For 2015, the Golf was a near-unanimous choice among judges by virtue of its strong performance in six Car of the Year criteria.

“The 2015 Volkswagen Golf is absolutely worthy of this award,” says Autohaus Volkswagen manager MIchael Wanner. “It’s quality, fun car grown-up car that won’t break the bank. That’s why it’s the 2015 Motor Trend Car of the Year.”