• 2015 Volkswagen Golf

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  • 2015 Volkswagen Golf

    #6 in 2015 Compact Cars

  • 2018 Kia Rio

    #1 in 2018 Subcompact Cars

  • Prices

    • MSRP
    • $20,995
    • $13,900
    • Avg. Paid
    • $10,794
    • $12,092

    U.S. News Scores

    • Overall
    • 8.3 /10
    • 8.8 /10
    • Critics' Rating
    • 9.6 /10
    • 8.7 /10
    • Performance
    • 7.8 /10
    • 7.9 /10
    • Interior
    • 8.3 /10
    • 8.0 /10
    • Cost to Own
    • 9.0 /10
    • 9.0 /10
    • Safety
    • 9.3 /10
    • 9.6 /10
    • Reliability
    • 3.0 /5
    • 4.5 /5

    Pros & Cons

    • Pros
      • Nimble handling
      • Large cargo area
      • Elegant interior
      • Outstanding predicted reliability rating
      • User-friendly infotainment systems
      • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto available
      • Nimble handling 
    • Cons
      • Small infotainment display
      • Base trim doesn't have power windows or cruise control
      • Ride may feel too firm for some

    General Specs

    • Transmission
    • Automatic
    • Manual
    • Drivetrain
    • Front Wheel Drive
    • Front Wheel Drive
    • Fuel/Engine
    • Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4 1.8 L/110
    • Regular Unleaded I-4 1.6 L/97
    • MPG
    • 25 City / 36 Hwy
    • 29 City / 37 Hwy

    Exterior

    Body
    • Body Style
    • Hatchback
    • Sedan
    Dimensions
    • Wheelbase (in.)
    • 103.8
    • 101.6
    • Length, Overall (in.)
    • 167.5
    • 172.6
    • Width, Max w/o mirrors (in.)
    • 70.8
    • 67.9
    • Height, Overall (in.)
    • 57.2
    • 57.1
    Doors & Windows
    • Rear Defrost
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Power Windows
    • Standard
    •  
    Exterior Features
    • Rear Spoiler
    • Optional
    •  
    Measurements
    • Base Curb Weight (lbs.)
    • 3023
    • 2648
    Tires & Wheels
    • Tires - Front All-Season
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Tires - Rear All-Season
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Compact Spare Tire
    • Standard
    •  
    • Tire Pressure Monitoring System
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Aluminum Wheels
    • Standard
    •  
    • Wheel Locks
    • Optional
    •  
    • Steel Wheels
    •  
    • Standard
    • Wheel Covers
    •  
    • Standard
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    Interior

    Convenience & Comfort
    • Alarm
    • Standard
    •  
    • Back-Up Camera
    •  
    • Optional
    • Cruise Control
    • Standard
    •  
    • Vehicle Anti-Theft System
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Auto-Off Headlights
    •  
    • Standard
    • Interior Cargo Shade
    • Standard
    •  
    • Adjustable Steering Wheel
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Steering Wheel Controls
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel
    • Standard
    •  
    • Trip Computer
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Remote Trunk Release
    •  
    • Standard
    • Universal Garage Door Opener
    •  
    • Optional
    • Intermittent Wipers
    •  
    • Standard
    • Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Keyless Entry
    • Standard
    •  
    • Power Door Locks
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Electrochromic rearview mirror
    •  
    • Optional
    • Heated Mirrors
    • Standard
    •  
    • Power Mirrors
    • Standard
    •  
    • Driver Vanity Mirror
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Driver Illuminated Vanity Mirror
    • Standard
    •  
    • Passenger Vanity Mirror
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Passenger Illuminated Visor Mirror
    • Standard
    •  
    • Power Steering
    • Standard
    • Standard
    Dimensions
    • Passenger Capacity
    • 5
    • 5
    • Passenger Volume (cu. ft.)
    • 93.5
    • 89.9
    • Front Head Room (in.)
    • 38.4
    • 38.9
    • Front Leg Room (in.)
    • 41.2
    • 42.1
    • Front Shoulder Room (in.)
    • 55.9
    • 54.1
    • Front Hip Room (in.)
    •  
    • 52.9
    • Second Head Room (in.)
    • 38.1
    • 37.4
    • Second Leg Room (in.)
    • 35.6
    • 33.5
    • Second Shoulder Room (in.)
    • 53.9
    • 53.3
    • Second Hip Room (in.)
    •  
    • 52.4
    • Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (cu. ft.)
    • 52.7
    •  
    • Trunk Volume (cu. ft.)
    •  
    • 13.7
    Entertainment
    • AM/FM Stereo
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Auxiliary Audio Input
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • CD Player
    • Standard
    •  
    • MP3 Player
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Satellite Radio
    • Standard
    • Standard
    Heating & Cooling
    • A/C
    • Standard
    • Standard
    Navigation & Communication
    • Onboard Hands-Free Communications System
    • Standard
    •  
    • Wireless Cell Phone Hookup
    • Standard
    • Optional
    Seats
    • Cloth Seats
    •  
    • Standard
    • Premium Synthetic Seats
    • Standard
    •  
    • Driver Lumbar
    • Standard
    •  
    • Passenger Lumbar
    • Standard
    •  
    • Power Driver Seat
    • Standard
    •  
    • Power Passenger Seat
    • Standard
    •  
    • Pass-Through Rear Seat
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • 2nd Row Bench Seat
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Bucket Seats
    • Standard
    • Standard
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    Safety

    Airbags
    • Driver Air Bag
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Passenger Air Bag
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Front Head Air Bag
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Rear Head Air Bag
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Front Side Air Bag
    • Standard
    • Standard
    Brakes
    • 4-Wheel ABS
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • 4-Wheel Disc Brakes
    • Standard
    •  
    • Front Disc/Rear Drum Brakes
    •  
    • Standard
    Safety Features
    • Brake Assist
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Electronic Stability Control
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Daytime Running Lights
    • Standard
    •  
    • Child Safety Locks
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Integrated Turn Signal Mirrors
    • Standard
    •  
    • Traction Control
    • Standard
    • Standard
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    Mechanical

    Engine & Performance
    • Front Wheel Drive
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • 4 Cylinder Engine
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Turbocharged
    • Standard
    •  
    • Engine Type
    • Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4
    • Regular Unleaded I-4
    • Displacement
    • 1.8 L/110
    • 1.6 L/97
    • Horsepower (Net @ RPM)
    • 170 @ 4500
    • 130 @ 6300
    • Torque (Net @ RPM)
    • 200 @ 1600
    • 119 @ 4850
    • Transmission
    • Automatic w/OD
    • Manual w/OD
    • Turning diameter
    • 35.8
    • 33.5
    Fuel
    • Gasoline Fuel
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
    • 25
    • 29
    • EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
    • 36
    • 37
    • Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal.)
    • 13.2
    • 11.9
    Suspension
    • Suspension Type - Front
    • Strut
    • Strut
    • Suspension Type - Rear
    • Multi-Link
    • Torsion Beam
    • Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
    • Strut
    • Strut
    • Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
    • Multi-Link
    • Torsion Beam
    Transmission
    • Automatic
    • Standard
    •  
    • Automatic Transmission w/Manual Mode
    • Standard
    •  
    • 6-Speed Automatic
    • Standard
    •  
    • Manual
    •  
    • Standard
    • 6-Speed Manual
    •  
    • Standard

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