AAA Green Car Guide names e-Golf as Best 2016 Compact

May 4th, 2016 by

2016 Volkswagen e-Golf best green compact

Here at Speedcraft Volkswagen, we know that the 2016 Volkswagen e-Golf is a great car. Between its excellent performance and versatility and its outstanding fuel saving capability, it would be easier to list the things that this impressive hatchback can’t do. That’s why we love to see it getting the recognition it deserves. Most recently, the e-Golf was named the Best Compact in the 2016 AAA Green Car Guide.

The 2016 Volkswagen e-Golf is available with a variety of great features that, when paired with its excellent handling, make for an exhilarating drive every time you get behind the wheel. But what the AAA Green Guide really cares about is how clean a model is for the environment.

To figure out which green model was best, AAA tests cars based on 13 different categories. This includes the model’s emissions, fuel economy, crashworthiness, braking, acceleration, handling, cargo capacity, ride quality, interior noise, maneuverability, visibility, roominess and ease of entry and exit. In each category, vehicles were given scores between 0 and 10, which were totaled to determine the top vehicles.

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Great features in the 2016 VW e-Golf

One of the e-Golf’s most notable characteristics is its sporty, hatchback styling. The interior of which offers enough space for up to five adults to fit comfortably, while still offering plenty of room for everyone to stash their gear.

It also features a 24.2 kWh 323 V lithium-ion battery that’s capable of creating class-leading power and performance. Behind the wheel of the 2016 e-Golf, drivers have access to an impressive 155 horsepower and 199 lb-ft of torque that’ll have you pinned to the back of your seat when you press down the pedal.

Of course, as an EV you can expect great fuel economy out of the e-Golf, but what you might not expect is an expansive range, allowing you to do an entire day’s worth of travel without having to stop to recharge. That’s definitely the case with the e-Golf which is capable of an outstanding 83 mile range and a combined EPA-estimated 116 MPGe, for savings that never stops.

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Get the e-Golf at Speedcraft Volkswagen

Here at Speedcraft Volkswagen, we’re the area’s top provider of the e-Golf, so you can be sure that we’ve got a selection available in our inventory for you to choose from. Just take a look at our available models and let us know if we have any that catch your eye. From there, we’ll be more than happy to schedule a test drive so that you can give it a try for yourself. We’re sure that once you experience the impressively green drive of the e-Golf, you won’t want to settle for any other EV out there.

What do you think of the 2016 Volkswagen e-Golf? Let us know in the comments below!

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