Volkswagen Golf Ground Clearance (2002 - 2022)

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The ground clearance of the Volkswagen Golf ranges from 4.0 to 6.9 inches depending on trim, option package and model year.

Scroll down to see the year-by-year ground clearance data, organized by trim package, for the Volkswagen Golf below.

2020 Volkswagen Golf
2020 Volkswagen Golf

For Comparison:

  • The 2020 Toyota Corolla (Mid-Size Sedan) has a ground clearance of 5.1".
  • The 2020 Jeep Cherokee (SUV) has a ground clearance of 8.7".
  • The 2020 Ford F-150 Lariat 4x4 SuperCab (Full-Size Pickup) has a ground clearance of 9.3".

2022 Volkswagen Golf Ground Clearance

The 2022 Volkswagen Golf has a ground clearance of 4.7 inches.

See the ground clearance data of the 2022 Volkswagen Golf outlined in the table below.

nd clearance data of the 2022 Volkswagen Golf outlined in the table below.

2022 Volkswagen Golf Ground Clearance Table
Trim Package(s) All
Min. Ground Clearance (imperial) 4.7"
Min. Ground Clearance (metric) 11.9 cm
2022 Volkswagen Golf GTI
2022 Volkswagen Golf GTI

2021 Volkswagen Golf Ground Clearance

Explore the capabilities of the 2021 Volkswagen Golf, with a ground clearance ranging from 5.1 to 5.4 inches, depending on the trim package.

See the ground clearance data, organized by trim level, of the 2021 Volkswagen Golf outlined in the table below.

2021 Volkswagen Golf Ground Clearance Comparison Table By Trim
Trim Package Min. Ground Clearance (imperial) Min. Ground Clearance (metric)
TSI 1.4T Auto 5.4" 13.7 cm
TSI 1.4T Manual 5.4" 13.7 cm
Autobahn GTI 2.0T DSG 5.1" 13.0 cm
Autobahn GTI 2.0T Manual 5.1" 13.0 cm
S GTI 2.0T DSG 5.1" 13.0 cm
S GTI 2.0T Manual 5.1" 13.0 cm
SE GTI 2.0T DSG 5.1" 13.0 cm
SE GTI 2.0T Manual 5.1" 13.0 cm

2020 Volkswagen Golf Ground Clearance

Explore the capabilities of the 2020 Volkswagen Golf, with a ground clearance ranging from 5.1 to 5.4 inches, depending on the trim package.

See the ground clearance data, organized by trim level, of the 2020 Volkswagen Golf outlined in the table below.

2020 Volkswagen Golf Ground Clearance Comparison Table By Trim
Trim Package Min. Ground Clearance (imperial) Min. Ground Clearance (metric)
TSI 1.4T Auto 5.4" 13.7 cm
TSI 1.4T Manual 5.4" 13.7 cm
Autobahn GTI 2.0T DSG 5.1" 13.0 cm
Autobahn GTI 2.0T Manual 5.1" 13.0 cm
S GTI 2.0T DSG 5.1" 13.0 cm
S GTI 2.0T Manual 5.1" 13.0 cm
SE GTI 2.0T DSG 5.1" 13.0 cm
SE GTI 2.0T Manual 5.1" 13.0 cm
Hatchback 4D 5.4" 13.7 cm
GTI Hatchback 4D Autobahn 4 Cyl. Turbo 5.1" 13.0 cm
GTI Hatchback 4D S 4 Cyl. Turbo 5.1" 13.0 cm
GTI Hatchback 4D SE 4 Cyl. Turbo 5.1" 13.0 cm
2020 Volkswagen Golf 8 MK8
2020 Volkswagen Golf 8 MK8

2019 Volkswagen Golf Ground Clearance

Explore the capabilities of the 2019 Volkswagen Golf, with a ground clearance ranging from 4.8 to 6.9 inches, depending on the trim package.

See the ground clearance data, organized by trim level, of the 2019 Volkswagen Golf outlined in the table below.

