Volkswagen Golf Ground Clearance in Quick-to-Read Graphs

Ride height changes trhough history

Quick notes on Volkswagen Golf clearance

    • Estimated clearance for generation: 138 mm (5.4 in)
    • Offroad abilities: below average
    • Ride height per person: 27.6 mm (1.1 in)
    • Clearance when loaded: 106 — 118 mm (4.2 — 4.6 in)
    • Risk of damage on bad road: quite high
    • Clearance to tire height: 138 mm / 110 mm
    • Ride height to disc diameter: 138 mm / 414 mm
    • Clearance on larger wheels (+1 in): 150 mm
    • Difference with world average: -23 mm
    • Clearancell rating: 4 / 10

Clearance to power ratio

  • 2.0 TDI — 1.1 hp/mm
  • 1.4 TGI — 0.8 hp/mm
  • 1.4 TSI — 1.1 hp/mm
  • 1.0 TSI — 0.8 hp/mm
  • 1.6 TDI — 0.8 hp/mm
  • R 2.0 TSI — 2.5 hp/mm
  • GTD 2.0 TDI — 1.4 hp/mm
  • 1.5 TSI ACT — 1.1 hp/mm
  • 2.0 TDI SCR — 1.1 hp/mm
  • 1.5 TGI — 0.9 hp/mm

    Clearance to torque ratio

  • 2.0 TDI — 2.4 Nm/mm
  • 1.4 TGI — 1.4 Nm/mm
  • 1.4 TSI — 1.8 Nm/mm
  • 1.0 TSI — 1.4 Nm/mm
  • 1.6 TDI — 1.8 Nm/mm
  • R 2.0 TSI — 3.2 Nm/mm
  • GTD 2.0 TDI — 2.9 Nm/mm
  • 1.5 TSI ACT — 1.8 Nm/mm
  • 2.0 TDI SCR — 2.4 Nm/mm
  • 1.5 TGI — 1.4 Nm/mm

