Volkswagen Golf 2012 7 Hatchback

This generation of Volkswagen Golf 7 3 door version has been produced from January, 2012 to January, 2017. We can provide information about 19 modifications of this generation. 2012 Volkswagen Golf is available with four wheel (4x4) drive (2 versions) and front wheel drive (17 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 eight petrol engines with displacement from 1.2 to 2.0 litres and power of from 85 to 300 horsepower un two diesel engines with displacement from 1.6 to 2.0 litres and power of from 105 to 150 horsepower.
The car is available with both manual (10 versions), as well as automatic (9 versions) gearbox.

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Volkswagen Golf 2012 7 hatchback average fuel consumption in combined cycle for petrol engine is from 4.8 to 7.1 litres per 100km, whereas for diesel engine - from 3.8 to 4.4 litres per 100km. The most fuel efficient Volkswagen Golf 2012 7 hatchback petrol engine version is Volkswagen Golf 1.2 TSI, consuming 4.8 litres per 100km. While the most fuel efficient Volkswagen Golf 2012 7 hatchback diesel - Volkswagen Golf 1.6 TDI for 100 kilometers consumes 3.8 liters of diesel.
According to user reviews, Volkswagen Golf real-world fuel consumption is on average about approximately for 35 percents higher as the manufacturer's claimed fuel economy (on average +31% for petrol engines and +38% for diesel engines). For a more detailed actual fuel economy of each model, select a specific Volkswagen Golf modification.

Volkswagen Golf 2012 7 hatchback CO2 emissions for petrol engine are from 112 to 120 grams per kilometer, whereas for diesel engine - from 99 to 117 grams per kilometer. From Volkswagen Golf with petrol engines the lowest CO2 emissions has Volkswagen Golf 1.2 TSI which produces an average of 112 grams of CO2 per kilometer. In turn, from the Volkswagen Golf diesels least CO2 distributes Volkswagen Golf 1.6 TDI - 99 grams per km.

The best acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h - 4.9 seconds has Volkswagen Golf R 2.0 TSI version, conversely the tardiest one is Volkswagen Golf 1.2 TSI reaching this speed only in 11.9 seconds. The maximum top speed is 250 km/h for the 2.0 petrol 4-cylinder 300 hp version (Volkswagen Golf R 2.0 TSI) and 4 other versions.

Lenght of Volkswagen Golf is 426 cm, it is medium size car. Volkswagen Golf gross weight is from 1720 to 1980 kg (depending on modification), which is approximately the same as the average for cars of this age and class.

This Volkswagen (VW) is in average price group - it can be purchased (in Latvia) for around 8500 €. 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 2900 € cost per year and 0.21 € cost per one kilometer. Fuel costs were estimated at around 49%, while repair and maintenance costs - around 22% 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 2012 1.2 TSI

Most fuel efficient petrol version by real consumption

1.2 Petrol 85 HP 4.9 l/100km Manual (5) Front wheel
Volkswagen Golf 2012 1.2 TSI 1.2 Petrol 105 HP 4.9 l/100km Manual (6) Front wheel
Volkswagen Golf 2012 1.2 TSI

Most fuel efficient petrol version

1.2 Petrol 105 HP 4.8 l/100km Automatic (7) Front wheel
Volkswagen Golf 2012 1.4 TSI 1.4 Petrol 122 HP 5.2 l/100km Manual (6) Front wheel
Volkswagen Golf 2012 1.4 TSI 1.4 Petrol 122 HP 5.0 l/100km Automatic (7) Front wheel
Volkswagen Golf 2012 1.4 TSI 1.4 Petrol 140 HP 5.3 l/100km Manual (6) Front wheel
Volkswagen Golf 2012 1.4 TSI 1.4 Petrol 140 HP 5.0 l/100km Automatic (7) Front wheel
Volkswagen Golf 2012 1.6 TDI

