2016, 2017 Volkswagen Golf Prices: MSRP vs Dealer Invoice vs True Dealer Cost
MSRP Invoice Price Destination Fee Holdback Dealer Cost
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Key drivetrain features available as standard in the 2017 Volkswagen Golf include a 1.8-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder engine producing 170 horsepower and 200 lb/ft of torque together with either a 5-speed manual transmission or 6-speed automatic transmission. A diesel engine option is no longer available in 2017 Golf models.
Inside the 2017 Volkswagen Golf, passengers will find the following features as standard:
- Phone connectivity
- 5-in touchscreen
- 6 airbags
- V-Tex Leatherette Upholstry
Golf buyers may also find the top-trim Wolfsburg model equipped with the following optional features:
- Heated Seats
- Keyless Entry
- App Connect
Split-folding rear seats are standard which fold flat to create a large cargo space accessible through the hatchback opening. With the seats unfolded, rear passengers will find ample legroom with 35.6 inches of space.
When introduced in 2015, the updated Volkswagen Golf models became lighter than their predecessors. For the 2017 Wolkswagen Golf, this translates to improved driving dynamics as well as increased fuel efficiency. With its 1.8L turbocharged engine, the Golf achieves fuel economy ratings of 25 mpg city and 36 mpg highway. The 2017 Golf is class-leading in terms of ride comfort and road compliance. Road imperfections are well-dampened and noise and harshness is kept to a minimum. Electronically-assisted rack and pinion power steering in the 2017 Golf is precise and provides reassuring feedback to the driver.
Other available options on the 2017 Volkswagen Golf include an upgraded external lighting package which equips the car with high-intensity and stylized headlights as well as a driver assistance package which includes blind-spot monitoring, lane-keep assist, and front and rear parking sensors.
The 2017 Golf has been given an overall 5-star safety rating by the NHTSA. Standard safety features include a tire pressure monitoring system, a post-collision braking system, an intelligent crash-response system, and stability control. The intelligent crash response system performs preemptive tasks in case of an accident including engaging the hazard lights, unlocking the doors, and turning off the fuel pump.
2017 Golf models start at $19,895 and may cost as much as $23,515 fully-optioned. Volkswagen also offers several other Golf models in its range. For buyers looking for more interior room or all-terrain capability, Volkswagen offers the Golf SportWagen and Golf AllTrack. If better on-road performance is desired, the 2017 Golf GTI and 2017 Golf R include higher-output engines and high-performance transmission options. The 2017 e-Golf is also available with the efficiency advantage of an electric powertrain.
Formula for Calculating Dealer Cost:
- Example: Base Volkswagen Golf invoice price + the dealer Invoice price of options + destination - Holdback = Total Dealer Cost.
- What is Holdback? A hidden amount that manufacturers give back to a dealer. It is a percentage of the MSRP or the Invoice price.
Total Dealer Cost - Rebate and Incentive + Taxes / Licensing Fees = True Dealer Cost. (You can get rebates and incentives here.)
Note: All Volkswagen Golf Prices above are approximate amounts. Prices are subject to change without notice.
A note about rebates: Most rebates are subtracted from the "on the road" figure. In most cases, you can have the rebate if you are arranging your own financing or you are paying cash. If you decide to use the manufacturer’s low interest financing, you do not usually get the rebate. Ask your dealer for details.