2019 Volkswagen Golf Ground Clearance Comparison Table By Trim
Trim Package Min. Ground Clearance (imperial) Min. Ground Clearance (metric)
S 1.4T Auto 5.4" 13.7 cm
S 1.4T Manual 5.4" 13.7 cm
SE 1.4T Auto 5.4" 13.7 cm
SE 1.4T Manual 5.4" 13.7 cm
S Alltrack 1.8T DSG 6.9" 17.5 cm
S Alltrack 1.8T Manual 6.9" 17.5 cm
SE Alltrack 1.8T DSG 6.9" 17.5 cm
SE Alltrack 1.8T Manual 6.9" 17.5 cm
SEL Alltrack 1.8T DSG 6.9" 17.5 cm
SEL Alltrack 1.8T Manual 6.9" 17.5 cm
Autobahn GTI 2.0T DSG 5.1" 13.0 cm
Autobahn GTI 2.0T Manual 5.1" 13.0 cm
Rabbit Edition GTI 2.0T DSG 5.1" 13.0 cm
Rabbit Edition GTI 2.0T Manual 5.1" 13.0 cm
S GTI 2.0T DSG 5.1" 13.0 cm
S GTI 2.0T Manual 5.1" 13.0 cm
SE GTI 2.0T DSG 5.1" 13.0 cm
SE GTI 2.0T Manual 5.1" 13.0 cm
Base 2.0T DSG w/DCC/Nav 4.8" 12.2 cm
Base 2.0T Manual w/DCC/Nav 4.8" 12.2 cm
S SportWagen 1.4T Auto 5.4" 13.7 cm
S SportWagen 1.4T Manual 5.4" 13.7 cm
S SportWagen 1.8T Auto 4MOTION 5.5" 14.0 cm
S SportWagen 1.8T Manual 4MOTION 5.5" 14.0 cm
SE SportWagen 1.4T Auto 5.4" 13.7 cm
Hatchback 4D AWD 4 Cyl. Turbo 4.8" 12.2 cm
Hatchback 4D S 4 Cyl. Turbo 5.4" 13.7 cm
Hatchback 4D SE 4 Cyl. Turbo 5.4" 13.7 cm
SportWagen Wagon 4D S AWD 4 Cyl. Turbo 5.5" 14.0 cm
SportWagen Wagon 4D S 4 Cyl. Turbo 5.4" 13.7 cm
SportWagen Wagon 4D SE 4 Cyl. Turbo 5.4" 13.7 cm
Alltrack Wagon 4D S AWD 4 Cyl. Turbo 6.9" 17.5 cm
Alltrack Wagon 4D SE AWD 4 Cyl. Turbo 6.9" 17.5 cm
Alltrack Wagon 4D SEL AWD 4 Cyl. Turbo 6.9" 17.5 cm
GTI Hatchback 4D Autobahn 4 Cyl. Turbo 5.1" 13.0 cm
GTI Hatchback 4D Rabbit Edition 5.1" 13.0 cm
GTI Hatchback 4D S 4 Cyl. Turbo 5.1" 13.0 cm
GTI Hatchback 4D SE 4 Cyl. Turbo 5.1" 13.0 cm
2019 Volkswagen Golf GTI
2019 Volkswagen Golf GTI

2018 Volkswagen Golf Ground Clearance

Explore the capabilities of the 2018 Volkswagen Golf, with a ground clearance ranging from 4.8 to 6.9 inches, depending on the trim package.

See the ground clearance data, organized by trim level, of the 2018 Volkswagen Golf outlined in the table below.

2018 Volkswagen Golf Ground Clearance Comparison Table By Trim
Trim Package Min. Ground Clearance (imperial) Min. Ground Clearance (metric)
Hatchback 4D S 4 Cyl. Turbo 5.4" 13.7 cm
Hatchback 4D SE 4 Cyl. Turbo 5.4" 13.7 cm
Alltrack Wagon 4D S AWD 4 Cyl. Turbo 6.9" 17.5 cm
Alltrack Wagon 4D SE AWD 4 Cyl. Turbo 6.9" 17.5 cm
Alltrack Wagon 4D SEL AWD 4 Cyl. Turbo 6.9" 17.5 cm
GTI Hatchback 4D Autobahn 4 Cyl. Turbo 5.1" 13.0 cm
GTI Hatchback 4D S 4 Cyl. Turbo 5.1" 13.0 cm
GTI Hatchback 4D SE 4 Cyl. Turbo 5.1" 13.0 cm
Hatchback 4D AWD 4 Cyl. Turbo 4.8" 12.2 cm
SportWagen Wagon 4D S AWD 4 Cyl. Turbo 5.5" 14.0 cm
SportWagen Wagon 4D S 4 Cyl. Turbo 5.4" 13.7 cm
SportWagen Wagon 4D SE 4 Cyl. Turbo 5.4" 13.7 cm
SportWagen Wagon 4D SEL 4 Cyl. Turbo 5.4" 13.7 cm

