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What are the Key Differences Between the Volkswagen Golf Models?

Volkswagen Golf Model Comparison

As you likely know, Volkswagen has six different Golf models available in its vehicle lineup. This is largely due to the tremendous success of the original Volkswagen Golf, which was introduced way back in 1974! Have you ever wondered what the key differences were between these six VW Golf models? If so, then you are in luck as the staff here at Frank Boucher Volkswagen of Janesville is here to educate you! Join us as we examine the key differences between the Volkswagen Golf models today!

Volkswagen Golf Model Performance Specs Comparison

As you surely know, the six Volkswagen Golf models include the VW Golf, the VW Golf GTI, the VW Golf R, the VW e-Golf, the VW Golf SportWagen, and the VW Golf Alltrack. One of the key differences between the six Volkswagen Golf models is the level of engine performance and fuel economy that each model offers. The lists below highlight these key specifications for each model’s base engine option.

Exterior view of a gray 2019 Volkswagen Golf

VW Golf Specs:

  • 1.4L Turbo I-4 Engine
  • 147 Horsepower
  • 184 Pound-Feet of Torque
  • 29 City MPG & 37 Hwy MPG

Exterior view of a white 2019 Volkswagen e-Golf

VW e-Golf Specs:

  • 100 kW AC Electric Motor
  • 134 Horsepower
  • 214 Pound-Feet of Torque
  • 125 City MPGe & 111 Hwy MPGe

Exterior view of a black 2020 Volkswagen Golf GTI

VW Golf GTI Specs:

  • 2.0L Turbo I-4 Engine
  • 228 Horsepower
  • 258 Pound-Feet of Torque
  • 24 City MPG & 32 Hwy MPG

Exterior view of a blue 2019 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen

VW Golf SportWagen Specs:

  • 1.4L Turbo I-4 Engine
  • 147 Horsepower
  • 184 Pound-Feet of Torque
  • 27 City MPG & 36 Hwy MPG

Exterior view of a blue 2019 Volkswagen Golf R

VW Golf R Specs:

  • 2.0L Turbo I-4 Engine
  • 288 Horsepower
  • 280 Pound-Feet of Torque
  • 21 City MPG & 29 Hwy MPG

Exterior view of a blue 2019 Volkswagen Golf Alltrack

VW Golf Alltrack Specs:

  • 1.8L Turbo I-4 Engine
  • 168 Horsepower
  • 199 Pound-Feet of Torque
  • 22 City MPG & 30 Hwy MPG

Volkswagen Golf Model Interior Dimension Comparison

Another key difference between the VW Golf models is the amount of cargo and passenger space that they offer. The VW Golf offers 22.8 cubic feet of standard cargo volume, 53.7 cubic feet of maximum cargo volume, and 93.5 cubic feet of EPA passenger volume. The VW Golf GTI, VW Golf R, and VW e-Golf all offer the same standard cargo volume and EPA passenger volume as the VW Golf while offering 52.7 cubic feet of maximum cargo volume. Both the VW Golf SportWagen and VW Golf Alltrack offer 30.4 cubic feet, 66.5 cubic feet, and 94.3 cubic feet of standard cargo volume, maximum cargo volume, and EPA passenger volume respectively.

Contact the staff here at Frank Boucher Volkswagen of Janesville today to explore the VW Golf models in our inventory for yourself today!


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