Compare 2019 Chevrolet Bolt EV vs 2019 Volkswagen Golf

2019 Chevrolet Bolt EV
2019 Volkswagen Golf
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5-Door Wagon LT
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
5-Door Wagon LT N/A N/A $35,228 $36,620
5-Door Wagon Premier N/A N/A $39,461 $41,020
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1.4T Manual S
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
1.4T Manual S 29 37 $20,971 $21,845
1.4T Automatic S 29 37 $22,027 $22,945
1.4T Manual SE 29 37 $23,179 $24,145
1.4T Automatic SE 29 37 $24,235 $25,245
2.0T Manual S 24 32 $26,492 $27,595
2.0T DSG S 25 31 $27,548 $28,695
2.0T Manual Rabbit Edition 24 32 $27,739 $28,895
2.0T DSG Rabbit Edition 25 31 $28,795 $29,995
1.8T Manual 4MOTION S 22 31 $29,275 $30,495
1.8T Automatic 4MOTION S 22 29 $30,331 $31,595
2.0T Manual SE 24 32 $30,523 $31,795
2.0T DSG SE 25 31 $31,579 $32,895
2.0T Manual Automaticbahn 24 32 $34,555 $35,995
2.0T DSG Automaticbahn 25 31 $35,611 $37,095
Pricing
Invoice Price
$35,228
$20,971
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$36,620
$21,845
Monthly Payment Estimate
$610 / month
$364 / 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
- 29 mpg
Highway
- 37 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Small station wagon Compact Cars
Number of Passenger Doors
4 -
Interior Dimensions
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
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
Exterior Dimensions
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
Track Width, Front (in)
59.1 61
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 5.4
Length, Overall (in)
164.0 167.6
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
16.9 -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
- 53.7
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
- 17.4
Brakes
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
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
NA 13.2
Steering
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 - -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- TBD - -
Tires
Spare Tire Size
NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code
QBM NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P215/50R17 P195/65HR15
Rear Tire Order Code
QBM NA
Front Tire Size
P215/50R17 P195/65HR15
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3563 2963
Wheels
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
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD - 15 X 6
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA Compact
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 Horsepower @ RPM
200 147 @ 5000
Engine Type
Electric Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
Electric Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
266 184 @ 1400
Engine Order Code
EN0 NA
Displacement
NA 1.4 L/85
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
NA 29
EPA MPG Equivalent - Hwy
110 -
Battery Range (mi)
238 -
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
NA 32
EPA MPG Equivalent - City
128 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
NA 37
EPA MPG Equivalent - Combined
119 -
Transmission
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.77
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
NA 4.00
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 2.12
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
7.05 3.39
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.97
Trans Description Cont.
NA Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.63
First Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 4.11
Clutch Size (in)
NA -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 1.36
Trans Type
1 6
Summary
Body Style
Wagon Hatchback
Vehicle Name
Chevrolet Bolt EV Volkswagen Golf
Suspension
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
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
NA -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
NA -
Suspension Type - Rear
Compound Crank (Torsion Beam) Multi-Link
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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2019 Chevrolet Bolt EV
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  • $1,000 rebate in select states
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2019 Volkswagen Golf
  • 2019 Golf is hard to find in stock; 2018s are gone
  • Rebates: Unadvertised discounts + $500 credit for select customers
  • Finance: From 2.9% APR for 60 months
  • Lease: From $219 per month for 36 months
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