2015 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen  -  $22,215


Vehicle Details

MSRP: $22,215
Base Invoice: $21,359
Destination Charge: $820
Options: $0
Trim: 4dr Man TSI S
Doors: 4
Drive train: Front Wheel Drive
MPG: Avg: 29 | City: 25 | Hwy: 36
Body Style: 4dr Man TSI S
Transmission: Transmission: 5-Speed Manual
Engine: Engine: 1.8T 4 Cylinder Turbocharged

Pros

Straightforward, practical, and spacious hatchback layout; sharp steering and handling; impressive fuel economy; affordable performance


Model News

The Volkswagen Golf enters its seventh generation for 2015 and is completely redesigned, though the changes are subtle, beginning at the front with revised headlights and bumper, moving along to creased sides, with new taillights in the rear. It is the first U.S.-market VW to utilize the company's Modular Transverse Matrix platform, which other VW Group vehicles worldwide share. Overall, VW claims the new Golf is bigger, lighter, faster and more fuel-efficient than the car it replaces. Power comes from a turbocharged 1.8L 4-cylinder, which takes the place of the previous generation's 2.5L 5-cylinder. A 2.0L turbo direct-injection clean diesel is also available, offering an EPA-estimated highway fuel economy rating of 36 mpg when equipped with a 6-speed automatic transmission. Pricing for the new Golf starts at $17,995.


Value Writeup

Few cars have the staying power or instant recognition of the Volkswagen Golf, and the all-new Golf picks up right where its predecessor left off -- with even more to like. As a leader in the busy hatchback segment, the Golf is loaded with standard features, excellent ergonomics and plenty of practical space for passengers and cargo. Turbocharged power gives the Golf 1.8T plenty of pep, while the TDI clean diesel is a champion of efficiency in the city and on the highway.


Model Highlights

The popular Volkswagen Golf hatchback heads into its seventh generation for 2015. Two models with a host of trim levels are offered. The Golf 1.8T is available in either 2-door or 4-door guise, with power provided by a 170-horsepower turbocharged 1.8L 4-cylinder. This is mated to either a 5-speed manual or 6-speed automatic transmission. VW claims the 1.8T has an EPA-estimated 36 mpg on the highway. The 4-door-only 2.0L TDI clean diesel produces 150 horsepower and returns up to 45 mpg on the highway. It is mated to either a 6-speed manual or 6-speed dual-clutch automatic.

Two-door 1.8T models are offered in either Launch Edition or S trims. The base Launch Edition is offered only with the manual transmission and includes 15-inch steel wheels, heated side mirrors, Bluetooth audio streaming and hands-free connectivity, an 8-speaker stereo with iPod hookup, 5.8-inch touchscreen and HD radio, as well as cloth seating with a 60/40 split folding rear seat. The S trim upgrades the wheels to 15-inch alloys and V-Tex leatherette seating, and the automatic transmission is available.

For the 4-door 1.8T and TDI, three trims are offered: S, SE and SEL. In the SE, buyers will find 17-inch wheels, rain-sensing windshield wipers, halogen fog lights, a power panoramic sunroof and a rearview camera. Inside, amenities include a Fender premium audio system with eight speakers and a subwoofer and heated front seats. The top-of-the-line SEL trim includes 18-inch wheels, touchscreen navigation, dual-zone automatic climate control and front sport seats with 12-way power-adjustable driver's seat.

The high-performance Golf R is much like its front-wheel drive siblings, but features a potent 2.0L turbocharged 4-cylinder engine that makes 292 horsepower and 280 lb-feet of torque. It's connected to a 6-speed dual-clutch transmission, the only one available, and all-wheel drive. It starts at $36,595.

Late in the model year, Volkswagen added as 'Sportwagen' model. It features a longer rear overhang and as such, 30.4 cubic feet of cargo space, compared to the hatchback's 22.8 cubic feet. The Sportwagen comes in S, SE and SEL trims as well as gasoline and TDI powertrains.

Available packages include a Lighting Package, with adaptive bi-Xenon headlights, which turn in conjunction with the car's movements down the road. The Driver Assistance Package features Park Distance Control with front and rear proximity sensors, as well as a Forward Collision Warning that alerts you when there's trouble ahead.

