Volkswagen Golf 0-60 Times
|Trim||Engine||Drive Type||Trans.||0-60||1/4 Mile||Mpg EPA//Observed||Source|
2017 Volkswagen Golf
|Alltrack TSI SEL 4MOTION||1.8L Turbo I-4||AWD||6A||7.5 sec||15.9 sec @ 87 mph||22/30/25 mpg||Car and Driver|
|Alltrack TSI SEL 4MOTION||1.8L Turbo I-4||AWD||6A||7.4 sec||15.7 sec @ 86.7 mph||22/30/---- mpg||Motor Trend|
|SportWagen TSI S 4MOTION||1.8L Turbo I-4||AWD||6A||7.0 sec||15.5 sec @ 89 mph||22/30/25 mpg||Car and Driver|
|TSI Wolfsburg 4-door Hatchback||1.8L Turbo I-4||FWD||5M||6.6 sec||15.3 sec @ 93 mph||25/36/25 mpg||Car and Driver|
|TSI Wolfsburg 4-door Hatchback||1.8L Turbo I-4||FWD||6A||7.3 sec||15.6 sec @ 90 mph||25/35/28 mpg||Car and Driver|
2016 Volkswagen Golf
|e-Golf SE 4-door Hatchback||Elec 85-kW 24.2-kWh||FWD||1A||9.4 sec||17.2 sec @ 79 mph||126/105/94 MPGe||Car and Driver|
|R 4-door Hatchback||2.0L Turbo I-4||AWD||6M||5.1 sec||13.6 sec @ 105 mph||22/31/19 mpg||Car and Driver|
|R 4-door Hatchback||2.0L Turbo I-4||AWD||6M||5.2 sec||13.7 sec @ 103 mph||22/31/21 mpg||Car and Driver|
2015 Volkswagen Golf
|e-Golf SEL Premium 4-door Hatchback||Elec 85-kW 24.2-kWh||FWD||1A||9.1 sec||16.9 sec @ 80.4 mph||126/105/---- MPGe||Motor Trend|
|GTE Plug-In 4-door Hatchback (Euro Spec)||1.4L Turbo I-4 + Elec 8.8-kWh||FWD||6A||6.5 sec||14.9 sec @ 96.5 mph||----/----/---- mpg||Motor Trend|
|R 2-door Hatchback (Euro Spec)||2.0L Turbo I-4||AWD||6M||5.2 sec||13.6 sec @ 105.7 mph||----/----/---- mpg||Road & Track|
|R 4-door Hatchback||2.0L Turbo I-4||AWD||6A||4.5 sec||13.2 sec @ 106 mph||23/30/24 mpg||Car and Driver|
|R 4-door Hatchback||2.0L Turbo I-4||AWD||6A||4.5 sec||13.1 sec @ 104.9 mph||23/30/25.1 mpg||Motor Trend|
|R 4-door Hatchback||2.0L Turbo I-4||AWD||6A||4.9 sec||13.7 sec @ 103 mph||23/30/28.3 mpg||Motor Week|
|R 4-door Hatchback (Euro Spec)||2.0L Turbo I-4||AWD||6M||4.9 sec||13.5 sec @ 101.3 mph||----/----/---- mpg||Motor Trend|
|SportWagen TDI SEL||2.0L Turbo Diesel I-4||FWD||6M||8.4 sec||16.5 sec @ 85 mph||31/43//38 mpg||Car and Driver|
|SportWagen TSI SE||1.8L Turbo I-4||FWD||6A||7.8 sec||15.9 sec @ 89 mph||25/35/26 mpg||Car and Driver|
|SportWagen TSI SEL||1.8L Turbo I-4||FWD||6A||8.7 sec||16.2 sec @ 88 mph||25/35/33.3 mpg||Motor Week|
|TDI SE 4-door Hatchback||2.0L Turbo Diesel I-4||FWD||6M||8.3 sec||16.6 sec @ 84 mph||30/45/32 mpg||Car and Driver|
|TDI SE 4-door Hatchback||2.0L Turbo Diesel I-4||FWD||6M||9.0 sec||17.0 sec @ 83.6 mph||30/45/39 mpg||Motor Trend|
|TDI SEL 4-door Hatchback||2.0L Turbo Diesel I-4||FWD||6A||7.8 sec||16.1 sec @ 87 mph||31/43/34 mpg||Car and Driver|
|TSI S 4-door Hatchback||1.8L Turbo I-4||FWD||5M||6.8 sec||15.4 sec @ 92 mph||25/37/27 mpg||Car and Driver|
|TSI SE 4-door Hatchback||1.8L Turbo I-4||FWD||6A||7.7 sec||15.9 sec @ 88 mph||25/36/26 mpg||Car and Driver|
|TSI SEL 4-door Hatchback||1.8L Turbo I-4||FWD||6A||7.3 sec||15.6 sec @ 90 mph||25/36/29 mpg||Car and Driver|
|TSI SEL 4-door Hatchback||1.8L Turbo I-4||FWD||6A||7.5 sec||15.7 sec @ 89 mph||25/36/29 mpg||Car and Driver|
|TSI SEL 4-door Hatchback||1.8L Turbo I-4||FWD||6A||7.8 sec||15.9 sec @ 88.3 mph||25/36/27 mpg||Motor Trend|
|TSI SEL 4-door Hatchback||1.8L Turbo I-4||FWD||6A||7.8 sec||15.9 sec @ 87.8 mph||25/36/26 mpg||Motor Trend|
2012 Volkswagen Golf
|GTD 2-door Hatchback (Euro Spec)||2.0L Turbo Diesel I-4||FWD||6A||7.1 sec||15.6 sec @ 89 mph||----/----/31 mpg||Car and Driver|
