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Selected Style 5-Door HB 4-Door HB Automatic PZEV
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door HB Automatic PZEV 23 30 $19,195 $19,995
4-Door HB Automatic PZEV w/Convertible & Sunroof 23 30 $22,075 $22,995
4-Door HB Manual TDI 30 42 $24,192 $25,200
4-Door HB DSG TDI 30 42 $25,248 $26,300
4-Door HB Manual TDI w/Sunroof & Nav 30 42 $25,819 $26,895
4-Door HB DSG TDI w/Sunroof & Nav 30 42 $26,875 $27,995
Pricing
Invoice Price
$27,202
$19,195
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$29,170
$19,995
Monthly Payment Estimate
$486 / month
$333 / month
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2014 Volkswagen Golf hatchback offers excellent handling and a good ride, premium interior design and materials, and a range of engines--including the efficient TDI diesel--but at a premium price.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City N/A mpg 23 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway N/A mpg 30 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Compact Cars Compact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in) 37.9 38.5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 53.7 52.8
Front Leg Room (in) 43.7 41.2
Passenger Volume (ft³) 90.7 92.9
Front Hip Room (in) 53.9 -
Second Leg Room (in) 33.2 35.5
Front Head Room (in) 38.3 39.3
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Hip Room (in) 52.7 -
Front Shoulder Room (in) 55.6 54.7
Exterior Dimensions
Length, Overall (in) 172.9 165.4
Height, Overall (in) 58.2 58.2
Track Width, Rear (in) 59.6 59.6
Wheelbase (in) 104.3 101.5
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 71.8 70.3
Track Width, Front (in) 60.5 60.7
Min Ground Clearance (in) - 5.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³) 14.5 15.2
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³) - 46
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.7 10.7
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.9 11.3
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 40.7 35.8
Steering Type Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Front Tire Size P225/50HR17 P195/65HR15
Spare Tire Size NA Full-Size
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P225/50HR17 P195/65HR15
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3640 3102
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in) NA Full-Size
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 17 X 7 15 X 6
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Steel
Spare Wheel Material NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 17 X 7 15 X 6
Engine
Engine Type Electric Regular Unleaded I-5
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 184 177 @ 4250
Engine Order Code NA NA
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 143 170 @ 5700
Fuel System - Sequential MPI
Displacement - 2.5 L/151
Mileage
EPA MPG Equivalent - Hwy 99 -
Battery Range (mi) 76 -
EPA MPG Equivalent - City 110 -
EPA MPG Equivalent - Combined 105 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) - 23
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) - 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) - 30
Transmission
Trans Description Cont. Automatic Automatic w/OD
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 7.82 3.87
Trans Type 1 6
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Trans Order Code 44H NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) - 1.16
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) - 0.67
First Gear Ratio (:1) - 4.04
Third Gear Ratio (:1) - 1.56
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) - 0.85
Reverse Ratio (:1) - 3.19
Second Gear Ratio (:1) - 2.37
Summary
Body Style Hatchback Hatchback
Vehicle Name Ford Focus Electric Volkswagen Golf
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear Short And Long Arm Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Short And Long Arm Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front Strut Strut
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) - 14.5
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - 480
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - 140
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year - 7.0
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
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Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
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Overall Side Crash Rating
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Side Barrier Rating
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Side Barrier Rating Driver
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Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
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Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
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Rollover Rating
 
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