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These are the latest Volkswagen Golf 0-60 times and 1/4 mile times taken from reputable car magazine sources such as Car and Driver, MotorTrend and Road & Track. There are many reasons why 0-60 times and 1/4 mile times can vary including the driver, weather conditions, wear and tear on the vehicle during test, and more. By giving you a list of all the Volkswagen Golf 0-60 times and quarter mile times, you can get a general idea of what performance numbers are achievable with Volkswagen Golf for all model years available in our database.

Fastest, Slowest, and Average Volkswagen Golf 0-60 Times

The fastest tested Volkswagen Golf is 2008 Volkswagen Golf HPA Motorsports R32 3-door Hatchback, which was able to go from 0 to 60 mph in 3.5 seconds. It was able to reach the 1/4 mile in 11.9 seconds at 123.2 , according to Motor Trend.

The slowest tested Volkswagen Golf is 1985 Volkswagen Golf 5-door Hatchback, which was able to go from 0 to 60 mph in 10.6 seconds. It was able to reach the 1/4 mile in 17.7 seconds at 77 , according to Motor Trend.

Out of all the Volkswagen Golf tests in our database, the average 0 to 60 mph time is 6.8 seconds. The average quarter mile time for all the tests is 15.11 seconds at 93.34 mph.

Volkswagen Golf 0-60 times and quarter mile times

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2022 Volkswagen Golf

Trim 0-60 1/4 Mile Source
R 5-door Hatchback
Engine
2.0L Turbo I-4
Drive Type
AWD
Transmission
7A
3.9 sec 12.5 sec @ 111 Car and Driver
R 5-door Hatchback
Engine
2.0L Turbo I-4
Drive Type
AWD
Transmission
6M
4.9 sec 13.4 sec @ 106 mph Car and Driver
R 5-door Hatchback
Engine
2.0L Turbo I-4
Drive Type
AWD
Transmission
7A
4.2 sec 12.8 sec @ 108.7 Motor Trend
R 5-door Hatchback
Engine
2.0L Turbo I-4
Drive Type
AWD
Transmission
6M
6.3 sec 14.4 sec @ 103.3 Motor Trend
R 5-door Hatchback
Engine
2.0L Turbo I-4
Drive Type
AWD
Transmission
7A
4.1 sec 12.5 sec @ 111 Motor Week

2020 Volkswagen Golf

Trim 0-60 1/4 Mile Source
TSI 5-door Hatchback
Engine
1.4L Turbo I-4
Drive Type
FWD
Transmission
6M
7.7 sec 16.1 sec @ 88.1 Motor Trend

2019 Volkswagen Golf

Trim 0-60 1/4 Mile Source
R 5-door Hatchback
Engine
2.0L Turbo I-4
Drive Type
AWD
Transmission
6M
5.1 sec 13.8 sec @ 104 Car and Driver
S 5-door Hatchback
Engine
1.4L Turbo I-4
Drive Type
FWD
Transmission
8A
7.6 sec 15.9 sec @ 88 Car and Driver
SE 5-door hatchback
Engine
1.4L Turbo I-4
Drive Type
FWD
Transmission
6M
7.6 sec 16.1 sec @ 88 Car and Driver
SE 5-door hatchback
Engine
1.4L Turbo I-4
Drive Type
FWD
Transmission
8A
7.7 sec 16 sec @ 85.6 Motor Trend

2018 Volkswagen Golf

Trim 0-60 1/4 Mile Source
Alltrack TSI SE 4MOTION Wagon
Engine
1.8L Turbo I-4
Drive Type
AWD
Transmission
6M
6.7 sec 15.3 sec @ 89 Car and Driver
Alltrack TSI SEL 4MOTION Wagon
Engine
1.8L Turbo I-4
Drive Type
AWD
Transmission
6A
7.1 sec 15.5 sec @ 87.8 Motor Trend
R 5-door Hatchback
Engine
2.0L Turbo I-4
Drive Type
AWD
Transmission
6M
4.8 sec 13.4 sec @ 104 Car and Driver
R 5-door Hatchback
Engine
2.0L Turbo I-4
Drive Type
AWD
Transmission
6M
5.7 sec 14.1 sec @ 100.4 Motor Trend
TSI SE 5-door Hatchback
Engine
1.8L Turbo I-4
Drive Type
FWD
Transmission
6A
7.7 sec 15.9 sec @ 89 Car and Driver

