2015 Volkswagen e-Golf  -  $36,265


Vehicle Details

MSRP: $36,265
Base Invoice: $34,847
Destination Charge: $820
Options: $0
Trim: 4dr HB SEL Premium
Doors: 4
Drive train: Front Wheel Drive
MPG: Avg: | City: | Hwy:
Body Style: 4dr HB SEL Premium
Transmission: Transmission: Single-Speed Automatic
Engine: Engine: 85KW 115HP Electric

Pros

Emissions-free electric powertrain; handling and comfort; 4-hour recharge time; well-equipped standard equipment


Model Highlights

Volkswagen e-Golfs come in two trims. A base Limited Edition and an uplevel SEL Premium trim. The e-Golf is based on Volkswagen's 4-door Golf model, making it more practical than most other electric cars.

The base Limited Edition e-Golf comes very well-equipped with LED daytime running lights, a rear lip spoiler, heated front seats, a rearview camera, dual-zone climate control and heated power-adjustable rearview mirrors.

Standard safety features include stability control, anti-lock brakes parking sensors, a backup camera and a low-tire pressure warning system.

The SEL Premium trim adds 16-inch "Astona" low-drag alloy wheels, LED headlights with dynamic range adjustment, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, leatherette interior and cruise control.

Inside, the e-Golf maintains the conventional Golf's stylish and upscale interior and despite the presence of massive battery packs under the floor, the cargo area is just as big as on the conventionally powered Golf.

The powertrain consists of a 24 kWh lithium-ion battery pack and a permanent-magent AC motor that can produce 115 horsepower and 199 lb-feet of torque. A single-speed transmission puts the power to the front wheels.

A 240-volt dedicated in-home charger can recharge the battery in 4 hours. Using household 120-volt current takes 20 hours. The range, while quite variable depending on driving style and terrain, is estimated from 85-100 miles. The e-Golf offers three selectable driving modes-- Normal, Eco and Eco+, which vary regenerative braking and throttle response to either maximize power or range.

The Volkswagen e-Golf is a solid competitor in the emerging field of electric-powered cars. It offers the practicality and usability of the highly regarded conventional Golf model paired with fast charging capability and a well-equipped feature set.


Model News

The e-Golf is a brand-new for 2015 electric-powered version of Volkswagen's popular Golf model.


Value Writeup

Even in base Limited Edition trim, the e-Golf comes quite well-equipped. Compared to other electric cars, such as the FIAT 500e, the BMW i3 and the popular Nissan LEAF, the e-Golf offers 4-door practicality as well as a lengthy standard equipment list that includes LED headlamps, heated front seats, parking sensors and a leather-wrapped steering wheel. The e-Golf boasts a recharge time of only 4 hours and a range of up to 100 miles. Pricing is competitive with the FIAT and Nissan at around $35,000.


Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive

Engine Type
Electric

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
115

SAE Net Torque @ RPM
199

Trans Type
1

Trans Description Cont.
Automatic

First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.70

Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.70

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.61

EPA MPG Equivalent - City
126

EPA MPG Equivalent - Hwy
105

EPA MPG Equivalent - Combined
116

Battery Range
83 mi

EPA Classification
Compact Cars

Passenger Capacity
5

Passenger Volume
93.5 ft³

Front Head Room
38.4 in

Front Leg Room
41.2 in

Front Shoulder Room
55.9 in

Second Head Room
38.1 in

Second Leg Room
35.6 in

Second Shoulder Room
53.9 in

Wheelbase
103.6 in

Length, Overall
168.1 in

Width, Max w/o mirrors
70.8 in

Height, Overall
57.1 in

Track Width, Front
60.8 in

Track Width, Rear
59.5 in

Min Ground Clearance
5 in

Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up
22.8 ft³

Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down
52.7 ft³

Base Curb Weight
3391 lbs

Suspension Type - Front
Strut

Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link

Front Tire Size
P205/55HR16

Rear Tire Size
P205/55HR16

Front Wheel Size
16 X 6.5 in

Rear Wheel Size
16 X 6.5 in

Front Wheel Material
Aluminum

Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum

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

Basic Years
3

Basic Miles/km
36,000

Drivetrain Years
5

Drivetrain Miles/km
60,000

Corrosion Years
12

Corrosion Miles/km
Unlimited

Hybrid/Electric Components Years
8

Hybrid/Electric Components Miles/km
100,000

Roadside Assistance Years
3

Roadside Assistance Miles/km
36,000

Maintenance Years
1

Maintenance Miles/km
10,000

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
15V627000

Mfg's Report Date
OCT 06, 2015

Component
AIR BAGS:FRONTAL:SENSOR/CONTROL MODULE

Potential Number of Units Affected
993

Summary
Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (Volkswagen) is recalling certain model year 2015 Jetta vehicles manufactured September 8, 2014, to November 28, 2014, Golf vehicles manufactured April 2, 2014, to December 3, 2014, and E-Golf vehicles manufactured July 26, 2014, to October 18, 2014. The affected vehicles are equipped a Passenger Occupant Detection System (PODS) that may have been manufactured improperly. As a result, the front passenger seat occupant may be improperly classified or may not be detected.

