Motor Trend reports:
- It might be hard to believe, but in a four-decade lifespan, Volkswagen’s Golf has only run away with our Golden Calipers once before, in 1985. Also interesting is the fact that the GTI that won our Car of the Year award 30 years ago was deemed our “domestic” COTY at a time when we still categorized imported cars into their own award. The domestic tag was because the 1985 GTI was constructed at Volkswagen’s now-defunct Pennsylvania plant, which was shuttered three years later. A lot has changed in the intervening years. Volkswagen is once again producing cars in the U.S., and the Volkswagen Golf, including the GTI, is once again our Car of the Year. For 2015, the Golf was a near-unanimous choice among our judges by virtue of its strong performance in each of our six Car of the Year criteria.
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With the cargo space to haul your stuff, and the performance and maneuverability to haul…period, the Golf SportWagen is in a category all its own.
“The 2015 SportWagen carries on the Golf family reputation as a fun, ergonomic, and practical ride, only now with increased utility.”
“Take the goodness of the VW Golf/Jetta, mix it with the added utility of a wagon, and you get the all-new Golf SportWagen. Now based on VW’s sweet MQB architecture, the model line features S, SE, and SEL versions with your choice of four-cylinders: a 170-hp 1.8-liter turbocharged gas engine or a 150-hp, 2.0-liter turbo-diesel. Six-speed manual or six-speed automatic transmissions are available and all-wheel drive is coming later. But VW fails to resurrect the Squareback name. Dang.”
—Car and Driver
“Being a wagon fan, I like the 2015 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen. Along with loads of cargo space, it drives much more nimbly than your average SUV or crossover.”
“The Golf is well-designed, it’s well-built, it drives nicely, it handles well, and it gets good fuel economy. And the SportWagen is a Golf with a big rear end, which is a sincere compliment.”
“The 2015 Golf SportWagen is stylish and roomy, with a high level of fit and finish, augmented by the kind of agility and stability typical of cars developed for the demands of the German autobahn.”
—Jean Knows Cars
“The 2015 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen ranks 1 out of 10 Wagons. This ranking is based on our analysis of published reviews and test drives of the Volkswagen Golf SportWagen, as well as reliability and safety data. The all-new 2015 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen offers agile handling and plenty of passenger and cargo space, making it both versatile and fun, according to critics. The base 2015 Golf SportWagen TSI comes with a turbocharged four-cylinder engine. . . The TDI model comes with a turbodiesel four-cylinder engine. Test drivers agree that the TDI model has livelier acceleration around town than the TSI model. Both models come standard with front-wheel drive and a manual transmission and are available with an automatic transmission. The 2015 Golf SportWagen TSI gets an EPA-estimated 25/35 mpg city/highway, which is good for the class, while the TDI model gets 31/42, which is outstanding for the class. Reviewers write that the Golf SportWagen is enjoyable to drive thanks to its agile handling and comfortable ride. Critics also note that the Golf SportWagen has strong brakes and responsive steering.”
—U.S. News & World Report
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