Compare 2019 Chevrolet Bolt EV vs 2019 Volkswagen Golf

2019 Chevrolet Bolt EV
2019 Volkswagen Golf
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5-Door Wgn LT
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Bolt EV 5-Door Wgn LT N/A N/A $35,301 $36,620
Bolt EV 5-Door Wgn Premier N/A N/A $39,543 $41,020
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1.4T S Automatic
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Golf 1.4T S Automatic 29 37 $22,027 $22,945
Golf 1.4T S Manual 29 37 $20,971 $21,845
Golf 1.4T SE Automatic 29 37 $24,236 $25,245
Golf 1.4T SE Manual 29 37 $23,179 $24,145
Golf Alltrack 1.8T S DSG 22 30 $26,875 $27,995
Golf Alltrack 1.8T S Manual 21 30 $25,819 $26,895
Golf Alltrack 1.8T SE DSG 22 30 $30,331 $31,595
Golf Alltrack 1.8T SE Manual 21 30 $29,275 $30,495
Golf Alltrack 1.8T SEL DSG 22 30 $34,651 $36,095
Golf Alltrack 1.8T SEL Manual 21 30 $33,595 $34,995
Golf GTI 2.0T Automaticbahn DSG 25 31 $35,611 $37,095
Golf GTI 2.0T Automaticbahn Manual 24 32 $34,555 $35,995
Golf GTI 2.0T Rabbit Edition DSG 25 31 $28,795 $29,995
Golf GTI 2.0T Rabbit Edition Manual 24 32 $27,739 $28,895
Golf GTI 2.0T S DSG 25 31 $27,547 $28,695
Golf GTI 2.0T S Manual 24 32 $26,492 $27,595
Golf GTI 2.0T SE DSG 25 31 $31,579 $32,895
Golf GTI 2.0T SE Manual 24 32 $30,523 $31,795
Golf R 2.0T DSG w/DCC/Nav 23 30 $39,835 $41,495
Golf R 2.0T Manual w/DCC/Nav 21 29 $38,779 $40,395
Golf SportWagen 1.4T S Automatic N/A N/A $22,075 $22,995
Golf SportWagen 1.4T S Manual N/A N/A $21,019 $21,895
Golf SportWagen 1.4T SE Automatic N/A N/A $28,795 $29,995
Golf SportWagen 1.8T S Automatic 4MOTION 22 29 $24,474 $25,495
Golf SportWagen 1.8T S Manual 4MOTION 22 31 $23,419 $24,395
Pricing
Invoice Price
$35,301
$22,027
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$36,620
$22,945
Monthly Payment Estimate
$610 / month
$382 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.8
6.5
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2019 Chevy Bolt EV electric hatchback started a trend that others are only now catching up to. The practical 2019 VW Golf is a smart choice whether as a frugal hatchback or a zippy GTI.
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Fuel Economy
City
Coming Soon 29 mpg
Highway
Coming Soon 37 mpg
Vehicle
Number of Passenger Doors
4 -
EPA Classification
Small station wagon Compact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
50.8 -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.6 55.9
Passenger Volume (ft³)
94.4 93.5
Second Head Room (in)
37.9 38.1
Second Shoulder Room (in)
52.8 53.9
Front Leg Room (in)
41.6 41.2
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
51.6 -
Second Leg Room (in)
36.5 35.6
Front Head Room (in)
39.7 38.4
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
59.1 61
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 5.4
Length, Overall (in)
164.0 167.6
Height, Overall (in)
62.8 58.2
Track Width, Rear (in)
59.1 59.8
Wheelbase (in)
102.4 103.8
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
69.5 70.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
16.9 -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
- 17.4
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
- 53.7
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10 x - TBD - 10.7
Brake Type
Partially Regenerative 4-Wheel Disc
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11 x - TBD - 11.3
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
NA 13.2
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- TBD - -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.4 35.8
Steering Type
Electric Pwr Rack-Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
QBM NA
Front Tire Size
P215/50R17 P195/65HR15
Spare Tire Size
NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code
QBM NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P215/50R17 P195/65HR15
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3563 3023
Wheels
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD - 15 X 6
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD - 15 X 6
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
NA -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
NA 480
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
NA 140
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
266 184 @ 1400
Engine Order Code
EN0 NA
Displacement
NA 1.4 L/85
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
200 147 @ 5000
Engine Type
Electric Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
Electric Gasoline Direct Injection
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
NA 37
EPA MPG Equivalent - Combined
119 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
NA 29
EPA MPG Equivalent - Hwy
110 -
Estimated Battery Range (mi)
238 -
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
NA 32
EPA MPG Equivalent - City
128 -
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
NA -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 1.95
Trans Type
1 8
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 1.23
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
NA 4.00
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 2.97
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
7.05 3.87
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 1.47
Trans Description Cont.
NA Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 1.00
First Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 5.07
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.67
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.81
Summary
Vehicle Name
Chevrolet Bolt EV Volkswagen Golf
Body Style
Wagon Hatchback
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
NA -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
NA -
Suspension Type - Rear
Compound Crank (Torsion Beam) Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs Multi-Link
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
NA -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
NA 5.5
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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