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2014 FIAT 500L 2014 Nissan Juke 2014 Volkswagen Golf
 
Pop
  • Pop
  • Easy
  • Trekking
  • Lounge
5dr Wgn CVT S FWD
  • 5dr Wgn CVT S FWD
  • 5dr Wgn Manual SV FWD
  • 5dr Wgn CVT S AWD
  • 5dr Wgn CVT SV FWD
  • 5dr Wgn Manual NISMO FWD
  • 5dr Wgn CVT SV AWD
  • 5dr Wgn CVT SL FWD
  • 5dr Wgn CVT NISMO AWD
  • 5dr Wgn Manual NISMO RS FWD
  • 5dr Wgn CVT SL AWD
  • 5dr Wgn CVT NISMO RS AWD
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 $19,170 $19,995
Invoice $19,050 $18,480 $19,195
Avg. Paid $19,796 $19,580 $18,818

U.S. News Scores

Overall 8.0 7.6 8.1
Critics' Rating 8.1 8.0 8.4
Performance 7.3 8.0 8.0
Interior 7.6 6.6 8.6
Safety 8.5 8.1 9.7
Reliability N/A 3.0 2.5

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Excellent visibility
  • Ample cargo space
  • Intuitive controls and tech features
  • Strong turbocharged engine
  • Sharp handling
  • Excellent fuel economy
  • TDI model’s superb fuel economy
  • Upscale interior with comfy seats
  • Nimble handling
Cons
  • Rivals offer sportier handling
  • Cramped back seat
  • Less cargo space than rivals
  • Base Golf’s low fuel economy

General Specs

Transmission Manual Automatic Automatic
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 1.4 L/83 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 1.6 L/99 Regular Unleaded I-5 2.5 L/151
MPG 25 City / 33 Hwy 27 City / 32 Hwy 23 City / 30 Hwy

Exterior

Body

Body Style Hatchback Sport Utility Hatchback

Dimensions

Wheelbase(in) 102.8 99.6 101.5
Length, Overall (in) 166.5 162.4 165.4
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 69.8 69.5 70.3
Height, Overall (in) 65.7 61.8 58.2

Doors & Windows

Rear Defrost Standard Standard Standard
Privacy Glass Optional
Power Windows Standard Standard Standard

Exterior Features

Rear Spoiler Standard Optional Optional

Measurements

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3203 2959 3102

Tires & Wheels

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

Interior

Convenience & Comfort

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

Dimensions

Passenger Capacity 5 5 5
Passenger Volume (cu. ft.) 99.7 86.7 92.9
Front Head Room (in) 40.7 39.6 39.3
Front Leg Room (in) 40.3 42.1 41.2
Front Shoulder Room (in) 57.3 53.6 54.7
Front Hip Room (in) 53.6 51.5
Second Head Room (in) 39.3 36.7 38.5
Second Leg Room (in) 35.2 32.1 35.5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 54.7 51.4 52.8
Second Hip Room (in) 53 48.4
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (cu. ft.) 68 46
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (cu. ft.) 35.9
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (cu. ft.) 10.5
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (cu. ft.) 10.5

Entertainment

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

Heating & Cooling

A/C Standard Standard Standard

Navigation & Communication

Wireless Cell Phone Hookup Standard Standard

Seats

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

Safety

Airbags

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

Brakes

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

Safety Features

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

Mechanical

Engine & Performance

Locking Rear Differential Standard
Front Wheel Drive Standard Standard Standard
4 Cylinder Engine Standard Standard
5 Cylinder Engine Standard
Turbocharged Standard Standard
Engine Type Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 Regular Unleaded I-5
Displacement 1.4 L/83 1.6 L/99 2.5 L/151
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 160 @ 5500 188 @ 5600 170 @ 5700
Torque (Net @ RPM) 184 @ 2500 177 @ 2000 177 @ 4250
Transmission Manual w/OD CVT w/OD Automatic w/OD
Turning diameter 32.3 36.4 35.8

Fuel

Gasoline Fuel Standard Standard Standard
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 25 27 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 33 32 30
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 13.2 13.2 14.5

Suspension

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

Transmission

Automatic Standard Standard
Automatic Transmission w/Manual Mode Standard Standard
6-Speed Automatic Standard
Continuously Variable Trans Standard
Manual Standard
6-Speed Manual Standard