Most fuel efficient diesel version

1.6 Diesel 105 HP 3.8 l/100km Manual (5) Front wheel
Volkswagen Golf 2012 1.6 TDI 1.6 Diesel 105 HP 3.9 l/100km Automatic (7) Front wheel
Volkswagen Golf 2013 GTI 2.0 TSI Jan 2013 — Dec 2016 2.0 Petrol 220 HP 6.0 l/100km Manual (6) Front wheel
Volkswagen Golf 2013 GTI 2.0 TSI Jan 2013 — Dec 2016 2.0 Petrol 220 HP 6.4 l/100km Automatic (6) Front wheel
Volkswagen Golf 2013 GTI Performance 2.0 TSI Jan 2013 — Dec 2016 2.0 Petrol 230 HP 6.0 l/100km Manual (6) Front wheel
Volkswagen Golf 2013 GTI Performance 2.0 TSI Jan 2013 — Dec 2016 2.0 Petrol 230 HP 6.4 l/100km Automatic (6) Front wheel
Volkswagen Golf 2016 GTI Clubsport 2.0 TSI Jan 2016 — Dec 2016 2.0 Petrol 265 HP 7.0 l/100km Manual (6) Front wheel
Volkswagen Golf 2016 GTI Clubsport 2.0 TSI Jan 2016 — Dec 2016 2.0 Petrol 265 HP 6.9 l/100km Automatic (6) Front wheel
Volkswagen Golf 2013 R 2.0 TSI 4x4 Jan 2013 — Dec 2016

Most powerfull petrol version (300 HP)

2.0 Petrol 300 HP 7.1 l/100km Manual (6) All wheel
Volkswagen Golf 2013 R 2.0 TSI 4x4 Jan 2013 — Dec 2016

Most dynamic version - 100 km/h in 4.9 seconds

2.0 Petrol 300 HP 6.9 l/100km Automatic (6) All wheel
Volkswagen Golf 2012 2.0 TDI

Most powerfull diesel version (150 HP)

2.0 Diesel 150 HP 4.1 l/100km Manual (6) Front wheel
Volkswagen Golf 2012 2.0 TDI

Most powerfull diesel version (150 HP)

2.0 Diesel 150 HP 4.4 l/100km Automatic (6) Front wheel

Volkswagen Golf safety

During safety testing Volkswagen Golf has obtained 5 stars from five, which means very high safety level.
Adults (driver and passenger) safety of Volkswagen Golf is evaluated with outstanding rate 94 from 100, children safety: very good mark - 89 from 100, for pedestrian protection Volkswagen Golf got 65 points from 100.
Volkswagen Golf safety equipment has been rated as good - 71 percents from 100.

Volkswagen Golf prices

Volkswagen Golf 2012 - 2017 hatchback price in Latvia is from 3900 € to 17500 €.
Comparing to analogical vehicles Volkswagen Golf price is above average - Volkswagen Golf is approximately for 13 percents more expensive then average hatchbacks of this age (compare hatchbacks 2012 - 2017 prices). Volkswagen Golf high price can be explained by its quality above average (see below), therefore this Volkswagen (VW) could be reasonable purchase in long term perspective.

YearLowestAverageHighestAvailability
Volkswagen Golf 2017 price 11 500 € 14 500 € 17 500 €
Volkswagen Golf 2016 price 7500 € 8000 € 8500 €
Volkswagen Golf 2015 price 8500 € 10 000 € 12 000 €
Volkswagen Golf 2014 price 5500 € 7000 € 8500 €
Volkswagen Golf 2013 price 4300 € 6000 € 8500 €
Volkswagen Golf 2012 price 3900 € 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 hatchback features (options)

Percentage of Volkswagen Golf with corresponding feature (option)

Conditioning
78%
Climate control
71%
Rain sensor
62%
Tire pressure control
60%
Metallic paint
51%
Bi-xenon lights
17%
Xenon headlights
16%

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Volkswagen Golf reviews

Total 105 Volkswagen Golf owner reviews

Volkswagen Golf 2014 Estate car/wagon Diesel 1.6 litres, Manual gearbox
Purchase year:2017 (age of car 3 years) Owned for:2`000 kilometers (0 years)
Average fuel consumption: 4.2 litres per 100km (30% urban driving)
Total car rating:
9
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   female, age 55
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