The shift action's long, and so is the clutch pedal's stroke, though it has only a short amount of uptake travel. The diesel hatchback averaged 81. The recall began February 6, 2015. Research the latest Volkswagen Golf body styles, read detailed model specifications and features, compare with other models, and locate Volkswagen dealerships near you where you can purchase your next vehicle. There is a reason this was chosen as Motor Trend's 2015 Car of the Year! I sure hope not that a joke. All this bare brightwork is a bit of a cliché nowadays—the slabs-o-metal ship has sailed, boys—and does not make the car feel current or sporty. If not, stick with the 2015 Golf.
Gas models have faster times and proved quicker on Motor Trend's figure eight. The 2015 Focus is not yet in dealers, as of July 25, 2014, but most of its details are available. Those are very acceptable numbers in times when everybody is driving much too fast—except for all the morons who are driving way too slow. With a clear design history dating all the way back to the first Golf in 1974, the newest iteration four decades later is larger but just as crisp. Covered under warranty but I can only imagine what it would have cost if it were not.
Next in line is the , which we review separately. The strength helps quell vibrations and saves weight that gets put to better use as sound deadening. The 2019 Golf's advancements are worth the extra expense, but if you're looking for a model that's more cost effective and still offers a solid amount of technology, you can't go wrong with the 2015 Golf. The 2015 Golf marks the start of the current generation. The gaps are tighter, the pieces stronger, and the all of the cars have gone on a diet, with some models shedding more than 200 pounds.
The Golf has comfortable and supportive front seats, but taller passengers may struggle to get comfortable in the rear seats because of the Golf's low-mounted seat cushions. Instead of that, I started using the spare key. Below is a list of highlighted features and not an exhaustive list. There is also a performance-oriented Golf R model available. One toe on the accelerator, and you get whiplash. Stainless-steel pedals and a foot support should altogether make it feel sportier and more driver-focused even when you're not moving quickly. Road noise is very well isolated, too.
A sealing cap at the fuel rail may fail, allowing fuel to leak into the engine compartment. The reason given is that the oil delivered with the car has some special qualities to allow the engine to break in. All engines feature cast-iron blocks with five main bearings and aluminum heads. Though it has a bit of turbo lag, this engine should be strong enough for most drivers. A manual transmission will arrive a few months after launch, debuting in 2016 models. Still getting 44 miles per gallon! The upside is a vastly more spacious cabin, with lots of empty air now filling the gaps between you, the passengers, and the doors. Have no regrets and would buy it again.
With those numbers, it's up to 20 percent more efficient than the 2. Since these cars have very similar cabins and standard features, choosing between them comes down to how much of a premium you place on performance. Which Is Better: 2015 Volkswagen Golf or 2015 Mazda3? Owners may contact Volkswagen customer service at 1-800-822-8987. We asked for the entire car to be replaced. Features are standard unless otherwise noted. However, the Mazda3 really stands out for its great all-around performance, highlighted by precise steering, sportier handling, and a comfortable ride over uneven pavement.
The most amazing moon roof I've seen, covering nearly the entire roof. To remain impartial, we do not accept extravagant gifts from automakers, and an outside source handles our advertising. Specific features were also added depending on the trim. Video by Dan Gray See More Car Videos Join Our Facebook Page. Glad I got the first year of this 7th generation. Make sure a Volkswagen dealer has addressed these recalls before purchasing a 2015 Golf. The Golf R and e-Golf are 4-door only.
I hated to give it up. Still, the gasoline engine model has a smooth linear feel, and with a traditional 6-speed automatic transmission, the Golf has solid road manners and a comfortable ride. Yet this is no slight. Entry and exit is easy, thanks to a roofline that doesn't rob headroom for visual drama. The diesel is very torquey and offers acceleration equal to most energetic gasoline options. Is It Better to Buy a Used or New Golf? Features that we love include Keyless entry and start, Automatic Headlights, Touch Screen infotainment system, Heated seats and mirrors, Bluetooth and Navigation.
Pulled too far over a high parking stall front blocker and when I reversed it ripped the entire front grill off breaking all the eyelets. Volkswagen is recalling certain 2015-2018 Volkswagen Golf and Golf Sportwagen vehicles. Volkswagen bought it back with a very generous offer. Redesigned for 2015, this example continued those virtues and then some, making it the best Golf to date. Other additions for the 2015 model year include keyless entry and remote start, adaptive cruise control, and even drowsiness detection. The e-Golf uses an electric motor and has an estimated range of 83 miles.
Then there's the wagon, which Volkswagen points out has more cargo space than some small crossover utility vehicles: 30. For any frugal, practical, or environmentally conscious person out there, it's a no brainer. Volkswagen issued owners an interim notification on August 10, 2018. In 2015, Volkswagen admitted diesel engines in this model illegally cheated federal tests and polluted beyond allowable limits. Here are 15 modern-day giant killers… Development of a seventh-gen Volkswagen Golf race car is under way. There's an optional larger color touchscreen as well as a panorama sunroof.