We wanted to give Golf drivers the smoothest drive possible. Then we ran into a bump in the road. A pothole, actually. So we designed every Golf with 4-corner independent suspension. Each wheel pivots separately, so a bump in the road for one wheel has little effect on the others. It also means that all those little inconsistencies in the road will have less of an impact on you, your passengers, and the way your Golf handles. kbb.com affirms, “Thanks to the Golf’s Euro-tuned suspension, which is firmed up even more on the TDI, sharp turns were conquered with little fuss while bumps and road blemishes were absorbed as easily as a sponge soaks up a spill.” —kbb.com¹ Turns out, a bump in the road doesn’t have to feel like a bump in the road.
¹ From 2011 Volkswagen Golf review on Kelley Blue Book’s kbb.com. Kelley Blue Book is a registered trademark of Kelley Blue Book Co., Inc.
* All prices are in U.S. dollars. Specifications, equipment, options and prices are subject to change without notice. Some items may be unavailable when vehicle is built. MSRP excludes taxes, destination charges, optional equipment, registration and dealer charges. Emissions charges may vary by jurisdiction. Dealer sets actual price. The 2013 Jetta Hybrid model with a starting MSRP of $24,995 is available via dealer order only in very limited quantities and only at participating Volkswagen dealers.
✝ Based on manufacturers' published data comparing non-premium midsize sedans.
✝✝ 2013 Passat 2.0L TDI Clean Diesel, manual transmission: 31 city/43 highway mpg. Range based on 43 highway mpg EPA estimate and an 18.5-gallon tank. Your mileage will vary.
‡ Government star ratings are part of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's (NHTSA's) New Car Assessment Program (www.safercar.gov). “Top Safety Pick+” based on moderate overlap frontal crash test, small overlap frontal crash test, side-impact crash test, rear-impact crash test, roof strength test. Test performed by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. For details, visit www.iihs.org. See vw.com for more information on safety features."