2015 Volkswagen Golf

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$17,180
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$17,995
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  • VCI LEASE DEALER BONUS
  • Volkswagen announces a Lease Dealer Bonus on select models.
  • Cash Incentive: $1500
  • VCI DRIVER'S OPTION DEALER BONUS
  • Volkswagen announces a VCI Driver's Option Dealer bonus on select models.
  • Cash Incentive: $1500
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  • Volkswagen announces special APR financing on select models.
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  • 2015 APR
  • Volkswagen announces special APR financing on select models.
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  • 2015 APR
  • Volkswagen announces special APR financing on select models.
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  • 2015 APR
  • Volkswagen announces special APR financing on select models.
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  • 2015 DRIVER'S OPTION
  • Volkswagen announces a Driver's Option program on select models.
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  • 2015 DRIVER'S OPTION
  • Volkswagen announces a Driver's Option program on select models.
  • Finance Incentive
  • 2015 DRIVER'S OPTION
  • Volkswagen announces a Driver's Option program on select models.
  • Finance Incentive
  • 2015 DRIVER'S OPTION
  • Volkswagen announces a Driver's Option program on select models.
  • Finance Incentive
  • 2015 DRIVER'S OPTION
  • Volkswagen announces a Driver's Option program on select models.
  • Finance Incentive
  • 2015 DRIVER'S OPTION
  • Volkswagen announces a Driver's Option program on select models.
  • Finance Incentive
  • 2015 DRIVER'S OPTION
  • Volkswagen announces a Driver's Option program on select models.
  • Finance Incentive
  • 2015 LEASE
  • Volkswagen announces special Lease financing on select models.
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  • 2015 LEASE
  • Volkswagen announces special Lease financing on select models.
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  • 2015 LEASE
  • Volkswagen announces special Lease financing on select models.
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  • 2015 LEASE
  • Volkswagen announces special Lease financing on select models.
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  • 2015 LEASE
  • Volkswagen announces special Lease financing on select models.
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  • 2015 LEASE
  • Volkswagen announces special Lease financing on select models.
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2015 Volkswagen Golf
2015 Volkswagen Golf

New for 2015

The Volkswagen Golf has been completely revised for the 2015 model year, gaining new engines, fresh styling, additional safety features, and increased connectivity. An all-electric e-Golf is introduced, and the Golf SportWagen replaces the Jetta wagon.

Vehicle Overview

The Volkswagen Golf is a compact hatchback that comes in two- and four-door variants, with a wide variety of powertrains from the efficient TDI to the high-performance GTI and R models, to the practical SportWagen. The Golf sits below the Jetta as the smallest offering in the Volkswagen lineup.

Summary

The 2015 Volkswagen Golf is available in two- and four-door hatchback bodies, in addition to adding a wagon style for 2015. Golf variants are powered by six-speed manuals, six-speed automatics, six-speed twin-clutch automatics, and for the EV variant, a single-speed transmission.

Model: TSI
Engine and transmission: Turbocharged 1.8-liter I-4 – five-speed manual or six-speed automatic
Power (FWD): 170 hp/200 lb-ft
EPA-rated fuel economy: 25/37 mpg (manual) – 25/36 mpg (automatic)

Model: TDI
Engine and transmission: Turbodiesel 2.0-liter I-4 – six-speed manual or six-speed automatic
Power (FWD): 150 hp/236 lb-ft
EPA-rated fuel economy: 30/45 mpg (manual) – 31/43 mpg (DSG automatic)

Model: GTI (hatch only)
Engine and transmission: Turbocharged 2.0-liter I-4 – six-speed manual or six-speed automatic
Power (FWD): 210 hp/258 lb-ft (or 220 hp with Performance Package)
EPA-rated fuel economy: 25/34 mpg (manual) – 25/33 mpg (DSG automatic)

Model(s): R (hatch only)
Engine and transmission: Turbocharged 2.0-liter I-4 – six-speed manual or six-speed automatic
Power (AWD): 292 hp/280 lb-ft
EPA-rated fuel economy: 23/30 mpg (automatic) – TBD (manual)

Model: e-Golf (four-door hatch only)
Engine and transmission: AC motor – 24.2 kWh battery – single speed transmission
Power (FWD): 115 hp/199 lb-ft
EPA-rated range and charge times: 83 miles – 20-hours (110 volt) or 4-hours (240 volt) or to 80% fast charge in 30 minutes
The e-Golf and Golf SportWagen will both be available in the first quarter of 2015, and have yet to be rated by the EPA. The Golf R, similarly, is launching first with the automatic and has not been rated by the EPA with the manual transmission. Some of the most notable features for the latest Golf include the ability to fully disable the electronic stability control on the Golf R (something not possible on past models), a 5.8-inch infotainment screen, HID headlights with LED daytime running lights (full LED headlights on the e-Golf), Fender premium audio system, panoramic sunroof, intelligent crash response system, and an adjustable load floor in the cargo area.
The 2015 Volkswagen Golf has not been rated by the NHTSA yet, but is considered a 2014 Top Safety Pick+ by the IIHS.

