Volkswagen Hatchbacks

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With most automakers phasing out their smaller cars in favor of the increasingly popular SUV and crossover, Volkswagen hatchback cars are among the few remaining five-door compacts on the US market. The fact that they continue to sell well and stay popular in the face of heavy competition from the practical high-riders is a testament to their quality and the unique selling points they bring to the table.

List of Volkswagen Hatchback Models and Prices

This is a list of the Volkswagen hatchback models currently for sale in the USA:

Model Power Engine Base Price
Volkswagen Beetle 174 hp 2.0L Turbo Inline-4 Gas $20,895
Volkswagen Golf 147 hp 1.4L Turbo Inline-4 Gas $23,195
Volkswagen GTI 200 hp 2.0L Turbo Inline-4 Gas $24,595
Volkswagen ID. GTI TBC TBC TBC
Volkswagen ID.2 TBC TBC TBC
Volkswagen New Beetle 150 hp 2.5L Inline-5 Gas $18,690
Volkswagen R32 250 hp 3.2L V6 Gas $32,990
Volkswagen Rabbit 170 hp 2.5L Inline-5 Gas $16,300
Volkswagen Golf GTI 241 hp 2.0L Turbo Inline-4 Gas $30,530
Volkswagen Golf R 315 hp 2.0L Turbo Inline-4 Gas $44,740

What to Consider When Buying a VW Hatchback

While there are only a few hatch vehicles left on the market, that does not mean there is no competition. Especially when it comes to hot hatchbacks, VW has some capable rivals. The German brand has a great pedigree in the segment, but is that enough to draw in consumers? It helps to look at what Volkswagen hatchbacks do right or wrong before reaching such a decision.


  • Affordable pricing
  • Engaging driving dynamics
  • German build quality
  • A comfortable ride
  • Loads of standard features


  • A few rivals offer better hot hatch performance
  • Limited customization options
  • Subpar warranty coverage


What is the best VW hatchback?

Currently, there are only a few types of Golf models. The GTI is the more basic of the two, though it still has impressive specs. The Golf R is the fastest, thanks to its 315-horsepower turbo-four engine and standard AWD. Both are excellent choices, but the R is significantly more expensive.

How much does a Volkswagen hatch cost?

Now that the cheaper base Golf is no longer available, the GTI is the most affordable at around $30,000, though it can get expensive - up to $40,000. The price of the Golf R is much higher, starting at $45k.

Is there a hybrid VW hatch?

No, there are no alternative fuel-type hatchbacks just yet. However, the new electric ID.2 will be joining the lineup soon. If you want a model with good gas mileage, the Golf GTI with an automatic transmission manages 25/34/28 mpg city/highway/combined.

Are Volkswagen cars reliable?

Despite some questionable interior materials in some models, all VW cars are built well and benefit from high reliability expectations.

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