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2020 Volkswagen Golf – Release Date, Review and Specs

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The new 2020 Volkswagen Golf epitomizes on interior refinement, performance, and comfort. Other highlights for 2020 include smartphone app integration, a powerful and fuel-efficient engine, a versatile and spacious interior, a new touchscreen interface, and excellent crash test scores. Its release date should be expected sometime during the second half of next year.

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Volkswagen has vastly improve the new Golf, especially in terms of the tech features offered. The base comes fitted with a five-inch touchscreen display, while the rest get MirrorLink, Android Auto, and CarPlay smartphone integration systems. Additionally advanced safety features such as blind-spot monitor with rear-cross traffic alert, lane departure mitigation and warning, a rearview auto-dimming mirror, and automated parallel/perpendicular parking systems have been offered.

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It has carried on the evolutionary styling that debuted last year. And although traditional sedans like the Passat and Jetta may be more popular in the U.S, the Golf has proven once again that it’s the VW’s bread and butter for global markets. The Golf has managed to become of the best-selling Volkswagen brand in the forty years or so it has been on the world stage.

Things remain unaltered beneath its hood, with the 1.8L turbocharged engine rated at 170 hp and 199 lbs. ft. of torque being the new base engine. It is energetic and feels more stable on the road thanks to the myriad of changes its suspension has had.

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Interior wise, the first thing that one notices is the easier ingress, and once inside, once cannot help but notice the carefully crafted dashboard design with easy to use climate and audio controls. The seats are supportive and comfortable, and the cabin in general looks and feels premium.

Some of the features and accessories available on the new 2020 Volkswagen Golf include leather/leatherette upholstery, dual-zone automatic climate control, cruise control, LED headlights and taillights, and an upgraded touchscreen interface. More features can now be found on the Driver Assistance package.

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The 2020 Volkswagen Golf’s standing has further been boosted in its category. But even so, it’s always wise to check what its competition offers. Some of them include the fun-to-drive 2020 Mazda 3. It also offers plenty of impressive standard features and laudable fuel economy ratings but comes short on interior space. The 2020 Kia Forte SX might be more expensive, but it offers lots of value.

Finally, you can check out the 2020 Ford Focus. It offers top-drawer interior materials, and a refined driving experience.

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Offered Trims – 2020 Volkswagen Golf

Four major trim levels are offered for the 2020 Volkswagen Golf: base, S, SE, and SEL trim models. The 2020 Volkswagen Golf GTI, Sportwagen TSI S, Sportwagen Alltrack TDI, Cabriolet, and R models are offered in separate reviews.

Exterior Changes & 2020 Volkswagen Golf Interior Review

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Standard accessories and features available for the base Golf include Bluetooth audio and phone connectivity, a telescopic-and-tilt steering wheel, cruise control, 15” alloy wheels, a USB port, auxiliary audio jack, adjustable manual front seats, air conditioning, hill-hold assist, heated mirrors, a 5” touchscreen display, an eight-speaker sound system, a cooled glovebox, full power accessories, and a cloth upholstery.

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Upscale equipment and features available for the top trims include an adjustable eight-way power driver seat, 18” wheels, interior LED reading and ambient lighting, a navigation system, 18” alloy wheels, sport front seats, LED daytime running lights, xenon headlights, front and rear parking sensors, forward collision warning and mitigation, adaptive cruise control, rear parking sensors, an automated parallel parking sensors, a rearview auto-dimming mirror, and a blind-spot monitoring.

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Colors, optional packages, and standalone items are still under wraps for now but we expect the details sooner that its release sate.

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2020 Volkswagen Golf Engine Specs

Under the hood of the 2020 Volkswagen Golf is a four-cylinder turbocharged 1.8L engine good for 170 horsepower and 199 pounds-feet of torque. This power is then taken up by the standard five-speed manual transmission system to the wheels. You can also opt for the optional six-speed automatic that is exclusive for the S, SE, and SEL models.

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EPA projects the automatic-equipped model to return 36/25/29 mpg on the highway/city/combined, and 37/25/30 mpg with the manual.

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The Golf SEL, according to Volkswagen should take only 7.8 seconds from a 0-60 mph acceleration. This is slightly slower than the high-performance Golf R with dcc and navigation model, but a bit faster than the Golf R400 model.