What We Think

From the practical base 2015 Volkswagen Golf to the exciting Golf R, we like the latest generation that marks the 40-year anniversary of the Golf in the U.S. In a Driven Review of a 2015 Volkswagen Golf SEL, we said, “The interior is spacious, the driving position is superb, and everything looks great. Even better, the standard 170-hp, 1.8-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine has an extraordinarily broad powerband even as it delivers 26/36 mpg.”

The most exciting news for the latest Golf R is the ability to turn off the traction control (completely!), which track enthusiasts have been asking for since the model debuted.
The e-Golf keeps all of the things we’ve come to love about the regular Golf (cargo space, versatility, and a relatively exciting driving experience) and merely loses the gasoline-burning part of the equation. The e-Golf is familiar, and an excellent first effort at a zero-emission vehicle for the U.S. market. In a Driven Review of a 2015 Volkswagen Golf GTI with the Performance Package one editor said, “I have lots of miles in the GTI Mk5 and Mk6, and this Mk7 feels like an old friend. The sensations of smoothness, refinement, precision, and accessible power that characterized those last two generations are even more finely concentrated in the 2015 GTI. The net effect is that the GTI is simply really easy to drive fast and to drive well. Your palms don’t get sweaty.”

You’ll Like

  • Excellent engines from fuel-efficient to high-performance
  • ESC-off button on Golf R
  • Incredibly well-rounded package

You Won’t Like

  • Can’t get a Golf R with a manual transmission when it launches
  • Can get pricey with options
  • e-Golf will only be available in 11 states (CA, OR, and a few East Coasters)

Key Competitors

  • Ford Focus
  • Kia Forte
  • Mazda3
  • Subaru Impreza

Rating

5
VW Golf R400 Spyshot Front Three Quarters
Volkswagen fans, listen up; a Volkswagen Golf R 400 was spotted out and about testing in preparation for production with no exterior camouflage. We have previously had confirmation of the Golf R 400, which was shown as a concept last year, being strongly considered for production, contingent on sourcing a strong enough dual-clutch gearbox to handle the proposed 395 hp pushed out by the 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine.
2015 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen Rear Three Quarter
Though crossovers and SUVs continued to be a dominant force in April 2015 auto sales, an interesting set of statistics from Cars.com shows that buyers haven’t yet given up on the venerable station wagon. The fastest-selling car in April was the 2015 Volkswagen Golf Sportwagen, while the (admittedly crossover-like) 2015 Subaru Outback wagon was the fifth fastest-selling car.
2015 Volkswagen Golf TDI SEL Front Three Quarter In Motion 01
Twenty percent of Americans who buy a Volkswagen order it with a diesel engine. Is that because they're the sort of soy-milk-sipping, socialism-endorsing weirdos who secretly wish they lived in Europe? Perhaps. More likely, it's because they recognize that Volkswagen TDI models provide a sweet balance between performance and efficiency.
2015 VW Golf R Ignition Screenshot
On paper, the 2015 Volkswagen Golf R is the enthusiast’s dream: A 292 hp, all-wheel drive, European hatch that can crack off sub-5 second runs to 60 mph and carry four adults and their luggage in comfort when the need arises, all while returning up to 30 mpg on the highway. However, the Golf R starts at a staggering $10,000 over the base price of a Volkswagen Golf GTI, the R’s less-powerful sibling. On the newest episode of Ignition, host Carlos Lago gets some quality seat time in the Golf R to determine if it is worth the hefty premium.
2015 Volkswagen Golf R Front Three Quarter In Motion 05
JULIAN, California – Our convoy of 2015 Volkswagen Golf R hatches blasts along thinly trafficked canyon roads just outside San Diego. We’ve sampled the hot hatch a handful of times in the past year, but only European-spec cars and only on racetracks. Now, just as the Golf R hits showrooms, we’re getting a shot at the U.S. version on the types of roads American enthusiasts will drive.

