Volkswagen Golf vs. Toyota Corolla

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Key Specs

MSRP

Kelley Blue Book
$21,685 - $25,035 (MSRP)
$18,600

Expert Rating

Expert Rating

Owner Reviews

Owner Reviews
4.57 / 5
7 Reviews

Horsepower

Horsepower
170 hp
132 hp

Bluetooth

Bluetooth

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera

Engine Type

Engine Type
1.8L TSI DOHC 16V 4 Cylinder Turbocharged
1.8L I

Interior Features

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry

Universal Garage Door Opener

Universal Garage Door Opener
Optional

Rain Sensing Wipers

Rain Sensing Wipers

Heated Mirrors

Heated Mirrors

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors

Steering Wheel Controls

Steering Wheel Controls

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
41.2 in.
42.3 in.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
38.6 in.
38.3 in.

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
35.6 in.
41.4 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
38.6 in.
37.1 in.

Bluetooth

Bluetooth

MP3 Player

MP3 Player

Smart Device Integration

Smart Device Integration

AUX Input

AUX Input

Standard Seat

Standard Seat

Passengers

Passengers
5
5

Power Driver Seat

Power Driver Seat

Exterior Features

Standard Wheels

Standard Wheels
Aluminum
Steel

Tire Width

Tire Width
P195/65HR15 - P205/55HR16
P195/65SR15

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
103.5 in.
106.3 in.

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
35.8 ft.
35.6 ft.

Length

Length
179.6 - 179.8 in.
183.1 in.

Width

Width
70.8 in.
69.9 in.

Mechanical Specs

Weight

Weight
3053 - 3325 lbs.
2840 lbs.

Horsepower

Horsepower
170 hp
132 hp

Torque

Torque
184 - 199 ft. lbs.
128 ft. lbs.

Turbocharged

Turbocharged
4 Cylinder

4wheel Disc Brakes

4wheel Disc Brakes
Front Wheel Drive

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
13.2 - 14.5 gal.
13.2 gal.

Combined

Combined
26 - 30 mpg
32 mpg

City

City
22 - 25 mpg
28 mpg

Highway

Highway
29 - 34 mpg
36 mpg

Safety Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire
Temporary 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

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
Volkswagen Golf SportWagen
Toyota Corolla

Body Style

Body Style
4MOTION - Wagon
Sedan

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive - Front Wheel Drive
Front Wheel Drive

EPA Classification

EPA Classification
Small Station Wagon
Compact Cars

Passenger Capacity

Passenger Capacity
5
5

Passenger Volume

Passenger Volume
94.3 ft³.
97.5 ft³.

Base Curb Weight

Base Curb Weight
3053 - 3325 lbs.
2840 lbs.

Fuel Economy Est-Combined

Fuel Economy Est-Combined
24 - 29 mpg.
32 mpg.

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
22 - 25 mpg.
28 mpg.

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
29 - 34 mpg.
36 mpg.

Engine Type

Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4
Regular Unleaded I-4

Displacement

Displacement
1.8 L/110
1.8 L/110

Fuel System

Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection
Sequential MPI

Trans Type

Trans Type
5 - 6
1

Trans Description Cont.

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

First Gear Ratio (:1)

First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.46, 3.77, 3.78, 4.46
2.48 - 0.40

Second Gear Ratio (:1)

Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.05, 2.09, 2.12, 2.51
2.60

Third Gear Ratio (:1)

Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.27, 1.30, 1.32, 1.56
4.76

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.86, 0.90, 0.91, 1.14
390

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.66, 0.85, 0.90, 0.91
5.5

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.67 - 0.76
80

Reverse Ratio (:1)

Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.19, 3.60, 3.99, 4.55
Strut

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)

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

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
480
Strut

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

Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.1, 6.3, 7.1, 7.4
Torsion Beam

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
140
P195/65SR15

Suspension Type - Front

Suspension Type - Front
Strut
P195/65SR15

Suspension Type - Rear

Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link
Compact

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut
15 X 6 in.

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link
15 X 6 in.

Front Tire Size

Front Tire Size
P195/65HR15 - P205/55HR16
Compact in.

Rear Tire Size

Rear Tire Size
P195/65HR15 - P205/55HR16
Styled Steel

Spare Tire Size

Spare Tire Size
Compact
Styled Steel

Front Wheel Size

Front Wheel Size
15 X 6 - 16 X 6.5 in.
Steel

Rear Wheel Size

Rear Wheel Size
15 X 6 - 16 X 6.5 in.
Rack-Pinion

Spare Wheel Size

Spare Wheel Size
Compact in.
35.6 ft.

Front Wheel Material

Front Wheel Material
Aluminum
Front Disc/Rear Drum

Rear Wheel Material

Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum
4-Wheel

Spare Wheel Material

Spare Wheel Material
Steel
Yes

Steering Type

Steering Type
Rack-Pinion
10.8 in.

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb
35.8 ft.
9 in.

Brake Type

Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc
Yes

Brake ABS System

Brake ABS System
4-Wheel
9 in.

Disc - Front

Disc - Front
Yes
13.2 gal.

Disc - Rear

Disc - Rear
Yes
38.3 in.

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness

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

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness

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

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
13.2 - 14.5 gal.
53 in.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
38.6 in.
37.1 in.

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
41.2 in.
41.4 in.

Front Shoulder Room

Front Shoulder Room
55.9 in.
54.8 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
38.6 in.
43.9 in.

Second Leg Room

Second Leg Room
35.6 in.
106.3 in.

Second Shoulder Room

Second Shoulder Room
53.9 in.
183.1 in.

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
103.5 in.
69.9 in.

Length, Overall

Length, Overall
179.6 - 179.8 in.
57.3 in.

Width, Max w/o mirrors

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

Height, Overall

Height, Overall
58.3 in.
60.4 in.

Track Width, Front

Track Width, Front
61 in.
6.7 in.

Track Width, Rear

Track Width, Rear
59.9 in.
13 ft³.

Min Ground Clearance

Min Ground Clearance
5.4 - 5.5 in.
Corolla

Cargo Volume to Seat 1

Cargo Volume to Seat 1
66.5 ft³.
Compact

Cargo Volume to Seat 2

Cargo Volume to Seat 2
30.4 ft³.
Sedan

Cargo Volume to Seat 3

Cargo Volume to Seat 3
30.4 ft³.
1.8

Model Group

Model Group
Golf
DOHC

Vehicle Segment

Vehicle Segment
Compact
aluminum

Vehicle Type

Vehicle Type
Wagon
4

Engine Displacement Units

Engine Displacement Units
1.8
4