2020 Volkswagen Golf Release Date & Price

2020 Volkswagen Golf release date

As of this writing, the R release date isn’t known, but that for the regular Golf is set for the second half of 2020. The Golf hatchback should be expected to feature an MSRP starting from $18,495.

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New 2020 Honda Odyssey  – Release Date and Info

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The new 2020 Honda Odyssey continues with its reign as one of the best minivans on the market thanks to the confident handling, a configurable second-row seat, top crash test scores, easy-to-fold third-row seat, and a fuel efficient V6 engine. Its release date has been a source of contention recently but credible sources privy to the latest Odyssey developments says we should expect it in February at the earliest. 

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Perhaps you and your buddies want are planning for a weekend getaway, but no one wants to double the gasoline bill by taking two cars. More dramatic, lest say that you already have two kids and one on the way. Then your wife calls you to tell you she’s expecting twins! Either way, a befitting vehicle is needed. And in such situations, no other vehicle in the market today would be better suited than the 2020 Odyssey.

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It might not offer the sexiest looks, but it’s an awesome choice for a do-it-all vehicle. Although you can still opt for a large three-row crossover SUV, they typically have a cramped backseat and offer a limited cargo volume. A minivan like the Odyssey, on the other hand, offers a voluptuous cargo and passenger space to spare that adults will find comfortable even for those occupying the second- and third-row benches.

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It’s not only about space, the newest Odyssey offers plenty of other appealing and compelling features. The cabin is well-trimmed and well-appointed and offers some of the latest technologies even in its basic form. Some of the features include air conditioning, a rearview camera, a power driver seat, cruise control, and an upgraded cloth upholstery. Creature comforts include rear sunshades and rear seat entertainment system, and an intuitive touchscreen interface.

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It may be far from being sports car, but the way it drives is another hallmark worth bragging about. It offers a quick acceleration, steers and handles effortlessly, and offers a high fuel economy rating. But even with so many bells and whistles to its name the Odyssey isn’t without faults. They include cumbersome and heavy second-row seats, and a costly price tag relative to what the competition offers.

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The competition includes Kia Sedona, Toyota Sienna, Dodge Grand Caravan, and Nissan Quest.

2020 Honda Odyssey – Available Trims

Six trims – EX, LX, SE, Touring, EX-L, and Touring Elite – are offered for the 2020 Honda Odyssey minivan. The Odyssey hybrid review is covered separately.

Exterior Review & 2020 Honda Odyssey Interior Photos

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Some of the standard accessories and features provided for the seven-passenger Odyssey LX model include cruise control, an auxiliary audio input, a USB port, a folding 60/40-split third-row seat, a rear privacy glass, 17” steel wheels, Pandora compatibility, active noise cancellation, an auxiliary audio input, a 7-speaker sound system, an 8” infotainment display, front passenger four-way seat, full power accessories, automatic dual-zone climate control, a rearview camera, a telescopic-and-tilt steering wheel, and a USB port.

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Upscale equipment include a 12-speaker surround-sound audio system, a regular blind-spot monitor, retractable third-row sunshades, 18” alloy wheels, rear-seat upgraded entertainment system, rear parking sensors, a navigation system, heated and perorated front seats, a 115-V household style power outlet, a chilled storage box, a voice operated navigation system, a power liftgate, driver memory settings, leather seating, satellite radio, a sunroof, and foglights.

2020 Honda Odyssey Engine Specs

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Motivation for the 2020 Honda Odyssey is offered by a 3.5L V6 engine good for 248 hp and 250 lbs. ft. of torque. Zipping from 0-60 mph needs 8.0 seconds, according to Honda. A six speed automatic is standard, as is the front wheel drive. You also have an option for an AWD.

2020 Honda Odyssey engine

Maximum towing capacity offered by a fully loaded Odyssey stands at 3,500 lbs., while the fuel economy are impressive and stand at 28/19/22 mpg on the highway/city/combined.

Price & 2020 Honda Odyssey Release Date

2020 Honda Odyssey Release date

Rumors circling around in the automobile industry allege the new Odyssey minivan will cost around $29,400. As for when it goes for sale, speculations point to a possible February release date, at least for the U.S.A market.

