Volkswagen Golf 2012 vs Volkswagen Golf 2008

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Volkswagen Golf
2012 - 2017
Volkswagen Golf
2008 - 2012
Gearbox: Manual/AutomaticManual/Automatic
Engines: 1.2 - 2.01.4 - 2.0

Performance

Power: 85 - 300 HP80 - 210 HP
Torque: 160 - 380 NM132 - 320 NM
Acceleration 0-100 km/h: 4.9 - 11.9 seconds6.9 - 14 seconds
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Fuel consumption

Fuel consumption (l/100km): 3.8 - 7.14.9 - 7.4
Volkswagen Golf 2012 petrol engines consumes on average 1 litres less fuel per 100 km than Volkswagen Golf 2008. On average, Volkswagen Golf 2012 equipped with diesel engines consume 1.2 litres less fuel per 100 km than the Volkswagen Golf 2008.
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Dimensions

Length: 4.26 m4.20 m
Width: 1.80 m1.79 m
Height: 1.45 m1.48 m
Both cars are similar in size. Volkswagen Golf 2012 is 6 cm longer than the Volkswagen Golf 2008, width is practically the same , while the height of Volkswagen Golf 2012 is 3 cm lower.
Trunk capacity: 380 litres350 litres
Trunk max capacity:
with rear seats folded down
1270 litres1305 litres
Volkswagen Golf 2012 has 30 litres more trunk space than the Volkswagen Golf 2008. The maximum boot capacity (with all rear seats folded down) is larger in Volkswagen Golf 2008 (by 35 litres).
Turning diameter: 10.9 meters11 meters
The turning circle of the Volkswagen Golf 2012 is 0.1 metres less than that of the Volkswagen Golf 2008.
Gross weight (kg): ~ 1`815~ 1`864
Safety:
Quality:
above average

above average
Average price (€): 88004200
Rating in user reviews: 8.7/10 8.7/10
Pros and Cons: Volkswagen Golf has
  • lower fuel consumption
  • roomier boot
Volkswagen Golf has
  • fewer faults
  • lower price
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