Volkswagen Golf 2012 vs Volvo V60 2013

Volkswagen Golf
2012 - 2014
Volvo V60
2013 - 2018
Gearbox: ManualManual
Engine: 2.0 Diesel2.0 Diesel


Power: 150 HP163 HP
Torque: 320 NM400 NM
Acceleration 0-100 km/h: 8.9 seconds9.4 seconds
Volkswagen Golf engine produces 13 HP less power than Volvo V60, whereas torque is 80 NM less than Volvo V60. Despite less power, Volkswagen Golf reaches 100 km/h speed 0.5 seconds faster.

Fuel consumption

Fuel consumption (l/100km): 4.84.5
The Volvo V60 is a better choice when it comes to fuel economy.
Volkswagen Golf consumes 0.3 litres more fuel per 100 km than the Volvo V60, which means that if you drive 15,000 km in a year, the Volkswagen Golf could require 45 litres more fuel.
Fuel tank capacity: 50 litres68 litres
Full fuel tank distance: 1040 km in combined cycle1510 km in combined cycle
1190 km on highway1650 km on highway
Volvo V60 gets more mileage on one fuel tank.

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 m4.63 m
Width: 1.80 m1.87 m
Height: 1.48 m1.48 m
Volkswagen Golf is smaller.
Volkswagen Golf is 7 cm shorter than the Volvo V60, 7 cm narrower the height of the cars does not differ significantly.
Trunk capacity: 605 litres430 litres
Trunk max capacity:
with rear seats folded down
1620 litresno data
Volkswagen Golf has more luggage capacity.
Even though the car is shorter, Volkswagen Golf has 175 litres more trunk space than the Volvo V60. The Volvo V60 may have more interior space, so the cabin could be more spacious and more comfortable for the driver and passengers.
Turning diameter: 10.9 meters11.3 meters
The turning circle of the Volkswagen Golf is 0.4 metres less than that of the Volvo V60, which means Volkswagen Golf can be easier to manoeuvre in tight streets and parking spaces.
Gross weight (kg): 2`0102`180
Safety: no datano data

Volkswagen Golf has fewer problems.
According to annual technical inspection data Volvo V60 has serious deffects in 40 percent more cases than Volkswagen Golf, so Volkswagen Golf quality is probably significantly better
Average price (€): 960014 200
Pros and Cons: Volkswagen Golf has
  • more dynamic
  • has 4x4 drive
  • roomier boot
  • fewer faults
  • lower price
Volvo V60 has
  • more power
  • lower fuel consumption
  • more full fuel tank mileage
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