|GTD 2-door Hatchback (Euro Spec)||2.0L Turbo Diesel I-4||FWD||6A||7.0 sec||15.5 sec @ 89.2 mph||----/----/---- mpg||Motor Trend|
|R 2-door Hatchback||2.0L Turbo I-4||AWD||6M||5.9 sec||14.3 sec @ 99 mph||19/27/20 mpg||Car and Driver|
|R 2-door Hatchback||2.0L Turbo I-4||AWD||6M||5.7 sec||14.0 sec @ 100.1 mph||19/27/---- mpg||Road & Track|
|R 4-door Hatchback||2.0L Turbo I-4||AWD||6M||5.8 sec||14.2 sec @ 97.9 mph||19/27/---- mpg||Motor Trend|
|R 4-door Hatchback||2.0L Turbo I-4||AWD||6M||5.7 sec||14.0 sec @ 100 mph||19/27/---- mpg||Motor Week|
2010 Volkswagen Golf
|2.5L 2-door Hatchback||2.5L I-5||FWD||5M||7.3 sec||15.6 sec @ 90 mph||22/30/23 mpg||Car and Driver|
|2.5L 4-door Hatchback||2.5L I-5||FWD||6A||8.1 sec||16.1 sec @ 86.9 mph||23/30/---- mpg||Motor Trend|
|TDI 2-door Hatchback||2.0L Turbo Diesel I-4||FWD||6A||8.0 sec||16.2 sec @ 85 mph||30/42/34 mpg||Car and Driver|
|TDI 2-door Hatchback||2.0L Turbo Diesel I-4||FWD||6A||7.9 sec||16.1 sec @ 84.7 mph||30/42/---- mpg||Motor Trend|
|TDI 2-door Hatchback||2.0L Turbo Diesel I-4||FWD||6M||8.3 sec||16.4 sec @ 83.8 mph||30/41/29.3 mpg||Motor Trend|
|TDI 2-door Hatchback||2.0L Turbo Diesel I-4||FWD||6M||8.8 sec||16.6 sec @ 83.9 mph||30/41/38.9 mpg||Road & Track|
|TDI 4-door Hatchback||2.0L Turbo Diesel I-4||FWD||6A||8.0 sec||16.3 sec @ 84.1 mph||30/42/28.6 mpg||Motor Trend|
|TSI 4-door Hatchback (Euro Spec)||1.4L Turbo Supercharger I-4||FWD||7A||7.5 sec||15.8 sec @ 89.6 mph||----/----/---- mpg||Motor Trend|
2008 Volkswagen Golf
|HPA Motorsports R32 2-door Hatchback||3.2L Twin-Turbo V6||AWD||6M||3.5 sec||11.9 sec @ 123.2 mph||----/----/---- mpg||Motor Trend|
|R32 2-door Hatchback||3.2L V6||AWD||6A||5.4 sec||14.2 sec @ 98 mph||18/23/19 mpg||Car and Driver|
|R32 2-door Hatchback||3.2L V6||AWD||6A||5.5 sec||14.4 sec @ 97 mph||18/23/---- mpg||Car and Driver|
|R32 4-door Hatchback||3.2L V6||AWD||6A||5.8 sec||14.4 sec @ 94.5 mph||18/23/---- mpg||Motor Trend|
|R32 4-door Hatchback||3.2L V6||AWD||6A||6.2 sec||14.7 sec @ 98 mph||18/23/22 mpg||Motor Week|
2004 Volkswagen Golf
|HPA Motorsports Stage II Twin Turbo R32 2-door Hatchback||3.2L Twin-Turbo V6||AWD||6M||3.6 sec||11.7 sec @ 119 mph||----/----/---- mpg||Car and Driver|
|R32 2-door Hatchback||3.2L V6||AWD||6M||6.0 sec||14.3 sec @ 97 mph||17/24/---- mpg||Car and Driver|
|R32 2-door Hatchback||3.2L V6||AWD||6M||5.9 sec||14.2 sec @ 97.6 mph||17/24/---- mpg||Motor Trend|
|R32 2-door Hatchback||3.2L V6||AWD||6M||6.1 sec||14.5 sec @ 97 mph||17/24/---- mpg||Motor Week|
|R32 2-door Hatchback||3.2L V6||AWD||6M||5.8 sec||14.1 sec @ 99.2 mph||17/24/19.1 mpg||Road & Track|
2000 Volkswagen Golf
|GLS 1.8T 4-door Hatchback||1.8L Turbo I-4||FWD||5M||7.6 sec||16.0 sec @ 86.3 mph||21/28/---- mpg||Motor Trend|
1994 Volkswagen Golf
|LE 2-door Hatchback||2.0L I-4||FWD||5M||9.1 sec||17.0 sec @ 80 mph||21/29/27 mpg||Car and Driver|
1988 Volkswagen Golf
|2-door Hatchback||1.8L I-4||FWD||5M||9.6 sec||17.1 sec @ 80 mph||22/30/30 mpg||Car and Driver|
About Volkswagen Golf
The VW Golf can be best described in just three words: craftsmanship, innovation and versatility. This is the approach that Volkswagen took in creating the VW Golf which enabled the car to earn the highest distinction of 2015’s Car of the Year awarded by Motor Trend.
