Volkswagen Golf 2012 vs Volkswagen Golf 2009

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Volkswagen Golf
2012 - 2017
Volkswagen Golf
2009 - 2013
Gearbox: Manual/AutomaticManual/Automatic
Engines: 1.0 - 2.01.2 - 2.0

Performance

Power: 85 - 184 HP80 - 160 HP
Torque: 160 - 380 NM132 - 320 NM
Acceleration 0-100 km/h: 7.9 - 12.6 seconds8.4 - 14.9 seconds
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Fuel consumption

Fuel consumption (l/100km): 3.9 - 5.34.5 - 7.2
Volkswagen Golf 2012 petrol engines consumes on average 1.3 litres less fuel per 100 km than Volkswagen Golf 2009. On average, Volkswagen Golf 2012 equipped with diesel engines consume 0.6 litres less fuel per 100 km than the Volkswagen Golf 2009.
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Ground clearance: 131 - 140 mm (5.2 - 5.5 inches)141 mm (5.6 inches)
Because of the higher ground clearance, Volkswagen Golf 2009 can perform better on bad roads - it can go over higher obstacles and bumps. At the same time, the higher ground clearance can reduce stability and handling on paved roads, especially at higher speeds.

Dimensions

Length: 4.56 m4.53 m
Width: 1.80 m1.78 m
Height: 1.48 m1.50 m
Both cars are similar in size. Volkswagen Golf 2012 is 3 cm longer than the Volkswagen Golf 2009, 2 cm wider, while the height of Volkswagen Golf 2012 is 2 cm lower.
Trunk capacity: 605 litres505 litres
Trunk max capacity:
with rear seats folded down
1620 litres1495 litres
Volkswagen Golf 2012 has more luggage capacity.
Volkswagen Golf 2012 has 100 litres more trunk space than the Volkswagen Golf 2009. The maximum boot capacity (with all rear seats folded down) is larger in Volkswagen Golf 2012 (by 125 litres).
Turning diameter: 10.9 meters10.9 meters
Gross weight (kg): ~ 1`917~ 1`970
Safety: no data
Quality:
above average

above average
Average price (€): 98004400
Rating in user reviews: 8.7/10 8.5/10
Pros and Cons: Volkswagen Golf has
  • lower fuel consumption
  • roomier boot
Volkswagen Golf has
  • higher ground clearance
  • fewer faults
  • lower price
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