2015 Volkswagen Golf GTD First Drive Specs | Edmunds

2015 Volkswagen Golf - Road Test Specs

2015 Volkswagen Golf Hatchback

(1.8L 4-cyl. Turbo 5-speed Manual)


Year Make Model2015 Volkswagen GTD 2dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6M)
Vehicle TypeFWD 5-passenger 2dr Hatchback
Estimated MSRP$27,000


ConfigurationTransverse, front-engine, front-wheel drive
Engine typeTurbocharged, direct-injected inline-4, diesel
Displacement (cc/cu-in)1,984/121
Block/head materialIron/aluminum
ValvetrainDOHC, 4 valves per cylinder, variable intake + exhaust-valve timing
Compression ratio (x:1)15.8
Horsepower (hp @ rpm)181 @ 3,500
Torque (lb-ft @ rpm)280 @ 1,750
Fuel typeLow-sulfur diesel
Transmission typeSix-speed manual


Suspension, frontMacPherson strut
Suspension, rearMultilink
Steering typeElectric-assist, variable-ratio rack-and-pinion steering
Tire typeAll-season front and rear
Tire size225/40R18
Wheel size18-by-7.5 inches front and rear
Wheel materialAlloy
Brakes, frontVentilated disc
Brakes, rearDisc

Track Test Results

0-60 mph, mfr. claim (sec.)7.5 (est.)

Dimensions & Capacities

Curb weight, mfr. claim (lbs.)3,036
Length (in.)168.0
Width (in.)70.8
Height (in.)57.8
Wheelbase (in.)103.6
Track, front (in.)60.6
Track, rear (in.)59.7
Legroom, front (in.)41.2
Legroom, rear (in.)35.6
Headroom, front (in.)39.3
Headroom, rear (in.)38.5
Shoulder room, front (in.)57.8
Shoulder room, rear (in.)56.7
Seating capacity5

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