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Volkswagen Golf

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Price

$18,995 – $30,000

Fuel efficiency

4.6 - 8.4 l/100 km

The Car Guide rating

78
Best sport car under $50,000 of 2015
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Volkswagen Golf

Price
Base price $18,995 (CAD)
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Monthly payments $358/month (?)
Engine
Type I-4 1.8 litre
Power 170 hp @ 4,800 rpm (127 kW)
Torque 184 lb·ft @ 1,500 - 4,800 rpm (249 N·m)
Induction Turbocharged
Power to weight ratio 103.5 W/kg
Bore 82 mm
Stroke 84 mm
Fuel type Regular
CO₂ emissions 3,264 kg/year
Other engines none
Transmission
  • 6-speed manual (base)
  • 6-speed automatic
Drivetrain FWD
Vehicle type / Category
Vehicle type Hatchback
Category Compacts Cars
Assembly Puebla, MX
Generation 7
What's new N/A
Fuel efficiency / Autonomy
City 8.4 l/100km
Highway 5.5 l/100km
Autonomy 595 km
Tires / Suspension / Brakes / Safety
Steering rack and pinion, electrical variable assist
Traction control yes
Stability control yes
Seat belts 5
Airbags 6
Front suspension independent, Macpherson strut
Rear suspension independent, multi-link
Front brakes disc (ABS)
Rear brakes disc (ABS)
Front tires P195/65R15
Rear tires P195/65R15
Dimensions / Weight
Length 4,255 mm (168″)
Width 1,798 mm (71″)
Height 1,450 mm (57″)
Wheelbase 2,631 mm (104″)
Front track 1,549 mm (61″)
Rear track 1,520 mm (60″)
Weight 1,225 kg (2,701 lbs)
Weight distribution front-rear N/A
Capacities
Passengers 5
Fuel tank 50 l (13 gal)
Trunk 380 to 1,270 l (13 to 45 ft³)
Towing N/A
Box length N/A
Performance
0-100 km/h N/A
80-120 km/h N/A
Top speed N/A
Braking distance N/A
Warranty
Base warranty 4 years / 80,000 km
Powetrain warranty 5 years / 100,000 km
Insurability rating 2 Less than average
Insurance
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Guide de l'Auto ratings
Driving
8.0/10
Safety
8.0/10
Interior
8.0/10
Reliability
6.0/10
Winter driving
9.0/10
Comfort
8.0/10
Overall 78%
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