Comparison between:
- 2016 Volkswagen e-Golf SEL Premium
- 2017 Volkswagen e-Golf SE

Brand, model, trim, price

Information about the brand, series, model name and year, trim and price of the electric vehicle.

2016 Volkswagen e-Golf SEL Premium2017 Volkswagen e-Golf SE
2016 Volkswagen e-Golf SEL Premium2017 Volkswagen e-Golf SE
TrimSEL PremiumSE
Model year20162017
MarketNorth America, EuropeNorth America, Europe
Price-USD 30,495 (USA, Jul 2019)

Body style, dimensions, volumes, weights.

Information about the EV body style, dimensions, clearance, volumes, curb weight, GVWR.

Body styleHatchbackHatchback
MaterialsSteelSteel
Exterior colorsDeep Black Pearl Metallic
Urano Gray Metallic
Night Blue Metallic
Reflex Silver Metallic
Limestone Grey
Pure White
Pacific Blue
Atlantic Blue Metallic
Deep Black Pearl
Great Falls Green Metallic
Indium Grey Metallic
Pure White
Urano Grey
White Silver Metallic
Oryx White Pearl
Interior colorsBlack
Beige
Titan Black
Shetland Beige
Number of doors44
Number of seats55
Length168.1 in
4270 mm
168.1 in
4270 mm
Width70.8 in
1798 mm
70.8 in
1798 mm
Width with mirrors79.8 in
2027 mm
79.8 in
2027 mm
Height57.1 in
1450 mm
58.3 in
1482 mm
Wheelbase103.6 in
2631 mm
103.5 in
2629 mm
Front track60.8 in
1544 mm
60.4 in
1533 mm
Rear track59.5 in
1511 mm
59.2 in
1503 mm
Clearance5.0 in
127 mm
5.6 in
143 mm
Front headroom38.4 in
975 mm
40.1 in
1018 mm
Rear headroom38.1 in
968 mm
38.1 in
967 mm
Front shoulder room55.9 in
1420 mm
55.9 in
1420 mm
Rear shoulder room53.9 in
1369 mm
53.9 in
1369 mm
Front hip room-57.8 in
1469 mm
Rear hip room-56.7 in
1440 mm
Front legroom41.2 in
1046 mm
41.2 in
1046 mm
Rear legroom35.6 in
904 mm
35.6 in
904 mm
Passenger volume2647.6 l
93.50 ft3
2.65 m3
-
Total volume3293.2 l
116.30 ft3
3.29 m3
-
Trunk volume645.6 l
22.80 ft3
0.65 m3
341.0 l
12.04 ft3
0.34 m3
Maximum trunk volume1492.3 l
52.70 ft3
1.49 m3
1231.0 l
43.47 ft3
1.23 m3
Curb weight3390.71 lb
1538 kg
3560.47 lb
1615 kg
Payload930.35 lb
422 kg
892.87 lb
405 kg
GVWR4321.06 lb
1960 kg
4453.34 lb
2020 kg
Drag coefficient0.27 Cd0.27 Cd

Electric motor

Information about the model's electric motor and its performance

ManufacturerVolkswagenVolkswagen
ModelEEM 85EEM 100
Electric motor typePermanent magnet synchronousPermanent magnet synchronous
Location of the motorFrontFront
Power85 kW
114.0 hp
115.6 ps
100 kW
134.1 hp
136.0 ps
Maximum power RPM3000 - 12000 rpm3300 - 12000 rpm
Torque270 Nm
27.5 kgm
199.1 ft-lb
290 Nm
29.6 kgm
213.9 ft-lb
Regenerative brakingYesYes
Driving modesEco
Eco+
Normal
Eco
Eco+
Normal
Additional informationFive levels of regenerative braking - D
D1
D2
D3
and B
Eco mode power and torque - 70 kW / 220 Nm
Eco+ mode power and torque - 55 kW / 175 Nm
Three levels of regenerative braking
Eco mode power - 70 kW
Eco mode torque - 233 Nm
Eco+ mode power - 40 kW
Eco+ mode torque - 211 Nm

Performance

Information about the top speed and acceleration of the model.

Top speed87.0 mph
140.0 km/h
93.2 mph
150.0 km/h
Acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h10.40 s9.60 s
Additional informationEco mode top speed - 140 km/h
Eco mode acceleration 0-100 km/h - 13.1 s
Eco+ mode top speed - 90 km/h
Eco mode 0-100 km/h acceleration - 13 s
Eco mode top speed - 115 km/h
Eco+ mode 0-100 km/h acceleration - 19 s
Eco+ mode top speed - 90 km/h

Driving range

Information about the official driving range of the model according to EPA, NEDC, WPTL.

Driving rangeEPA: 83.0 mi / 133.6 kmNEDC: 186.4 mi / 300.0 km
EPA: 125.0 mi / 201.2 km

Energy efficiency

Information about the energy efficiency of the model in various measurement units according to EPA, NEDC, WPTL.

