Volkswagen Golf 2012 7 Estate car

This generation of Volkswagen Golf 7 Variant has been produced from January, 2012 to December, 2017. We can provide information about 18 modifications of this generation. 2012 Volkswagen Golf is available with four wheel (4x4) drive (3 versions) and front wheel drive (15 versions). Four wheel drive models have AWD (all wheel drive) system (power is automatically distributed between the wheel axles).

This Volkswagen (VW) is available with five petrol engines with displacement from 1.0 to 1.4 litres and power of from 85 to 140 horsepower un four diesel engines with displacement from 1.6 to 2.0 litres and power of from 105 to 184 horsepower.
The car is available with both manual (11 versions), as well as automatic (7 versions) gearbox.

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Volkswagen Golf 2012 7 Estate car average fuel consumption in combined cycle for petrol engine is from 4.3 to 5.3 litres per 100km, whereas for diesel engine - from 3.9 to 4.8 litres per 100km. The most fuel efficient Volkswagen Golf 2012 7 Estate car petrol engine version is Volkswagen Golf 1.0 TSI, consuming 4.3 litres per 100km. While the most fuel efficient Volkswagen Golf 2012 7 Estate car diesel - Volkswagen Golf Variant 1.6 TDI for 100 kilometers consumes 3.9 liters of diesel.
According to user reviews, Volkswagen Golf real-world fuel consumption is on average about approximately for 31 percents higher as the manufacturer's claimed fuel economy (on average +27% for petrol engines and +34% for diesel engines). For a more detailed actual fuel economy of each model, select a specific Volkswagen Golf modification.

Volkswagen Golf 2012 7 Estate car CO2 emissions for petrol engine are from 115 to 124 grams per kilometer, whereas for diesel engine - from 102 to 108 grams per kilometer. From Volkswagen Golf with petrol engines the lowest CO2 emissions has Volkswagen Golf Variant 1.2 TSI which produces an average of 115 grams of CO2 per kilometer. In turn, from the Volkswagen Golf diesels least CO2 distributes Volkswagen Golf Variant 1.6 TDI - 102 grams per km.

The best acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h - 7.9 seconds has Volkswagen Golf GTD 2.0 TDI version, conversely the tardiest one is Volkswagen Golf Variant 1.2 TSI reaching this speed only in 12.6 seconds. The maximum top speed is 231 km/h for the 2.0 diesel 4-cylinder 184 hp version (Volkswagen Golf GTD 2.0 TDI).

Lenght of Volkswagen Golf is 456 cm, it is decent size car. For comparison - Volkswagen Golf is about 3 cm longer than Honda Civic estate car / wagon, but 6 cm shorter than BMW 3 series estate car / wagon. Volkswagen Golf gross weight is from 1790 to 2030 kg (depending on modification), which is approximately the same as the average for cars of this age and class. Volkswagen Golf trunk space is 605 litres, by folding down all rear seats boot capacity can be increased to 1620 litres.

This Volkswagen (VW) is in average price group - it can be purchased (in Latvia) for around 9500 €. According to user reviews, average Volkswagen Golf repair costs are 100 € per year. Users calculated Volkswagen Golf 2012 cost of ownership for this generation, got average 3100 € cost per year and 0.21 € cost per one kilometer. Fuel costs were estimated at around 45%, while repair and maintenance costs - around 20% from total. We have an excellent car cost calculator, calculate ownership costs of Volkswagen Golf for your situation and driving habits here! Below you will find more detailed information about Volkswagen Golf prices and costs.

In user reviews Volkswagen Golf received average grade 8.7 (from 10) - better than average rate for same years cars (8.0). All authors of reviews would recommend Volkswagen Golf to the friend.

Volkswagen Golf modifications

Modification Engine Power Consumption Gearbox Drive type
Volkswagen Golf 2015 1.0 TSI Jan 2015 — Dec 2016

Most fuel efficient petrol version

1.0 Petrol 115 HP 4.3 l/100km Manual (6) Front wheel
Volkswagen Golf 2015 1.0 TSI Jan 2015 — Dec 2016 1.0 Petrol 115 HP 4.5 l/100km Automatic (7) Front wheel
Volkswagen Golf 2013 Variant 1.2 TSI Jan 2013 — Jan 2017

Most fuel efficient petrol version by real consumption

1.2 Petrol 85 HP 5.0 l/100km Manual (5) Front wheel
Volkswagen Golf 2013 Variant 1.2 TSI Jan 2013 — Jan 2017 1.2 Petrol 105 HP 5.0 l/100km Manual (6) Front wheel
Volkswagen Golf 2013 Variant 1.2 TSI Jan 2013 — Jan 2017 1.2 Petrol 105 HP 5.0 l/100km Automatic (7) Front wheel
Volkswagen Golf 2013 Variant 1.4 TSI Jan 2013 — Jan 2017 1.4 Petrol 122 HP 5.3 l/100km Manual (6) Front wheel
Volkswagen Golf 2013 Variant 1.4 TSI Jan 2013 — Jan 2017 1.4 Petrol 122 HP 5.1 l/100km Automatic (7) Front wheel
Volkswagen Golf 2013 Variant 1.4 TSI Jan 2013 — Jan 2017

