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Volkswagen Golf Wagon TDI

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2010: FAMILY CAR (under $30k) 


Price as Tested $29,275 
Overall Score 685.2 
Overall score is based on subjective and objective ratings below, adjusted for the relative importance of each parameter and for vehicle price. 1st Place 
 
 
 
Styling/Appearance:  
   Exterior 7.3 
   Interior 7.6 
Quality 8.0 
Occupant Environment:  
   Driver Position & Ergonomics 7.7 
   Visibility 7.9 
   Roominess/Comfort/Access 7.9 
   Conv/Entmnt Features 7.7 
Noise/Vibration/Harshness 7.8 
Performance:  
   Throttle Response 7.8 
   Engine Smoothness/Refinement 7.6 
   Transmission/Drivetrain 7.9 
Vehicle Dynamics:  
   Ride Comfort 7.9 
   Steering 8.1 
   Handling 8.1 
   Braking Feel & Effectiveness 7.9 
Subjective Value 8.0 
   
AVG (0-100Km/h) 10.2 s
AVG (80-120Km/h) 7.4 s
ACCEL. SCORE 6.0 
AVG (100-0Km/h) 43.0 m
BRAKING SCORE 4.6 
INTERIOR -- 
INTERIOR SCORE 6.7 
CARGO 930.0 
CARGO SCORE 9.2 
FUEL (City & Hwy) L/100km 5.8 
FUEL SCORE 8.9 
EMISSIONS SCORE 7.0 
SAFETY FEATURES SCORE 5.0 
Technical Specifications:
 
Engine Type: I4 TDI
Engine Displacement: 1,968 
Peak Horsepower: 140 @ 4,000 
Peak Torque: 236 @ 1,750 
Fuel Required: Diesel 
Emissions Cert: Tier II - Bin 5 
Limited-slip Differential: No 
Traction Control: ABS / Anti-slip regulation (ASR) / Electronic Differential Lock (EDL) / Electronic Stabilization Programme (ESPĀ®) with hydraulic brake assist (HBA) 
Drivetrain: FWD 
Transmission: 6AT DSG 
Suspension:
Front: Independent McPherson struts, coil springs, telescopic shock absorbers, intergrated stabilizer bar. Rear: Multilink rear suspension, coil springs, telescopic gas pressurized shock absorbers, stabilizer bar. 
Steering:
Electromechanical power assisted rack and pinion steering 
Brakes:
Power assisted, dual circut, vented 288 x 25 mm front discs and 260 x 12 mm solid rear discs 
Tires:
205/55 R16 H, all season tires. 
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Test data and subjective ratings from vehicles of different years cannot be directly compared because they were tested by different people under different track and weather conditions.

Fuel consumption data is supplied by Natural Resources Canada.