2.5L in-line 5-cylinder engine
When you stop at a light next to a Volkswagen Golf, you may not realize what’s going on under the hood. Inside that innocent compact hides a gutsy 170-hp, 2.5L 5-cylinder engine with 177 lbs/ft of torque that effortlessly ticks off hours of freeway travel thanks to its impressive 33 highway mpg.¹ You couldn’t possibly grasp its quick acceleration and formidable passing power.² Until the light turns green.
- ¹23 city/33 highway mpg (2013 Golf 2.5L, 5-speed manual transmission). EPA estimates. Your milage will vary.
²Obey all speed and traffic laws