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2015 Volkswagen Golf Specifications

Quick Glance:
Engine
1.8L I4Engine
Fuel economy City:
25 MPG
Fuel economy Highway:
37 MPG
Horsepower:
170 hp @ 4500rpm
Torque:
200 ft lb of torque @ 1600rpm
  • Air Conditioning
  • Power Windows
  • Power Locks
  • Power Seats (optional)
  • Steering Wheel Tilt
  • Cruise Control (optional)
  • Sunroof (optional)
  • ABS
  • Stabilizer Front
  • Stabilizer RearABS
  • Electronic Traction Control
  • Electronic Stability Control
  • Locking Differential (optional)
  • Limited Slip Differential
  • Airbag Driver
  • Airbag Passenger
  • Airbag Side Front
  • Airbag Side Rear (optional)
  • Radio
  • CD Player
  • CD Changer (optional)
  • DVD (optional)
  • Navigation (optional)
Vehicle
36,000 miles / 36 months
Powertrain
60,000 miles / 60 months
Corrosion
Unlimited miles / 144 months
Roadside
36,000 miles / 36 months
Maintenance
10,000 miles / 12 months
Recall Date
12-31-1969:21:35:40
Component
STEERING
Summary
Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (Volkswagen) is recalling certain model year 2015 Golf and GTI vehicles manufactured January 27, 2014, to May 12, 2014. In the affected vehicles, the stabilizer link fasteners may come loose and possibly interfere with the steering of the vehicle.
Consequences
A loose stabilizer link may interfere with the vehicle's steering, requiring additional effort to control the vehicle, increasing the risk of a crash.
Remedy
Volkswagen will notify owners, and dealers will replace the front stabilizer links, free of charge. The recall began in July 2014. Owners may contact Volkswagen customer service at 1-800-822-8987. Volkswagen's number for this recall is 40K9/1W.
Potential Units Affected
2,001
Notes
Volkswagen of America, Inc.


Recall Date
12-31-1969:21:35:50
Component
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:DELIVERY:FUEL PUMP
Summary
Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (Volkswagen) is recalling certain model year 2015 Volkswagen Golf, and GTI manufactured on February 17, 2014, to May 22, 2014, and Audi A3 manufactured on February 16, 2013, to April 23, 2014. Improper nickel plating of components within the fuel pump may result in the fuel pump failing.
Consequences
If the fuel pump fails, the vehicle will not start, or if the engine is running, it will stop and the vehicle will stall, increasing the risk of a crash.
Remedy
Volkswagen will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the vehicles and replace any affected fuel pumps, free of charge. The recall began on June 16, 2015. Owners may contact Volkswagen at 1-800-893-5298 or Audi at 1-800-253-2834.
Potential Units Affected
6,205
Notes
Volkswagen Group of America, Inc.


Recall Date
12-31-1969:21:35:50
Component
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:FUEL INJECTION SYSTEM:FUEL RAIL
Summary
Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (Volkswagen) is recalling certain model year 2014-2015 Jetta vehicles manufactured March 28, 2014, to November 24, 2014, 2014-2015 Passat vehicles manufactured April 7, 2014, to November 18, 2014, 2015 Golf and GTI vehicles manufactured July 1, 2014, to November 20, 2014, and 2014-2015 Beetle and Beetle Convertible vehicles manufactured March 31, 2014, to November 27, 2014. A sealing cap at the fuel rail may fail, allowing fuel to leak into the engine compartment.
Consequences
A fuel leak, in the presence of an ignition source, can result in a vehicle fire.
Remedy
Volkswagen will notify owners, and dealers will replace the fuel rails with new parts, free of charge. The recall began February 6, 2015. Owners may contact Volkswagen customer service at 1-800-822-8987. Volkswagen's number for this recall is 24BL. Note: This recall expands and supersedes recall 14V-809 (Volkswagen recall number 24Bi) and only affects vehicles not previously repaired under that campaign.
Potential Units Affected
44,658
Notes
Volkswagen Group of America, Inc.


IIHS Front Small Overlap
Good
NHTSA Rating Front Driver
Not Rated
NHTSA Rating Front Passenger
Not Rated
NHTSA Rating Front Side
Not Rated
NHTSA Rating Rear Side
Not Rated
NHTSA Rating Overall
Not Rated
NHTSA Rating Rollover
Not Rated
IIHS Overall Front Crash
Good
IIHS Overall Side Crash
Good
IIHS Best Pick
1
IIHS Rear Crash
Good
IIHS Roof Strength
Good

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5-Year Total Cost to Own For The 2015 Volkswagen Golf

Depreciation
31.5%
Loss in Value + Expenses
= 5 Year Cost to Own
Depreciation
$9,050
31.5%
Insurance
$6,675
23.2%
Fuel Cost
$7,902
27.5%
Financing
$1,847
6.4%
Maintenance
$2,154
7.5%
Repair Costs
$771
2.7%
State Fees
$360
1.3%
Five Year Cost of Ownership: $28,759 What's This?
Value Rating: Excellent