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2014 FIAT 500L 2014 Volkswagen Golf
 
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  • Pop
  • Easy
  • Trekking
  • Lounge
4dr HB Auto PZEV
  • 4dr HB Auto PZEV
  • 4dr HB Auto w/Conv & Sunroof PZEV
  • 4dr HB Man TDI
  • 4dr HB DSG TDI
  • 4dr HB Man TDI w/Sunroof & Nav
  • 4dr HB DSG TDI w/Sunroof & Nav

Prices

MSRP $19,195 $19,995  
Invoice $19,050 $19,195
Avg. Paid $19,620 $18,872

U.S. News Scores

Overall 8.0 8.1  
Critics' Rating 8.1 8.4
Performance 7.3 8.0
Interior 7.6 8.6
Safety 8.5 9.7
Reliability N/A 2.5

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Excellent visibility
  • Ample cargo space
  • Intuitive controls and tech features
  • TDI model’s superb fuel economy
  • Upscale interior with comfy seats
  • Nimble handling
 
Cons
  • Rivals offer sportier handling
  • Base Golf’s low fuel economy

General Specs

Transmission Manual Automatic  
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 1.4 L/83 Regular Unleaded I-5 2.5 L/151
MPG 25 City / 33 Hwy 23 City / 30 Hwy

Exterior

Body

Body Style Hatchback Hatchback  

Dimensions

Wheelbase(in) 102.8 101.5  
Length, Overall (in) 166.5 165.4
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 69.8 70.3
Height, Overall (in) 65.7 58.2

Doors & Windows

Rear Defrost Standard Standard  
Power Windows Standard Standard

Exterior Features

Rear Spoiler Standard Optional  

Measurements

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3203 3102  

Tires & Wheels

Tires - Front All-Season Standard  
Tires - Front Performance Standard Optional
Tires - Rear All-Season Standard
Tires - Rear Performance Standard Optional
Full Size Spare Tire Standard
Tire Pressure Monitoring System Standard Standard
Aluminum Wheels Optional
Steel Wheels Standard Standard
Wheel Covers Standard Standard

Interior

Convenience & Comfort

Alarm Standard Standard  
Cruise Control Standard Standard
Vehicle Anti-Theft System Standard Standard
Auto-Off Headlights Standard
Interior Cargo Shade Standard Standard
Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard Standard
Steering Wheel Controls Standard
Trip Computer Standard Standard
Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard
Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard
Front Floor Mats Standard Standard
Keyless Entry Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard
Heated Mirrors Standard Standard
Power Driver Mirror Standard Standard
Driver Vanity Mirror Standard Standard
Passenger Vanity Mirror Standard Standard
Power Steering Standard Standard

Dimensions

Passenger Capacity 5 5  
Passenger Volume (cu. ft.) 99.7 92.9
Front Head Room (in) 40.7 39.3
Front Leg Room (in) 40.3 41.2
Front Shoulder Room (in) 57.3 54.7
Front Hip Room (in) 53.6
Second Head Room (in) 39.3 38.5
Second Leg Room (in) 35.2 35.5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 54.7 52.8
Second Hip Room (in) 53
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (cu. ft.) 68 46

Entertainment

AM/FM Stereo Standard Standard  
Auxiliary Audio Input Standard Standard
CD Player Standard Standard
MP3 Player Standard Standard

Heating & Cooling

A/C Standard Standard  

Navigation & Communication

Wireless Cell Phone Hookup Standard  

Seats

Cloth Seats Standard Standard  
Driver Lumbar Standard
Passenger Lumbar Standard
Power Driver Seat Standard
Power Passenger Seat Standard
Pass-Through Rear Seat Standard Standard
2nd Row Bench Seat Standard Standard
Bucket Seats Standard Standard

Safety

Airbags

Driver Air Bag Standard Standard  
Passenger Air Bag Standard Standard
Side Head Air Bag Standard Standard
Rear Head Air Bag Standard Standard
Side Air Bag Standard Standard

Brakes

4-Wheel ABS Standard Standard  
4-Wheel Disc Brakes Standard Standard

Safety Features

Brake Assist Standard Standard  
Electronic Stability Control Standard Standard
Daytime Running Lights Standard Standard
Child Safety Locks Standard
Integrated Turn Signal Mirrors Standard
Traction Control Standard Standard

Mechanical

Engine & Performance

Front Wheel Drive Standard Standard  
4 Cylinder Engine Standard
5 Cylinder Engine Standard
Turbocharged Standard
Engine Type Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 Regular Unleaded I-5
Displacement 1.4 L/83 2.5 L/151
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 160 @ 5500 170 @ 5700
Torque (Net @ RPM) 184 @ 2500 177 @ 4250
Transmission Manual w/OD Automatic w/OD
Turning diameter 32.3 35.8

Fuel

Gasoline Fuel Standard Standard  
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 25 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 33 30
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 13.2 14.5

Suspension

Suspension Type - Front Strut Strut  
Suspension Type - Rear Torsion Beam Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Torsion Beam Multi-Link

Transmission

Automatic Standard  
Automatic Transmission w/Manual Mode Standard
6-Speed Automatic Standard
Manual Standard
6-Speed Manual Standard