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Volkswagen Golf

Price

$18,995 – $39,995

Fuel efficiency

5.2 - 10.2 l/100 km

The Car Guide rating

81
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Volkswagen Golf

Price
Base price $18,995 (CAD) (2015)
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Monthly payments $358/month (?)
Engine
Type I-4 1.8 litre
Power 170 hp @ 4,800 rpm (127 kW)
Torque 185 lb·ft @ 1,600 - 4,200 rpm (251 N·m)
Induction Turbocharged
Power to weight ratio 96.2 W/kg
Bore 82 mm
Stroke 84 mm
Fuel type Regular
CO₂ emissions 3,678 kg/year
Other engines none
Transmission
  • 5-speed manual (base)
  • 6-speed automatic
Drivetrain FWD
Vehicle type / Category
Vehicle type Hatchback
Category Compact Car
Assembly Puebla, MX
Generation 7
What's new N/A
Fuel efficiency / Autonomy
City 9.3 l/100km
Highway 6.4 l/100km
Autonomy 538 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 4,268 mm (168″)
Width 1,790 mm (70″)
Height 1,443 mm (57″)
Wheelbase 2,637 mm (104″)
Front track 1,543 mm (61″)
Rear track 1,514 mm (60″)
Weight 1,318 kg (2,906 lbs)
Weight distribution front-rear N/A
Capacities
Passengers 5
Fuel tank 50 l (13 gal)
Trunk 490 to 1,520 l (17 to 54 ft³)
Towing N/A
Box length N/A
Performance
0-100 km/h 8.4 s
80-120 km/h 5.4 s
Top speed N/A
Braking distance 41.4 m
Warranty
Base warranty 4 years / 80,000 km
Powetrain warranty 5 years / 100,000 km
Insurance
Insurability rating 2 Less than average
Insurance
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Guide de l'auto ratings
Fuel economy
8.0/10
Reliability
6.0/10
Safety
9.0/10
Infotainment
7.0/10
Driving
8.0/10
Overall
9.0/10
Average 81%
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