Volkswagen Lavida: Variants explained


Touted as a practical family carrier, the Volkswagen Lavida offers a combination of world-class German engineering and reasonable pricing.

And while the Lavida won’t exactly make you go loca, VW ensured that it’s packed with value-laden features.

Currently, the Lavida is locally offered in a single variant, the 230 TSI DSG SE.

Interested to find out if this ride suits you and your family? Let’s check out the spec sheet below.

Dimensions and capacities


  • Fuel Capacity: 55 liters
  • Overall Length: 4,605mm
  • Overall Width: 1,756mm
  • Overall Height: 1,460mm
  • Wheelbase: 2,610mm
  • Wheel Size: 16 inches



  • Engine Type: 1.4-liter, four-cylinder, in-line, turbo fuel-injected with BlueMotion
  • Technology
  • Fuel Type: Gasoline
  • Displacement: 1,395cc
  • Maximum Output: 128hp
  • Maximum Torque: 225Nm
  • Transmission Type: Seven-speed DSG Transmission
  • Drivetrain: Front-Wheel Drive
  • Steering: Electronic Power Steering
  • Brakes Front: Ventilated Disc Brakes
  • Brakes Rear: Disc Brakes
  • Suspension Front: McPherson Independent Suspension
  • Suspension Rear: Complete Torsion Beam Semi-Independent Suspension



  • Headlamp: Halogen
  • Foglights: Equipped
  • Grille: Chrome
  • Turn Signals: Side Mirror Integrated
  • Door Handles: Body Color
  • Third Brake Light: Equipped
  • Rear Lamp: Combination Tail Lights
  • Sunroof: Equipped



  • Steering Wheel: Multi-Functional Control
  • Seat Material: Leather
  • Air-Conditioning: Climatronic A/C
  • Cup Holders: Equipped
  • Bottle Holders: Equipped



  • Airbag: Equipped (Driver and Front Passenger)
  • Anti-lock Brake System (ABS): Equipped with Brake Assist and Anti Slip Regulation
  • Immobilizer: Equipped
  • Security Alarm: Equipped
  • Stability Control: Equipped
  • Electronic Door Locks: Equipped
  • Speed Sensing Door Locks: Equipped
  • Isofix Tethers: Equipped
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring: Equipped
  • Hill Start Assist: Equipped

The Volkswagen Lavida is a simple and straightforward car that’s perfect for Filipino families looking for a first family car. The exterior and interior amenities lean toward the class yet durable side which should make the compact sedan easy to maintain.

In terms of fuel consumption, the VW Lavida clocks in at 4.9 liters per 100 kilometers.

Volkswagen offers the Lavida with the Volkswagen Service Advantage which includes a one-year or 10,000km PMS, three years or 100,000km warranty, and a one-year 24/7 emergency roadside assistance for free.

Back in 2019, Volkswagen Philippines released two variants, the Club Edition and Club Edition+, although they are no longer available on Volkswagen Philippines’ website.

These dressed-up Lavidas had upgraded body kits including “Club Edition” decals with sporty 18-inch rims for the Club Edition and a touchscreen audio package with a Kicker speaker system for the upscaled “+” Edition.

Photos from Volkswagen

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