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2015 Volkswagen Golf
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2015 Volkswagen Golf Emissions Modified Additional Information
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2015 Chevrolet Cruze
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2015 Chevrolet Cruze
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  1.8 L, 4 cyl, Automatic (S6), Turbo 2.0 L, 4 cyl, Automatic (AM-S6), Turbo 2.0 L, 4 cyl, Automatic (S6), Turbo 1.4 L, 4 cyl, Automatic (S6), Turbo
  MSRP: $17,995 - $29,495 MSRP: $17,995 - $29,495 MSRP: $16,170 - $25,660 MSRP: $16,170 - $25,660
  2015 Volkswagen Golf 2015 Volkswagen Golf 2015 Chevrolet Cruze 2015 Chevrolet Cruze
EPA Fuel Economy
Regular Gasoline Diesel Diesel Regular Gasoline
Combined MPG:29 MPG
City MPG:25 Highway MPG:35
combined
city/highway
city highway
Combined MPG:35 MPG
City MPG:31 Highway MPG:41
combined
city/highway
city highway
Combined MPG:32 MPG
City MPG:27 Highway MPG:44
combined
city/highway
city highway
Combined MPG:30 MPG
City MPG:26 Highway MPG:36
combined
city/highway
city highway
3.4 gal/100mi 2.9 gal/100mi 3.1 gal/100mi 3.3 gal/100mi
EPA range: 383 miles
383 miles
Total Range
EPA range: 462 miles
462 miles
Total Range
EPA range: 499 miles
499 miles
Total Range
EPA range: 468 miles
468 miles
Total Range
MPG estimates for 2016 and older vehicles may have been revised

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Unofficial MPG Estimates from Vehicle Owners

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Average based on 1 vehicle
35.2 MPG
Average based on 4 vehicles
38.8 MPG
36

Lo

44

Hi

Average based on 3 vehicles
42.6 MPG
37

Lo

47

Hi

Average based on 4 vehicles
29.3 MPG
23

Lo

36

Hi

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You save or spend*

Note: The average 2020 vehicle
gets 27 MPG

You SAVE
$500
in fuel costs over 5 years
compared to the
average new vehicle
You SAVE
$500
in fuel costs over 5 years
compared to the
average new vehicle
You SPEND
$250
more in fuel costs over 5 years
compared to the
average new vehicle
You SAVE
$750
in fuel costs over 5 years
compared to the
average new vehicle
Annual Fuel Cost*$1,250$1,250$1,400$1,200
Cost to Drive 25 Miles$2.09$2.11$2.31$2.02
Cost to Fill the Tank$32$39$46$38
Tank Size13.2 gallons13.2 gallons15.6 gallons15.6 gallons

*Based on 45% highway, 55% city driving, 15,000 annual miles and current fuel prices. Personalize.

MSRP and tank size data provided by Edmunds.com, Inc.

Range on a tank and refueling costs assume 100% of fuel in tank will be used before refueling.

  2015 Volkswagen Golf 2015 Volkswagen Golf 2015 Chevrolet Cruze 2015 Chevrolet Cruze
Energy Impact Score Additional Information

Annual Petroleum Consumption


- U.S. barrel
- Imported barrel


1 barrel = 42 gallons

Regular Gasoline Diesel Diesel Regular Gasoline
11.4 barrels 10.9 barrels 11.9 barrels 11.0 barrels
Greenhouse Gas Emissions Additional Information





Regular Gasoline Diesel Diesel Regular Gasoline

309 grams per mile

292 grams per mile

314 grams per mile

300 grams per mile

EPA Smog Rating Additional Information

*Based on 45% highway, 55% city driving, 15,000 annual miles and current fuel prices. Personalize.

NHTSA Crash Test Results
  2015 Volkswagen Golf 2015 Volkswagen Golf 2015 Chevrolet Cruze 2015 Chevrolet Cruze

Safety Ratings


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GOLF 2 DR 
Overall
5 5 star rating
Front
4 4 star rating
Side
5 5 star rating
Rollover
4 4 star rating
GOLF 4 DR 
Overall
Not Rated
Front
Not Rated
Side
Not Rated
Rollover
Not Rated
GOLF 2 DR 
Overall
5 5 star rating
Front
4 4 star rating
Side
5 5 star rating
Rollover
4 4 star rating
GOLF 4 DR 
Overall
Not Rated
Front
Not Rated
Side
Not Rated
Rollover
Not Rated
CRUZE 
Overall
5 5 star rating
Front
5 5 star rating
Side
5 5 star rating
Rollover
4 4 star rating
CRUZE 
Overall
5 5 star rating
Front
5 5 star rating
Side
5 5 star rating
Rollover
4 4 star rating
Vehicle Specification Data
  2015 Volkswagen Golf 2015 Volkswagen Golf 2015 Chevrolet Cruze 2015 Chevrolet Cruze
EPA Size Class Additional Information Compact Cars Compact Cars Midsize Cars Midsize Cars
Drive Front-Wheel Drive Front-Wheel Drive Front-Wheel Drive Front-Wheel Drive
Start-Stop Technology No No No No
Gas Guzzler No No No No
Turbocharger Yes Yes Yes Yes
Supercharger No No No No
Passenger Volume 93 ft3 (Hatchback) 93 ft3 (Hatchback) 94 ft3 (4 door) 94 ft3 (4 door)
Luggage Volume 16 ft3 (Hatchback) 16 ft3 (Hatchback) 16 ft3 (4 door) 16 ft3 (4 door)
Fuel Type Regular Gasoline Diesel Diesel Regular Gasoline
Engine Descriptor Additional Information SIDI
Transmission Descriptor Additional Information

Miles on a tank and refueling cost for gasoline only assumes 90% of fuel in tank will be used before refueling.

Personalized estimates are currently not available for this vehicle.

DISCLAIMER: Average user estimates are based on data from My MPG users rather than official sources. Since the source data cannot be verified, neither DOE nor EPA guarantees the accuracy of these estimates.

This vehicle did not use any gasoline for the first 21 miles in EPA tests. However, depending on how you drive the vehicle, you may use both gasoline and electricity during the first 21 miles following a full charge.

This vehicle did not use any gasoline for the first 21 miles in EPA tests. However, depending on how you drive the vehicle, you may use both gasoline and electricity during the first 21 miles following a full charge.