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2012 Volkswagen Golf Comparisons

Base Hatchback

General Pricing

Resale Value $19,795.00 $18,995.00 $18,730.00
Destination $770.00 $750.00 $750.00

Engines & Power

Standard Engine 2.5L I5 2.0L H4 2.0L I4
Horsepower 170 @ 5700 RPM 148 @ 6200 RPM 158 @ 6400 RPM
Torque 177 @ 4250 RPM 145 @ 4200 RPM 141 @ 5000 RPM
Valves 4 4 4
Displacement (cc) 2480 1995 1998
Bore X Stroke (in.) 3.2 X 3.6 3.3 X 3.5 3.4 X 3.4
Compression Ratio 9.5:1 10.5:1 10.5:1

Fuel Economy

City (mpg) 24 27 24
Highway (mpg) 31 36 32

Exterior Dimensions & Weight

Curb Weight - Automatic (lb.) 3022.5 2910.1 3011.5
Wheelbase (in.) 101.5 104.1 103.7
Length (in.) 165.4 173.8 173.8
Width (in.) 70.3 68.5 68.8
Height (in.) 58.3 57.7 60.4
Track Front (in.) 60.7 59.4 59.8
Track Rear (in.) 59.6 59.6 59.8
Ground Clearance (in.) N/A N/A N/A

Interior Dimensions

Standard Seating 5 5 5
Front Headroom (in.) 39.3 39.7 39.8
Rear Headroom (in.) 38.5 37.1 38.9
Front Legroom (in.) 41.2 43.5 41.8
Rear Legroom (in.) 35.5 35.4 35.7
Front Shoulder Room (in.) 54.7 55.6 55.4
Rear Shoulder Room (in.) 52.8 54.2 53.4
Front Hip Room (in.) N/A 52.2 52.2
Rear Hip Room (in.) N/A 53.1 49.6

Payload & Towing

Passenger Volumn (cu. ft.) 93.0 97.1 95.2

Steering, Suspension & Brakes

Front Suspension strut strut strut
Rear Suspension multi-link wishbone multi-link
Tires 195/65R15 195/65R15 215/55R18

Anti-Theft & Locks

Power Door Locks Std. Std. Std.

Braking & Traction

4 Wheel Drive / All Wheel Drive front wheel drive 4x4 wheel drive front wheel drive
ABS Brakes (2 or 4 Wheel) Std. Std. Std.
Limited Slip Differential or Axle N/A Std. N/A
Vehicle Stability Control System Std. Std. Std.

Entertainment, Communication & Navigation

Radio AM/FM AM/FM AM/FM
Cassette Player N/A N/A N/A
CD Player Yes Yes Yes
CD Changer N/A N/A N/A
DVD Player N/A N/A N/A
Navigation Aid N/A N/A N/A

Interior

Cruise Control Std. Std. Std.
Tilt Steering Yes Yes Yes
Telescopic Steering Column Yes Yes N/A

Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning

Air Conditioning Std. Std. Std.

Safety

Driver Airbag Std. Std. Std.
Front Side Airbag Std. Std. N/A
Passenger Side Airbag Std. Std. Std.
Rear Side Airbag N/A N/A N/A

Seats

Driver Multi-Adjustable Power Seat Yes N/A N/A

Roof

Sunroof / Moonroof N/A N/A N/A

Windows, Mirrors & Wipers

Power Windows Std. Std. Std.

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