As Motor Trend’s Car of the Year, the North American Car of The Year and one of Car and Driver’s Top10 for 2015, the new Volkswagen Golf has shown it is an exceptional car. The formula has not changed – a hatchback in two or four doors, a great choice of engines and trim levels and it really lots of fun to drive.
The awards just keep on coming in, but we know you might not be swayed by them. You want to see what’s out there and make a comparison. We decided to put the Golf up against two big selling hatchbacks – the Ford Focus and Hyundai Elantra GT.
|Volkswagen Golf S 4-Door||Ford Focus SE Hatchback||Hyundai Elantra GT|
|Engine (Standard)||1.8liter turbocharged I-4 – 170HP||2.0Liter I-4 – 160HP||2.0Liter I-4 – 173HP|
|Combined Fuel Economy||29 MPG||30 MPG||28 MPG|
|Curb Weight||3023 lbs.||2948 lbs.||2855 lbs.|
|Rear Sear Room (Head/Leg/Hip/Shoulder in inches)||38.1/35.6/NA/53.9||37.9/33.2/52.7/53.7||37.9/34.6/51.0/54.9|
|Cargo Space (Rear seat up)||22.8 cu. Ft.||23.8 cu. Ft.||23.0 cu. Ft.|
|Base Price||$20,995||$18,625 (2014)||$18,800|
When you compare the Golf against its competitors, you have to look beyond the numbers and between the lines. The Golf family offers a lineup of engines, including a TDI diesel with a higher fuel economy average than the Focus and the Elantra. We also offer Car-Net, our connected service that keeps you on the road and assists you if a problem should arise with your Golf. You will also find how responsive and dynamic our Golf is, when you get behind the wheel.
What makes the Golf stand out is its award-winning German engineering. That alone should convince you to consider this comparison and look at our Golf a little more closely when you come by our store. After all, there is nothing like driving – and owning – a winner.