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Volkswagen Golf
2021 Volkswagen Golf
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$23,195
Starting Price (MSRP)
9.0
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Volkswagen Golf R
2022 Volkswagen Golf R
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Volkswagen Jetta
2021 Volkswagen Jetta
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$18,995
Starting Price (MSRP)
8.1
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Overview

Engine
1.4-liter Turbo Inline-4 Gas
Engine
2.0-liter Turbo 4 Cylinder Gas
Engine
1.4-liter Turbo Inline-4 Gas
Transmission
6-Speed Manual
Transmission
7-Speed Automatic
Transmission
6-Speed Manual
Drivetrain
Front-Wheel Drive
Drivetrain
All-Wheel Drive
Drivetrain
Front-Wheel Drive
Fuel Economy
City: 29 MPG
Hwy: 39 MPG
Fuel Economy
N/A
Fuel Economy
City: 30 MPG
Hwy: 41 MPG
Fuel Tank Capacity
13.2 gallons
Fuel Tank Capacity
N/A
Fuel Tank Capacity
13.2 gallons
Seating Capacity
5 seater
Seating Capacity
N/A
Seating Capacity
5 seater
Trunk Volume
N/A
Trunk Volume
N/A
Trunk Volume
14.1 ft³
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down
53.7 ft³
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down
N/A
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 4 Cylinder Gas
1.4-liter Turbo Inline-4 Gas
Horsepower
147 hp @ 5000 rpm
315 hp @ 5350 rpm
147 hp @ 5000 rpm
Torque
184 lb-ft @ 1400 rpm
310 lb-ft @ 2100 rpm
184 lb-ft @ 1400 rpm
Transmission
6-Speed Manual
7-Speed Automatic
6-Speed Manual
Drivetrain
Front-Wheel Drive
All-Wheel Drive
Front-Wheel Drive

Weight and Towing

Curb Weight
2,963 lbs
N/A
2,888 lbs

Fuel and MPG

Fuel Economy

Combined
33 MPG
N/A
34 MPG
City
29 MPG
N/A
30 MPG
Highway
39 MPG
N/A
41 MPG

Emissions

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

Fuel Tank

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

Dimensions and Measurement

Exterior Dimensions

Length
167.6 in
N/A
185.1 in
Height
58.2 in
N/A
57.4 in
Max Width
70.8 in
N/A
70.8 in
Front Width
61 in
N/A
60.7 in
Rear Width
59.8 in
N/A
60.4 in
Wheelbase
103.8 in
N/A
105.7 in
Ground Clearance
5.4 in
N/A
5.6 in

Interior Space

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

Cargo Space

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

Wheels and Suspension

Steering

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

Wheels

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

Suspension

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

Tires

Front Tire
P205/55HR16
N/A
P205/60HR16
Rear Tire
P205/55HR16
N/A
P205/60HR16
Spare Tire
Compact
N/A
N/A

Colors and Materials

Standard Exterior Colors

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

Optional Exterior Colors

N/A
N/A
Habanero Orange Metallic

Standard Interior Materials

  • Beige, V-Tex Leatherette Seating Surfaces
  • Titan Black, V-Tex Leatherette Seating Surfaces
N/A
  • Storm Gray, Cloth Seat Trim
  • Titan Black, Cloth Seat Trim

Features and Options

Infotainment

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

Interior Trim

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

Comfort

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

Safety

Safety Features

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

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

Warranty

Warranty Summary

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