2014 Volkswagen Golf Wins AutoPacific Ideal Vehicle Award
The sixth generation of the venerable Volkswagen Golf goes out with a bang. With the seventh gen Golf coming for the 2015 model year, the 2014 Volkswagen Golf is the highest scoring Compact Car in AutoPacific’s 2014 Ideal Vehicle Award research. The Golf designers listened to what buyers wanted and gave them just that. The VW Golf beat out a very impressive group of compact cars such as the Volkswagen Jetta, Subaru Impreza, Fiat 500L, Kia Soul, and the Hyundai Elantra.
For over 85% of 2014 Golf owners the following characteristics are ideal: exterior size, interior lighting, passenger roominess, ride and handling, tires and wheels, exterior styling, and driver’s seat comfort.
There are several things Beetles owners would like changed. Over 21% of 2014 Volkswagen Golf owners want more advanced infotainment and entertainment systems. This is offset by 15% who want the systems to be simpler and easier to use. About 18% of the owners want more cargo room. 25% of Golf owners want the car to be easier to get into and out of.