Compare 2018 Volvo V60 vs 2018 Volkswagen Golf

2018 Volvo V60
2018 Volkswagen Golf
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T5 FWD Dynamic
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
T5 FWD Dynamic 25 36 $35,955 $38,250
T5 AWD Dynamic 22 33 $37,835 $40,250
T6 AWD R-Design Platinum 22 32 $46,154 $49,100
AWD Polestar 20 27 $57,904 $61,600
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1.8T Manual S
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
1.8T Manual S 25 34 $20,818 $21,685
1.8T Automatic S 24 33 $21,874 $22,785
1.8T Manual SE 25 34 $22,709 $23,655
1.8T Manual 4MOTION S 22 31 $22,977 $23,935
1.8T Automatic 4MOTION S 22 29 $24,033 $25,035
2.0T Manual S 25 33 $25,357 $26,415
1.8T Automatic SE 24 33 $26,227 $27,320
2.0T DSG S 24 32 $26,414 $27,515
1.8T Automatic SEL 24 33 $29,035 $30,245
2.0T Manual SE 25 33 $29,252 $30,470
2.0T DSG SE 24 32 $30,308 $31,570
2.0T Manual Automaticbahn 25 33 $33,667 $35,070
2.0T DSG Automaticbahn 24 32 $34,723 $36,170
Pricing
Invoice Price
$35,955
$20,073
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$38,250
$20,910
Monthly Payment Estimate
$638 / month
$349 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.0
6.5
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2018 Volvo V60 is the practical choice among small luxury cars—and it makes more sense than most SUVs. There's a VW Golf for everyone, and they're even better for 2018 thanks to a big tech upgrade inside.
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Fuel Economy
City
25 mpg 25 mpg
Highway
36 mpg 34 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Station Wagon Compact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
54.9 -
Second Leg Room (in)
33.5 35.6
Front Head Room (in)
38.7 38.4
Second Hip Room (in)
53.1 -
Passenger Volume (ft³)
93 93.5
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57 55.9
Second Head Room (in)
37.6 38.1
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.2 53.9
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Leg Room (in)
41.9 41.2
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
62 59.8
Wheelbase (in)
109.3 103.8
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73.4 70.8
Liftover Height (in)
25.8 -
Track Width, Front (in)
62.1 61
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.4 5.4
Length, Overall (in)
182.5 167.6
Height, Overall (in)
58.4 58.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
43.8 -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
28 -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
68.9 -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
28 -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
38.5 -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
- 53.7
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
- 17.4
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.9 10.7
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.8 11.3
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
17.8 13.2
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.1 35.8
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P235/40VR18 P195/65HR15
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P235/40VR18 P195/65HR15
Spare Tire Size
NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
350 -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
350 -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3500 -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3500 -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3670 2963
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 X 8 15 X 6
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 X 8 15 X 6
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
760 480
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
210 140
Engine
Displacement
2.0 L/120 1.8 L/110
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
240 @ 5600 170 @ 4500
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4 Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
258 @ 1500 184 @ 1600
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
25 25
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
29 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
36 34
Transmission
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.95 1.27
Trans Type
8 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.22 0.66
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
4.01 3.60
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
3.03 2.12
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.67 -
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.46 0.86
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Manual w/OD
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 -
First Gear Ratio (:1)
5.25 3.78
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.81 -
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.77 3.39
Summary
Body Style
Wagon Hatchback
Vehicle Name
Volvo V60 Volkswagen Golf
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.1 6.1
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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