2017 Volkswagen Golf Ground Clearance

Explore the capabilities of the 2017 Volkswagen Golf, with a ground clearance ranging from 4.8 to 6.9 inches, depending on the trim package.

See the ground clearance data, organized by trim level, of the 2017 Volkswagen Golf outlined in the table below.

2017 Volkswagen Golf Ground Clearance Comparison Table By Trim
Trim Package Min. Ground Clearance (imperial) Min. Ground Clearance (metric)
Hatchback 4D S 4 Cyl. Turbo 5.4" 13.7 cm
Hatchback 4D SE 4 Cyl. Turbo 5.4" 13.7 cm
Hatchback 4D SEL 4 Cyl. Turbo 5.4" 13.7 cm
Hatchback 4D Wolfsburg 4 Cyl. Turbo 5.4" 13.7 cm
Alltrack Wagon 4D S AWD 4 Cyl. Turbo 6.9" 17.5 cm
Alltrack Wagon 4D SE AWD 4 Cyl. Turbo 6.9" 17.5 cm
Alltrack Wagon 4D SEL AWD 4 Cyl. Turbo 6.9" 17.5 cm
GTI Hatchback 2D S 4 Cyl. Turbo 5.0" 12.7 cm
GTI Hatchback 4D Autobahn 4 Cyl. Turbo 5.0" 12.7 cm
GTI Hatchback 4D S 4 Cyl. Turbo 5.0" 12.7 cm
GTI Hatchback 4D SE 4 Cyl. Turbo 5.0" 12.7 cm
GTI Hatchback 4D Sport 4 Cyl. Turbo 5.0" 12.7 cm
Hatchback 4D AWD 4 Cyl. Turbo 4.8" 12.2 cm
SportWagen Wagon 4D S AWD 4 Cyl. Turbo 5.5" 14.0 cm
SportWagen Wagon 4D S 4 Cyl. Turbo 5.4" 13.7 cm
SportWagen Wagon 4D SE 4 Cyl. Turbo 5.4" 13.7 cm
SportWagen Wagon 4D SEL 4 Cyl. Turbo 5.4" 13.7 cm

2016 Volkswagen Golf Ground Clearance

Explore the capabilities of the 2016 Volkswagen Golf, with a ground clearance ranging from 4.8 to 5.5 inches, depending on the trim package.

See the ground clearance data, organized by trim level, of the 2016 Volkswagen Golf outlined in the table below.

2016 Volkswagen Golf Ground Clearance Comparison Table By Trim
Trim Package Min. Ground Clearance (imperial) Min. Ground Clearance (metric)
e Hatchback 4D Limited Electric 5.0" 12.7 cm
e Hatchback 4D SEL Electric 5.0" 12.7 cm
Hatchback 2D 4 Cyl. Turbo 5.4" 13.7 cm
Hatchback 2D S 4 Cyl. Turbo 5.4" 13.7 cm
Hatchback 4D S 4 Cyl. Turbo 5.4" 13.7 cm
Hatchback 4D SE 4 Cyl. Turbo 5.4" 13.7 cm
Hatchback 4D SEL 4 Cyl. Turbo 5.4" 13.7 cm
GTI Hatchback 2D S 4 Cyl. Turbo 5.0" 12.7 cm
GTI Hatchback 2D SE 4 Cyl. Turbo 5.0" 12.7 cm
GTI Hatchback 4D Autobahn 4 Cyl. Turbo 5.0" 12.7 cm
GTI Hatchback 4D S 4 Cyl. Turbo 5.0" 12.7 cm
GTI Hatchback 4D SE 4 Cyl. Turbo 5.0" 12.7 cm
Hatchback 4D AWD 4 Cyl. Turbo 4.8" 12.2 cm
SportWagen Wagon 4D Limited 4 Cyl. Turbo 5.5" 14.0 cm
SportWagen Wagon 4D S 4 Cyl. 5.5" 14.0 cm
SportWagen Wagon 4D SE 4 Cyl. 5.5" 14.0 cm
SportWagen Wagon 4D SEL 4 Cyl. 5.5" 14.0 cm
2016 Volkswagen Golf R
2016 Volkswagen Golf R

