VW Releases Detailed Pricing on U.S.-Spec 2010 Golf and TDI, 140HP Diesel gets up to 42mpg Highway

Available in both two-door and four-door models, the 2010 Golf MkVI is offered in the States with a choice of two engines, a 170HP 2.5-liter five-cylinder gasoline unit that has been carried over from the previous model and a 140HP 2.0-liter clean diesel TDI. Prices, including the destination charge, start from $18,190 for the 2-door 2.5L gasoline model with a five-speed manual and from $22,690 for the 2-door TDI diesel with a 6-speed manual.

The 2010 Golf MkVI's 2.5-liter inline-five unit puts out 170HP at 5,700 rpm and 177 lb-ft of torque at 4,250 rpm. With the standard 5-speed manual gearbox, the Golf 2.5L sprints from zero to 60mph (96km/h) in 7.8 seconds while returning 22mpg city and 30mpg highway.

With the optional 6-speed automatic transmission, the Golf 2.5L delivers 23mpg city and 30mpg highway, and a 8.1 second run to 60mph from standstill.

The 2010 Golf TDI is powered by a 2.0-liter four-cylinder turbo diesel that produces 140HP at 4,000 rpm, and 236 lb-ft. of torque between 1,750 and 2,500 rpm. When equipped with the standard six-speed manual transmission, it returns an EPA-estimated 30mpg during city travel, 41mpg on the highway, and a 0 to 60 mph sprint time of 8.6 seconds.

Those that opt for the six-speed dual clutch DSG transmission can enjoy 30 mpg in the city and 42 mpg on the highway, as well as an 8.6 second sprint from rest to 60 mph.

For more detailed information on the specs, pricing and the available options for the 2010 VW Golf and TDI models, check out the spec-sheets and ordering guide below.