Kelley Blue Book Value®
$10,002 - $29,495
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
30 City / 43 HWY
Horsepower
150-170
Seats
5
Front passenger 3/4 w/ wheels turned.
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Kelley Blue Book Value®
$10,002 - $29,495
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
30 City / 43 HWY
Horsepower
150-170
Seats
5

Expert Review

By Kelley Blue Book Editorial Staff

Editor's Overview

The all-new 2015 Volkswagen Golf represents a family of vehicles that includes 2-door and 4-door hatchbacks, performance variants like the Golf GTI and Golf R, the upcoming Golf SportWag...

2015 Volkswagen Golf Owner Reviews

4.56

45 Reviews

62% 31% 7% 2 star 0% 1 star 0%

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Perfect size, small but big enough for camping.

I am quite pleased with my Volkswagen golf sport wagon. It is so much fun to drive. It has amazing steering. I can turn the car all the way around without needing to make a k-turn. It also has a bit of spunk, it can get going pretty fast! I think the size is perfect. Its roomy enough so that my backseat passengers do not get squashed, but not too big to be cumbersome while driving. It is the perfect size for a camping trip with just me and my partner. The back seats can fold down completely flat, so we can fit everything we need with room to spare. That said, the car does have many quirks. The locking mechanism is not reliable, and I have gotten locked out of my car before. While I am driving it will unlock and lock at random. It also recently needed to have the battery replaced, which was disappointing because the car is not that old. The resale value has gone down quite a bit since Volkswagen's scandal, which was also disappointing.

- Lucy T

Golf: For the amateur rally car racer.

As far as performance the car is amazing and packs a lot of punch for a car its size. It has a quick acceleration and is fun to drive. I've never had any issues related to its durability. I live in a state with harsh winters and the Golf does really well with driving in snow and ice. I have actually tried to make it slide in ice and it doesn't. It's great on gas, only 20 to 28 dollars to fill up a tank in my area. The comfort is lacking for passengers though. It's actually good if you have kids as their is a car seat attachment in the back but for normal sized adults it's quite treacherous. There are issues with the dashboard computer with false alarms, but otherwise no issues with that.

- Dan V

Golf TDI emission system problems

The AdBlue/ emissions system is the biggest setback. It�s the only part of the vehicle I've had to get repaired. New diesels are hampered by this technology. Before the recall I was able to drive 10,000 miles on a tank of Adblue. Now it�s less and the vehicle won't start again if you run out of AdBlue. The biggest problem I've had with the car was when I had a full tank of Adblue but the sensor wasn�t reading the level. I had to drive the car straight to the dealer otherwise I would have had to get it towed if I had turned it off before that. The dealership mechanics took two weeks and replaced numerous parts before they fixed the problem.

- Michael S

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Key Specs

Category Name: Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book Value
$10,002 - $12,921
$17,995 - $29,495

Horsepower

Horsepower
170 hp
150 - 170 hp

Engine Type

Engine Type
1.8T 4 Cylinder Turbocharged
2.0 TDI Diesel 4 Cylinder
1.8T 4 Cylinder Turbocharged
Interior Features

Category Name: Convenience & Comfort

Alarm

Alarm

Heated Mirrors

Heated Mirrors

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors

Power Windows

Power Windows

Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost

Power Steering

Power Steering

Category Name: Dimensions

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
41.2 in.
41.2 in.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
38.4 in.
38.4 in.

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
35.6 in.
35.6 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
38.1 in.
38.1 in.

Category Name: Entertainment

CD Player

CD Player

Category Name: Seats

Passengers

Passengers
5
5

Driver Lumbar

Driver Lumbar
Exterior Features

Category Name: Accessories

Standard Wheels

Standard Wheels
Steel

Rear Spoiler

Rear Spoiler
Optional
Optional

Category Name: Dimensions

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
103.8 in.
103.8 in.

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
35.8 ft.
35.8 ft.

Length

Length
167.5 in.
167.5 in.

Width

Width
70.5 in.
70.5 - 70.8 in.
Mechanical Specs

Category Name: Engine & Performance

Weight

Weight
2901 .lbs
2901 - 3126 .lbs

Horsepower

Horsepower
170 hp
150 - 170 hp

Torque

Torque
200 ft. lbs.
200 - 236 ft. lbs.

Turbocharged

Turbocharged

4wheel Disc Brakes

4wheel Disc Brakes

Engine Cylinders

Engine Cylinders
4 Cylinder

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive
Front Wheel Drive

Category Name: Fuel

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
13.2 gal.
13.2 gal.

Combined

Combined
13 - 19 mpg
13 - 37 mpg

City

City
25 mpg
25 mpg

Highway

Highway
37 mpg
36 - 37 mpg
Safety Features

Category Name: Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes

Automatic Headlights

Automatic Headlights
Optional

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Tire Pressure Monitor System

HID Headlights

HID Headlights
Optional

Auto Leveling Headlights

Auto Leveling Headlights
Optional

Rear Parking Sensors

Rear Parking Sensors
Optional

Category Name: Assistance

Automated Emergency Braking

Automated Emergency Braking

Category Name: Air Bags

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

Safety & Reliability

NHTSA Crash Test
  • Front

  • Overall

  • Rollover

  • Side

*National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

IIHS Crash Test
  • Moderate Overlap Front

  • Side

  • Roof Strength

  • Driver-side Overlap Front

*Insurance Institute for Highway Safety