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2020 Volkswagen Jetta Release Date, Review and Specs

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The new 2020 Volkswagen Jetta is a generously sized compact sedan available with appealing specs such as a responsive hybrid powertrain, fuel-efficient turbocharged engines, and a copious trunk and backseat. The Volkswagen Jetta release date should be expected sometime in the second quarter of 2020.  

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The squishiness here is probably because there’s an elephant in the room. This is because Volkswagen is still in the process of sorting out the mess with its cheating-in-emissions issue. At the time of this writing, however, Volkswagen has indicated its intentions of buying back about 500,000 U.S diesel vehicles which were discovered in September 2015 of having violated emissions rules.

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This came after over 600 lawsuits were lodged against Volkswagen. The specifics of the plan are yet to be hammered out. Keep checking back for more updates concerning the same. Aside from the cheating hullabaloo, the new Volkswagen Jetta 2020 gets a new turbocharged 1.4L engine that is capable of churning out 150 horsepower and 184 lbs. ft. of torque. Those looking for more excitement can opt for the GLI’s turbo 2.0L engine.

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The 2020 Volkswagen Jetta interior has been improved over the existing model and the automaker says it is now elegant, sophisticated and reeks of comfort. This comes after the existing model was criticized for its spotty appointments. There are lots of value for the money, too, judging by the amount of technologies offered. The cabin and trunk space have also been improved and even backseat occupants can boast of enough head- and legroom.

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This year has seen a number of impressive coupes and sedans flock the segment, and the VW Jetta will certainly experience an uphill task in trying to clinch to the top of the segment. Rivals include the “A” rated Ford Focus, Mazda 3, Honda Civic, and Volkswagen’s own Golf.

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2020 Volkswagen Jetta Review of Trims

A variety of engines and trim levels are offered for the 2020 Volkswagen Jetta. The 2020 Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid review is sufficiently offered on a separate space elsewhere on this blog, as is the Jetta GLI model.

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2020 Volkswagen Jetta Interior & Exterior Redesign

Standard equipment offered for the 1.4 TS Jetta S model include a CD player, a six-speaker sound system, full power accessories, fifteen-inch steel wheels, a telescopic and-tilt steering wheel, a five-inch touchscreen display, height-adjustable steering wheel Android Auto and Apple CarPlay integration, a 6.3” touchscreen display, cloth upholstery, heated mirrors, cruise control, dual-zone automatic climate control, a USB port, a rearview camera, and smartphone app integration.

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Upgrading to the Jetta SE gets you a rear seat armrest, heated front seats, a heated windshield washer nozzles, an enhanced Car-Net system, an upgraded six-speaker sound system, driver lumbar adjustments, front center armrest, sixteen-inch alloy wheels, premium vinyl upholstery, a sunroof, and push-button start.

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Opting for the 2020 Volkswagen Jetta 1.8T SEL gets you a higher-quality interior, keyless entry and ignition, an eight-speaker Fender audio system, a six-way power driver seat, automatic headlights and wipers, a sunroof, seventeen-inch wheels, vanity mirrors, a cooled glove compartment, and front reading lights.

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Although covered separately as previously mentioned, some of the 2020 Volkswagen Jetta GLI specs include a sport-tuned suspension system, eighteen-inch wheels, special styling elements, upgraded brakes, keyless entry and ignition, adaptive bi-xenon headlights, LED running lights, front and rear parking sensors, and the Fender sound system.

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The 2020 Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid tacks on everything the Jetta GLI offers plus an upgraded six-speaker sound system, a trip computer, and extra hybrid-specific styling elements.

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2020 Volkswagen Jetta Engine Specs

As already mentioned, the new Volkswagen Jetta 2020 comes with a turbocharged 1.4L four-cylinder engine rated at 152 hp and 184 lbs. ft. of torque. Transmission pairing is done with the five-speed manual that also includes hill-hold assist.

2020 Volkswagen Jetta 1.8T Sport gets the 175-hp – generating turbocharged 1.8L four-cylinder engine. Those who opt for the Jetta GLI get the four-cylinder 2.0L engine that is credited for offering 217 horsepower and 207 pounds-feet of torque.

2020 Volkswagen Jetta engine

Finally, the 2020 Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid comes equipped with a seven-speed automated manual, an electric motor, and 1.4L turbocharged engine. Output is set at 170 horsepower and 184 pounds-feet of torque.

