Volkswagen Golf 2012 vs Toyota Auris 2013

Volkswagen Golf
2012 - 2014
Toyota Auris
2013 - 2015
Gearbox: ManualManual
Engine: 2.0 Diesel2.0 Diesel


Power: 150 HP124 HP
Torque: 320 NM310 NM
Acceleration 0-100 km/h: 8.9 seconds10 seconds
Volkswagen Golf is more dynamic to drive.
Volkswagen Golf engine produces 26 HP more power than Toyota Auris, whereas torque is 10 NM more than Toyota Auris. Thanks to more power Volkswagen Golf reaches 100 km/h speed 1.1 seconds faster.

Fuel consumption

Fuel consumption (l/100km): 4.8no data
Fuel tank capacity: 50 litres50 litres

Drive type

Wheel drive type: 4x4 - AWD (all-wheel-drive)Front wheel drive (FWD)

Volkswagen Golf has 4x4: It has Haldex Generation V proactive automatic four-wheel drive. The system analyzes input from the ABS and engine control units and can increase pressure on the multi-disc clutch for faster engagement when needed. Under normal driving conditions, the torque split is 100% front to 0% rear. If wheel spin is detected, torque can be split evenly between the axles (50%/50%).


Length: 4.56 m4.56 m
Width: 1.80 m1.76 m
Height: 1.48 m1.46 m
Both cars are similar in size. Volkswagen Golf and Toyota Auris are practically the same length.
Trunk capacity: 605 litres530 litres
Trunk max capacity:
with rear seats folded down
1620 litresno data
Volkswagen Golf has more luggage capacity.
Volkswagen Golf has 75 litres more trunk space than the Toyota Auris.
Turning diameter: 10.9 meters10.4 meters
The turning circle of the Volkswagen Golf is 0.5 metres more than that of the Toyota Auris, which means Volkswagen Golf can be harder to manoeuvre in tight streets and parking spaces.
Gross weight (kg): 2`0101`320
Safety: no data
above average

Toyota Auris has fewer problems.
According to annual technical inspection data Volkswagen Golf has serious deffects in 10 percent more cases than Toyota Auris, so Toyota Auris quality is probably slightly better
Average price (€): 98008200
Rating in user reviews: 8.7/10 9.0/10
Pros and Cons: Volkswagen Golf has
  • more power
  • more dynamic
  • has 4x4 drive
  • roomier boot
Toyota Auris has
  • fewer faults
  • lower price
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