2014 Volkswagen Golf  -  $20,815


Vehicle Details

MSRP: $20,815
Base Invoice: $20,015
Destination Charge: $820
Options: $0
Trim: 4dr HB Auto PZEV
Doors: 4
Drive train: Front Wheel Drive
MPG: Avg: 26 | City: 23 | Hwy: 30
Body Style: 4dr HB Auto PZEV
Transmission: Transmission: 6-Speed Automatic
Engine: Engine: 2.5L 5 Cylinder In-Line DOHC

Pros

Impressive fuel economy in the TDI; quick, responsive driving feel; hatchback versatility and space-efficiency; easy to maneuver; upscale interior look and feel


Model Highlights

The 2014 Volkswagen Golf is offered only as a 4-door hatchback with a choice between two engines-- one gasoline, the other diesel. The gasoline choice is a 170-horsepower, 2.5L 5-cylinder, while clean-diesel fans will like the 2.0L turbo-diesel 'TDI' 4-cylinder. A 6-speed automatic is standard equipment. Meanwhile, Golf TDI models come with a 6-speed manual or 6-speed DSG dual-clutch automatic. Both automatics include Tiptronic manual mode, while the DSG shifts much quicker than a typical automatic. TDI models achieve much better gas mileage, with EPA ratings of up to 30 mpg city, 42 mpg highway.

With its excellent variable-assist electromechanical power rack-and-pinion steering, strut-type front suspension and fully-independent rear suspension, the Golf is tuned to feel responsive, which goes well with this compact hatchback's maneuverability and parking ease. Four-wheel disc brakes provide strong stopping power, and electronic stability control and anti-lock brakes are included across the model line. The Golf also rides quieter and with more refinement than other on-a-budget hatches.

The 2014 Golf's interior exceeds expectations for those seeking basic transportation, as it adds a little more pizzazz than other hatchbacks in its price range. The instrument panel and door trims are nicely detailed, and there are plenty of soft-touch surfaces. Front seats are adjustable for height and lumbar and also get a power recline feature. Rear seats are just spacious enough for most adults and seatbacks are split 60/40 and fold forward to expand cargo space up to 46 cubic feet; otherwise with them up, there's 15.2 cubic feet--about enough for a standard load of groceries.

With a simplified model lineup this year, the base Golf now includes power windows and locks, cruise control, air conditioning, a trip computer, a rear wiper and washer, steel wheels and an 8-speaker system with an auxiliary input. A Convenience Package adds heated front seats, Bluetooth hands-free connectivity and a front armrest, while a top level adds a sunroof, premium sound, SIRIUS satellite radio and iPod interface.

Golf TDI models come standard with more-- including 17-inch alloy wheels, heated washer nozzles and footwell lighting--while a sunroof and navigation system come with a middle trim. Loaded TDI models include a Tech Package with bi-xenon headlamps, LED daytime running lamps, a Dynaudio sound system and push-button start.


Model News

For 2014 VW has dropped the 2-door Golf from the lineup. It should return in 2015, when VW introduces a redesigned Golf. Despite the deletion of this base model, the Golf still starts at under $20,000.


Value Writeup

While the Volkswagen Golf costs a bit more than many rival models, it also feels more sophisticated and refined in general. Especially in TDI form, where it gets the gas mileage of a hybrid with an eager, responsive driving feel that they can't match. The Golf TDI's gas mileage of up to 42 mpg also enables a driving range of 600 miles or more.

In addition, the Golf remains a high-value choice for those who live in tight urban areas and need a car that maneuvers well and parks easily but also comes with more equipment--and a more upscale feel, overall--than many other efficiency-minded small cars.


Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.0

EPA Classification
Compact Cars

Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
30 MPG

Cruising Range - City
333.50 mi

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
23 MPG

Fuel Economy Est-Combined
26 MPG

Cruising Range - Hwy
435.00 mi

Engine Type
Regular Unleaded I-5

Displacement
2.5 L/151

Fuel System
Sequential MPI

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
170 @ 5700

SAE Net Torque @ RPM
177 @ 4250

Trans Type
6

Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD

First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.04

Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.37

Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.56

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.16

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.85

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.67

Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.19

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.87

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
480

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
140

Passenger Capacity
5

Passenger Volume
92.9 ft³

Front Head Room
39.3 in

Front Leg Room
41.2 in

Front Shoulder Room
54.7 in

Second Head Room
38.5 in

Second Leg Room
35.5 in

Second Shoulder Room
52.8 in

Wheelbase
101.5 in

Length, Overall
165.4 in

Width, Max w/o mirrors
70.3 in

Height, Overall
58.2 in

Track Width, Front
60.7 in

Track Width, Rear
59.6 in

Min Ground Clearance
5.4 in

Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up
15.2 ft³

Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down
46 ft³

Base Curb Weight
3102 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
Full-Size

Front Wheel Size
15 X 6 in

Rear Wheel Size
15 X 6 in

Spare Wheel Size
Full-Size in

Front Wheel Material
Steel

Rear Wheel Material
Steel

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
14.5 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
2

Maintenance Miles/km
24,000

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
15V483000

Mfg's Report Date
AUG 03, 2015

Component
AIR BAGS:FRONTAL

Potential Number of Units Affected
415825

Summary
Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (Volkswagen) is recalling certain model year 2010-2014 Volkswagen CC, and Passat, 2010-2013 Eos, 2011-2014 Golf, GTI, Jetta, and Tiguan, and 2012-2014 Jetta Sportwagen vehicles. In the affected vehicles, debris may contaminate the air bag clock spring, a spiral wound, flat cable that keeps the air bag powered while the steering wheel is being turned. This contamination may tear the cable and result in a loss of electrical connection to the driver's frontal air bag.