All Golfs come with standard safety features that include anti-lock brakes, traction control and engine braking assist, plus a host of airbags to protect the cabin.


Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.1 (Est)

EPA Classification
Small Station Wagon

Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
36 MPG

Cruising Range - City
330.00 mi

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
25 MPG

Fuel Economy Est-Combined
29 MPG

Cruising Range - Hwy
475.20 mi

Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4

Displacement
1.8 L/110

Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
170 @ 4500

SAE Net Torque @ RPM
200 @ 1600

Trans Type
5

Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD

First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.78

Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.12

Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.27

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.87

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.66

Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.60

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.39

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
480

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
140

Passenger Capacity
5

Passenger Volume
94.3 ft³

Front Head Room
38.6 in

Front Leg Room
41.2 in

Front Shoulder Room
55.9 in

Second Head Room
38.6 in

Second Leg Room
35.6 in

Second Shoulder Room
53.9 in

Wheelbase
103.5 in

Length, Overall
179.6 in

Width, Max w/o mirrors
70.8 in

Height, Overall
58.3 in

Track Width, Front
61 in

Track Width, Rear
59.8 in

Min Ground Clearance
5.5 in

Cargo Volume to Seat 1
66.5 ft³

Cargo Volume to Seat 2
30.4 ft³

Cargo Volume to Seat 3
30.4 ft³

Base Curb Weight
3063 lbs

Suspension Type - Front
Strut

Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link

Front Tire Size
P195/65HR15

Rear Tire Size
P195/65HR15

Spare Tire Size
Compact

Front Wheel Size
15 X 6 in

Rear Wheel Size
15 X 6 in

Spare Wheel Size
Compact in

Front Wheel Material
Aluminum

Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum

Spare Wheel Material
Steel

Steering Type
Rack-Pinion

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb
35.8 ft

Brake ABS System
4-Wheel

Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes

Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
11.3 in

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
10.7 in

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
13.2 gal

Basic Years
3

Basic Miles/km
36,000

Drivetrain Years
5

Drivetrain Miles/km
60,000

Corrosion Years
12

Corrosion Miles/km
Unlimited

Roadside Assistance Years
3

Roadside Assistance Miles/km
36,000

Maintenance Years
1

Maintenance Miles/km
10,000

Engine: 1.8T 4 Cylinder Turbocharged

Transmission: 5-Speed Manual

Front-Wheel Drive

3.39 Axle Ratio

Engine Oil Cooler

60-Amp/Hr 480CCA Maintenance-Free Battery w/Run Down Protection

140 Amp Alternator

4212# Gvwr 1014# Maximum Payload

Gas-Pressurized Shock Absorbers

Front And Rear Anti-Roll Bars

Electric Power-Assist Speed-Sensing Steering

13.2 Gal. Fuel Tank

Single Stainless Steel Exhaust

Strut Front Suspension w/Coil Springs

Multi-Link Rear Suspension w/Coil Springs

4-Wheel Disc Brakes w/4-Wheel ABS, Front Vented Discs, Brake Assist and Hill Hold Control

Wheels: 15" Lyon Alloy

Tires: 15" All-Season

Steel Spare Wheel

Compact Spare Tire Mounted Inside Under Cargo

Clearcoat Paint

Body-Colored Front Bumper

Body-Colored Rear Bumper

Black Side Windows Trim and Black Front Windshield Trim

Body-Colored Door Handles

Body-Colored Power Heated Side Mirrors w/Manual Folding and Turn Signal Indicator

Fixed Rear Window w/Fixed Interval Wiper and Defroster

Light Tinted Glass

Variable Intermittent Wipers

Fully Galvanized Steel Panels

Black Grille

Liftgate Rear Cargo Access

Tailgate/Rear Door Lock Included w/Power Door Locks

Roof Rack Rails Only

Aero-Composite Halogen Daytime Running Headlamps

Radio: 5.8" Touchscreen AM/FM Audio w/CD -inc: MP3 playback, SiriusXM satellite radio (limited subscription), Bluetooth connectivity w/mic and voice control and Media Device Interface (MDI)

Radio w/Seek-Scan, Glove Box Mounted Single Remote CD, Clock, Speed Compensated Volume Control, Steering Wheel Controls and Radio Data System

