Chevrolet Volt vs. Volkswagen Golf

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Key Specs

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book
$33,520
$21,895 - $25,495

Expert Rating

Expert Rating

Owner Reviews

Owner Reviews
Not Available
Not Available

Horsepower

Horsepower
149 hp
147 - 168 hp

Bluetooth

Bluetooth

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera

Engine Type

Engine Type
range extender 1.5L Variable Valve Timing DI DOHC 4
1.8L TSI DOHC 16V 4
1.4L TSI DOHC 16V 4

Interior Features

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry

Universal Garage Door Opener

Universal Garage Door Opener
Optional
Optional

Heated Mirrors

Heated Mirrors
Optional

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors

Cruise Control

Cruise Control

Power Windows

Power Windows

Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost

Power Steering

Power Steering

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
42.1 in.
41.2 in.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
37.8 in.
38.6 in.

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
34.7 in.
35.6 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
35.8 in.
38.6 in.

Bluetooth

Bluetooth

MP3 Player

MP3 Player

Smart Device Integration

Smart Device Integration

AUX Input

AUX Input

Exterior Features

Standard Wheels

Standard Wheels
Aluminum
Aluminum

Tire Width

Tire Width
P215/50R17
P195/65HR15 - P205/55HR16

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
106.1 in.
103.5 in.

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
36.4 ft.
35.8 ft.

Length

Length
180.4 in.
179.6 - 179.8 in.

Width

Width
71.2 in.
70.8 in.

Mechanical Specs

Weight

Weight
3519 lbs.
3053 - 3325 lbs.

Horsepower

Horsepower
149 hp
147 - 168 hp

Torque

Torque
294 ft. lbs.
184 - 199 ft. lbs.

4wheel Disc Brakes

4wheel Disc Brakes

Engine Cylinders

Engine Cylinders
4 Cylinder
4 Cylinder

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
8.9 gal.
13.2 - 14.5 gal.

Combined

Combined
43 mpg
26 - 33 mpg

City

City
43 mpg
22 - 29 mpg

Highway

Highway
42 mpg
29 - 37 mpg

Safety Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes

Automatic Headlights

Automatic Headlights

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Child Safety Locks

Child Safety Locks

Stability Control

Stability Control

Traction Control

Traction Control

Automated Emergency Braking

Automated Emergency Braking

Blind Spot Monitor

Blind Spot Monitor
Optional
Optional

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Front Side Airbag

Front Side Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Tech Specs

Vehicle Name

Vehicle Name
Chevrolet Volt
Volkswagen Golf SportWagen

Body Style

Body Style
Hatchback
4MOTION - Wagon

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
Front wheel drive
All Wheel Drive - Front Wheel Drive

EPA Classification

EPA Classification
Compact Cars
Small Station Wagon

Passenger Capacity

Passenger Capacity
5
5

Passenger Volume

Passenger Volume
90.3 ft³.
94.3 ft³.

Base Curb Weight

Base Curb Weight
3519 lbs.
3053 - 3325 lbs.

Fuel Economy Est-Combined

Fuel Economy Est-Combined
42 mpg.
24 - 32 mpg.

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
43 mpg.
22 - 29 mpg.

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
42 mpg.
29 - 37 mpg.

Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year

Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
0.8
5.5, 5.6, 7.1, 7.4

Engine Type

Engine Type
Gas/Electric I4
Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4

Displacement

Displacement
1.5L/
1.4 L/85 - 1.8 L/110

Fuel System

Fuel System
Direct Injection
Gasoline Direct Injection

Trans Type

Trans Type
1
6 - 8

Trans Description Cont.

Trans Description Cont.
Automatic
Auto-Shift Manual w/OD, Automatic w/OD, Manual w/OD

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.64
3.39, 3.87, 3.94, 4.38

Suspension Type - Front

Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut
Strut

Suspension Type - Rear

Suspension Type - Rear
Compound Crank
Multi-Link

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs
Strut

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs
Multi-Link

Front Tire Size

Front Tire Size
P215/50R17
P195/65HR15 - P205/55HR16

Rear Tire Size

Rear Tire Size
P215/50R17
P195/65HR15 - P205/55HR16

Front Wheel Size

Front Wheel Size
17 x 7 in.
15 X 6 - 16 X 6.5 in.

Rear Wheel Size

Rear Wheel Size
17 x 7 in.
15 X 6 - 16 X 6.5 in.

Front Wheel Material

Front Wheel Material
Aluminum
Aluminum

Rear Wheel Material

Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum
Aluminum

Steering Type

Steering Type
Electric Pwr
Rack-Pinion

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb
36.4 ft.
35.8 ft.

Brake Type

Brake Type
Regenerative
4-Wheel Disc

Brake ABS System

Brake ABS System
4-Wheel
4-Wheel

Disc - Front

Disc - Front
Yes
Yes

Disc - Rear

Disc - Rear
Yes
Yes

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
11 in.
11.3 in.

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
10 in.
10.7 in.

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
8.9 gal.
13.2 - 14.5 gal.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
37.8 in.
38.6 in.

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
42.1 in.
41.2 in.

Front Shoulder Room

Front Shoulder Room
56.5 in.
55.9 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
35.8 in.
38.6 in.

Second Leg Room

Second Leg Room
34.7 in.
35.6 in.

Second Shoulder Room

Second Shoulder Room
53.2 in.
53.9 in.

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
106.1 in.
103.5 in.

Length, Overall

Length, Overall
180.4 in.
179.6 - 179.8 in.

Width, Max w/o mirrors

Width, Max w/o mirrors
71.2 in.
70.8 in.

Height, Overall

Height, Overall
56.4 in.
58.3 in.

Track Width, Front

Track Width, Front
60.6 in.
61 in.

Track Width, Rear

Track Width, Rear
61.8 in.
59.9 in.

Model Group

Model Group
Volt
Golf

Vehicle Segment

Vehicle Segment
Compact
Compact

Vehicle Type

Vehicle Type
Hatchback
Wagon

Engine Displacement Units

Engine Displacement Units
1.5
1.4 - 1.8

Engine Camshaft

Engine Camshaft
DOHC
DOHC

Engine Block Type

Engine Block Type
aluminum
aluminum - iron

Engine Cylinder Count

Engine Cylinder Count
4
4

Engine Valve Count

Engine Valve Count
4
4