2015 Volkswagen Golf R Values
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2015 model year changes
The Volkswagen Golf enters its seventh generation for 2015 and is completely redesigned, though the changes are subtle, beginning at the front with revised headlights and bumper, moving along to creased sides, with new taillights in the rear. It is the first U.S.-market VW to utilize the company's Modular Transverse Matrix platform, which other VW Group vehicles worldwide share. Overall, VW claims the new Golf is bigger, lighter, faster and more fuel-efficient than the car it replaces. Power comes from a turbocharged 1.8L 4-cylinder, which takes the place of the previous generation's 2.5L 5-cylinder. A 2.0L turbo direct-injection clean diesel is also available, offering an EPA-estimated highway fuel economy rating of 36 mpg when equipped with a 6-speed automatic transmission. Pricing for the new Golf starts at $17,995.
Straightforward, practical, and spacious hatchback layout; sharp steering and handling; impressive fuel economy; affordable performance
Special features for 2015
Few cars have the staying power or instant recognition of the Volkswagen Golf, and the all-new Golf picks up right where its predecessor left off -- with even more to like. As a leader in the busy hatchback segment, the Golf is loaded with standard features, excellent ergonomics and plenty of practical space for passengers and cargo. Turbocharged power gives the Golf 1.8T plenty of pep, while the TDI clean diesel is a champion of efficiency in the city and on the highway.
The Volkswagen Golf R returns in the seventh-generation Golf with a longer platform that is wider than previous models. Well-equipped, standard equipment includes: 18” premium alloy wheels, sport-tuned suspension and braking systems, sport-tuned steering system, bi-xenon headlamps, duel chromed exhaust, sport seating or leather seating, GPS with 5.8” touchscreen console, heated and powered side mirrors, LED daytime running lights, two-zone climate control, Bluetooth/iPod/USB integration and an eight-speaker audio system. Under the hood is a turbocharged four-cylinder engine that makes 292 horsepower and 280 pound-feet of torque. Volkswagen offers a three-year/36,000-mile limited warranty.