2015 Volkswagen: Motor Trend Car of the Year


The 2015 Volkswagen Golf was awarded the 2015 Motor Trend Car of the Year!

When it came the choosing the 2015 Motor Trend Car of the Year, the Volkswagen Golf was a “near-unanimous choice” for the judges. That’s because the Golf showed a strong performance in all six of the Car of the Year categories; Advancement in Design, Efficiency, Engineering Excellence, Performance of Intended Function, Safety, and Value.

Advancement in Design

The Golf proved worthy of praise because of its sleek and sporty redesign.

“There are no superfluous lines, no gimmicky details; this makes the Golf one of the few cars in its segment that is able to appeal visually to both younger and more mature demographics” – Motortrend.com


The models weight reduction and improved engine efficiency won over this category.

“The best part is that neither car is a penalty box to drive. What the TDI lacks in horsepower it mostly makes up for in torque. While it didn’t feel quite as quick as the TSI, it was no slouch for a C-segment car.” – Motortrend.com

Engineering Excellence

Chalk this win up to the new MQB modular front-engine, front wheel-drive vehicle architecture.

“No matter which Golf variant we jumped into, we emerged with smiles on our faces. And while each obviously catered to different priorities, they all share the same solid build quality, taut structure, and remarkable ride that make them feel like a premium vehicle in an entry-level segment.” – MotorTrend.com

Performance of Intended Function

VW had their customers in mind when they designed the Golf.

“Every Golf we had on hand was made for a different customer with different priorities.” – Motortrend.com


The Golf’s IIHS Top Safety Pick + rating made it stand out to judges

“That system’s availability, along with ratings of Good in each of the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s five crash evals (including the newly standardized small-overlap frontal test), earned it an IIHS Top Safety Pick + rating — the highest possible.” – Motortrend.com


You get your dollars worth when you drive away in a new VW Golf

“…for that price, buyers get the kind of ride and build quality, engineering proficiency, and design details that go beyond the norm for the entry-level segment.” – Motortrend.com

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