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  • 2015 Volkswagen Golf

    #7 in 2015 Compact Cars

  • 2015 Volkswagen Beetle

    #10 in 2015 Subcompact Cars

  • 2015 MINI Cooper

    #6 in 2015 Subcompact Cars

  • Prices

    • MSRP
    • $20,995
    • $20,695
    • $20,700
    • Avg. Paid
    • $11,293
    • $12,755
    • $13,383

    U.S. News Scores

    • Overall
    • 8.3 /10
    • 7.4 /10
    • 7.9 /10
    • Critics' Rating
    • 9.5 /10
    • 7.7 /10
    • 8.6 /10
    • Performance
    • 8.2 /10
    • 7.3 /10
    • 8.7 /10
    • Interior
    • 8.4 /10
    • 7.2 /10
    • 7.5 /10
    • Cost to Own
    • 9.0 /10
    • 8.8 /10
    • 8.7 /10
    • Safety
    • 9.3 /10
    • 8.7 /10
    • 8.2 /10
    • Reliability
    • 3.0 /5
    • 2.5 /5
    • 3.0 /5

    Pros & Cons

    • Pros
      • Nimble handling
      • Large cargo area
      • Elegant interior
      • Capable engine lineup
      • Roomy cabin
      • Dynamic handling
      • Potent available engines
      • User-friendly features
      • Upscale interior quality
    • Cons
      • Small infotainment display
      • Less sporty than some rivals
      • Subpar fuel economy with gas engine
      • High ownership costs
      • Subpar reliability rating
      • Low safety score for the class
      • High ownership costs
      • Cramped rear seat in two-door model

    General Specs

    • Transmission
    • Automatic
    • Manual
    • Manual
    • Drivetrain
    • Front Wheel Drive
    • Front Wheel Drive
    • Front Wheel Drive
    • Fuel/Engine
    • Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4 1.8 L/110
    • Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4 1.8 L/110
    • Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-3 1.5 L/91
    • MPG
    • 25 City / 36 Hwy
    • 24 City / 33 Hwy
    • 29 City / 40 Hwy

    Exterior

    Body
    • Body Style
    • Hatchback
    • Hatchback
    • Hatchback
    Dimensions
    • Wheelbase (in.)
    • 103.8
    • 100
    • 98.2
    • Length, Overall (in.)
    • 167.5
    • 168.4
    • 151.1
    • Width, Max w/o mirrors (in.)
    • 70.8
    • 71.2
    • 68
    • Height, Overall (in.)
    • 57.2
    • 58.5
    • 55.7
    Doors & Windows
    • Rear Defrost
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Power Windows
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    Doors & Windows
    • Rear Defrost
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Power Windows
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    Exterior Features
    • Dual Moonroof
    •  
    •  
    • Optional
    • Sun/Moon Roof
    •  
    •  
    • Optional
    • Sun/Moonroof
    •  
    •  
    • Optional
    • Rear Spoiler
    • Optional
    •  
    • Standard
    Measurements
    • Base Curb Weight (lbs.)
    • 3023
    • 2948
    • 2605
    Tires & Wheels
    • Tires - Front All-Season
    • Standard
    •  
    • Standard
    • Tires - Front Performance
    •  
    • Standard
    • Optional
    • Tires - Rear All-Season
    • Standard
    •  
    • Standard
    • Tires - Rear Performance
    •  
    • Standard
    • Optional
    • Compact Spare Tire
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Tire Pressure Monitoring System
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Aluminum Wheels
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Wheel Locks
    • Optional
    • Optional
    •  
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    Interior

