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Compare Volkswagen Golf 5 [1.4 FSI 90] vs Volkswagen Golf 8 [1.0 eTSI 110 DSG] vs Ford Fiesta 7 facelift [1.0 EcoBoost 100]

Reviews

Neo score
45%
70%
6%
Pros
  • Interesting VR6 engine
  • Good manual transmission
  • Clean, sporty design
  • Fully independent suspensions
  • Rather good styling
  • Good 0.27 drag coefficient
  • Low fuel consumption
  • Good handlding characteristics
  • Small turning circle
  • Easy to drive
Cons
  • Stuck with MacPherson struts in the front
  • Bad 6-speed DSG
  • Only available with small engines
  • Stuck with MacPherson struts in the front
  • Very bad performance
  • Only available with tiny engines
  • Very basic suspension setup

Price

MSRP
23900 GBP
Offers (incl. referral links)

Variants

1.4 FSI 90
1.4 75
1.4 80
1.4 TSI 122
1.4 TSI 122 DCT
1.4 TSI 140
1.6 FSI
1.6 102
1.6 102 AT
1.9 TDI 105
1.9 TDI 105 4Motion
1.9 TDI 105 4Motion DCT
1.9 TDI 90
2.0 FSI 150
2.0 FSI 150 4Motion
GTI 230
GTI 230 AT
GTI 200
GTI 200 AT
SDI 75
2.0 TDI 140
2.0 TDI 140 4Motion
2.0 TDI 170
R32 AWD
1.0 eTSI 110 DSG
1.0 TSI 110
1.0 TSI 90
1.4 TSI 204 eHybrid DSG
1.5 eTSI 130 DSG
1.5 eTSI 150 DSG
1.5 TGI 130 DSG
1.5 TSI 130
1.5 TSI 150
2.0 TDI 115
2.0 TDI 150
2.0 TDI 150 DSG
GTD DSG
GTE DSG
GTI
GTI Clubsport DSG
GTI DSG
R 4MOTION DSG
1.0 EcoBoost 100
1.0 EcoBoost 125
1.0 EcoBoost 125 Hybrid
1.0 EcoBoost 125 Hybrid AT
1.0 EcoBoost 155 Hybrid
1.1 75
ST 1.5 EcoBoost 200

Capacity

Cargo Capacity
350 L / 12.4 cu-ft ~ 1305 L / 46.1 cu-ft
381 L / 13.5 cu-ft ~ 1237 L / 43.7 cu-ft
292 L / 10.3 cu-ft ~ 1093 L / 38.6 cu-ft
Coolant Capacity
5.6 L / 5.9 qt
10.0 L / 10.6 qt
5.6 L / 5.9 qt
Engine Oil Capacity
3.5 L / 3.7 qt
4.0 L / 4.2 qt
4.6 L / 4.9 qt
Fuel Capacity
55.0 L / 14.5 gal
45.0 L / 11.9 gal
42.0 L / 11.1 gal
Passengers
5
5
5
Payload
589 kg / 1299 lbs
583 kg / 1285 lbs
586 kg / 1292 lbs

Chassis

Brakes | Front
Ventilated discs
Ventilated discs
Ventilated discs, 262x23 mm
Brakes | Rear
Disc
Disc
Drum, 202.8 mm
Power Steering
Electric Steering
Electric Steering
Electric Steering
Suspension | Front
MacPherson strut
MacPherson strut
MacPherson strut
Suspension | Rear
Multi-link
Semi-independent, Torsion
Semi-independent, Torsion
Tire Size
195/65 R15 T
205/55 R 16
195/60 R15, 205/45 R17
Turning Circle
10.9 m / 35.8 ft
10.9 m / 35.8 ft
9.8 m / 32.1 ft

