2010 Volkswagen Golf TDI Road Test Specs | Edmunds

2010 Volkswagen Golf - Road Test Specs

2010 Volkswagen Golf Hatchback

(2.0L 4-cyl. Turbo Diesel 6-speed Automated Manual)


Model year2010
StyleTDI 2dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl Turbodiesel 6AM)
Base MSRP$23,840
Options on test vehicleNavigation Package ($1,750 -- includes 6.5-inch touchscreen; 10GB navigation hard drive; 20GB audio hard drive; audio CD with WMA, MP3 and DVD video playback; SD memory card slot; auxiliary input)
As-tested MSRP$25,590


Drive typeFront-wheel drive
Engine typeInline-4
Displacement (cc/cu-in)1,968cc (120 cu-in)
Block/head materialCast iron/aluminum
ValvetrainSingle overhead camshaft
Compression ratio (x:1)16.5
Redline (rpm)5,000
Horsepower (hp @ rpm)140 @ 4,000
Torque (lb-ft @ rpm)236 @ 1,750
Transmission typeSix-speed automated manual


Suspension, frontMacPherson strut
Suspension, rearMultilink
Steering typeElectric speed-proportional power steering
Steering ratio (x:1)16.4:1
Tire brandContinental
Tire modelContiProContact
Tire typeAll season
Tire size, front225/45R17 H
Tire size, rear225/45R17 H
Wheel size17-by-7.5 inches front and rear
Wheel materialAlloy
Brakes, frontVentilated disc
Brakes, rearDisc

Fuel Consumption

EPA fuel economy (mpg)30 city/42 highway
Fuel tank capacity (U.S. gal.)14.5

Dimensions & Capacities

Curb weight, mfr. claim (lbs.)3,041
Length (in.)165.4
Width (in.)70.3
Height (in.)58.3
Wheelbase (in.)101.5
Track, front (in.)60.7
Track, rear (in.)59.6
Turning circle (ft.)35.8
Legroom, front (in.)41.2
Legroom, rear (in.)35.5
Headroom, front (in.)39.3
Headroom, rear (in.)38.5
Shoulder room, front (in.)54.7
Shoulder room, rear (in.)52.8
Seating capacity5
Cargo volume (cu-ft)15.0


Bumper-to-bumper3 years/36,000 miles
Powertrain5 years/60,000 miles
Corrosion12 years/unlimited miles
Roadside assistance3 years/36,000 miles
Free scheduled maintenance3 years/36,000 miles


Front airbagsStandard
Side airbagsStandard dual front
Head airbagsStandard front and rear
Knee airbagsNot available
Antilock brakes4-wheel ABS
Electronic brake enhancementsBraking assist, electronic brakeforce distribution
Traction controlStandard
Stability controlStandard
Tire-pressure monitoring systemTire-pressure monitoring
Emergency assistance systemNot available
NHTSA crash test, driverNot tested
NHTSA crash test, passengerNot tested
NHTSA crash test, side frontNot tested
NHTSA crash test, side rearNot tested
NHTSA rollover resistanceNot tested

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