Audio Theft Deterrent

Wireless Streaming

Integrated Roof Diversity Antenna

Comfort Front Seats -inc: manually adjustable front seats w/power recline and adjustable lumbar support

60-40 Folding Bench Front Facing Fold Forward Seatback Rear Seat

Manual Tilt/Telescoping Steering Column

Gauges -inc: Speedometer, Odometer, Engine Coolant Temp, Tachometer, Trip Odometer and Trip Computer

Power Rear Windows and Fixed 3rd Row Windows

Vw Car-Net Selective Service Internet Access

Leather Steering Wheel

Front Cupholder

Rear Cupholder

2 12V DC Power Outlets

Compass

Valet Function

Power Fuel Flap Locking Type

Remote Keyless Entry w/Integrated Key Transmitter, Illuminated Entry and Panic Button

Remote Releases -Inc: Power Fuel

Cruise Control w/Steering Wheel Controls

Manual Air Conditioning

HVAC -inc: Underseat Ducts and Console Ducts

Illuminated Locking Glove Box

Driver Foot Rest

Interior Trim -inc: Metal-Look Instrument Panel Insert, Metal-Look Door Panel Insert and Metal-Look Interior Accents

Full Cloth Headliner

Cloth Door Trim Insert

Leather Gear Shift Knob

V-Tex Leatherette Seating Surfaces

Day-Night Rearview Mirror

Driver And Passenger Visor Vanity Mirrors w/Driver And Passenger Illumination

Full Floor Console w/Covered Storage, Mini Overhead Console w/Storage, 2 12V DC Power Outlets and 1 AC Power Outlet

Front And Rear Map Lights

Fade-To-Off Interior Lighting

Full Carpet Floor Covering -inc: Carpet Front And Rear Floor Mats

Carpet Floor Trim

Cargo Area Concealed Storage

Roll-Up Cargo Cover

Cargo Space Lights

FOB Controls -inc: Trunk/Hatch/Tailgate

Instrument Panel Covered Bin, Refrigerated/Cooled Box Located In The Glovebox, Driver / Passenger And Rear Door Bins

Power 1st Row Windows w/Front And Rear 1-Touch Up/Down

Delayed Accessory Power

Power Door Locks w/Autolock Feature

Systems Monitor

Redundant Digital Speedometer

Trip Computer

Outside Temp Gauge

Analog Display

Seats w/Leatherette Back Material

Manual Anti-Whiplash Adjustable Front Head Restraints and Manual Adjustable Rear Head Restraints

Front Center Armrest and Rear Center Armrest w/Pass-Thru w/Storage

2 Seatback Storage Pockets

Perimeter Alarm

Immobilizer III Engine Immobilizer

2 12V DC Power Outlets and 1 AC Power Outlet

Air Filtration

Electronic Stability Control (ESC)

ABS And Driveline Traction Control

Side Impact Beams

Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Seat-Mounted Side Airbags

Vw Car-Net Emergency S.O.S

Low Tire Pressure Warning

Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Front Airbags

Side Curtain Protection Curtain 1st And 2nd Row Airbags

Airbag Occupancy Sensor

Rear Child Safety Locks

Outboard Front Lap And Shoulder Safety Belts -inc: Rear Center 3 Point, Height Adjusters and Pretensioners

 
BLACK
$0

 
TORNADO RED
$0

 
PURE WHITE
$0

 
SILK BLUE METALLIC
$0

 
NIGHT BLUE METALLIC
$0

 
REFLEX SILVER METALLIC
$0

 
TUNGSTEN SILVER METALLIC
$0

 
PLATINUM GRAY METALLIC
$0

 
STANDARD PAINT
$0

 
TITAN BLACK, V-TEX LEATHERETTE SEATING SURFACES
$0

 
BEIGE, V-TEX LEATHERETTE SEATING SURFACES
$0

 
SECURITY WHEEL LOCKS (SET OF 4)
$80

 
CHROME EXHAUST TIPS
$130

 
DOOR EDGE GUARDS (SET OF 4)
$130

 
WHEEL SPLASH GUARDS (SET OF 4)
$220

 
RUBBER MAT KIT
$235

 
LUGGAGE NET
$100

 
ROADSIDE ASSISTANCE KIT
$85

 
FIRST AID KIT
$35


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