Consequence
In the event of a crash, if the front passenger seat occupant is incorrectly classified or non-detected, the passenger frontal air bag may deploy improperly or not at all, increasing the risk of occupant injury.

Volkswagen will notify owners, and dealers will replace the PODS control module, free of charge. The recall began on November 20, 2015. Owners may contact Volkswagen customer service at 1-800-893-5298. Volkswgen's number for this recall is 69L6.

Dates of Manufacture
JUL 25, 2014 to OCT 17, 2014

Manufacturer Recall No.
69L6

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
16V138000

Mfg's Report Date
MAR 06, 2016

Component
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE

Potential Number of Units Affected
5561

Summary
Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (Volkswagen) is recalling certain model year 2015-2016 e-Golf vehicles manufactured May 21, 2014, to March 1, 2016. Oversensitive diagnostics for the high-voltage battery management system may falsely detect an electrical surge resulting in the vehicle's electric drive motor shutting down unexpectedly.

Consequence
An unexpected vehicle shutdown can increase the risk of a crash.

Volkswagen has notified owners, and dealers will update the battery management software, free of charge. The recall began March 15, 2016. Owners may contact Volkswagen customer service at 1-800-893-5298. Volkswagen's number for this recall is 93B4.

Dates of Manufacture
MAY 20, 2014 to FEB 29, 2016

Manufacturer Recall No.
93B4

Engine: 85KW 115HP Electric -inc: 24.2kWh lithium-ion battery

Transmission: Single-Speed Automatic

Front-Wheel Drive

3.61 Axle Ratio

4321# Gvwr 930# Maximum Payload

Gas-Pressurized Shock Absorbers

Front And Rear Anti-Roll Bars

Electric Power-Assist Speed-Sensing Steering

Strut Front Suspension w/Coil Springs

Multi-Link Rear Suspension w/Coil Springs

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

Brake Actuated Limited Slip Differential

Lithium Ion Traction Battery w/7.2 kW Onboard Charger, 20 Hrs Charge Time @ 110/120V, 4 Hrs Charge Time @ 220/240V and0.5 Hr Charge Time @ 440V

Wheels: 16" Astona Low-Drag Alloy

Tires: P205/55H16 AS BSW -inc: Low rolling-resistance

Spare Tire Mobility Kit

Clearcoat Paint

Body-Colored Front Bumper w/Chrome Rub Strip/Fascia Accent

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

Speed Sensitive Rain Detecting Variable Intermittent Wipers w/Heated Jets

Fully Galvanized Steel Panels

Black Grille

Liftgate Rear Cargo Access

Tailgate/Rear Door Lock Included w/Power Door Locks

Fully Automatic Projector Beam Led Low/High Beam Daytime Running Auto-Leveling Directionally Adaptive Headlamps w/Delay-Off

LED Brakelights

Radio: 5.8" Touchscreen AM/FM Audio w/Navigation -inc: Bluetooth connectivity w/mic and voice control, SiriusXM satellite radio (limited subscription), Media Device Interface (MDI) and 8-speaker sound system

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

Siriusxm Traffic Real-Time Traffic Display

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

6-Way Driver Seat -inc: Manual Fore/Aft Movement

2-Way Power Passenger Seat -inc: Power Recline, Manual Height Adjustment, Fore/Aft Movement and Manual Lumbar Support

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

Manual Tilt/Telescoping Steering Column

Gauges -inc: Speedometer, Odometer, Traction Battery Level, Power/Regen, Trip Odometer and Trip Computer

Power Rear Windows

Vw Car-Net Selective Service Internet Access

Leather Steering Wheel

Front Cupholder

Rear Cupholder

Compass

Proximity Key For Doors And Push Button Start

Valet Function

Power Fuel Flap Locking Type

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

Remote Releases -Inc: Keyfob Charge Port Door

Cruise Control w/Steering Wheel Controls

Dual Zone Front Automatic 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, Chrome And Metal-Look Interior Accents

Full Cloth Headliner

Cloth Door Trim Insert

Leather/Chrome Gear Shift Knob

V-Tex Leatherette Seating Surfaces

Day-Night Auto-Dimming Rearview Mirror

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

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 Features -inc: Spare Tire Mobility Kit

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

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

Front And Rear Parking Sensors

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

Back-Up Camera

 
DEEP BLACK PEARL METALLIC
$0

 
URANO GRAY METALLIC
$0

 
LIMESTONE GRAY
$0

 
REFLEX SILVER METALLIC
$0

 
PURE WHITE
$0

 
PACIFIC BLUE
$0

 
NIGHT BLUE 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

 
WHEEL SPLASH GUARDS (SET OF 4)
$220

 
CARGO AREA LUGGAGE NET
$100

 
FIRST AID KIT
$35


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