Volkswagen Golf 2013 vs Toyota Auris 2013

Volkswagen Golf
2013 - 2017
Toyota Auris
2013 - 2015
Gearbox: ManualManual
Engine: 1.4 Petrol1.3 Petrol
Camshaft drive: Timing beltTiming chain
Timing belt usually needs to be replaced more often than the chain, but it is usually significantly cheaper. Timing belt motors are generally quieter and less vibrating than chain motors.


Power: 122 HP99 HP
Torque: 200 NM128 NM
Acceleration 0-100 km/h: 9.7 seconds12.6 seconds
Volkswagen Golf is more dynamic to drive.
Volkswagen Golf engine produces 23 HP more power than Toyota Auris, whereas torque is 72 NM more than Toyota Auris. Thanks to more power Volkswagen Golf reaches 100 km/h speed 2.9 seconds faster.

Fuel consumption

Fuel consumption (l/100km): 5.3no data
Fuel tank capacity: 50 litres50 litres
790 km with real consumption730 km with real consumption
Ground clearance: 140 mm (5.5 inches)138 mm (5.4 inches)


Average engine lifespan: 350'000 km280'000 km
Engine resource depends largely on regular maintenance and the quality of the oils and fuels used, but under equal conditions the average life of a Volkswagen Golf engine could be longer.
Engine production duration: 2 years16 years
Engine spread: Used only for this carInstalled on at least 5 other car models, including Toyota Corolla, Toyota Yaris, Toyota Verso
In general, the longer and for more car models an engine is produced, the better its serviceability and availability of spare parts. Toyota Auris might be a better choice in this respect.


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): 1`8601`150
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 (€): 96008200
Rating in user reviews: 8.7/10 9.0/10
Pros and Cons: Volkswagen Golf has
  • timing belt engine
  • more power
  • more dynamic
  • longer expected engine lifespan
  • roomier boot
Toyota Auris has
  • timing chain engine
  • fewer faults
  • lower price
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