2016 Volkswagen e-Golf SE

2016 Volkswagen e-Golf e-Golf SE 4dr Front-wheel Drive Hatchback
  • MSRP$28,995 Invoice$27,835
    • 126 City
    • 105 Hwy
  • Seating5
  • Doors4
  • Horsepower

Estimated Monthly Payment

Term 24 mo 36 mo 48 mo 60 mo 72 mo 84 mo
Payment $1,272 $869 $668 $547 $467 $410

2016 Volkswagen Golf Buyer's Guide

For the 2016 model year, Volkswagen has enhanced its electric e-Golf offering with a lower-priced SE trim package. The Limited Edition trim level from the 2015 model year has been discontinued, marking the 2016 Volkswagen e-Golf SE and SEL as the sole model designations. Also for the 2016 model year, a new driver assistance package is offered, which features Volkswagen’s Forward Collision Warning, Autonomous Emergency Braking, and Parking Steering Assistant systems, to the VW e-Golf SEL Premium. Both e-Golf versions get VW’s MIB II infotainment systems; SE models feature a 6.5-inch touchscreen, and SEL Premium models have an eight-inch touchscreen. The second-generation Volkswagen modular infotainment system incorporates Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, along with an expanded version of VW’s CarNet telematics.

What's the difference between trims?

2016 Volkswagen Golf R
  • 2.0 Liter 292 horsepower engine
  • Bi xenon headlights
  • Heated seats
  • Rear view camera
2016 Volkswagen Golf S
  • Multi-function steering wheel
  • Composition media interface touchscreen sound system
  • Rearview camera system
  • USB port
2016 Volkswagen Golf SE
  • Panoramic sunroof
  • Keyless access with push button start
  • Heated front seats
  • Foglights
2016 Volkswagen Golf SEL
  • 18-inch wheels
  • V-Tex leatherette seating
  • Touchscreen navigation
  • Dual-zone climate control
2016 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen
  • Additional cargo space
  • 5-door design
  • 1.8 liter, 170 hp engine
  • 60/40-split folding rear seat
2016 Volkswagen Golf e-Golf
  • 115 hp electric motor
  • Single-speed transmission
  • Full LED headlights
  • Push button ignition
2016 Volkswagen Golf TSI
  • Heated side mirrors
  • 15-inch wheels
  • Bluetooth connectivity with audio streaming
  • Multi-function trip computer

What makes it move?

The 2016 Volkswagen e-Golf is powered by a synchronous permanent-magnet AC electric motor capable of generating 115 horsepower and 199 ft-lbs of torque when operated in the “Normal” driving mode. When the car is set to the “Eco” mode, the motor delivers 94 horsepower and 162 ft-lbs of torque. Dial up Eco+, you’ll see 74 horsepower and 129 ft-lbs of torque. A single-speed transmission drives the front wheels. The motor draws power from a 24.2 kWh lithium-ion battery pack, which lives in the floor under the e-Golf’s front and rear seats. A full recharge can be accomplished in just under four hours using a 240V-charging source. Range is estimated at 106 miles in the “Normal” mode (and even farther in the other two modes).

Why buy the 2016 Volkswagen Golf?

Many pundits consider the 2016 Volkswagen e-Golf the best electric car effort to date by a traditional mainstream auto manufacturer. It certainly beats its immediate competitors in terms of range, and given the overall quality and ambiance of the contemporary VW Golf models (from which, by the way, the e-Golf is largely indistinguishable), it’s nicer too. Further, the e-Golf drives remarkably like its Golf counterparts employing internal combustion engines. The upshot? If you’re looking to go electric, the 2016 Volkswagen e-Golf demands little in terms of compromises from its owners in this price category.

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