    Clearance to fuel consumption ratio

  • 2.0 TDI — 31 mm to 1 L/100 km
  • 1.4 TGI — 25 mm to 1 L/100 km
  • 1.4 TSI — 28 mm to 1 L/100 km
  • 1.0 TSI — 29 mm to 1 L/100 km
  • 1.6 TDI — 35 mm to 1 L/100 km
  • R 2.0 TSI — 18 mm to 1 L/100 km
  • GTD 2.0 TDI — 26 mm to 1 L/100 km
  • 1.5 TSI ACT — 27 mm to 1 L/100 km
  • 2.0 TDI SCR — 29 mm to 1 L/100 km
  • Vehicle Clearance Ride height to engine cc Safe road bump height Difference from world average Ride height to car height
    2.0 TDI 140 mm
    (5.5 in)
    71 mm/L 107 mm
    (4.2 in)
    -15% 9.2
    1.4 TGI 140 mm
    (5.5 in)
    100 mm/L 107 mm
    (4.2 in)
    -15% 9.2
    1.4 TSI 140 mm
    (5.5 in)
    100 mm/L 107 mm
    (4.2 in)
    -15% 9.2
    1.0 TSI 140 mm
    (5.5 in)
    140 mm/L 107 mm
    (4.2 in)
    -15% 9.2
    1.6 TDI 140 mm
    (5.5 in)
    88 mm/L 107 mm
    (4.2 in)
    -15% 9.2
    R 2.0 TSI 126 mm
    (5 in)
    64 mm/L 93 mm
    (3.7 in)
    -28% 8.3
    GTD 2.0 TDI 131 mm
    (5.2 in)
    66 mm/L 98 mm
    (3.9 in)
    -23% 8.6
    1.5 TSI ACT 140 mm
    (5.5 in)
    93 mm/L 107 mm
    (4.2 in)
    -15% 9.2
    2.0 TDI SCR 140 mm
    (5.5 in)
    71 mm/L 107 mm
    (4.2 in)
    -15% 9.2
    1.5 TGI 140 mm
    (5.5 in)
    93 mm/L 107 mm
    (4.2 in)
    -15% 9.4
    Vehicle 2.0 TDI
    Clearance 140 mm (5.5 in)
    Ride height to engine cc 71 mm/L
    Safe road bump height 107 mm (4.2 in)
    Difference from world average -15%
    Ride height to car height 9.2%
    Vehicle 1.4 TGI
    Clearance 140 mm (5.5 in)
    Ride height to engine cc 100 mm/L
    Safe road bump height 107 mm (4.2 in)
    Difference from world average -15%
    Ride height to car height 9.2%
    Vehicle 1.4 TSI
    Clearance 140 mm (5.5 in)
    Ride height to engine cc 100 mm/L
    Safe road bump height 107 mm (4.2 in)
    Difference from world average -15%
    Ride height to car height 9.2%
    Vehicle 1.0 TSI
    Clearance 140 mm (5.5 in)
    Ride height to engine cc 140 mm/L
    Safe road bump height 107 mm (4.2 in)
    Difference from world average -15%
    Ride height to car height 9.2%
    Vehicle 1.6 TDI
    Clearance 140 mm (5.5 in)
    Ride height to engine cc 88 mm/L
    Safe road bump height 107 mm (4.2 in)
    Difference from world average -15%
    Ride height to car height 9.2%
    Vehicle R 2.0 TSI
    Clearance 126 mm (5 in)
    Ride height to engine cc 64 mm/L
    Safe road bump height 93 mm (3.7 in)
    Difference from world average -28%
    Ride height to car height 8.3%
    Vehicle GTD 2.0 TDI
    Clearance 131 mm (5.2 in)
    Ride height to engine cc 66 mm/L
    Safe road bump height 98 mm (3.9 in)
    Difference from world average -23%
    Ride height to car height 8.6%
    Vehicle 1.5 TSI ACT
    Clearance 140 mm (5.5 in)
    Ride height to engine cc 93 mm/L
    Safe road bump height 107 mm (4.2 in)
    Difference from world average -15%
    Ride height to car height 9.2%
    Vehicle 2.0 TDI SCR
    Clearance 140 mm (5.5 in)
    Ride height to engine cc 71 mm/L
    Safe road bump height 107 mm (4.2 in)
    Difference from world average -15%
    Ride height to car height 9.2%
    Vehicle 1.5 TGI
    Clearance 140 mm (5.5 in)
    Ride height to engine cc 93 mm/L
    Safe road bump height 107 mm (4.2 in)
    Difference from world average -15%
    Ride height to car height 9.4%

    Quick notes on Volkswagen Golf clearance

      • Estimated clearance for generation: 175 mm (6.9 in)
      • Offroad abilities: good
      • Ride height per person: 35 mm (1.4 in)
      • Clearance when loaded: 143 — 155 mm (5.6 — 6.1 in)
      • Risk of damage on bad road: quite low
      • Clearance to tire height: 175 mm / 113 mm
      • Ride height to disc diameter: 175 mm / 432 mm
      • Clearance on larger wheels (+1 in): 187 mm
      • Difference with world average: +14 mm
      • Clearancell rating: 8 / 10

    Clearance to power ratio

  • 1.8 TSI — 1 hp/mm

    Clearance to torque ratio

  • 1.8 TSI — 1.6 Nm/mm

    Clearance to fuel consumption ratio

  • 1.8 TSI — 26 mm to 1 L/100 km
  • Vehicle Clearance Ride height to engine cc Safe road bump height Difference from world average Ride height to car height
    1.8 TSI 175 mm
    (6.9 in)
    97 mm/L 142 mm
    (5.6 in)
    +8% 11.6
    Vehicle 1.8 TSI
    Clearance 175 mm (6.9 in)
    Ride height to engine cc 97 mm/L
    Safe road bump height 142 mm (5.6 in)
    Difference from world average +8%
    Ride height to car height 11.6%

    Quick notes on Volkswagen Golf clearance

      • Estimated clearance for generation: 138 mm (5.4 in)
      • Offroad abilities: below average
      • Ride height per person: 27.6 mm (1.1 in)
      • Clearance when loaded: 106 — 118 mm (4.2 — 4.6 in)
      • Risk of damage on bad road: quite high
      • Clearance to tire height: 138 mm / 107 mm
      • Ride height to disc diameter: 138 mm / 420 mm
      • Clearance on larger wheels (+1 in): 150 mm
      • Difference with world average: -23 mm
      • Clearancell rating: 4 / 10

