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2017 Volkswagen Golf

Alltrack TSI SEL 4MOTION Wagon1.8L Turbo I-4AWD6A7.5 sec15.9 sec @ 87 mph22/30/25 mpgCar and Driver
Alltrack TSI SEL 4MOTION Wagon1.8L Turbo I-4AWD6A7.4 sec15.7 sec @ 86.7 mph22/30/---- mpgMotor Trend
e-Golf SEL Premium 4-door HatchbackElec 100-kW 35.8-kWhFWD1A8.5 sec16.6 sec @ 83 mph126/111/121 MPGeCar and Driver
SportWagen TSI S 4MOTION1.8L Turbo I-4AWD6A7.0 sec15.5 sec @ 89 mph22/30/25 mpgCar and Driver
TSI Wolfsburg 4-door Hatchback1.8L Turbo I-4FWD5M6.6 sec15.3 sec @ 93 mph25/36/25 mpgCar and Driver
TSI Wolfsburg 4-door Hatchback1.8L Turbo I-4FWD6A7.3 sec15.6 sec @ 90 mph25/35/28 mpgCar and Driver

2016 Volkswagen Golf

e-Golf SE 4-door HatchbackElec 85-kW 24.2-kWhFWD1A9.4 sec17.2 sec @ 79 mph126/105/94 MPGeCar and Driver
R 4-door Hatchback2.0L Turbo I-4AWD6M5.1 sec 13.6 sec @ 105 mph22/31/19 mpgCar and Driver
R 4-door Hatchback2.0L Turbo I-4AWD6M5.2 sec13.7 sec @ 103 mph22/31/21 mpgCar and Driver
SportWagen TSI S 1.8L Turbo I-4FWD5M7.3 sec15.8 sec @ 89.6 mph25/35/28.8 mpgMotor Trend

2015 Volkswagen Golf

e-Golf SEL Premium 4-door HatchbackElec 85-kW 24.2-kWhFWD1A9.1 sec16.9 sec @ 80.4 mph 126/105/---- MPGeMotor Trend
GTE Plug-In 4-door Hatchback (Euro Spec)1.4L Turbo I-4 + Elec 8.8-kWhFWD6A6.5 sec14.9 sec @ 96.5 mph----/----/---- mpgMotor Trend
R 2-door Hatchback (Euro Spec)2.0L Turbo I-4AWD6M5.2 sec13.6 sec @ 105.7 mph----/----/---- mpgRoad & Track
R 4-door Hatchback2.0L Turbo I-4AWD6A4.5 sec13.2 sec @ 106 mph23/30/24 mpgCar and Driver
R 4-door Hatchback2.0L Turbo I-4AWD6A4.5 sec13.1 sec @ 104.9 mph 23/30/25.1 mpg Motor Trend
R 4-door Hatchback2.0L Turbo I-4AWD6A4.9 sec13.7 sec @ 103 mph23/30/28.3 mpgMotor Week
R 4-door Hatchback (Euro Spec)2.0L Turbo I-4AWD6M4.9 sec13.5 sec @ 101.3 mph----/----/---- mpgMotor Trend
SportWagen TDI SEL2.0L Turbo Diesel I-4FWD6M8.4 sec16.5 sec @ 85 mph31/43//38 mpgCar and Driver
SportWagen TSI SE1.8L Turbo I-4FWD6A7.8 sec15.9 sec @ 89 mph25/35/26 mpgCar and Driver
SportWagen TSI SEL1.8L Turbo I-4FWD6A8.7 sec16.2 sec @ 88 mph25/35/33.3 mpgMotor Week
TDI SE 4-door Hatchback2.0L Turbo Diesel I-4FWD6M8.3 sec16.6 sec @ 84 mph30/45/32 mpgCar and Driver
TDI SE 4-door Hatchback2.0L Turbo Diesel I-4FWD6M9.0 sec17.0 sec @ 83.6 mph30/45/39 mpgMotor Trend
TDI SEL 4-door Hatchback2.0L Turbo Diesel I-4FWD6A7.8 sec16.1 sec @ 87 mph31/43/34 mpgCar and Driver
TSI S 4-door Hatchback1.8L Turbo I-4FWD5M6.8 sec15.4 sec @ 92 mph25/37/27 mpgCar and Driver
TSI SE 4-door Hatchback1.8L Turbo I-4FWD6A7.7 sec15.9 sec @ 88 mph25/36/26 mpgCar and Driver
TSI SEL 4-door Hatchback1.8L Turbo I-4FWD6A7.3 sec 15.6 sec @ 90 mph25/36/29 mpgCar and Driver
TSI SEL 4-door Hatchback1.8L Turbo I-4FWD6A7.5 sec15.7 sec @ 89 mph25/36/29 mpgCar and Driver
TSI SEL 4-door Hatchback1.8L Turbo I-4FWD6A7.8 sec15.9 sec @ 88.3 mph25/36/27 mpgMotor Trend
TSI SEL 4-door Hatchback1.8L Turbo I-4FWD6A7.8 sec15.9 sec @ 87.8 mph25/36/26 mpg Motor Trend