Energy efficiencyEPA, CMB: 29 kWh/100 mi
EPA, HWY: 105 MPGe
EPA, CMB: 116 MPGe
EPA, CTY: 126 MPGe
NEDC, CMB: 13.2 kWh/100 km
EPA, CMB: 28 kWh/100 mi
EPA, HWY: 111 MPGe
EPA, CMB: 119 MPGe
EPA, CTY: 126 MPGe

Energy class

Information about the energy class of the electric car.

Energy classA+A+

Steering

Information about the type of the steering mechanism of the model and related features.

Type of steering mechanismRack and pinionRack and pinion
Type of power steeringElectronicElectronic
Turning circle10.9 m
35.76 ft
10.9 m
35.76 ft
Lock-to-lock turns-2.76

Transmission

Information about the transmission of the model.

Type of transmissionAutomatic single-speed reduction gearAutomatic single-speed reduction gear
DrivetrainFront-wheel drive (FWD)Front-wheel drive (FWD)
Axle ratio3.613.61
Additional informationGearbox model - EQ 270Gearbox model - EQ 270

Suspension

Information about the system of components that connects the wheels and axles to the chassis.

Front suspensionMacPherson strut
Independent
Coil springs (helical springs)
Telescopic shock absorbers
Anti-roll bar (stabilizer link / stabilizer bar)
MacPherson strut
Independent
Coil springs (helical springs)
Telescopic shock absorbers
Anti-roll bar (stabilizer link / stabilizer bar)
Rear suspensionIndependent
Multi-link
Coil springs (helical springs)
Anti-roll bar (stabilizer link / stabilizer bar)
Telescopic shock absorbers
Independent
Multi-link
Coil springs (helical springs)
Anti-roll bar (stabilizer link / stabilizer bar)
Telescopic shock absorbers

Brakes

Information about the brake system used on this model.

Front brakesVentilated discsVentilated discs
Rear brakesDiscsDiscs
Additional informationFront discs size - 11.3 x 1.0 in
Rear discs size - 10.7 x 0.4 in
Front discs size - 11.3 x 1.0 in
Rear discs size - 10.7 x 0.4 in

Rims

Information about the rims available for this electric car.

Rims6.5Jx16 ET466.5Jx16 ET46

Tyres

Information about the tyres available for this electric vehicle.

Tyres205/55R16 91H205/55R16 91H

Battery

Specifications and features of the rechargeable battery that powers this vehicle.

ManufacturerPanasonic-SanyoSamsung SDI
Type of rechargeable batteryLithium-IonLithium-Ion
Battery capacity24.2 kWh35.8 kWh
Number of cells264264
Number of modules2727
Voltage323 V323 V
Energy density126 Wh/kg-
Weight701.07 lb
318 kg
701.07 lb
318 kg
LocationUnder the floor, middleUnder the floor, middle
CoolingPassive coolingPassive cooling

Charging type

Information about the different types of charging of this specific electric car.

Charging typeStandard wall socket, 1.2 kW
Standard wall socket, 2.3 kW
Wall box, 3.6 kW
Wall box, 7.2 kW
CCS fast charging, 40 kW
CCS fast charging, 50 kW
Standard wall socket, 1.2 kW
Standard wall socket, 2.3 kW
Wall box, 3.6 kW
Wall box, 7.2 kW
CCS fast charging, 40 kW
CCS fast charging, 50 kW

Onboard charger/Charging port

Information about the onboard charger(s)/charging port(s) available on this electric vehicle.

Onboard charger/Charging portOnboard charger, Type 1 CCS1, 7.2 kW
Onboard charger, Type 2 CCS2, 7.2 kW
Onboard charger, Type 2, 7.2 kW
Onboard charger, Type 1, 7.2 kW

Charging time

Information about the estimated charging time for this EV depending on the various type of charging it supports.

Charging timeCCS fast charging 50 kW, 0:24
CCS fast charging 40 kW, 0:29
Wall box 7.2 kW, 3:11
Wall box 3.6 kW, 6:44-8:00
Standard wall socket 230V, 10:32-13:00
Standard wall socket 110/120V, 20:00
CCS fast charging 50 kW, 0:34
CCS fast charging 40 kW, 0:43
Wall box 7.2 kW, 4:55
Wall box 3.6 kW, 9:50
Standard wall socket 230V, 15:24
Standard wall socket 110/120V, 29:30

Additional features

A list of standard and optional exterior and interior features of the model.