Most powerfull petrol version (140 HP)

1.4 Petrol 140 HP 5.3 l/100km Manual (6) Front wheel
Volkswagen Golf 2013 Variant 1.4 TSI Jan 2013 — Jan 2017

Most powerfull petrol version (140 HP)

1.4 Petrol 140 HP 5.0 l/100km Automatic (7) Front wheel
Volkswagen Golf 2012 1.6 TDI 4x4 Jan 2012 — Dec 2014 1.6 Diesel 105 HP 4.5 l/100km Manual (6) All wheel
Volkswagen Golf 2013 Variant 1.6 TDI Jan 2013 — Jan 2017

Most fuel efficient diesel version

1.6 Diesel 110 HP 3.9 l/100km Manual (5) Front wheel
Volkswagen Golf 2013 Variant 1.6 TDI Jan 2013 — Jan 2017 1.6 Diesel 110 HP 4.0 l/100km Automatic (7) Front wheel
Volkswagen Golf 2013 1.6 TDI 4x4 Jan 2013 — Dec 2017 1.6 Diesel 110 HP - Manual (6) All wheel
Volkswagen Golf 2013 Variant 2.0 TDI Jan 2013 — Jan 2017 2.0 Diesel 150 HP 4.2 l/100km Manual (6) Front wheel
Volkswagen Golf 2013 Variant 2.0 TDI Jan 2013 — Jan 2017 2.0 Diesel 150 HP 4.5 l/100km Automatic (6) Front wheel
Volkswagen Golf 2012 2.0 TDI 4x4 Jan 2012 — Dec 2014 2.0 Diesel 150 HP 4.8 l/100km Manual (6) All wheel
Volkswagen Golf 2013 GTD 2.0 TDI Jan 2013 — Dec 2017

Most dynamic version - 100 km/h in 7.9 seconds

2.0 Diesel 184 HP 4.4 l/100km Manual (6) Front wheel
Volkswagen Golf 2013 GTD 2.0 TDI Jan 2013 — Dec 2017

Most dynamic version - 100 km/h in 7.9 seconds

2.0 Diesel 184 HP 4.8 l/100km Automatic (6) Front wheel

Volkswagen Golf prices

Volkswagen Golf 2012 - 2017 estate car price in Latvia is from 3700 € to 17000 €.
Comparing to analogical vehicles Volkswagen Golf price is average - Volkswagen Golf is approximately for 12 percents cheaper then average estate cars of this age (compare estate cars 2012 - 2017 prices). Despite of relatively low price Volkswagen Golf quality is above average (see below), so this Volkswagen (VW) can be a good buy.

YearLowestAverageHighestAvailability
Volkswagen Golf 2018 price 13 000 € 15 000 € 16 500 €
Volkswagen Golf 2017 price 8500 € 10 500 € 12 500 €
Volkswagen Golf 2016 price 7000 € 8500 € 11 000 €
Volkswagen Golf 2015 price 6500 € 8500 € 10 000 €
Volkswagen Golf 2014 price 6000 € 7500 € 9500 €
Volkswagen Golf 2013 price 4500 € 6000 € 7000 €
Volkswagen Golf 2012 price 3700 € 4800 € 6000 €

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Volkswagen Golf reliability and quality

According to yearly reports of vehicle inspection service Volkswagen Golf reliability is above average. In the roadworthiness tests in 2022 defects were detected in an average of 10.6 percent of Volkswagen Golf of this generation (on average 8 years old at the time of inspection). The average failure rate for a vehicles of the same age was 12.8%.

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Volkswagen Golf 2012 7 Estate car features (options)

Percentage of Volkswagen Golf with corresponding feature (option)

Climate control
74%
Conditioning
69%
Rain sensor
67%
Tire pressure control
66%
Metallic paint
60%
Adjustable steering wheel
50%
Roof bars (railings)
47%
Heated seats
46%
Cruise control
45%
Front parking sensors
44%
Rear parking sensors
41%
Navigation
30%
Distance control
20%
Bi-xenon lights
16%
Adaptive cruise control
15%
Dimming mirrors
15%
Xenon headlights
14%
Electrically adjustable seats
12%

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Volkswagen Golf reviews

Total 105 Volkswagen Golf owner reviews

Volkswagen Golf 2014 Estate car/wagon Diesel 2 litres, Manual gearbox
Review - positive and negative sides
Purchase year:2017 age of car 3 years)Owned for2`000 kilometers (0 years)
Average fuel consumption:4.2 litres per 100km (30% urban driving)
Total car rating:
9
   female, age 55
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