2017 Volkswagen Golf

Trim 0-60 1/4 Mile Source
Alltrack TSI SE 4MOTION Wagon
Engine
1.8L Turbo I-4
Drive Type
AWD
Transmission
6A
7.4 sec 15.8 sec @ 88 Motor Week
Alltrack TSI SEL 4MOTION Wagon
Engine
1.8L Turbo I-4
Drive Type
AWD
Transmission
6A
7.5 sec 15.9 sec @ 87 Car and Driver
Alltrack TSI SEL 4MOTION Wagon
Engine
1.8L Turbo I-4
Drive Type
AWD
Transmission
6A
7.4 sec 15.7 sec @ 86.7 Motor Trend
e-Golf SEL Premium 5-door Hatchback
Engine
Elec 100-kW 35.8-kWh
Drive Type
FWD
Transmission
1A
8.5 sec 16.6 sec @ 83 Car and Driver
SportWagen TSI S 4MOTION
Engine
1.8L Turbo I-4
Drive Type
AWD
Transmission
6A
7 sec 15.5 sec @ 89 Car and Driver
TSI Wolfsburg 5-door Hatchback
Engine
1.8L Turbo I-4
Drive Type
FWD
Transmission
5M
6.6 sec 15.3 sec @ 93 Car and Driver
TSI Wolfsburg 5-door Hatchback
Engine
1.8L Turbo I-4
Drive Type
FWD
Transmission
6A
7.3 sec 15.6 sec @ 90 Car and Driver

2016 Volkswagen Golf

Trim 0-60 1/4 Mile Source
e-Golf SE 5-door Hatchback
Engine
Elec 85-kW 24.2-kWh
Drive Type
FWD
Transmission
1A
9.4 sec 17.2 sec @ 79 Car and Driver
R 5-door Hatchback
Engine
2.0L Turbo I-4
Drive Type
AWD
Transmission
6M
5.1 sec 13.6 sec @ 105 Car and Driver
R 5-door Hatchback
Engine
2.0L Turbo I-4
Drive Type
AWD
Transmission
6M
5.2 sec 13.7 sec @ 103 Car and Driver
SportWagen TSI S
Engine
1.8L Turbo I-4
Drive Type
FWD
Transmission
5M
7.3 sec 15.8 sec @ 89.6 Motor Trend

