The Golf is an impressive vehicle when it comes to its crash rating, achieving an overall score of five stars from the NHTSA's safety review. Over at the IIHS, reviews of the Volkswagen Golf for 2021 have not been undertaken at all, but the identical 2020 model achieved mostly Good crashworthiness scores, although the small overlap front test on the passenger-side resulted in only an Acceptable rating.
As standard, the Golf comes with six airbags: frontal, side-impact, and curtain. In addition, you also get the obligatory rearview camera, the usual traction and stability control systems, blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert and braking, forward collision alert with automatic emergency braking and pedestrian detection, and automatic post-collision braking. No optional safety aids are offered, but the standard suite is pretty good.
|Volkswagen Golf Trims||TSI|
|Rear Parking Aid||N/A|
|Blind Spot Monitor||S|
|Lane Departure Warning||N/A|
|Lane Keeping Assist||N/A|
|Tire Pressure Monitor||S|
Thus far, no recalls have been issued for the 2021 Volkswagen Golf. The 2020 variant was also trouble-free, indicating that past reliability issues have been dealt with.
For your peace of mind, Volkswagen's warranty offering includes a four-year/50,000-mile basic warranty, three years or 36,000 miles of roadside assistance, and two years or 20,000 miles of complimentary scheduled maintenance.