3/4 Front Glamour 1996 Volkswagen Golf

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Specs, Warranty & Reliability

The table below shows all 1996 Volkswagen Golf specs by style, including MPG (fuel economy), transmission details, and interior and exterior dimensions. Additionally, find 1996 Volkswagen Golf warranty and reliability information, such as limits on bumper-to-bumper coverage and major components.

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  • Overview
    MSRP *$13,150$14,325$16,000
    Invoice *$12,141$13,210$14,742
    Engine2.0L I-4 115 HP1.9L I-4 90 HP2.0L I-4 115 HP
    Transmission5-spd man w/OD5-spd man w/OD5-spd man w/OD
    Fuel Economy City23.0 mpg40.9 mpg23.0 mpg
    Fuel Economy Hwy30.0 mpg48.7 mpg30.0 mpg
    Bumper to Bumper Months/Miles24/24,000N/A24/24,000
  • Powertrain
    Engine2.0L I-4 115 HP1.9L I-4 90 HP2.0L I-4 115 HP
    Transmission5-spd man w/OD5-spd man w/OD5-spd man w/OD
    Alternator70 amp70 amp90 amp
    Battery63 amp80 amp63 amp
    Axle Ratio3.673.243.67
    Recommended Fuel Typeregular unleadeddieselregular unleaded
    Fuel Tank14.5 gal.14.5 gal.14.5 gal.
    Drive Typefront-wheelfront-wheelfront-wheel
  • Steering and Suspension
    Front SuspensionN/AstrutN/A
    Front Anti-Roll Barfront anti-roll barfront anti-roll barfront anti-roll bar
    Front SpringsN/AstrutN/A
    Front ShocksN/Abrand nameN/A
    Rear Anti-Roll BarN/AN/Arear anti-roll bar
    SteeringN/Arack & pinionN/A
    Brakesfront disc/rear drumfront disc/rear drum4-wheel disc
    WheelsN/A14.0 " steelN/A
    Front TiresP185/60HR14.0P195/60HR14.0 ASP195/60HR14.0
    Spare Tire and WheelN/Afull-sizeN/A
  • Seating and Interior
    Seating CapacityN/A5N/A
    Front Seat Typebucketbucketsport
    Front HeadrestsN/Aadjustable w/tiltN/A
    Front ArmrestsN/AcenterN/A
    Front Driver Seat Direction Controls2-way6-way2-way
    Front Passenger Seat Direction Controls2-wayN/A2-way
    Rear Seats60-4060-40 bench60-40
    Seat Trimclothclothcloth
    Door Trimclothclothcloth
  • Comfort and Conveniences
    Dome LightN/Adome lightN/A
    Reading LightsN/AN/Afront
    Floor Consolefullfullfull
    Cup HolderN/Afront and rearN/A
    Door BinsN/AdualN/A
    Cargo Floor TrimN/AcarpetedN/A
    Cargo Coverrigidrigidrigid
    Front Air ConditioningN/AN/Amanual
    RadioN/Aradio prepAM/FM stereo
    SpeakersN/A8 prepN/A
    Radio Theft DeterrentN/Aradio theft deterrentN/A
    Cruise ControlN/Acruise controlN/A
    Door Lockspowerpowerpower
    Trunk/Hatch/Door Releasepowerpowerpower
    Remote Fuel Flap ReleaseN/ApowerN/A
    Rear Child Safety Door LocksN/Arear child safety door locksN/A
    Water Temp GaugeN/Aengine temperature gaugeN/A
    Trip OdometerN/Atrip odometerN/A
    Front WindowsmanualN/Amanual
    Tinted WindowsN/AlightN/A
    Front Windshield Wipersfixed intervalfixed intervalfixed interval
    Rear Windshield Wiperfixed intervalfixed intervalfixed interval
    Rear Defrosterrear defrosterrear defrosterrear defroster
  • Safety
    Anti-Lock Brakes (ABS)N/AN/A4-wheel anti-lock brakes (ABS)
    Daytime Running Lightsdaytime running lightsdaytime running lightsdaytime running lights
    Center High Mounted Stop LightN/Acenter high mounted stop lightN/A
    Front Impact Airbagsdriver and passengerdriver and passengerdriver and passenger
    Security Systemsecurity systemsecurity systemsecurity system
  • Dimensions and Capacities
    Door Count2 doors4 doors2 doors
    Exterior Length160.4 "160.4 "160.4 "
    Exterior Width66.7 "66.7 "66.7 "
    Exterior Height56.2 "56.2 "56.2 "
    Wheelbase97 "97 "97 "
    Front TreadN/A58 "N/A
    Rear TreadN/A57 "N/A
    Curb Weight2,529 lbs.2,650 lbs.2,557 lbs.
    Drag CoefficientN/A.32N/A
    Front LegroomN/A42.3 "N/A
    Rear LegroomN/A31.5 "N/A
    Front HeadroomN/A39.2 "N/A
    Rear HeadroomN/A37.4 "N/A
    Front Shoulder RoomN/A53.8 "N/A
    Rear Shoulder RoomN/A52.8 "N/A
    Passenger VolumeN/A88 cu.ft.N/A
    Interior Cargo VolumeN/A17.0 cu.ft.N/A
  • Exterior Features
    Rear Spoilerlipliplip
    Bodyside Moldingsblackbody-coloredblack
    Grille MoldingsN/Abody-coloredN/A
    Exterior Mirrorsdual manual remotedual manual remotedual manual remote
  • Warranty
    Bumper to Bumper Months/Miles24/24,000N/A24/24,000
    Major Components Months/Miles120/100,000120/100,043120/100,000
    Corrosion Perforation Months/Miles72/100,0007272/100,000
    Roadside Assistance Months/Miles24/100,0002424/100,000
    Maintenance Months/Miles24/24,00024/24,23424/24,000
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Safety Rating

Below is the 1996 Volkswagen Golf safety rating information and crash results as reported by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). The ratings are based on a star system and can vary by style.
StyleFrontal Rating
Side Rating
  Safety data is not currently available from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. For a list of safety-related features, please check the Specs section.

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