2015 Volkswagen Golf

Trim 0-60 1/4 Mile Source
e-Golf SEL Premium 5-door Hatchback
Engine
Elec 85-kW 24.2-kWh
Drive Type
FWD
Transmission
1A
9.1 sec 16.9 sec @ 80.4 Motor Trend
GTE Plug-In 5-door Hatchback (Euro Spec)
Engine
1.4L Turbo I-4 + Elec 8.8-kWh
Drive Type
FWD
Transmission
6A
6.5 sec 14.9 sec @ 96.5 Motor Trend
R 3-door Hatchback (Euro Spec)
Engine
2.0L Turbo I-4
Drive Type
AWD
Transmission
6M
5.2 sec 13.6 sec @ 105.7 Road & Track
R 5-door Hatchback
Engine
2.0L Turbo I-4
Drive Type
AWD
Transmission
6A
4.5 sec 13.2 sec @ 106 Car and Driver
R 5-door Hatchback
Engine
2.0L Turbo I-4
Drive Type
AWD
Transmission
6A
4.5 sec 13.1 sec @ 104.9 Motor Trend
R 5-door Hatchback
Engine
2.0L Turbo I-4
Drive Type
AWD
Transmission
6A
4.9 sec 13.7 sec @ 103 Motor Week
R 5-door Hatchback (Euro Spec)
Engine
2.0L Turbo I-4
Drive Type
AWD
Transmission
6M
4.9 sec 13.5 sec @ 101.3 Motor Trend
SportWagen TDI SEL
Engine
2.0L Turbo Diesel I-4
Drive Type
FWD
Transmission
6M
8.4 sec 16.5 sec @ 85 Car and Driver
SportWagen TSI SE
Engine
1.8L Turbo I-4
Drive Type
FWD
Transmission
6A
7.8 sec 15.9 sec @ 89 Car and Driver
SportWagen TSI SEL
Engine
1.8L Turbo I-4
Drive Type
FWD
Transmission
6A
8.7 sec 16.2 sec @ 88 Motor Week
TDI SE 5-door Hatchback
Engine
2.0L Turbo Diesel I-4
Drive Type
FWD
Transmission
6M
8.3 sec 16.6 sec @ 84 Car and Driver
TDI SE 5-door Hatchback
Engine
2.0L Turbo Diesel I-4
Drive Type
FWD
Transmission
6M
9 sec 17 sec @ 83.6 Motor Trend
TDI SEL 5-door Hatchback
Engine
2.0L Turbo Diesel I-4
Drive Type
FWD
Transmission
6A
7.8 sec 16.1 sec @ 87 Car and Driver
TSI S 5-door Hatchback
Engine
1.8L Turbo I-4
Drive Type
FWD
Transmission
5M
6.8 sec 15.4 sec @ 92 Car and Driver
TSI SE 5-door Hatchback
Engine
1.8L Turbo I-4
Drive Type
FWD
Transmission
6A
7.7 sec 15.9 sec @ 88 Car and Driver
TSI SEL 5-door Hatchback
Engine
1.8L Turbo I-4
Drive Type
FWD
Transmission
6A
7.3 sec 15.6 sec @ 90 Car and Driver
TSI SEL 5-door Hatchback
Engine
1.8L Turbo I-4
Drive Type
FWD
Transmission
6A
7.5 sec 15.7 sec @ 89 Car and Driver
TSI SEL 5-door Hatchback
Engine
1.8L Turbo I-4
Drive Type
FWD
Transmission
6A
7.8 sec 15.9 sec @ 87.8 Motor Trend
TSI SEL 5-door Hatchback
Engine
1.8L Turbo I-4
Drive Type
FWD
Transmission
6A
7.8 sec 15.9 sec @ 88.3 Motor Trend

2012 Volkswagen Golf

Trim 0-60 1/4 Mile Source
GTD 3-door Hatchback (Euro Spec)
Engine
2.0L Turbo Diesel I-4
Drive Type
FWD
Transmission
6A
7.1 sec 15.6 sec @ 89 Car and Driver
GTD 3-door Hatchback (Euro Spec)
Engine
2.0L Turbo Diesel I-4
Drive Type
FWD
Transmission
6A
7 sec 15.5 sec @ 89.2 Motor Trend
R 3-door Hatchback
Engine
2.0L Turbo I-4
Drive Type
AWD
Transmission
6M
5.9 sec 14.3 sec @ 99 Car and Driver
R 3-door Hatchback
Engine
2.0L Turbo I-4
Drive Type
AWD
Transmission
6M
5.7 sec 14 sec @ 100.1 Road & Track
R 5-door Hatchback
Engine
2.0L Turbo I-4
Drive Type
AWD
Transmission
6M
5.8 sec 14.2 sec @ 97.9 Motor Trend
R 5-door Hatchback
Engine
2.0L Turbo I-4
Drive Type
AWD
Transmission
6M
5.7 sec 14 sec @ 100 Motor Week