2015 Volkswagen Golf Ground Clearance

Explore the capabilities of the 2015 Volkswagen Golf, with a ground clearance ranging from 4.8 to 5.5 inches, depending on the trim package.

See the ground clearance data, organized by trim level, of the 2015 Volkswagen Golf outlined in the table below.

2015 Volkswagen Golf Ground Clearance Comparison Table By Trim
Trim Package Min. Ground Clearance (imperial) Min. Ground Clearance (metric)
e Hatchback 4D Electric 5.0" 12.7 cm
e Hatchback 4D Limited Electric 5.0" 12.7 cm
Hatchback 2D Launch Edition 4 Cyl. Turbo 5.4" 13.7 cm
Hatchback 2D S 4 Cyl. Turbo 5.4" 13.7 cm
Hatchback 4D S 4 Cyl. Turbo 5.4" 13.7 cm
Hatchback 4D SE 4 Cyl. Turbo 5.4" 13.7 cm
Hatchback 4D SEL 4 Cyl. Turbo 5.4" 13.7 cm
Hatchback 4D TDI S 4 Cyl. Turbo 5.4" 13.7 cm
Hatchback 4D TDI SE 4 Cyl. Turbo 5.4" 13.7 cm
Hatchback 4D TDI SEL 4 Cyl. Turbo 5.4" 13.7 cm
GTI Hatchback 2D S 4 Cyl. Turbo 5.0" 12.7 cm
GTI Hatchback 2D SE 4 Cyl. Turbo 5.0" 12.7 cm
GTI Hatchback 4D Autobahn 4 Cyl. Turbo 5.0" 12.7 cm
GTI Hatchback 4D S 4 Cyl. Turbo 5.0" 12.7 cm
GTI Hatchback 4D SE 4 Cyl. Turbo 5.0" 12.7 cm
Hatchback 4D AWD 4 Cyl. Turbo 4.8" 12.2 cm
SportWagen Wagon 4D S 4 Cyl. 5.5" 14.0 cm
SportWagen Wagon 4D SE 4 Cyl. 5.5" 14.0 cm
SportWagen Wagon 4D SEL 4 Cyl. 5.5" 14.0 cm
SportWagen Wagon 4D TDI S 4 Cyl. T Diesel 5.5" 14.0 cm
SportWagen Wagon 4D TDI SE 4 Cyl. T Diesel 5.5" 14.0 cm
SportWagen Wagon 4D TDI SEL 4 Cyl. T Diesel 5.5" 14.0 cm
2015 Volkswagen Golf
2015 Volkswagen Golf

2014 Volkswagen Golf Ground Clearance

The 2014 Volkswagen Golf has a ground clearance of 5.4 inches.

See the ground clearance data of the 2014 Volkswagen Golf outlined in the table below.

2014 Volkswagen Golf Ground Clearance Table
Trim Package(s) All
Min. Ground Clearance (imperial) 5.4"
Min. Ground Clearance (metric) 13.7 cm

2013 Volkswagen Golf Ground Clearance

Explore the capabilities of the 2013 Volkswagen Golf, with a ground clearance ranging from 5.0 to 5.4 inches, depending on the trim package.

See the ground clearance data, organized by trim level, of the 2013 Volkswagen Golf outlined in the table below.

