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Volkswagen Golf
2021 Volkswagen Golf
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$23,195
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Volkswagen Golf GTI
2021 Volkswagen Golf GTI
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$28,695
Starting Price (MSRP)
9.1
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Volkswagen Golf R
2022 Volkswagen Golf R
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Overview

Engine
1.4-liter Turbo Inline-4 Gas
Engine
2.0-liter Turbo Inline-4 Gas
Engine
2.0-liter Turbo 4 Cylinder Gas
Transmission
6-Speed Manual
Transmission
6-Speed Manual
Transmission
7-Speed Automatic
Drivetrain
Front-Wheel Drive
Drivetrain
Front-Wheel Drive
Drivetrain
All-Wheel Drive
Fuel Economy
City: 29 MPG
Hwy: 39 MPG
Fuel Economy
City: 23 MPG
Hwy: 30 MPG
Fuel Economy
N/A
Fuel Tank Capacity
13.2 gallons
Fuel Tank Capacity
13.2 gallons
Fuel Tank Capacity
N/A
Seating Capacity
5 seater
Seating Capacity
5 seater
Seating Capacity
N/A
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down
53.7 ft³
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down
53.7 ft³
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down
N/A

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Performance Specs

Engine and Transmission

Engine
1.4-liter Turbo Inline-4 Gas
2.0-liter Turbo Inline-4 Gas
2.0-liter Turbo 4 Cylinder Gas
Horsepower
147 hp @ 5000 rpm
228 hp @ 4700 rpm
315 hp @ 5350 rpm
Torque
184 lb-ft @ 1400 rpm
258 lb-ft @ 1500 rpm
310 lb-ft @ 2100 rpm
Transmission
6-Speed Manual
6-Speed Manual
7-Speed Automatic
Drivetrain
Front-Wheel Drive
Front-Wheel Drive
All-Wheel Drive

Weight and Towing

Curb Weight
2,945 lbs
3,133 lbs
N/A

Fuel and MPG

Fuel Economy

Combined
33 MPG
26 MPG
N/A
City
29 MPG
23 MPG
N/A
Highway
39 MPG
30 MPG
N/A

Emissions

CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
5.4 Tons/yr
6.9 Tons/yr
N/A

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity
13.2 gallons
13.2 gallons
N/A
Cruising Range City
382.8 miles
303.6 miles
N/A
Cruising Range Highway
514.8 miles
396 miles
N/A

Dimensions and Measurement

Exterior Dimensions

Length
167.6 in
168 in
N/A
Height
58.2 in
57.8 in
N/A
Max Width
70.8 in
70.8 in
N/A
Front Width
61 in
60.6 in
N/A
Rear Width
59.8 in
59.7 in
N/A
Wheelbase
103.8 in
103.6 in
N/A
Ground Clearance
5.4 in
5.1 in
N/A

Interior Space

Seating Capacity
5 seater
5 seater
N/A
Front Seat Leg Room
41.2 in
41.2 in
N/A
Front Seat Headroom
38.4 in
38.4 in
N/A
Front Seat Shoulder Room
55.9 in
55.9 in
N/A
Rear Seat Leg Room
35.6 in
35.6 in
N/A
Rear Seat Headroom
38.1 in
38.1 in
N/A
Rear Seat Shoulder Room
53.9 in
53.9 in
N/A

Cargo Space

Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up
17.4 ft³
17.4 ft³
N/A
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down
53.7 ft³
53.7 ft³
N/A

Wheels and Suspension

Steering

Steering Type
Rack-Pinion
Rack-Pinion
N/A
Turning Diameter
35.8 ft
35.8 ft
N/A

Wheels

Wheels Type
Aluminum Wheels
Aluminum Wheels
N/A
Front Wheel Size
16" x 6.5"
18" x 7.5"
N/A
Rear Wheel Size
16" x 6.5"
18" x 7.5"
N/A

Suspension

Front Suspension
Strut
Strut
N/A
Rear Suspension
Multi-Link
Multi-Link
N/A

Tires

Front Tire
P205/55HR16
P225/40HR18
N/A
Rear Tire
P205/55HR16
P225/40HR18
N/A
Spare Tire
Compact
Compact
N/A

Colors and Materials

Standard Exterior Colors

  • Deep Black Pearl
  • Platinum Gray Metallic
  • Pure White
  • Silk Blue Metallic
  • White Silver Metallic
  • Dark Iron Blue Metallic
  • Deep Black Pearl
  • Pure White
  • Tornado Red
N/A

Standard Interior Materials

  • Beige, V-Tex Leatherette Seating Surfaces
  • Titan Black, V-Tex Leatherette Seating Surfaces
  • Titan Black w/Clark Plaid, Cloth Seating Surfaces
N/A

Features and Options

Infotainment

Bluetooth Connection
Standard
Standard
Not Available
Smart Device Integration
Standard
Standard
Not Available
WiFi Hotspot
Standard
Standard
Not Available
Auxiliary Audio Input
Standard
Standard
Not Available
MP3 Player
Standard
Standard
Not Available

Interior Trim

Bucket Seats
Standard
Standard
Not Available
Cloth Seats
Standard
Standard
Not Available
Leather Seats
Standard
Not Available
Not Available
Leather Steering Wheel
Not Available
Standard
Not Available
Premium Synthetic Seats
Standard
Not Available
Not Available
Vinyl Seats
Standard
Not Available
Not Available
Sun/Moonroof
Standard
Not Available
Not Available

Comfort

Steering Wheel Audio Controls
Standard
Standard
Not Available
Power Mirror(s)
Standard
Standard
Not Available
A/C
Standard
Standard
Not Available
Cruise Control
Standard
Standard
Not Available
Heated Front Seat(s)
Standard
Standard
Not Available
Keyless Entry
Standard
Standard
Not Available
Power Driver Seat
Standard
Standard
Not Available
Power Passenger Seat
Standard
Standard
Not Available
Keyless Start
Standard
Not Available
Not Available
Telematics
Standard
Standard
Not Available

Safety

Safety Features

Back-Up Camera
Standard
Standard
Not Available
Cross-Traffic Alert
Standard
Not Available
Not Available
Blind Spot Monitor
Standard
Standard
Not Available
ABS
Standard
Standard
Not Available
Tire Pressure Monitor
Standard
Standard
Not Available
Brake Assist
Standard
Standard
Not Available
Stability Control
Standard
Standard
Not Available
Traction Control
Standard
Standard
Not Available

US NHTSA crash test result

Overall Rating
N/A
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
N/A
Side Crash Rating
N/A
Rollover Rating
N/A

Airbags

Driver Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Not Available
Front Head Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Not Available
Front Side Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Not Available
Passenger Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Not Available
Rear Head Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Not Available

Warranty

Warranty Summary

Basic
4 Years / 50,000 Miles
4 Years / 50,000 Miles
N/A
Corrosion
7 Years / 100,000 Miles
7 Years / 100,000 Miles
N/A
Drivetrain
4 Years / 50,000 Miles
4 Years / 50,000 Miles
N/A
Maintenance
2 Years / 20,000 Miles
2 Years / 20,000 Miles
N/A
Roadside Assistance
3 Years / 36,000 Miles
3 Years / 36,000 Miles
N/A