2012 Volkswagen Golf

GTD 2-door Hatchback (Euro Spec)2.0L Turbo Diesel I-4FWD6A7.1 sec15.6 sec @ 89 mph----/----/31 mpgCar and Driver
GTD 2-door Hatchback (Euro Spec)2.0L Turbo Diesel I-4FWD6A7.0 sec15.5 sec @ 89.2 mph----/----/---- mpgMotor Trend
R 2-door Hatchback2.0L Turbo I-4AWD6M5.9 sec14.3 sec @ 99 mph19/27/20 mpgCar and Driver
R 2-door Hatchback2.0L Turbo I-4AWD6M5.7 sec14.0 sec @ 100.1 mph19/27/---- mpgRoad & Track
R 4-door Hatchback2.0L Turbo I-4AWD6M5.8 sec14.2 sec @ 97.9 mph19/27/---- mpgMotor Trend
R 4-door Hatchback2.0L Turbo I-4AWD6M5.7 sec14.0 sec @ 100 mph19/27/---- mpgMotor Week

2010 Volkswagen Golf

2.5L 2-door Hatchback2.5L I-5FWD5M7.3 sec15.6 sec @ 90 mph22/30/23 mpgCar and Driver
2.5L 4-door Hatchback2.5L I-5FWD6A8.1 sec16.1 sec @ 86.9 mph23/30/---- mpgMotor Trend
TDI 2-door Hatchback2.0L Turbo Diesel I-4FWD6A8.0 sec16.2 sec @ 85 mph30/42/34 mpgCar and Driver
TDI 2-door Hatchback2.0L Turbo Diesel I-4FWD6A7.9 sec16.1 sec @ 84.7 mph30/42/---- mpgMotor Trend
TDI 2-door Hatchback2.0L Turbo Diesel I-4FWD6M8.3 sec16.4 sec @ 83.8 mph30/41/29.3 mpgMotor Trend
TDI 2-door Hatchback2.0L Turbo Diesel I-4FWD6M8.8 sec16.6 sec @ 83.9 mph30/41/38.9 mpgRoad & Track
TDI 4-door Hatchback2.0L Turbo Diesel I-4FWD6A8.0 sec16.3 sec @ 84.1 mph30/42/28.6 mpgMotor Trend
TSI 4-door Hatchback (Euro Spec)1.4L Turbo Supercharger I-4FWD7A7.5 sec15.8 sec @ 89.6 mph----/----/---- mpgMotor Trend

2008 Volkswagen Golf

HPA Motorsports R32 2-door Hatchback3.2L Twin-Turbo V6AWD6M3.5 sec11.9 sec @ 123.2 mph----/----/---- mpgMotor Trend
R32 2-door Hatchback3.2L V6AWD6A5.4 sec14.2 sec @ 98 mph18/23/19 mpgCar and Driver
R32 2-door Hatchback3.2L V6AWD6A5.5 sec14.4 sec @ 97 mph18/23/---- mpgCar and Driver
R32 4-door Hatchback3.2L V6AWD6A5.8 sec14.4 sec @ 94.5 mph18/23/---- mpgMotor Trend
R32 4-door Hatchback3.2L V6AWD6A6.2 sec14.7 sec @ 98 mph18/23/22 mpgMotor Week

2004 Volkswagen Golf

HPA Motorsports Stage II Twin Turbo R32 2-door Hatchback3.2L Twin-Turbo V6AWD6M3.6 sec11.7 sec @ 119 mph----/----/---- mpgCar and Driver
R32 2-door Hatchback3.2L V6AWD6M6.0 sec14.3 sec @ 97 mph 17/24/---- mpgCar and Driver
R32 2-door Hatchback3.2L V6AWD6M5.9 sec14.2 sec @ 97.6 mph17/24/---- mpgMotor Trend
R32 2-door Hatchback3.2L V6AWD6M6.1 sec14.5 sec @ 97 mph17/24/---- mpgMotor Week
R32 2-door Hatchback3.2L V6AWD6M5.8 sec14.1 sec @ 99.2 mph17/24/19.1 mpgRoad & Track

2000 Volkswagen Golf

GLS 1.8T 4-door Hatchback1.8L Turbo I-4FWD5M7.6 sec16.0 sec @ 86.3 mph21/28/---- mpgMotor Trend

1994 Volkswagen Golf

LE 2-door Hatchback2.0L I-4FWD5M9.1 sec17.0 sec @ 80 mph21/29/27 mpgCar and Driver

1988 Volkswagen Golf

2-door Hatchback1.8L I-4FWD5M9.6 sec17.1 sec @ 80 mph22/30/30 mpgCar 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

Volkswagen Golf 0-60The 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.

Specs

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

Engine specs

  • 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

Suspension

  • Front suspension – strut type
  • Rear suspension – multi-link type

Performance

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.

Fuel Consumption

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.

Safety

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.

Comfort

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.

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