    Clearance to power ratio

  • 1.0 TSI — 0.8 hp/mm
  • R 2.0 TSI — 2.4 hp/mm
  • GTD 2.0 TDI — 1.4 hp/mm
  • e-Golf 35.8 kWh — 1 hp/mm
  • 1.5 TSI ACT — 1.1 hp/mm
  • 2.0 TDI SCR — 1.1 hp/mm
  • 1.5 TGI — 0.9 hp/mm
  • 1.4 TSI — 1.1 hp/mm
  • GTI 2.0 TSI — 1.8 hp/mm

    Clearance to torque ratio

  • 1.0 TSI — 1.4 Nm/mm
  • R 2.0 TSI — 3 Nm/mm
  • GTD 2.0 TDI — 2.9 Nm/mm
  • e-Golf 35.8 kWh — 2 Nm/mm
  • 1.5 TSI ACT — 1.8 Nm/mm
  • 2.0 TDI SCR — 2.4 Nm/mm
  • 1.5 TGI — 1.4 Nm/mm
  • 1.4 TSI — 1.8 Nm/mm
  • GTI 2.0 TSI — 2.7 Nm/mm

    Clearance to fuel consumption ratio

  • 1.0 TSI — 30 mm to 1 L/100 km
  • R 2.0 TSI — 16 mm to 1 L/100 km
  • GTD 2.0 TDI — 30 mm to 1 L/100 km
  • 1.5 TSI ACT — 28 mm to 1 L/100 km
  • 2.0 TDI SCR — 28 mm to 1 L/100 km
  • 1.4 TSI — 19 mm to 1 L/100 km
  • GTI 2.0 TSI — 15 mm to 1 L/100 km
  • Vehicle Clearance Ride height to engine cc Safe road bump height Difference from world average Ride height to car height
    1.0 TSI 142 mm
    (5.6 in)
    142 mm/L 109 mm
    (4.3 in)
    -13% 9.5
    R 2.0 TSI 128 mm
    (5 in)
    65 mm/L 95 mm
    (3.7 in)
    -26% 8.7
    GTD 2.0 TDI 133 mm
    (5.2 in)
    68 mm/L 100 mm
    (3.9 in)
    -21% 9
    e-Golf 35.8 kWh 143 mm
    (5.6 in)
    - 110 mm
    (4.3 in)
    -13% 9.6
    1.5 TSI ACT 142 mm
    (5.6 in)
    95 mm/L 109 mm
    (4.3 in)
    -13% 9.5
    2.0 TDI SCR 142 mm
    (5.6 in)
    72 mm/L 109 mm
    (4.3 in)
    -13% 9.5
    1.5 TGI 142 mm
    (5.6 in)
    95 mm/L 109 mm
    (4.3 in)
    -13% 9.5
    1.4 TSI 137 mm
    (5.4 in)
    98 mm/L 104 mm
    (4.1 in)
    -18% 9.3
    GTI 2.0 TSI 129 mm
    (5.1 in)
    65 mm/L 96 mm
    (3.8 in)
    -25% 8.8
    Vehicle 1.0 TSI
    Clearance 142 mm (5.6 in)
    Ride height to engine cc 142 mm/L
    Safe road bump height 109 mm (4.3 in)
    Difference from world average -13%
    Ride height to car height 9.5%
    Vehicle R 2.0 TSI
    Clearance 128 mm (5 in)
    Ride height to engine cc 65 mm/L
    Safe road bump height 95 mm (3.7 in)
    Difference from world average -26%
    Ride height to car height 8.7%
    Vehicle GTD 2.0 TDI
    Clearance 133 mm (5.2 in)
    Ride height to engine cc 68 mm/L
    Safe road bump height 100 mm (3.9 in)
    Difference from world average -21%
    Ride height to car height 9%
    Vehicle e-Golf 35.8 kWh
    Clearance 143 mm (5.6 in)
    Ride height to engine cc -
    Safe road bump height 110 mm (4.3 in)
    Difference from world average -13%
    Ride height to car height 9.6%
    Vehicle 1.5 TSI ACT
    Clearance 142 mm (5.6 in)
    Ride height to engine cc 95 mm/L
    Safe road bump height 109 mm (4.3 in)
    Difference from world average -13%
    Ride height to car height 9.5%
    Vehicle 2.0 TDI SCR
    Clearance 142 mm (5.6 in)
    Ride height to engine cc 72 mm/L
    Safe road bump height 109 mm (4.3 in)
    Difference from world average -13%
    Ride height to car height 9.5%
    Vehicle 1.5 TGI
    Clearance 142 mm (5.6 in)
    Ride height to engine cc 95 mm/L
    Safe road bump height 109 mm (4.3 in)
    Difference from world average -13%
    Ride height to car height 9.5%
    Vehicle 1.4 TSI
    Clearance 137 mm (5.4 in)
    Ride height to engine cc 98 mm/L
    Safe road bump height 104 mm (4.1 in)
    Difference from world average -18%
    Ride height to car height 9.3%
    Vehicle GTI 2.0 TSI
    Clearance 129 mm (5.1 in)
    Ride height to engine cc 65 mm/L
    Safe road bump height 96 mm (3.8 in)
    Difference from world average -25%
    Ride height to car height 8.8%

