As 2014 draws to a close, we thought it’d be a good time to update you on new improvements to the Volkswagen Golf that we introduced you to a few years ago. Featuring a number of improvements, the 2015 Volkswagen Golf remains one of the best hatchback vehicles on the market. Not only does the new Golf promise to deliver superb gas mileage, but it also vows to provide an engaging driving experience. While some drivers will prefer the two-door model, families will certainly appreciate the convenience of the four-door Golf. With a starting price of only $17,995, the legendary hatchback also proves to be an unbeatable bargain.
Engines & Transmissions
Volkswagen Golf owners will love the versatility of the turbocharged 1.8-liter, four-cylinder engine. With a total output of 170 horsepower and 200 pound-feet of torque, the new engine gives the Golf a fun-to-drive character that cannot be overlooked. Despite the increase in performance, Volkswagen engineers have been able to increase the hatchback’s fuel efficiency by 20 percent. Prospective buyers can choose their Golf with either a six-speed automatic transmission or a five-speed manual gearbox.
An all-new Clean Diesel TDI engine is also available. With the assistance of a turbocharger, the innovative engine is able to pump out 150 horsepower and a whopping 236 pound-feet of torque. The extra torque enables the Golf to accelerate effortlessly in all driving situations. The fuel economy rating stands at an impressive 31 mpg in the city and 42 mpg on the highway. Although a six-speed manual gearbox comes standard, many drivers will opt for Volkswagen’s highly praised DSG automated manual transmission.
Longtime fans of the Volkswagen Golf will immediately notice the new front end. The reshaped headlights and narrow grille help to give the hatchback a very refined appearance. While the base model comes standard with steel wheels, the upper-level trims are available with upgraded tire and wheel packages.
Even in its base trim, the Golf still comes equipped with plenty of goodies. The 60/40 split-folding rear seats definitely come in handy when hauling large items. A 5.8-inch touch-screen display allows the driver to easily make adjustments to the audio system. Some of the other standard features include heated mirrors, Bluetooth connectivity, and air-conditioning.
Drivers who desire a top-tier level of technology will be more than satisfied with the new Golf. Some of the high-tech options include adaptive headlights, a premium Fender audio system, and navigation. The optional panoramic sunroof allows the passengers to truly experience the beauty of their surroundings.
All versions of the 2015 Golf will now come standard with a XDS Cross Differential System. Previously only offered on the high-powered Volkswagen GTI, this cutting-edge feature effectively improves the Golf’s handling and traction. Safety upgrades such as the rear-view camera system and the optional parking sensors help to keep everyone safe. The Golf’s impressive crash test scores also provide drivers with an extra degree of security on the road.
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