Consequence
A loss of electrical connection to the driver's frontal air bag will prevent the air bag from deploying in the event of a vehicle crash, increasing the risk of injury.

Volkswagen will notify owners, and dealers will install a protective cover over the steering wheel clock spring if the air bag light is off. If the airbag light is on and the steering wheel clock spring requires replacement, dealers will install a new steering wheel clock spring. These repairs will be performed free of charge. The recall began on January 15, 2016. Owners may contact Volkswagen customer service at 1-800-822-8987.

Dates of Manufacture
MAY 25, 2010 to SEP 29, 2013

Manufacturer Recall No.
69L2

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
16V078000

Mfg's Report Date
FEB 09, 2016

Component
AIR BAGS:FRONTAL:DRIVER SIDE INFLATOR MODULE

Potential Number of Units Affected
659493

Summary
Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (Volkswagen) is recalling certain model year 2010-2014 Golf and Jetta SportWagen, 2007-2010 Passat sedans and wagon, 2012-2014 Passat sedan and Eos, 2009-2014 CC, 2009-2012 Audi Q5, and 2010-2011 Audi A5 Cabriolet vehicles. Upon deployment of the driver's frontal air bag, excessive internal pressure may cause the inflator to rupture.

Consequence
In the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the driver's frontal air bag, the inflator could rupture with metal fragments striking the vehicle occupants potentially resulting in serious injury or death.

Volkswagen will notify owners, and dealers will replace the driver's frontal air bag inflators, free of charge. Volkswagen issued an interim notification to owners on April 12, 2016, and will send a second notification when parts are available. Volkswagen will notify owners again once parts are available. Volkswagen owners may contact Volkswagen customer service at 1-800-893-5298. Audi owners may contact Audi customer service at 1-800-253-2834.

Male/Female Dummy Note
Male: Average sized adult male dummy in 35-MPH crash into fixed barrier. Rating is evaluation of injury to head, neck, chest, legs. Female: Small-sized adult female dummy in 35-mph crash into fixed barrier. Rating is evaluation of injury to head, neck, chest, legs.

Rollover Rating

Rollover Rating Dynamic Test Result
No Tip

Risk of Rollover
12.1%

Rollover Note
Dynamic (moving) test results (Tip or No Tip) and measured rollover-related properties determine vehicle's risk of rollover in single vehicle crash and its rollover rating. The Rollover Resistance Rating utilizes a "fishhook" maneuver which is a series of abrupt turns at varying speeds to see how "top-heavy" a vehicle is.

Engine: 2.5L 5 Cylinder In-Line DOHC

Transmission: 6-Speed Automatic

Transmission w/Driver Selectable Mode and Sequential Shift Control

Front-Wheel Drive

3.87 Axle Ratio

Engine Oil Cooler

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

140 Amp Alternator

4278# Gvwr 999# Maximum Payload

Gas-Pressurized Shock Absorbers

Front And Rear Anti-Roll Bars

Electric Power-Assist Speed-Sensing Steering

14.5 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" Steel w/Full Wheel Covers

Tires: P195/65R15 H AS

Steel Spare Wheel

Full-Size 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

Aero-Composite Halogen Daytime Running Headlamps

Radio: RCD 310 w/Single CD

Radio w/Seek-Scan, Clock, Speed Compensated Volume Control and Aux Audio Input Jack

8 Speakers

Window Grid Diversity Antenna

Front Sport Bucket Seats -inc: manually adjustable front seats and driver 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

Front Cupholder

Rear Cupholder

Compass

Valet Function

Power Fuel Flap Locking Type

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

Cruise Control

Manual Air Conditioning

HVAC -inc: Underseat 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

Urethane Gear Shift Knob

Cloth Seating Surfaces

Day-Night Rearview Mirror

Driver And Passenger Visor Vanity Mirrors

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

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

Rigid 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/Cloth 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

2 Seatback Storage Pockets

Perimeter Alarm

Immobilizer III Engine Immobilizer

2 12V DC Power Outlets

Air Filtration

Electronic Stability Control (ESC)

ABS And Driveline Traction Control

Side Impact Beams

Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Seat-Mounted Side Airbags

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

 
NIGHT BLACK
$0

 
CANDY WHITE
$0

 
REFLEX SILVER METALLIC
$0

 
BLUE GRAPHITE METALLIC
$0

 
TORNADO RED
$0

 
UNITED GRAY METALLIC
$0

 
STANDARD PAINT
$0

 
TITAN BLACK, CLOTH SEATING SURFACES
$0

 
WHEELS: 17" GOAL SILVER ALLOY
$1,325

 
WHEELS: 18" PRESTON SILVER ALLOY
$1,000

 
WHEELS: 18" PRESTON SILVER ALLOY
$1,000

 
TIRES: 225/45/R17 91H ALL-SEASON
$0

 
TIRES: 18" ALL-SEASON
$0

 
BODY SIDE MOLDINGS
$265

 
ROOF EDGE SPOILER
$500

 
SPLASH GUARDS (SET OF 4)
$220

 
BODY KIT
$1,950

 
RUBBER MAT KIT
$235

 
CARPETED MAT KIT
$235

 
FIRST AID KIT
$35


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