    Convenience & Comfort
    • Alarm
    • Standard
    • Optional
    • Optional
    • Back-Up Camera
    •  
    •  
    • Optional
    • Cruise Control
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Adaptive Cruise Control
    •  
    •  
    • Optional
    • Heads-Up Display
    •  
    •  
    • Optional
    • Vehicle Anti-Theft System
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Fog Lamps
    •  
    •  
    • Optional
    • Auto-Off Headlights
    •  
    •  
    • Standard
    • Interior Cargo Shade
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Keyless Start
    •  
    •  
    • Standard
    • Rear Parking Aid
    •  
    •  
    • Optional
    • Automatic Parking
    •  
    •  
    • Optional
    • Adjustable Steering Wheel
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Steering Wheel Controls
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Trip Computer
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Universal Garage Door Opener
    •  
    •  
    • Optional
    • Rain Sensing Wipers
    •  
    •  
    • Standard
    • Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Keyless Entry
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Power Door Locks
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Electrochromic rearview mirror
    •  
    •  
    • Optional
    • Heated Mirrors
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Power Mirrors
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Power Folding Mirrors
    •  
    •  
    • Optional
    • Driver Vanity Mirror
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Driver Illuminated Vanity Mirror
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Passenger Vanity Mirror
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Passenger Illuminated Visor Mirror
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Power Steering
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    Dimensions
    • Passenger Capacity
    • 5
    • 4
    • 4
    • Passenger Volume (cu. ft.)
    • 93.5
    • 85.1
    •  
    • Front Head Room (in.)
    • 38.4
    • 39.4
    • 40.3
    • Front Leg Room (in.)
    • 41.2
    • 41.3
    • 41.4
    • Front Shoulder Room (in.)
    • 55.9
    • 55.3
    • 50.6
    • Second Head Room (in.)
    • 38.1
    • 37.1
    • 36.9
    • Second Leg Room (in.)
    • 35.6
    • 31.4
    • 30.8
    • Second Shoulder Room (in.)
    • 53.9
    • 49
    • 47.8
    • Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (cu. ft.)
    • 52.7
    • 29.9
    • 38
    Entertainment
    • AM/FM Stereo
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Auxiliary Audio Input
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • CD Changer
    •  
    •  
    • Optional
    • CD Player
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Optional
    • HD Radio
    •  
    •  
    • Standard
    • MP3 Player
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Satellite Radio
    • Standard
    •  
    • Optional
    • Premium Sound System
    •  
    •  
    • Optional
    • Hard Disk Drive
    •  
    •  
    • Optional
    • Smart Device Integration
    •  
    • Standard
    •  
    Heating & Cooling
    • Climate Control
    •  
    •  
    • Standard
    • Dual Zone A/C
    •  
    •  
    • Standard
    • A/C
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    Navigation & Communication
    • Navigation System
    •  
    •  
    • Optional
    • Onboard Hands-Free Communications System
    • Standard
    • Standard
    •  
    • Wireless Cell Phone Hookup
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    Seats
    • Cloth Seats
    •  
    •  
    • Optional
    • Leather Seats
    •  
    •  
    • Optional
    • Premium Synthetic Seats
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Heated Front Seats
    •  
    • Standard
    • Optional
    • Driver Lumbar
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Optional
    • Passenger Lumbar
    • Standard
    •  
    • Optional
    • Power Driver Seat
    • Standard
    •  
    •  
    • Power Passenger Seat
    • Standard
    •  
    •  
    • Pass-Through Rear Seat
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • 2nd Row Bench Seat
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Bucket Seats
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
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    Safety

    Airbags
    • Driver Air Bag
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Passenger Air Bag
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Front Head Air Bag
    • Standard
    •  
    • Standard
    • Rear Head Air Bag
    • Standard
    •  
    • Standard
    • Front Side Air Bag
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    Brakes
    • 4-Wheel ABS
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • 4-Wheel Disc Brakes
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    Safety Features
    • Brake Assist
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Electronic Stability Control
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Daytime Running Lights
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Child Safety Locks
    • Standard
    •  
    •  
    • Integrated Turn Signal Mirrors
    • Standard
    • Standard
    •  
    • Traction Control
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Auto-Leveling Headlights
    •  
    •  
    • Optional
    ADVERTISEMENT – CONTINUE READING BELOW

    Mechanical

    Engine & Performance
    • Front Wheel Drive
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • 3 Cylinder Engine
    •  
    •  
    • Standard
    • 4 Cylinder Engine
    • Standard
    • Standard
    •  
    • Turbocharged
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Engine Type
    • Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4
    • Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4
    • Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-3
    • Displacement
    • 1.8 L/110
    • 1.8 L/110
    • 1.5 L/91
    • Horsepower (Net @ RPM)
    • 170 @ 4500
    • 170 @ 4800
    • 134 @ 4500
    • Torque (Net @ RPM)
    • 200 @ 1600
    • 184 @ 1500
    • 162 @ 1250
    • Transmission
    • Automatic w/OD
    • Manual w/OD
    • Manual w/OD
    • Turning diameter
    • 35.8
    • 35.4
    • 35.4
    Fuel
    • Gasoline Fuel
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
    • 25
    • 24
    • 29
    • EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
    • 36
    • 33
    • 40
    • Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal.)
    • 13.2
    • 14.5
    • 10.6
    Suspension
    • Active Suspension System
    •  
    •  
    • Optional
    • Suspension Type - Front
    • Strut
    • Strut
    • Strut
    • Suspension Type - Rear
    • Multi-Link
    • Multi-Link
    • Multi-Link
    • Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
    • Strut
    • Strut
    • Strut
    • Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
    • Multi-Link
    • Multi-Link
    • Multi-Link
    Transmission
    • Automatic
    • Standard
    •  
    • Optional
    • Automatic Transmission w/Manual Mode
    • Standard
    •  
    • Optional
    • 6-Speed Automatic
    • Standard
    •  
    • Optional
    • Manual
    •  
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • 5-Speed Manual
    •  
    • Standard
    •  
    • 6-Speed Manual
    •  
    •  
    • Standard

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