Compare Volkswagen Scirocco vs Volkswagen Golf (1:1)
While the Volkswagen Scirocco is getting to be a more common sight, the R is likely to remain rare on Britain's roads and gets lots of attention. With its spoked alloy wheels filling the arches, the R looks like a life-sized Hot Wheels model. The rest of the look changes are subtle but add up to make the most-expensive Volkswagen Scirocco more aggressive. An edgy bodykit, gloss black grille and door mirrors, smoke tinted lights, drainpipe exhausts either side of the back bumper and dark tinted back windows make for a tasteful transformation.
While it might be a rakish coupe, the Volkswagen Scirocco is surprisingly practical for this type of car. It is a strict four-seater though, with two back seatings fitted with three-point seatbelts for back passengers. the back seatings split 50:50 and fold down easily to give 1006, litres of luggage room. The traditional boot holds 312 litres, but does have a high lip, meaning items have to be lifted high over it. owing to its small back windows, the Volkswagen Scirocco does suffer from poor back visibility which makes back parking sensors an attractive feature.
Costing just under ¼30k the Volkswagen Scirocco R is suitably well-equipped with LED daytime running lights, bi-xenon headlights, remote locking and alarm, auto wipers, auto lights and dimming mirror, electric door mirrors, USB and Ipod connection, touchscreen media system with six CD autochanger and 18-inch alloy wheels.
It may cost more than comparatively equipped competitors, but the 2012 Volkswagen Golf sweats the details and offers a level of refinement that few can possibly match. Volkswagen Golf Diesel offers the following pros: Impressive cab materials and construction; economical diesel engine; roomy hatchback body style; refined driving dynamics. Volkswagen Golf Diesel drawbacks are: Unrefined and inefficient gasoline engine; higher price tag than many competitors.
The 2012 Volkswagen Golf is a five-passenger hatchback available in two- and 4-door body styles. Every is broken into 2. 5L and TDI versions, which correspond to motor choice. The high-performance GTI is discussed in a separate review.
Traditional equipment on the base 2. 5L Volkswagen Golf contains 15-inch metal wheels, foglights, full performance accessories, keyless entry, heated mirrors, cruise control, air-conditioning, a tilt-and-telescoping helm, a height-adjustable driver bench, front bench adjustable lumbar, cloth upholstery, a compass, a trip computer and an eight-speaker audio system with a CD player and an optional stereo slot. The Comfort suite adds heated front seatings, a front center armrest and Bluetooth. The Comfort & Sunroof suite adds those aforementioned items plus a sunroof, a Six-cd changer, radio, an Ipod/usb stereo interface and a touchscreen stereo interface.
The Volkswagen Golf TDI contains all of the above equipment as traditional, minus the sunroof. Also included are 17-inch alloy wheels, a sport-tuned suspension, a lower ride height, heated windshield washer nozzles, floor mats and a multifunction leather-wrapped helm. The Sunroof & Navigation suite adds the sunroof and a navigator, but subtracts the compass and optional stereo slot. The Tech suite contains the Sunroof & Navigation items, plus bi-xenon headlights and a luxury Dynaudio audio system. .