2010 Volkswagen Golf

Trim 0-60 1/4 Mile Source
2.5L 3-door Hatchback
Engine
2.5L I-5
Drive Type
FWD
Transmission
5M
7.3 sec 15.6 sec @ 90 Car and Driver
2.5L 5-door Hatchback
Engine
2.5L I-5
Drive Type
FWD
Transmission
6A
8.1 sec 16.1 sec @ 86.9 Motor Trend
TDI 3-door Hatchback
Engine
2.0L Turbo Diesel I-4
Drive Type
FWD
Transmission
6A
8 sec 16.2 sec @ 85 Car and Driver
TDI 3-door Hatchback
Engine
2.0L Turbo Diesel I-4
Drive Type
FWD
Transmission
6A
7.9 sec 16.1 sec @ 84.7 Motor Trend
TDI 3-door Hatchback
Engine
2.0L Turbo Diesel I-4
Drive Type
FWD
Transmission
6M
8.3 sec 16.4 sec @ 83.8 Motor Trend
TDI 3-door Hatchback
Engine
2.0L Turbo Diesel I-4
Drive Type
FWD
Transmission
6M
8.8 sec 16.6 sec @ 83.9 Road & Track
TDI 5-door Hatchback
Engine
2.0L Turbo Diesel I-4
Drive Type
FWD
Transmission
6A
8 sec 16.3 sec @ 84.1 Motor Trend
TSI 5-door Hatchback (Euro Spec)
Engine
1.4L Turbo Supercharger I-4
Drive Type
FWD
Transmission
7A
7.5 sec 15.8 sec @ 89.6 Motor Trend

2008 Volkswagen Golf

Trim 0-60 1/4 Mile Source
HPA Motorsports R32 3-door Hatchback
Engine
3.2L Twin-Turbo V6
Drive Type
AWD
Transmission
6M
3.5 sec 11.9 sec @ 123.2 Motor Trend
R32 3-door Hatchback
Engine
3.2L V6
Drive Type
AWD
Transmission
6A
5.4 sec 14.2 sec @ 98 Car and Driver
R32 3-door Hatchback
Engine
3.2L V6
Drive Type
AWD
Transmission
6A
5.5 sec 14.4 sec @ 97 Car and Driver
R32 5-door Hatchback
Engine
3.2L V6
Drive Type
AWD
Transmission
6A
5.8 sec 14.4 sec @ 94.5 Motor Trend
R32 5-door Hatchback
Engine
3.2L V6
Drive Type
AWD
Transmission
6A
6.2 sec 14.7 sec @ 98 Motor Week

2004 Volkswagen Golf

Trim 0-60 1/4 Mile Source
HPA Motorsports Stage II Twin Turbo R32 3-door Hatchback
Engine
3.2L Twin-Turbo V6
Drive Type
AWD
Transmission
6M
3.6 sec 11.7 sec @ 119 Car and Driver
R32 3-door Hatchback
Engine
3.2L V6
Drive Type
AWD
Transmission
6M
6 sec 14.3 sec @ 97 Car and Driver
R32 3-door Hatchback
Engine
3.2L V6
Drive Type
AWD
Transmission
6M
5.9 sec 14.2 sec @ 97.6 Motor Trend
R32 3-door Hatchback
Engine
3.2L V6
Drive Type
AWD
Transmission
6M
6.1 sec 14.5 sec @ 97 Motor Week
R32 3-door Hatchback
Engine
3.2L V6
Drive Type
AWD
Transmission
6M
5.8 sec 14.1 sec @ 99.2 Road & Track

2000 Volkswagen Golf

Trim 0-60 1/4 Mile Source
GLS 1.8T 5-door Hatchback
Engine
1.8L Turbo I-4
Drive Type
FWD
Transmission
5M
7.6 sec 16 sec @ 86.3 Motor Trend

1994 Volkswagen Golf

Trim 0-60 1/4 Mile Source
LE 3-door Hatchback
Engine
2.0L I-4
Drive Type
FWD
Transmission
5M
9.1 sec 17 sec @ 80 Car and Driver

1988 Volkswagen Golf

Trim 0-60 1/4 Mile Source
3-door Hatchback
Engine
1.8L I-4
Drive Type
FWD
Transmission
5M
9.6 sec 17.1 sec @ 80 Car and Driver

1985 Volkswagen Golf

Trim 0-60 1/4 Mile Source
5-door Hatchback
Engine
1.8L I-4
Drive Type
FWD
Transmission
5M
10.6 sec 17.7 sec @ 77 Car and Driver

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