Volkswagen Golf 0-60 times

Out of all performance specs, nothing but Volkswagen Golf 0-60 times can better speak about the vehicle's temper. While horsepower and torque blow smoke in the eyes, Golf zero to sixty specs and average time to run a quarter mile are pretty straightforward metrics allowing to compare against its competitors.

Very often there is no chance of doing Golf 0-to-60 test personally and making conclusions from the experience of the other drivers is the last thing you want.

Conducting a trustworthy test drive requires following a strict methodology that is intended to eliminate the inconsistent circumstances like weather, tires, surface, engine temperature. It is always better to leave it for professionals.


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2021 Volkswagen Golf 0-60 times, all trims

Trim0-60 times, 1/4 mile
1.4T TSI 4dr Front-wheel Drive Hatchback
147 Hp, 184 Lb-Ft., 2945 Weight, 29 City / 39 Hwy mpg
5.6 sec, 15.9 @ 0

2020 Volkswagen Golf 0-60 times, all trims

Trim0-60 times, 1/4 mile
1.4T TSI 4dr Front-wheel Drive Hatchback
147 Hp, 184 Lb-Ft., 2963 Weight, 28 City / 36 Hwy mpg
5.6 sec, 15.9 @ 0

2019 Volkswagen Golf 0-60 times, all trims

Trim0-60 times, 1/4 mile

Car And Driver Results

Zero to 60 mph 7.6 sec
Zero to 100 mph 22.7 sec
Rolling start, 5-60 mph 8.7 sec
Top gear, 30-50 mph 34.6 sec
Top gear, 50-70 mph 15.6 sec
Standing ¼-mile 16.1 sec @ 88 mph
Braking, 70-0 mph 184 ft
Roadholding, 300-ft-dia skidpad 0.85 g
Source: С&D

2018 Volkswagen Golf 0-60 times, all trims

Trim0-60 times, 1/4 mile
TSI S 4dr Front-wheel Drive Hatchback
5.5 sec, 13.4 @ 0
TSI SE 4dr Front-wheel Drive Hatchback
5.5 sec, 13.4 @ 0

Car And Driver Results

Zero to 60 mph 7.7 sec
Zero to 100 mph 20.6 sec
Rolling start, 5-60 mph 8.2 sec
Top gear, 30-50 mph 3.7 sec
Top gear, 50-70 mph 5.2 sec
Standing ¼-mile 15.9 sec @ 89 mph
Braking, 70-0 mph 169 ft
Roadholding, 300-ft-dia skidpad 0.83 g
Source: С&D

2017 Volkswagen Golf 0-60 times, all trims

Trim0-60 times, 1/4 mile

Car And Driver Results

Zero to 60 mph 9.8 sec
Zero to 100 mph 30.4 sec
Source: С&D


Volkswagen Golf 0-60 mph acceleration across years

Year of a Model0-60 times1/4 mile times
2021

5.6 sec

15.9 @ 0 mph
2020

5.6 sec

15.9 @ 0 mph
2018

5.5 sec

13.4 @ 0 mph
2016

6.8 sec

15.4 @ 92 mph
2015

7.8 - 9 sec

16.4 @ 83 - 16.9 @ 81 mph
2014

7.8 - 8.3 sec

16.4 @ 85 - 16.5 @ 79 mph
2013

7.8 - 8.3 sec

16.4 @ 86 - 16.5 @ 79 mph
2012

5.7 - 8.3 sec

14 @ 89 - 16.5 @ 79 mph
2011

7.8 - 8.3 sec

16.4 @ 87 - 16.5 @ 78 mph
2010

7.8 - 8.3 sec

16.4 @ 88 - 16.5 @ 79 mph
2006

9 - 10.8 sec

17.7 @ 77 - 18.4 @ 72 mph
2005

9 - 10.8 sec

17.7 @ 77 - 18.4 @ 72 mph
2004

9 - 10.8 sec

17.7 @ 77 - 18.4 @ 72 mph
2003

9 - 10.8 sec

17.7 @ 77 - 18.4 @ 70 mph
2002

9 - 10.8 sec

17.7 @ 0 - 18.4 @ 0 mph
2001

8.4 - 10.8 sec

16.6 @ 0 - 18.4 @ 0 mph
2000

8.4 - 10.8 sec

16.6 @ 0 - 18.4 @ 0 mph
1999

8.4 - 10.8 sec

16.5 @ 0 - 18.4 @ 0 mph

It might be difficult to reproduce official Volkswagen Golf 0-60 times driving your own car, as measuring accuracy of Volkswagen Golf acceleration from 0 to 60 depends on the transmission type or such variables as wind, weather conditions, tire traction or even weight of the rim. For the safety of the public, 0-60 times are often recorded by professional drivers on the closed racing tracks or dragstrips.

The good news is you can always soup up your car to have the best drag times. The easiest way is chip-tuning. The Engine of Volkswagen Golf is equipped with an engine management system (EMS)/Engine Control Unit (ECU) which can be modified to different settings, producing different performance levels and boosting Golf\'s horsepower.

Right now we are well on course to post the data on transmission and engine on the Volkswagen Golf acceleration page of our website. We also have plans to make it possible for any visitor of the website to add their own custom data on Volkswagen Golf acceleration.



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