2020 Volkswagen Jetta Release Date & Price

2020 Volkswagen Jetta release date

Rumors allege the new Jetta will probably go for sale sometime in the second quarter of 2020 featuring a starting price point of $26,740.

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2020 Honda Civic Coupe Release Date, Review and Specs

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2020 Honda Civic Coupe – For buyers shopping on tight budgets, the Honda Civic has seemingly been the preferred choice. Not anymore – or so we think – the Civic has evolved from being a small, relatively inexpensive car. For 2020, the new model is sleek, spacious, and gets a turbocharged engine that might spell trouble for inexperienced drivers. The 2020 Honda Civic review offered below should be handy for you if indeed you’re looking to buy one.

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2020 Honda Civic Coupe Release Date & Price

Both the pricing and release date details are under wraps as of this writing. However, recent news within the automotive industry has it that the Civic is set to debut sometime this fall with a base price starting from an MSRP of around $19,000.

2020 Honda Civic Coupe release date

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For buyers looking for a midsize vehicle available in both sedan and coupe body styles, the 2020 Honda Civic is perhaps a logical choice because of some of these reasons: offers lots of passenger and trunk space, excellent fuel economy ratings, exceptional handling and ride dynamics, high-quality stuffed cabin, impressive power from the turbocharged 1.5L engine and numerous safety technologies.

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Since I now have your undivided attention, let me refer you back to your Honda Civic 101. The existing generation of the Honda Civic that spanned five years attracted some un-Honda-like controversy the entire period. This was as a result of the mediocre performance that was offered by the Civic during the five year run despite Honda making concerted efforts each year in order to make it better for the subsequent release. The latter two years however saw Honda make a drastic surgery on the Civic that made it better but reclaiming the lost glory has remained an uphill task for Honda. This was further compounded by the fact that the industry was getting an unprecedented growth in the number of fresher and newer models that had improved in leaps and bounds.

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Even the existing model – the 2016 Honda Civic Coupe – despite its improved performance and updated interior, hasn’t quite managed to rid itself off the tattered image. The 2020 year model, however, hopes to re-ignite the once revered image the Civic once had. It features lots of updates and styling refreshments that we think Honda should be virtually applauded for.

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Its driving mannerisms are sporty and engaging. Its cabin is whisper-quiet even at speed. The 2020 Honda Civic interior materials are updated and look cleaner and more sophisticated especially so for the top-of-the-line models. The interior passenger space is comfortable even for the backseat occupants who more often than not suffer from an after-thought-backseat.

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Nowadays, though, there’s quite a significant number of sedans and coupes that offer excellent features for the money. One such vehicle that is amongst our list of “B” rated vehicles is the 2020 Mazda 3. It is an excellent vehicle that offers a strong fuel economy rating, a sleek cabin, and a sporty handling but suffers from a cramped backseat. Others include the Kia Forte, Ford Focus, and the Chevrolet Cruze.

2020 Honda Civic Coupe Interior & Exterior

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The 2020 Honda Civic Coupe is available in five trims model ranging from the base LX model to the top-of-the-line Touring model with the LX-P, EX-L and the EX-T slotting in between. Some of the standard features available on the base Civic Coupe LX model include a manual tilt-and-telescopic steering wheel, cruise control, automatic headlights, a USB port, a height-adjustable driver seat, LED daytime running lights/taillights/headlights, Bluetooth connectivity, a four-speaker audio system, a five-inch display, full power accessories, and Pandora connectivity.

2020 Honda Civic Coupe interior, leather seats and steering wheel

The Civic Coupe EX-L model adds all the features above plus dual USB ports, a multi-function trip computer, a seven-inch touchscreen interface, a smartphone app-based infotainment system, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay connectivity, a rearview camera, split-folding rear seatbacks, variable intermittent wipers, and heated side mirrors.

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2020 Honda Civic Coupe Engine Specs

Two engines are offered beneath the hood of the 2020 Honda Civic Coupe. The 2020 Honda Civic Coupe LX, and the LX-P are offered with a 2.0L four-cylinder engine rated at 165 horsepower and 138 lbs. ft. of torque.

2020 Honda Civic Coupe engine

Upgrading to either the EX-L, EX-T or the Touring models gets you the 174-horsepower – generating turbocharged 1.5L four-cylinder engine.

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