    Quick notes on Volkswagen Golf clearance

      • Estimated clearance for generation: 122 mm (4.8 in)
      • Offroad abilities: poor
      • Ride height per person: 24.4 mm (1 in)
      • Clearance when loaded: 90 — 102 mm (3.5 — 4 in)
      • Risk of damage on bad road: high
      • Clearance to tire height: 122 mm / 82 mm
      • Ride height to disc diameter: 122 mm / 483 mm
      • Clearance on larger wheels (+1 in): 134 mm
      • Difference with world average: -39 mm
      • Clearancell rating: 2 / 10

    Clearance to power ratio

  • R 2.0 TSI — 2.4 hp/mm

    Clearance to torque ratio

  • R 2.0 TSI — 3.1 Nm/mm

    Clearance to fuel consumption ratio

  • R 2.0 TSI — 13 mm to 1 L/100 km
  • Vehicle Clearance Ride height to engine cc Safe road bump height Difference from world average Ride height to car height
    R 2.0 TSI 122 mm
    (4.8 in)
    62 mm/L 89 mm
    (3.5 in)
    -32% 8.5
    Vehicle R 2.0 TSI
    Clearance 122 mm (4.8 in)
    Ride height to engine cc 62 mm/L
    Safe road bump height 89 mm (3.5 in)
    Difference from world average -32%
    Ride height to car height 8.5%

    Quick notes on Volkswagen Golf clearance

      • Estimated clearance for generation: 142 mm (5.6 in)
      • Offroad abilities: below average
      • Ride height per person: 28.4 mm (1.1 in)
      • Clearance when loaded: 110 — 122 mm (4.3 — 4.8 in)
      • Risk of damage on bad road: quite high
      • Clearance to tire height: 142 mm / 127 mm
      • Ride height to disc diameter: 142 mm / 381 mm
      • Clearance on larger wheels (+1 in): 154 mm
      • Difference with world average: -19 mm
      • Clearancell rating: 4 / 10

    Clearance to power ratio

  • 1.0 TSI — 0.8 hp/mm

    Clearance to torque ratio

  • 1.0 TSI — 1.4 Nm/mm

    Clearance to fuel consumption ratio

  • 1.0 TSI — 33 mm to 1 L/100 km
  • Vehicle Clearance Ride height to engine cc Safe road bump height Difference from world average Ride height to car height
    1.0 TSI 142 mm
    (5.6 in)
    142 mm/L 109 mm
    (4.3 in)
    -13% 9.8
    Vehicle 1.0 TSI
    Clearance 142 mm (5.6 in)
    Ride height to engine cc 142 mm/L
    Safe road bump height 109 mm (4.3 in)
    Difference from world average -13%
    Ride height to car height 9.8%