2013 Volkswagen Golf Ground Clearance Comparison Table By Trim
Trim Package Min. Ground Clearance (imperial) Min. Ground Clearance (metric)
Hatchback 2D I5 5.4" 13.7 cm
Hatchback 2D TDI 4 Cyl. 5.4" 13.7 cm
Hatchback 4D I5 5.4" 13.7 cm
Hatchback 4D TDI 4 Cyl. 5.4" 13.7 cm
Hatchback 2D AWD 4 Cyl. Turbo 5.0" 12.7 cm
Hatchback 4D AWD 4 Cyl. Turbo 5.0" 12.7 cm

2012 Volkswagen Golf Ground Clearance

Explore the capabilities of the 2012 Volkswagen Golf, with a ground clearance ranging from 5.0 to 5.4 inches, depending on the trim package.

See the ground clearance data, organized by trim level, of the 2012 Volkswagen Golf outlined in the table below.

2012 Volkswagen Golf Ground Clearance Comparison Table By Trim
Trim Package Min. Ground Clearance (imperial) Min. Ground Clearance (metric)
4 Cyl. Hatchback 2D TDI 5.4" 13.7 cm
4 Cyl. Hatchback 4D TDI 5.4" 13.7 cm
5 Cyl. Hatchback 2D 5.4" 13.7 cm
5 Cyl. Hatchback 4D 5.4" 13.7 cm
4 Cyl. Hatchback 2D AWD 5.0" 12.7 cm
4 Cyl. Hatchback 4D AWD 5.0" 12.7 cm

2011 Volkswagen Golf Ground Clearance

The 2011 Volkswagen Golf has a ground clearance of 5.4 inches.

See the ground clearance data of the 2011 Volkswagen Golf outlined in the table below.

2011 Volkswagen Golf Ground Clearance Table
Trim Package(s) All
Min. Ground Clearance (imperial) 5.4"
Min. Ground Clearance (metric) 13.7 cm

2010 Volkswagen Golf Ground Clearance

The 2010 Volkswagen Golf has a ground clearance of 5.4 inches.

See the ground clearance data of the 2010 Volkswagen Golf outlined in the table below.

2010 Volkswagen Golf Ground Clearance Table
Trim Package(s) All
Min. Ground Clearance (imperial) 5.4"
Min. Ground Clearance (metric) 13.7 cm

2006 Volkswagen Golf Ground Clearance

The 2006 Volkswagen Golf has a ground clearance of 5.1 inches.

See the ground clearance data of the 2006 Volkswagen Golf outlined in the table below.

2006 Volkswagen Golf Ground Clearance Table
Trim Package(s) All
Min. Ground Clearance (imperial) 5.1"
Min. Ground Clearance (metric) 13.0 cm

2005 Volkswagen Golf Ground Clearance

The 2005 Volkswagen Golf has a ground clearance of 5.1 inches.

See the ground clearance data of the 2005 Volkswagen Golf outlined in the table below.

2005 Volkswagen Golf Ground Clearance Table
Trim Package(s) All
Min. Ground Clearance (imperial) 5.1"
Min. Ground Clearance (metric) 13.0 cm

2004 Volkswagen Golf Ground Clearance

The 2004 Volkswagen Golf has a ground clearance of 5.1 inches.

See the ground clearance data of the 2004 Volkswagen Golf outlined in the table below.

2004 Volkswagen Golf Ground Clearance Table
Trim Package(s) All
Min. Ground Clearance (imperial) 5.1"
Min. Ground Clearance (metric) 13.0 cm

2003 Volkswagen Golf Ground Clearance

The 2003 Volkswagen Golf has a ground clearance of 5.1 inches.

See the ground clearance data of the 2003 Volkswagen Golf outlined in the table below.

2003 Volkswagen Golf Ground Clearance Table
Trim Package(s) All
Min. Ground Clearance (imperial) 5.1"
Min. Ground Clearance (metric) 13.0 cm

2002 Volkswagen Golf Ground Clearance

The 2002 Volkswagen Golf has a ground clearance of 4.0 inches.

See the ground clearance data of the 2002 Volkswagen Golf outlined in the table below.

2002 Volkswagen Golf Ground Clearance Table
Trim Package(s) All
Min. Ground Clearance (imperial) 4.0"
Min. Ground Clearance (metric) 10.2 cm

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