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4-Door HB Express
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door HB Express 24 32 $16,949 $17,380
4-Door HB Heat 24 32 $18,069 $18,585
4-Door HB Mainstreet 23 27 $18,101 $18,620
4-Door HB Rush 23 29 $19,929 $20,585
4-Door HB Uptown 23 27 $19,929 $20,585
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2-Door HB Manual
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door HB Manual 21 31 $22,747 $23,695
2-Door HB Manual PZEV 21 31 $22,747 $23,695
4-Door HB Manual 21 31 $23,323 $24,295
4-Door HB Manual PZEV 21 31 $23,323 $24,295
2-Door HB DSG 24 32 $23,803 $24,795
2-Door HB DSG PZEV 24 32 $23,803 $24,795
4-Door HB DSG 24 32 $24,379 $25,395
4-Door HB DSG PZEV 24 32 $24,379 $25,395
2-Door HB Manual w/Sunroof 21 31 $24,763 $25,795
2-Door HB Manual w/Sunroof PZEV 21 31 $24,763 $25,795
4-Door HB Manual w/Sunroof 21 31 $25,339 $26,395
4-Door HB Manual w/Sunroof PZEV 21 31 $25,339 $26,395
2-Door HB DSG w/Sunroof 24 32 $25,819 $26,895
2-Door HB DSG w/Sunroof PZEV 24 32 $25,819 $26,895
2-Door HB Manual w/Sunroof & Navi 21 31 $26,112 $27,200
2-Door HB Manual w/Sunroof & Navi PZEV 21 31 $26,112 $27,200
4-Door HB DSG w/Sunroof 24 32 $26,395 $27,495
4-Door HB DSG w/Sunroof PZEV 24 32 $26,395 $27,495
4-Door HB Manual w/Sunroof & Navi 21 31 $26,688 $27,800
4-Door HB Manual w/Sunroof & Navi PZEV 21 31 $26,688 $27,800
2-Door HB DSG w/Sunroof & Navi 24 32 $27,168 $28,300
2-Door HB DSG w/Sunroof & Navi PZEV 24 32 $27,168 $28,300
4-Door HB DSG w/Sunroof & Navi 24 32 $27,744 $28,900
4-Door HB DSG w/Sunroof & Navi PZEV 24 32 $27,744 $28,900
2-Door HB Manual Automaticbahn 21 31 $28,057 $29,225
2-Door HB Manual Automaticbahn PZEV 21 31 $28,057 $29,225
4-Door HB Manual Automaticbahn 21 31 $28,633 $29,825
4-Door HB Manual Automaticbahn PZEV 21 31 $28,633 $29,825
2-Door HB DSG Automaticbahn 24 32 $29,113 $30,325
2-Door HB DSG Automaticbahn PZEV 24 32 $29,113 $30,325
4-Door HB DSG Automaticbahn 24 32 $29,688 $30,925
4-Door HB DSG Automaticbahn PZEV 24 32 $29,688 $30,925
Pricing
Invoice Price
$16,949
$22,747
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$17,380
$23,695
Monthly Payment Estimate
$290 / month
$395 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.6
7.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
A punchy turbo engine, crisp handling, and a dual-clutch gearbox give the 2011 Volkswagen GTI a performance profile that's anything but stodgy.
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Fuel Economy
City
24 mpg 21 mpg
Highway
32 mpg 31 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Small Station Wagon Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
38.9 38.5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
53.4 53.1
Front Leg Room (in)
41.8 41.2
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
52.2 - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in)
35.7 35.5
Front Head Room (in)
39.8 39.3
Second Hip Room (in)
49.6 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.4 54.6
Passenger Volume (ft³)
96.2 93.5
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
60.4 57.8
Track Width, Rear (in)
59.8 59.7
Wheelbase (in)
103.7 101.5
Liftover Height (in)
27.7 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
68.8 70.0
Track Width, Front (in)
59.8 60.4
Min Ground Clearance (in)
7.7 5.0
Length, Overall (in)
173.8 165.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
18.4 15.1
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
47.4 46.0
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
NA 11.26 x 0.47
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
9.0 x 0.9 NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.5 x 1.0 12.28 x 0.98
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes NA
Brake ABS System
NA 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
13.6 14.5
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
- TBD - 35.8
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.9 3.01
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.6 15.6
Tires
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
TPB NA
Spare Tire Order Code
TBC NA
Rear Tire Size
P205/70R15 225/45HR17
Rear Tire Order Code
TPB NA
Front Tire Size
P205/70R15 225/45HR17
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
150 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2940 3034
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6.0 17 x 7.0
Front Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6.0 17 x 7.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
7.2 8.4
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
525 480
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
120 120
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
158 @ 6400 200 @ 5100-6000
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas Turbocharged I4
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
141 @ 5000 207 @ 1800-5000
Engine Order Code
ECN NA
Displacement
2.0L/122 2.0L/121
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
24 21
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
27 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
32 31
Transmission
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.81 1.11
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.41 3.99
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.16 2.09
Trans Order Code
DD7 NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.12 3.94/3.09
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.02 1.10
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.93
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.77 3.36
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.41 1.47
Trans Type
5 6
Summary
Body Style
Hatchback 2 Door HB
Vehicle Name
Dodge Caliber Volkswagen GTI
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link 4-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
6 6
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.9 7.5
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
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Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
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Overall Side Crash Rating
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Side Barrier Rating
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Side Barrier Rating Driver
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Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
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Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
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Rollover Rating

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