    Quick notes on Volkswagen Golf clearance

      • Estimated clearance for generation: 144 mm (5.7 in)
      • Offroad abilities: below average
      • Ride height per person: 28.8 mm (1.1 in)
      • Clearance when loaded: 112 — 124 mm (4.4 — 4.9 in)
      • Risk of damage on bad road: quite high
      • Clearance to tire height: 144 mm / 113 mm
      • Ride height to disc diameter: 144 mm / 406 mm
      • Clearance on larger wheels (+1 in): 156 mm
      • Difference with world average: -17 mm
      • Clearancell rating: 4 / 10

    Clearance to power ratio

  • 1.2 TSI — 0.6 hp/mm
  • 1.0 TSI — 0.8 hp/mm

    Clearance to torque ratio

  • 1.2 TSI — 1.1 Nm/mm
  • 1.0 TSI — 1.4 Nm/mm

    Clearance to fuel consumption ratio

  • 1.2 TSI — 28 mm to 1 L/100 km
  • 1.0 TSI — 31 mm to 1 L/100 km
  • Vehicle Clearance Ride height to engine cc Safe road bump height Difference from world average Ride height to car height
    1.2 TSI 144 mm
    (5.7 in)
    120 mm/L 111 mm
    (4.4 in)
    -12% 9.1
    1.0 TSI 144 mm
    (5.7 in)
    144 mm/L 111 mm
    (4.4 in)
    -12% 9.1
    Vehicle 1.2 TSI
    Clearance 144 mm (5.7 in)
    Ride height to engine cc 120 mm/L
    Safe road bump height 111 mm (4.4 in)
    Difference from world average -12%
    Ride height to car height 9.1%
    Vehicle 1.0 TSI
    Clearance 144 mm (5.7 in)
    Ride height to engine cc 144 mm/L
    Safe road bump height 111 mm (4.4 in)
    Difference from world average -12%
    Ride height to car height 9.1%

    Quick notes on Volkswagen Golf clearance

      • Estimated clearance for generation: 138 mm (5.4 in)
      • Offroad abilities: below average
      • Ride height per person: 34.5 mm (1.4 in)
      • Clearance when loaded: 106 — 118 mm (4.2 — 4.6 in)
      • Risk of damage on bad road: quite high
      • Clearance to tire height: 138 mm / 101 mm
      • Ride height to disc diameter: 138 mm / 432 mm
      • Clearance on larger wheels (+1 in): 150 mm
      • Difference with world average: -23 mm
      • Clearancell rating: 4 / 10

    Clearance to power ratio

  • 1.2 TSI — 0.8 hp/mm
  • 1.4 TSI — 1.1 hp/mm
  • 2.0 TDI — 0.8 hp/mm

    Clearance to torque ratio

  • 1.2 TSI — 1.3 Nm/mm
  • 1.4 TSI — 1.8 Nm/mm
  • 2.0 TDI — 1.8 Nm/mm

    Clearance to fuel consumption ratio

  • 1.2 TSI — 27 mm to 1 L/100 km
  • 1.4 TSI — 25 mm to 1 L/100 km
  • 2.0 TDI — 31 mm to 1 L/100 km
  • Vehicle Clearance Ride height to engine cc Safe road bump height Difference from world average Ride height to car height
    1.2 TSI 138 mm
    (5.4 in)
    115 mm/L 105 mm
    (4.1 in)
    -17% 9.6
    1.4 TSI 138 mm
    (5.4 in)
    99 mm/L 105 mm
    (4.1 in)
    -17% 9.6
    2.0 TDI 138 mm
    (5.4 in)
    70 mm/L 105 mm
    (4.1 in)
    -17% 9.6
    Vehicle 1.2 TSI
    Clearance 138 mm (5.4 in)
    Ride height to engine cc 115 mm/L
    Safe road bump height 105 mm (4.1 in)
    Difference from world average -17%
    Ride height to car height 9.6%
    Vehicle 1.4 TSI
    Clearance 138 mm (5.4 in)
    Ride height to engine cc 99 mm/L
    Safe road bump height 105 mm (4.1 in)
    Difference from world average -17%
    Ride height to car height 9.6%
    Vehicle 2.0 TDI
    Clearance 138 mm (5.4 in)
    Ride height to engine cc 70 mm/L
    Safe road bump height 105 mm (4.1 in)
    Difference from world average -17%
    Ride height to car height 9.6%

