The #1 in Affordable Compact Cars and #2 in Hatchbacks- it’s none other than 2015 Volkswagen Golf! The seventh generation of Golf is a complete eye candy on the outside and inside. The build quality is only second to Audi, Mercedes-Benz and BMW. It has phenomenal fuel economy over 40 mpg and filling with 87 octane fuel is just another bonus. The Volkswagen Golf is a compact hatchback aimed at people who want a fun and practical car.
2015 Volkswagen Golf specs
The 2015 Volkswagen Golf specifications have been reviews changer. Its ultimate modifications is what made it so popular.
Engine and Transmission: turbocharged 1.8-liter I-4 – five-speed manual or six-speed automatic transmission.
HATCHBACK: 22.8-cubic-foot cargo bay
POWER: 170 hp/199 lb-ft of torque (184 lb-ft with the manual transmission)
FUEL TANK SIZE: 13.2 gal
FUEL RANGE: 370 miles
EPA-Rated Fuel Economy: 25/37 mpg city/highway (manual), 25/36 mpg (automatic)
BASIC WARRANTY: 3 Yr./ 36000 Mi.
FUEL ECONOMY (CTY/HWY): 25/37 mpg
TOTAL SEATING: 5
CYLINDERS: Inline 4
DRIVE TRAIN: Front Wheel Drive
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Tire Wheel Size: P205/55HR16
Rear Tire Wheel Size: P205/55HR16
Dimensions & Capacity:
Head Room: Front: 38.4 in., Rear: 38.1 in.
Leg Room: Front: 41.2 in., Rear: 35.6 in.
Shoulder Room: Front: 55.9 in., Rear: 53.9 in.
Height: 57.2 in.
Width: 70.8 in.
Length: 167.5 in.
Curb Weight: 3126 lbs.
Axle Ratio: 4.38:1
2015 Volkswagen Golf colors
* Beige w/Leatherette Seating Surfaces
* Titan Black w/Leatherette Seating Surfaces
* Black Pearl.
* Night Blue Metallic
* Platinum Gray Metallic
* Pure White
* Silk Blue Metallic
* Tornado Red
* Tungsten Silver Metallic
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Volkswagen Golf 2015 review
1) It delivers strong acceleration with 170 horsepower that nets up to 6 miles per gallon better than its predecessor, and 200 pound-feet of torque.
2) Its simple most and easily understandable.
3) A Germanic demeanor- The availability of full torque low in the rev range makes the car feel sprightlier still, even if the engine never feels as if it’s particularly thrilled about its job when asked to rev hard.
4) Its Quick!! The manual TSI is 0.9-second quicker to 60 mph than the TSI automatic, a full second quicker than the dual-clutch-auto TDI diesel, and 1.5-seconds quicker than the manual diesel
5) With a supple chassis (flexible framework) and responsive steering, the new Golf is a pleasure to drive.
6) It’s lighter but larger, more powerful but more fuel-efficient, more spacious but more nimble, too.
7) Versatile and roomy hatchback design.
8) Luxurious Excellent Design distinguished due to its quality.
9) Ease of use of the touch screen sound system. Both are Best.
10) It has a fully independent rear suspension that gives a far more absorbent ride that most of its competitors.
11) A Lighting pack that brings bi-xenon with active swiveling, ambient LED interior lighting, footwall lighting, and LED daytime running lamps. It does ensure that the car’s aesthetic is as polished and crisp at night as it is when the sun’s up.
12) With the standard all-season tires swapped back on, you don’t need to change tires for snow.
13) It also has some of the best electric power steering tuning, and road-noise isolation.
14) Standard safety features for the 2015 VW Golf include antilock disc brakes, stability and traction control, front side airbags, side curtain airbags and a driver knee airbag. A post-crash braking system is also standard and automatically applies the brakes after an impact to reduce the likelihood of a secondary crash Forward collision warning and front and rear parking sensors are optional.
15) A two- or four-door hatchback that turns back the clock to its best days.
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1) Gas engine’s automatic transmission lacks refinement.
2) The way 2015 Golf moves off from a stop hasn’t been appreciated. Some think it’s the transmission quick-shuffling between the first couple of gears while others blame the touchy-seeming throttle tip-in.
3) Winters demand for a way to defeat the Golf’s traction and stability control systems to open the door for serious handbrake shenanigans on snowy roads, but 2015 VW disallows the manipulation of the traction control.
4) It lacks some more contemporary features like blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alerts.
5) Exterior mirrors have suffered due to fashion/aerodynamics taking over functionality. They are too small. Hence outward visibility is effected in humid mornings.
6) The seats are a little hard and the bolster could be smaller.
7) The TSB does not seem to have cured some of the Golf’s more bizarre gear selections.
8) The park assist should not be visible on the screen when going in reverse unless an obstacle is detected. This causes you to not be able to see well on the left side of the screen and mitigates the camera a little.
9) A little bit expensive than competitors.
If you are in need of a practical, respectable fuel economy, low-cost car that delivers plenty of comfort and even some driving fun, the Volkswagen Golf is an excellent option to consider. Go for it! It will be a Roller Coaster ride of your dreams.