Construction

Body Style
3-5-door Hatchback
5-door mild-hybrid Hatchback
5-door Hatchback

Dimensions

Ground Clearance
122 mm / 4.8 in
Size | Height
1485 mm / 58.5 in
1491 mm / 58.7 in
1484 mm / 58.4 in
Size | Length
4204 mm / 165.5 in
4284 mm / 168.7 in
4048 mm / 159.4 in
Size | Width
1759 mm / 69.3 in
1789 mm / 70.4 in | 2073 mm / 81.6 in (mirror unfolded)
1735 mm / 68.3 in | 1941 mm / 76.4 in (mirror unfolded) | 1783 mm / 70.2 in (mirror folded)
Track Width | Front
1539.0 mm / 60.6 in
1533.0 mm / 60.4 in
1504.0 mm / 59.2 in
Track Width | Rear
1528.0 mm / 60.2 in
1504.0 mm / 59.2 in
1472.0 mm / 58.0 in
Weight
1201.0 kg / 2647.8 lbs
1227.0 kg / 2705.1 lbs
1104.0 kg / 2433.9 lbs
Wheel Size
6J x 15
7 J x 16
6J x 15, 7.5J x 17
Wheelbase
2578 mm / 101.5 in
2619 mm / 103.1 in
2493 mm / 98.1 in

Performance

Acceleration | 0 - 100 km/h
12.9 sec
10.2 sec
10.8 sec
Acceleration | 0 - 60 mph
12.3 sec
9.7 sec
10.3 sec
CO2 Emission
98 ~ 102 g/km
120 ~ 144 g/km
Coefficient Of Drag
0.275
Electric Range
79.0 km / 49.1 mi
Fuel Economy
6.2 L/100km / 37.9 MPG (combined) | 8.3 L/100km / 28.3 MPG (urban) | 5.1 L/100km / 46.1 MPG (highway)
4.3 L/100km / 54.7 MPG (combined) | 5.1 L/100km / 46.1 MPG (urban) | 3.8 L/100km / 61.9 MPG (highway)
5.3 L/100km / 44.4 MPG (combined)
Top Speed
174.0 km/h / 108.1 mph
202.0 km/h / 125.5 mph
180.0 km/h / 111.8 mph
Towing Capacity
630 kg / 1389 lbs (w/o brakes) | 1500 kg / 3307 lbs (w/ brakes @ 8% gradient) | 1300 kg / 2866 lbs (w/ brakes @ 12% gradient)
585 kg / 1290 lbs (w/o brakes) | 750 kg / 1653 lbs (w/ brakes @ 12% gradient)

Powertrain

Drivetrain Layout
Front-engine (transverse), Front-wheel drive
Front-engine (transverse), Front-wheel drive
Front-engine (transverse), Front-wheel drive
Emission Standard
Euro 4
Euro 6d-ISC-FCM
Euro 6d-ISC-FCM
Engine
BKG, BLN
EA211/DLA
SFJP
Engine | Bore
76.5 mm / 3.0 in
74.5 mm / 2.9 in
71.9 mm / 2.8 in
Engine | Compression Ratio
12.0:1
10.5:1
10.0:1
Engine | Displacement
1.4 L / 84.8 cu-in / 1390.0 cc
1.0 L / 61.0 cu-in / 999.0 cc
1.0 L / 61.0 cu-in / 999.0 cc
Engine | Power
90.0 hp / 67.1 kW @ 5200 rpm
110.0 hp / 82.0 kW @ 5000 rpm
100.0 hp / 74.6 kW @ 4500 rpm
Engine | Specific Output
64.7 hp/L / 1.1 hp/cu-in
110.1 hp/L / 1.8 hp/cu-in
100.1 hp/L / 1.6 hp/cu-in
Engine | Stroke
75.6 mm / 3.0 in
76.4 mm / 3.0 in
82.0 mm / 3.2 in
Engine | Torque
130 Nm / 95.9 lb-ft @ 3750 rpm
200 Nm / 147.5 lb-ft @ 2000-3000 rpm
170 Nm / 125.4 lb-ft @ 1500-4000 rpm
Engine | Type
Naturally-aspirated direct-injected petrol inline-4 engine with 4 values per cylinder
Turbocharged direct-injected petrol inline-3 DOHC engine with 4 values per cylinder
Turbocharged direct-injected petrol inline-3 DOHC engine with 4 values per cylinder
Transmission | Gears
5-speed
7-speed
6-speed
Transmission | Type
Manual
Automatic DSG
Manual

Production

Availability
2003 ~ 2004
2020
2021
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