    Quick notes on Volkswagen Golf clearance

      • Estimated clearance for generation: 139 mm (5.5 in)
      • Offroad abilities: below average
      • Ride height per person: 27.8 mm (1.1 in)
      • Clearance when loaded: 107 — 119 mm (4.2 — 4.7 in)
      • Risk of damage on bad road: quite high
      • Clearance to tire height: 139 mm / 120 mm
      • Ride height to disc diameter: 139 mm / 394 mm
      • Clearance on larger wheels (+1 in): 151 mm
      • Difference with world average: -22 mm
      • Clearancell rating: 4 / 10

    Clearance to power ratio

  • 1.2 TSI — 0.8 hp/mm
  • 1.0 TSI — 0.8 hp/mm
  • 1.4 TSI — 0.9 hp/mm
  • 1.4 TGI — 0.8 hp/mm
  • 1.6 TDI — 0.8 hp/mm
  • GTD 2.0 TDI — 1.4 hp/mm

    Clearance to torque ratio

  • 1.2 TSI — 1.3 Nm/mm
  • 1.0 TSI — 1.4 Nm/mm
  • 1.4 TSI — 1.4 Nm/mm
  • 1.4 TGI — 1.4 Nm/mm
  • 1.6 TDI — 1.8 Nm/mm
  • GTD 2.0 TDI — 2.9 Nm/mm

    Clearance to fuel consumption ratio

  • 1.2 TSI — 27 mm to 1 L/100 km
  • 1.0 TSI — 33 mm to 1 L/100 km
  • 1.4 TSI — 27 mm to 1 L/100 km
  • 1.4 TGI — 26 mm to 1 L/100 km
  • 1.6 TDI — 35 mm to 1 L/100 km
  • GTD 2.0 TDI — 30 mm to 1 L/100 km
  • Vehicle Clearance Ride height to engine cc Safe road bump height Difference from world average Ride height to car height
    1.2 TSI 140 mm
    (5.5 in)
    117 mm/L 107 mm
    (4.2 in)
    -15% 9.5
    1.0 TSI 140 mm
    (5.5 in)
    140 mm/L 107 mm
    (4.2 in)
    -15% 9.5
    1.4 TSI 140 mm
    (5.5 in)
    100 mm/L 107 mm
    (4.2 in)
    -15% 9.5
    1.4 TGI 140 mm
    (5.5 in)
    100 mm/L 107 mm
    (4.2 in)
    -15% 9.5
    1.6 TDI 140 mm
    (5.5 in)
    88 mm/L 107 mm
    (4.2 in)
    -15% 9.5
    GTD 2.0 TDI 131 mm
    (5.2 in)
    66 mm/L 98 mm
    (3.9 in)
    -23% 8.9
    Vehicle 1.2 TSI
    Clearance 140 mm (5.5 in)
    Ride height to engine cc 117 mm/L
    Safe road bump height 107 mm (4.2 in)
    Difference from world average -15%
    Ride height to car height 9.5%
    Vehicle 1.0 TSI
    Clearance 140 mm (5.5 in)
    Ride height to engine cc 140 mm/L
    Safe road bump height 107 mm (4.2 in)
    Difference from world average -15%
    Ride height to car height 9.5%
    Vehicle 1.4 TSI
    Clearance 140 mm (5.5 in)
    Ride height to engine cc 100 mm/L
    Safe road bump height 107 mm (4.2 in)
    Difference from world average -15%
    Ride height to car height 9.5%
    Vehicle 1.4 TGI
    Clearance 140 mm (5.5 in)
    Ride height to engine cc 100 mm/L
    Safe road bump height 107 mm (4.2 in)
    Difference from world average -15%
    Ride height to car height 9.5%
    Vehicle 1.6 TDI
    Clearance 140 mm (5.5 in)
    Ride height to engine cc 88 mm/L
    Safe road bump height 107 mm (4.2 in)
    Difference from world average -15%
    Ride height to car height 9.5%
    Vehicle GTD 2.0 TDI
    Clearance 131 mm (5.2 in)
    Ride height to engine cc 66 mm/L
    Safe road bump height 98 mm (3.9 in)
    Difference from world average -23%
    Ride height to car height 8.9%