Compare 2014 Ram ProMaster vs 2014 Volkswagen Golf

2014 Ram ProMaster
2014 Volkswagen Golf
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3500 136" Low Roof
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
3500 136" Low Roof N/A N/A $24,857 $26,030
2500 136" Low Roof N/A N/A $25,254 $26,460
3500 136" WB, 81" CA Low Roof N/A N/A $25,317 $26,530
3500 159" Low Roof N/A N/A $25,438 $26,660
2500 136" WB, 81" CA Low Roof N/A N/A $25,782 $27,035
3500 159" WB, 104" CA Low Roof N/A N/A $25,966 $27,235
3500 Extended 159" Low Roof N/A N/A $26,150 $27,435
3500 Extended 159" WB, 104" CA Low Roof N/A N/A $26,679 $28,010
1500 Low Roof 118" WB N/A N/A $27,249 $28,630
1500 Low Roof 136" WB N/A N/A $28,069 $29,520
1500 High Roof 136" WB N/A N/A $28,989 $30,520
2500 High Roof 136" WB N/A N/A $29,909 $31,520
2500 High Roof 159" WB N/A N/A $31,155 $32,875
2500 Window Van High Roof 159" WB N/A N/A $31,505 $33,255
3500 High Roof 159" WB N/A N/A $33,433 $35,350
3500 Extended High Roof 159" WB N/A N/A $34,169 $36,150
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4-Door HB Automatic PZEV
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
$24,857
$19,195
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$26,030
$19,995
Monthly Payment Estimate
$434 / month
$333 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.8
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
City
N/A mpg 23 mpg
Highway
N/A mpg 30 mpg
Interior Dimensions
Front Shoulder Room (in)
74.8 54.7
Passenger Capacity
2 5
Front Leg Room (in)
38.8 41.2
Second Leg Room (in)
- 35.5
Second Head Room (in)
- 38.5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
- 52.8
Front Head Room (in)
- 39.3
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- 92.9
Exterior Dimensions
Wheelbase (in)
136 101.5
Height, Overall (in)
84.8 58.2
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in)
25.4 -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
80.7 70.3
Cab to Axle (in)
81.1 -
Track Width, Rear (in)
- 59.6
Track Width, Front (in)
- 60.7
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- 5.4
Length, Overall (in)
- 165.4
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System (Second Line)
4-Wheel -
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11 10.7
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.8 11.3
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
24 14.5
Aux Fuel Tank Location
Midship -
Fuel Tank Location
Midship -
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
81.4 35.8
Tires
Spare Tire Size
Full-Size Full-Size
Front Tire Order Code
TU4 NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
LT225/75R16 P195/65HR15
Rear Tire Order Code
TU4 NA
Front Tire Size
LT225/75R16 P195/65HR15
Trailering
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
7100 -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
710 -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
710 -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
7100 -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
7100 -
Weight Information
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs)
11500 -
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs)
4630 -
Curb Weight - Front (lbs)
3135 -
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)
9350 -
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs)
5291 -
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs)
1055 -
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
- 3102
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 X 6 15 X 6
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 X 6 15 X 6
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Full-Size Full-Size
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
700 480
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
220 140
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)
700 -
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
280 @ 6400 170 @ 5700
Engine Type
Regular Unleaded V-6 Regular Unleaded I-5
Fuel System
Sequential MPI Sequential MPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
258 @ 4175 177 @ 4250
Engine Order Code
ERB NA
Engine Oil Cooler
Regular Duty -
Displacement
3.6 L/220 2.5 L/151
Transmission
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.95 0.85
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.04 3.19
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.69 2.37
Trans Order Code
DG2 NA
Transfer Case Power Take Off
No -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.37 1.16
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.65 0.67
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.90 4.04
Trans PTO Access
No -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
2.16 1.56
Trans Type
6 6
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
- 3.87
Summary
Body Style
Chassis Hatchback
Vehicle Name
Ram ProMaster Volkswagen Golf
Suspension
Axle Type - Rear
Rigid Axle -
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs)
5250 -
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear
3.86 -
Axle Type - Front
Independent -
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs)
4600 -
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front
3.86 -
Suspension Type - Rear
Leaf Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
- Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
- Strut
Vehicle
EPA Classification
- Compact Cars
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
- 15.2
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
- 46
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
- 30
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
- 23
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
- 26
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
- 7.0
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
- --
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
- --
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
- --
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
- --
Overall Side Crash Rating
- --
Side Barrier Rating
- --
Side Barrier Rating Driver
- --
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
- --
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
- --
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
- --
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
- --
Rollover Rating
-

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