2022 Volkswagen Golf price and specs


The Volkswagen Golf has seen a slight price increase for 2022, but it’s picked up a new feature.

All 2022 models are $200 more expensive than before but gain standard DAB digital radio as Volkswagen rolls the feature out across its various model lines.

MY22 Golfs are available now, however it’s one of the many Volkswagen model lines currently experiencing supply issues.

Pricing for the hot R hatch and wagon has yet to be revealed. These models will launch in the first quarter of 2022.

The range continues to comprise hatch and wagon body styles in base and Life trim, along with a sportier-looking R-Line hatch and the GTI hot hatch.


  • 2022 Volkswagen Golf manual: $29,550
  • 2022 Volkswagen Golf: $32,150
  • 2022 Volkswagen Golf Wagon: $33,750
  • 2022 Volkswagen Golf Life: $34,450
  • 2022 Volkswagen Golf Wagon Life: $36,450
  • 2022 Volkswagen Golf R-Line: $37,650
  • 2022 Volkswagen Golf GTI: $53,300

All prices exclude on-road costs.


The 2022 Volkswagen Golf, in base, Life and R-Line trims, is powered by a turbocharged 1.4-litre four-cylinder petrol engine producing 110kW of power and 250Nm of torque.

These models are front-wheel drive and use an eight-speed torque-converter automatic transmission, though the base Golf hatchback offers a six-speed manual as standard.

The Golf GTI upgrades to a turbocharged 2.0-litre four-cylinder engine producing 180kW and 370Nm, mated to a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission. It’s also front-wheel drive but includes a locking front differential.

Fuel Economy

The 2022 Volkswagen Golf uses 5.8L/100km on the combined cycle in the automatic hatchback, 5.9L/100km in the automatic wagon, 6.0L/100km in the manual hatchback, and 7.0L/100km in the GTI.

All models require 95RON premium unleaded fuel.


The 2022 Volkswagen Golf hatchback measures 4284mm long, 1789mm wide and 1456mm tall, while the wagon measures 4633mm long, 1789mm wide and 1498mm tall.

Both body styles have a 2636mm wheelbase.

Boot space is a claimed 381L in the hatch and 611L in the wagon with the rear seats in place. The wagon’s load volume expands to 1642L with the rear seats folded.

Servicing and Warranty

The 2022 Volkswagen Golf is backed by a five-year, unlimited-kilometre warranty.

Maintenance is required every 12 months or 15,000km and Volkswagen offers three- and five-year prepaid service packages for $1200 or $2100 respectively.

The Golf GTI is more expensive to service; a three-year plan costs $1400 and a five-year plan will set you back $2450.


The 2022 Volkswagen Golf has a five-star ANCAP rating based on testing carried out by Euro NCAP in 2019.

It scored 95 per cent for adult occupant protection, 89 per cent for child occupant protection, 76 per cent for vulnerable road user protection, and 80 per cent for safety assist.

Standard safety equipment includes:

  • Autonomous emergency braking with pedestrian and cyclist detection
  • Multi-collision brake
  • Lane-keep assist
  • Front cross-traffic assist
  • Rear cross-traffic alert
  • Blind-spot monitoring
  • Front and rear parking sensors
  • Reversing camera

All bar the base model include Emergency Assist and safe exit warning, while all models feature eight airbags as standard.

Standard Equipment

Standard equipment in the base Golf includes:

  • IQ Drive highway driving assistant
  • Digital Cockpit (10.25-inch digital instruments)
  • 8.25-inch touchscreen infotainment screen
  • Wired Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
  • DAB digital radio (new)
  • Tri-zone climate control
  • LED headlights and tail lights
  • Cloth upholstery
  • 16-inch alloy wheels

Moving to the Life brings:

  • Digital Cockpit Pro (configurable digital instruments)
  • 10-inch infotainment system
  • Wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
  • Wireless phone charging
  • 10-colour ambient lighting
  • Comfort seats with lumbar adjustment
  • Power-folding exterior mirrors
  • Satellite navigation
  • Keyless entry and start
  • Power tailgate (wagon only)
  • Luggage partition net
  • 17-inch alloy wheels

The optional Comfort and Style Package ($2000) brings:

  • Microfleece cloth trim
  • Comfort sport front seats
  • 30-colour ambient lighting
  • Panoramic glass sunroof

Over the Life, the R-Line gains:

  • Sport seats with leather trim
  • 18-inch alloy wheels
  • Lowered (15mm) R-Line suspension
  • R-Line exterior trim
  • 30-colour ambient lighting
  • LED performance headlights
  • Rear privacy glass

A panoramic sunroof is a $1800 standalone option on the R-Line.

Atop the range (for now) sits the GTI, which features:

  • Tartan-trimmed sport seats
  • 18-inch alloy wheels
  • Twin exhaust pipes
  • GTI exterior trim and highlights
  • Adaptive Chassis Control

The GTI is available with a Luxury Package ($3800) that adds:

  • ‘Vienna’ leather upholstery
  • Heated and ventilated front seats
  • Powered driver’s seat with memory
  • Heated steering wheel
  • Panoramic glass sunroof

The Sound and Vision Package ($1500), available on all bar the base model, brings:

  • Head-up display
  • Harman/Kardon 480W sound system with nine speakers


On the core range, metallic paint is a $600 option while premium metallic paint is a $900 option.

The following shades are available on the core range:

  • Candy White
  • Deep Black
  • Dolphin Grey
  • Reflex Silver (excludes R-Line)
  • Moonstone Grey (R-Line only)
  • Atlantic Blue
  • Pomello Yellow

All shades are a no-cost option in the GTI, but for Kings Red which costs $300. The following shades are available:

  • Pure White
  • Dolphin Grey
  • Deep Black
  • Moonstone Grey
  • Atlantic Blue
  • Kings Red

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