Volkswagen Golf GTI (2015)
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Volkswagen Golf GTI (2015): 38 facts and highlights

1. longer wheelbase

The wheelbase is the distance between the center of the front and rear wheels. A longer wheelbase provides the car with more stability and a smoother ride (although a shorter wheelbase can provide more responsive handling).
2.63m
BMW 5 Series Gran Turismo 535i (2014): 3.07m

2. Has front-wheel drive

Front-wheel drive is the most common type of drivetrain and offers several advantages. It is cheaper to manufacture (reducing the cost of the vehicle) and also lighter which helps improve fuel economy. Due to having the weight of the engine over the drive wheels it also benefits from increased traction.
Volkswagen Golf GTI (2015)
84% have it

3. higher maximum torque

Torque is a measurement of an engine’s power, closely related to horsepower. More torque indicates a more powerful car, and is also a good indication of its acceleration.
350Nm
BMW 5 Series Gran Turismo 535i (2014): 400Nm

4. better fuel economy (city)

Fuel economy is a measurement of fuel efficiency, based on how far you can travel with a certain amount of petrol (gasoline). A lower fuel economy means the car will be cheaper to run.
9.4l/100 km
Peugeot 301 Berline (2014): 0l/100 km

5. greater cargo volume (seats down)

A larger cargo area is more practical as it allows you to transport more things. With some vehicles you can put the rear seats down in order to gain more space for cargo.
1634l
Fiat Doblo 1.4 (2014): 3200l

6. Has fully independent suspension

This allows all four wheels to move up and down independently, providing a smoother ride when, for example, going over bumps in the road.
Volkswagen Golf GTI (2015)
72% have it

7. Has ISOFIX/LATCH

ISOFIX (also known as LATCH) is a standard system of attachment points for child safety seats, allowing them to be fitted quickly and safely.
Volkswagen Golf GTI (2015)
82% have it

8. shorter length

4.27m
Renault Twizy EV 13kW (2014): 2.34m

9. greater cargo volume

A larger cargo area is more practical as it allows you to transport more things.
671l
Mini Clubman (2014): 1068l

10. better fuel economy (combined)

Fuel economy is a measurement of fuel efficiency, based on how far you can travel with a certain amount of petrol (gasoline). A lower fuel economy means the car will be cheaper to run.
0l/100 km
Peugeot 301 Berline (2014): 0l/100 km

11. better fuel economy (highway)

Fuel economy is a measurement of fuel efficiency, based on how far you can travel with a certain amount of petrol (gasoline). A lower fuel economy means the car will be cheaper to run.
6.9l/100 km
Peugeot 301 Berline (2014): 0l/100 km

12. Has in-car system

An in-car system (eg. Ford SYNC, Apple CarPlay) gives you extra functionality, such as navigation, taking phone calls (when linked to your smartphone) and controlling music.
Volkswagen Golf GTI (2015)
29% have it

13. more headroom (front)

More headroom in the front of the car makes for a more comfortable driving experience, and is especially important for taller people.
975mm
Mini Clubman (2014): 1.06m

14. more headroom (rear)

More headroom in the rear of the car makes for a more comfortable passenger experience, and is especially important for taller people. It is also useful if you are transporting cargo in the rear of the vehicle.
967mm
Skoda Roomster S (2014): 1.01m

15. Has a turbocharged engine

A turbocharger compresses the air entering the cylinders, allowing more air (and therefore more fuel) to be added - resulting in a more powerful explosion. This leads to an increase in horsepower without increasing the size and weight of the engine.
Volkswagen Golf GTI (2015)
26% have it

16. lower coefficient of drag

The coefficient of drag is one measurement of how well air travels around a vehicle. A lower value means it is more aerodynamic and the engine doesn't have to work as hard. It can result in faster speeds and lower fuel economy.
0.32Cd
Toyota Prius Two (2014): 0.25Cd

17. Has a petrol (gasoline) engine

A petrol (gasoline) engine offers several advantages over diesel. For example the engines tend to be lighter and cheaper than their diesel counterparts. Petrol engines also tend to have higher horsepower, and the fuel is more readily available.
Volkswagen Golf GTI (2015)
81% have it

18. more valves

An intake valve allows the air/fuel mixture to enter the combustion chamber. An engine with more valves tends to increase performance.
16
BMW 5 Series Gran Turismo 535i (2014): 24

19. width

1.8m
Peugeot 208 Allure (2014): 1m

20. more cylinders

Although there are many aspects that determine the power, a higher number of cylinders is generally a good indication of the potential power of the engine.
4
BMW 5 Series Gran Turismo 535i (2014): 6

21. lower ground clearance

The ground clearance is the distance between the lowest point of the car and the road surface. A shorter ground clearance lowers a vehicle’s center of gravity - increasing its handling ability and reducing the chance of a rollover. However, a higher ground clearance allows you to go over more uneven terrain.
129mm
SEAT Altea 1.6 TDI (2014): 66mm

22. weight

1.38t
Opel Ampera Positiv (2014): 1.69kg

23. greater payload capacity

The total weight of cargo that can be carried in the cab and cargo bed, including passengers.
475kg
Fiat Panda 1.2 (2014): 800kg

24. bigger screen size

A bigger screen size for the in-car system provides a better user experience, and is easier to use whilst driving.
5.8"
Ford Focus SE Hatch (2014): 19"

25. larger interior

A larger interior volume makes for a more comfortable driving experience, giving more space for you and your passengers.
2648l
Hyundai Elantra GT (2014): 3373l

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