Additional featuresAdjustable cargo floor (S)
e-Golf front grille with blue accent (S)
Integrated rear spoiler (S)
3-point safety belts for all seating positions with pretensioners for driver and front passenger (S)
Anti-lock Braking System (S)
Anti-Slip Regulation (S)
Automatic Post-Collision Braking System (S)
Child safety locks on rear doors (S)
City Emergency Braking (S)
Cruise control (S)
Driver alertness detection (S)
Driver and front passenger seat belt reminder (S)
Driver and passenger front and side thorax airbag supplemental restraint system (S)
Driver-only knee airbag (S)
Electronic Brake-pressure Distribution (S)
Electronic Differential Lock (S)
Electronic speed control (S)
Electronic Stability Control (S)
Engine Braking Assist (S)
Forward Collision Warning (S)
Front airbags for dirver and passenger (S)
Front and rear seats belt load limiters (S)
Hydraulic Brake Assist (S)
Immobilizer, anti-theft alarm, central locking (S)
Intelligent Crash Response System (S)
Isofix on rear seats (S)
LATCH (S)
Park Distance Control (Park Pilot) (S)
Rearview camera (S)
Side chest airbags for dirver and passenger (S)
Side chest airbags for rear seats (S)
Side curtain airbags for front seats (S)
Side curtain airbags for rear seats (S)
Side head airbags for dirver and passenger (S)
Speed assist (S)
Tire pressure monitoring system (S)
XDS (Cross Differential System) (S)
2 x 12V power outlets: 1 in front center console, 1 in cargo area (S)
Bluetooth with audio streaming for compatible devices (S)
Color multi-function trip computer (S)
Discover Pro 8-inch touchscreen navigation system with proximity sensor (S)
Keyless entry (S)
Keyless start (S)
MIB II infotainment system (S)
MP3/WMA/FLAC-compatible CD player, AM/FM/HD Radio, SD memory card reader, and voice control (S)
SiriusXM® Satellite Radio with 3-month trial subscription (S)
8 x speakers (S)
USB port (S)
VW Car-Net connected services (S)
Climatronic automatic dual-zon A/C (S)
Parking heater/ventilation (S)
60/40 folding rear seats (S)
8-way partial power-adjustable front seats (S)
Adjustable lumbar support for driver and front passenger seats (S)
Front comfort seats (S)
Heated front seats (S)
Height-adjustable with telescopic steering column (S)
Leather-wrapped, multi-function steering wheel (S)
Electrically heated windshield (S)
Heated front washer nozzles (S)
Power windows with one-touch up/down front and rear (S)
Rain-sensing windshield wipers (S)
Rear window wiper and washer system (S)
Power-folding and adjustable side mirrors with turning signal (S)
Self-dimming interior rearview mirror with on/off switch (S)
Sun visors with illuminated vanity mirrors (S)
Automatic headlights with Coming/Leaving Home feature (S)
Interior ambient lighting (S)
LED daytime running lights (S)
LED headlights (S)
LED reading lights (S)
Leather gear knob (S)
V-Tex leatherette seating surfaces (S)
Adjustable cargo floor (S)
e-Golf front grille with blue accent (S)
Integrated rear spoiler (S)
3-point safety belts for all seating positions with pretensioners for driver and front passenger (S)
Anti-lock Braking System (S)
Anti-Slip Regulation (S)
Automatic Post-Collision Braking System (S)
Child safety locks on rear doors (S)
City Emergency Braking (S)
Cruise Control (S)
Driver alertness detection (S)
Driver and front passenger seat belt reminder (S)
Driver and passenger front and side thorax airbag supplemental restraint system (S)
Driver-only knee airbag (S)
Electronic Brake-pressure Distribution (S)
Electronic Differential Lock (S)
Electronic speed control (S)
Electronic Stability Control (S)
Engine Braking Assist (S)
Front airbags for dirver and passenger (S)
Front and rear seats belt load limiters (S)
Hydraulic Brake Assist (S)
Immobilizer, anti-theft alarm, central locking (S)
Intelligent Crash Response System (S)
Isofix on rear seats (S)
LATCH (S)
Rearview camera (S)
Side chest airbags for dirver and passenger (S)
Side chest airbags for rear seats (S)
Side curtain airbags for front seats (S)
Side curtain airbags for rear seats (S)
Side head airbags for dirver and passenger (S)
Speed assist (S)
Tire pressure monitoring system (S)
XDS (Cross Differential System) (S)
2 x 12V power outlets: 1 in front center console, 1 in cargo area (S)
8-inch Composition Media touchscreen sound system with proximity sensor (S)
Bluetooth with audio streaming for compatible devices (S)
Color multi-function trip computer (S)
Keyless entry with push-button start (S)
MIB II infotainment system (S)
MP3/WMA/FLAC-compatible CD player, AM/FM/HD Radio, SD memory card reader, and voice control (S)
SiriusXM Satellite Radio with 3-month trial subscription (S)
8 x speakers (S)
USB port (S)
VW Car-Net connected services (S)
Climatronic automatic dual-zon A/C (S)
Parking heater/ventilation (S)
6-way partial power-adjustable front seats (S)
60/40 folding rear seats (S)
Adjustable lumbar support for driver and front passenger seats (S)
Front comfort seats (S)
Heated front seats (S)
Leather-wrapped multifunction steering wheel (S)
Electrically heated windshield (S)
Heated front washer nozzles (S)
Power windows with one-touch up/down front and rear (S)
Rain-sensing windshield wipers (S)
Rear window wiper and washer system (S)
Power-folding and adjustable side mirrors with turning signal (S)
Sun visors with illuminated vanity mirrors (S)
Automatic headlights with Coming/Leaving Home feature (S)
Halogen headlights (S)
LED daytime running lights (S)
LED rear lights (S)
Cloth (S)
Leather gear knob (S)

Additional information

Additional information about this electric vehicle.

Additional information-The model was available in the US in the late fall of 2017.
 2016 Volkswagen e-Golf SEL Premium2017 Volkswagen e-Golf SE