkswagen claims that the Golf R Wagon can sprint from 0 to 100 km/h in 4.9 seconds.

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The 2023 Volkswagen Golf range has the following fuel economy claims:

  • Golf hatch: 5.8L/100km
  • Golf Cart: 5.9L/100km
  • Golf GTI: 7.0 l/100 km
  • Golf R hatch: 7.8 l/100 km
  • Golf R car: 7.4 l/100 km

All models require 95 RON premium unleaded petrol, with the exception of the two Golf R variants, which require 98 RON.

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The 2023 Volkswagen Golf hatchback is 4284 mm long, 1789 mm wide and 1456 mm high with a wheelbase of 2636 mm.

The Golf Wagon, on the other hand, is longer at 4633 mm, slightly higher at 1483 mm and has a longer wheelbase at 2686 mm.

The trunk is 374 l in the hatch and 611 l in the van with rear seats installed. With the rear seats folded down, their loading volume increases to 1230 l or 1642 l.

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service and guarantee

The Volkswagen Golf 2023 comes with a five-year unlimited mileage warranty.

Service is required every 12 months or 15,000 km, and Volkswagen offers three- and five-year prepaid service packages.

The prices for the service packages are as follows:

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The 2023 Volkswagen Golf has a five-star ANCAP safety rating based on tests conducted by Euro NCAP in 2019.

It scored 95 percent in adult occupant protection, 89 percent in child protection, 76 percent in vulnerable road user protection, and 80 percent in safety assist.

Standard safety equipment includes:

  • Nine airbags, including a center airbag
  • Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB) with pedestrian and cyclist detection
  • multi-collision brake
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • travel assistance
  • Front Cross Traffic Alert
  • Rear Cross Traffic Alert
  • Blind spot monitoring
  • Adaptive cruise control with Stop & Go
  • driver drowsiness monitoring
  • parking assistant
  • backup camera
  • Parking sensors front and rear

All models except the base model have Emergency Assistance and Safe Exit Alert.

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standard equipment

The Volkswagen Golf 2023 is equipped with the following features as standard:

  • 16 inch alloy wheels
  • LED headlights and taillights
  • Rain-sensing wipers
  • 10.25 inch digital cockpit
  • 8.25-inch touchscreen infotainment system
  • Wired Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
  • DAB+ digital radio
  • Sound system with six speakers
  • Three-zone automatic climate control
  • Automatically dimming rear view mirror
  • fabric upholstery

Life adds:

  • 17 inch alloy wheels
  • Electric tailgate (wagon only)
  • Power folding side mirrors
  • 10.25 inch Digital Cockpit Pro (configurable digital instruments)
  • 10-inch touchscreen infotainment system
  • Wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
  • Sound system with seven speakers
  • Cordless phone charger
  • satellite navigation
  • 10-color interior ambient lighting
  • Keyless entry and start
  • Comfort front seats with lumbar adjustment
  • baggage separation
  • emergency aid
  • Exit warning system

The R line adds:

  • 18 inch alloy wheels
  • R-Line exterior trim
  • Lowered (15mm) R-Line suspension
  • Progressive steering
  • LED performance headlights
  • Rear privacy glass
  • 30-color interior ambient lighting
  • Sports seats with leather upholstery

The GTI adds:

  • 18 inch alloy wheels
  • GTI exterior and highlights
  • Double exhaust pipes
  • LED grill strips
  • Adaptive chassis control
  • Tartan sports seats

The top-of-the-line Golf R adds:

  • 4MOTION all-wheel drive
  • Torque vectoring
  • 19-inch “Estoril” alloy wheels.
  • Performance front brakes (358mm discs)
  • Six driving modes (including Drift and Special)
  • Extended rear roof spoiler (hatch)
  • Adaptive dampers
  • sports exhaust
  • Matrix LED headlights
  • 10.25″ digital instrument cluster with R modes
  • Upholstery in nappa leather
  • Heated and ventilated sports seats in front
  • Electrically adjustable driver’s seat with memory
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Optional equipment

The $1500 Sound and Vision package, available on Golf Life and R-Line, adds:

  • Head-Up Display
  • Harman/Kardon nine-speaker sound system

The $2000 Comfort and Style Package available for Golf Life adds:

  • Microfleece fabric trim
  • Comfort sport seats in front
  • 30-color interior ambient lighting
  • Panoramic glass roof

The $3800 Luxury Package available for the Golf GTI adds:

  • Upholstery in leather ‘Vienna’
  • Heated and ventilated front seats
  • Electrically adjustable driver’s seat with memory
  • Heated steering wheel
  • Panoramic glass roof

The $2500 Sound and Style Package available for the Golf GTI adds:

  • 19-inch alloy wheels
  • Head-Up Display
  • Harman/Kardon nine-speaker sound system

A panoramic glass sunroof is a standalone option on the R-Line, R Hatch, and R Wagon, priced at $1800, $1900, and $2000, respectively.

Another standalone option for the Golf R’s hatch and wagon is a $1000 Harman Kardon sound system.

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In the core range, metallic paint is a $600 option, while premium metallic paint is a $900 option.

The following shades are available in the core range:

  • cute white
  • Dark black
  • dolphin grey
  • Reflex Silver (except R-Line)
  • moonstone gray (only R-Line)
  • Atlantic blue
  • Pomello Yellow

All shades are a free option in the GTI, but for Kings Red, which costs $300. The following shades are available:

  • pure white
  • dolphin grey
  • Dark black
  • moonstone grey
  • Atlantic blue
  • kings red

The Golf R is available in three exterior paint colors:

  • pure white
  • Lapiz blue metallic
  • Deep Black Pearl

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James Brien

James Brien is a 24ssports U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. James Brien joined 24ssports in 2021 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing: jamesbrien@24ssports.com.

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