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1991 Volkswagen Vanagon
Base Passenger Van

The Volkswagen Vanagon for 1991 was virtually unchanged from the previous year's model. Several different trim packages were available for 1991, including the standard Vanagon, the Van...

2019 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen
1.4T S FWD
George Kennedy Test Drive Review:

What defines a “Sport Utility Vehicle”? Common knowledge dictates what an SUV is *supposed* to look like, but SUVs and crossovers don't hold a monopoly on the vehicular attribute of ut...

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  • Look and Feel 7
  • Performance 8
  • Form & Function 7
  • Technology 10
  • Safety 7
  • Cost-Effectiveness 9

Specs

1991 Volkswagen Vanagon
Base Passenger Van
2019 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen
1.4T S FWD
Powertrain
Drivetrain
RWD
RWD
FWD
FWD
Fuel Economy, City
16 MPG
--
27 MPG
29 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway
18 MPG
--
36 MPG
37 MPG
Fuel Tank Volume 18 gal 13.2 gal
Engine
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Gasoline
Gasoline
Gasoline
Power
90 hp @ 4,800 RPM
90 hp @ 4,800 RPM
147 hp @ 5,000 RPM
147 hp @ 5,000 RPM
Torque
117 lb-ft @ 3,200 RPM
117 lb-ft @ 3,200 RPM
184 lb-ft @ 1,400 RPM
184 lb-ft @ 1,400 RPM
Cylinders
4 cylinders
4 cylinders
4 cylinders
4 cylinders
Compression Ratio
--
--
10:1
10:1
Displacement
2,100 cc
2,100 cc
1,400 cc
1,400 cc
Bore x Stroke
--
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2.93 in x 3.15 in
2.93 in x 3.15 in
Safety
ABS Brakes -- Standard
Driver Airbag -- Standard
Passenger Airbag -- Standard
Front Side Airbags -- Standard
Curtain Airbags -- Standard
NHTSA Crash Test Results
Overall -- 4 stars
Front Crash Overall -- 4 stars
Front Crash Driver -- 5 stars
Front Crash Passenger -- 4 stars
Side Crash Overall -- 5 stars
Side Barrier Driver -- 5 stars
Side Barrier Passenger -- 5 stars
Side Pole Driver -- 5 stars
Rollover -- 5 stars
Comfort and Convenience
Air Conditioning Optional Standard
Cassette Player Optional --
Radio Optional Standard
Power Windows Optional Standard
Power Door Locks Optional Standard
Driver Power Seats -- Standard
Passenger Power Seats Optional Standard
Interior
Maximum Seating 7 seats 5 seats
Front Legroom -- 41.2 in
Back Legroom -- 35.6 in
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume -- 30.4 cu ft
Maximum Payload -- 970 lbs
Exterior
Length 179.9 in 179.8 in
Width 72.6 in 70.8 in
Height 75.9 in 58.3 in
Wheelbase 96.9 in 103.5 in

Available Options

1991 Volkswagen Vanagon
Base Passenger Van
2019 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen
1.4T S FWD

Exterior Colors

  • Deep Black Pearl
  • Night Blue Metallic
  • Platinum Gray Metallic
  • Pure White
  • Silk Blue Metallic
  • Tornado Red
  • White Silver Metallic

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