The stylish new Golf perfectly demonstrates all these traits, coupled with a premium fit and finish. Innovation is already an award in itself. But being given an actual award is proof of such enviable characteristics.
The current model of the VW Golf is even bolder. It can’t help but flaunt its sports body kit, 17” alloy wheels, and very distinctive roof spoiler.
Brief History of the VW Golf
The VW Golf first saw the light in 1974 when Volkswagen began selling it around the world. Through the years, this car manufacturer has sold the Golf across seven generations, in different nameplates, and in various body configurations.
The very first Golf had a front-wheel drive, with a front engine replacing the air-cooled rear-engine and rear-wheel drive VW Beetle. This car is the best-selling Volkswagen model and also the world’s second best-selling model. As of 2012, there have been a total of 29 million units sold across the globe.
The many awards that this car has gathered over the years should be enough proof that the VW Golf is worthy of your consideration. It was named as the World Car of the Year in 2009. All the Golf versions were voted as runner-ups in the European Car of the Year awards. And there are several more awards that cannot be stated because of limited space.
The most important specifications you need to know about the VW Golf are the following:
- Engine – 1.8 liter, 170 horsepower, 110 cu. in. displacement, 9.60:1 compression ratio
- Transmission – 5 speed manual
- Cylinder configuration – I-4
- Drive type – front-wheel
- Horsepower – 170 hp. at 6,200 RPM
- Number of valves – 16
- Torque – 200 lb.-ft. at 1,600 RPM
- Recommended fuel – regular unleaded gasoline
- Front suspension – strut type
- Rear suspension – multi-link type
You will love the new VW Golf because its acceleration is quick but relaxed and you will feel the stable handling. With this new version, you will be able to use all the power bases comfortably.
Whether you are running on the standard five-speed manual or driving the six-speed automatic, this new version of VW Golf offers a more pleasant drive, while doing all the work.
Power develops quicker and more briskly, but the unique and flatter exhaust dissolves the engine’s roar into a silently muted whine. However, the five’s shift action takes a bit longer, and so with its clutch pedal’s stroke although it only needs a short time of uptake travel.
Power seems to taper off when you reach 3,500 RPM. Although the sound is quieter and sweeter, you will never find the need to hang on to low gears much longer than you need to.
If you are after fuel economy, your best option is the Golf TDI with its 2.0 liter turbo diesel. It is rated at 150 horsepower with a strong 236 lb.-ft. of torque. Tests showed that it can be rated at 47 miles per gallon which is far above the 42 mpg EPA highway standard.
With the standard 1.8 liter, 170 horsepower Golf and 200 lb.-ft. of torque, you can get as much as 37 miles per gallon on the highway, using the manual gear box. The version with automatic transmission is rated at 26 miles per gallon in the city and 36 miles per gallon on the highway.
Earning the Top Safety Pick+ award is proof that the VW Golf is really safe to drive. This validates Volkswagen’s claim that their small cars are big on safety.
In fact, it is very rare for the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety to crash-test a brand new vehicle right after its launching. But this was exactly what it did to the VW Golf. As a result, the IIHS has given this vehicle its Top Safety Pick+ award.
This car has a forward collision warning system as well as front and rear Park Distance Control as an option.
The new VW Golf offers more comfort and quality than its predecessor. It has high quality front seats, and more cargo space which more than makes up for it slimmer rear-seat leg room.
This new Golf version has also more elbow room in the front and back seats. With its rear seats folded down, the car has a total of 52.7 cubic feet of storage space. You can easily carry large stuff such as a bike.
All in all, the VW Golf gives you a better option than other cars in its class. It is quicker, more responsive and offers more advanced technological capabilities for its price.
To learn more about VW Golf, visit the official VW website.