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2015 Volkswagen Golf is Car of the Year, Two Times Over

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Two of the most respected accolades in the automotive world are Motor Trend Magazine’s Car of the Year® and the North American Car of the Year™. This year, we’re proud to announce that the 2015 Volkswagen Golf has won both of these prestigious awards.

And with good reason.

2015 VW Golf

Packed with plenty of style, amazing versatility, excellent fuel economy, a host of safety features, superb performance, sophisticated handling, and advanced technology, the 2015 Golf takes Volkswagen’s legacy of German-born and racing-bred engineering, innovation, and Old World craftsmanship to a new level.

Exquisitely Engineered.
A near-unanimous choice for COTY, the all-new 2015 Volkswagen Golf drew rave reviews for the “exquisite execution” of its sculpted exterior, its impressively refined interior, greatly improved engine efficiency, and new diesel and electric models. As one Motor Trend judge opined: “No matter which Golf variant we jumped into, we emerged with smiles on our faces.”

Volkswagen Golf Car of the Year

A Golf for Everyone
Judges in both competitions gave high marks for the Golf’s new MQB modular front-engine, front-wheel-drive layout which saves around 200 pounds in overall vehicle weight while actually increasing body size. They also gave top grades for the Golf’s solid build quality, remarkable handling, and taut structure, which combined to give the Golf a “premium vehicle” feel even at an “entry level” price point. Motor Trend’s editors were also appreciative of how each of the four different Golf models were especially crafted to appeal to a certain specific market segment – from those wanting great fuel and eco-friendly technology, to driving enthusiasts and daily commuters.

Best-In-Class Performance and Interior Space
Stating that “there wasn’t a dud in the group,” the panel of Motor Trend editors also found a lot to like in terms of powertrains. They called the TSi’s 1.8 liter turbocharged I-4 a candidate for “best standard engine in its segment.” They also enjoyed the quick-shifting six-speed automatic transmission which one editor said was so smooth it was like a “snazzy twin-clutch auto.”

Volkswagen Golf interior

Additionally, the judges noted that “there’s more apparent cabin space in the Golf than in some midsized sedans,” giving big thumbs up to the Golf’s interior practicality and cargo space. In addition, they scored the Golf at the top of the list in terms of excellent safety features, including six airbags, stability control, and VW’s post-collision braking system, which is designed to minimize damage after a crash is detected by airbag sensors. Other options include the Driver Assistance Package, which includes a forward-collision warning system.

Impressive to Drive. Inexpensive to Own.
The COTY judges also sung praises about the Golf’s cost-to-value ratio, noting that the “overall look and feel of the Golf rivals premium competitors that cost thousands – even tens of thousands – more.” They further stated that “the 2015 VW Golf is a quality car…that will instill pride of ownership without breaking the bank.”

We couldn’t agree more.

Discover the Award-Winning 2015 Golf at Eastside Mazda Volkswagen
Get behind the wheel of the new 2015 VW Golf and see for yourself why it’s Motor Trend Magazine’s 2015 Car of the Year…and why it outpaced the Ford Mustang and Hyundai Genesis to win the coveted North American Car of the Year award. Models include the fuel-efficient 2015 Golf TDI® Clean Diesel 4-door, the practical and sporty 2015 Golf 1.8T 2 and 4-doors, the performance-driven 2015 Golf GTI, and the all-electric 2015 e-Golf. Coming soon: the exciting, racing-bred 2015 Golf R.

Stop by our Cleveland Volkswagen dealership today to test drive the all-new, award-winning 2015 Golf. Be sure to check out our amazing deals on our large inventory of 2015 VWs. We’re conveniently located at 28400 Chardon Road, Willoughby Hills, OH 44092. To reach our sales department, please call 800-210-6286. For service and parts, call 800-706-3017.

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