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Selected Style 2-Door Coupe
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe 12 18 N/A $229,825
2-Door Convertible N/A N/A N/A $257,000
2-Door HB Manual
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door HB Manual 23 33 $17,275 $17,995
2-Door HB Automatic 24 31 $18,331 $19,095
2-Door HB Manual TDI 30 42 $23,266 $24,235
2-Door HB DSG TDI 30 42 $24,322 $25,335
4-Door HB Automatic 24 31 $19,003 $19,795
4-Door HB Automatic PZEV 24 31 $19,003 $19,795
4-Door HB Manual TDI 30 42 $23,937 $24,935
4-Door HB DSG TDI 30 42 $24,993 $26,035
2-Door HB Manual w/Convertible 23 33 $18,086 $18,840
2-Door HB Manual PZEV w/Convertible 23 33 $18,086 $18,840
2-Door HB Automatic w/Convertible & Sunroof 24 31 $20,885 $21,755
2-Door HB Automatic PZEV w/Convertible 24 31 $19,142 $19,940
4-Door HB Automatic w/Convertible 24 31 $19,814 $20,640
4-Door HB Automatic PZEV w/Convertible 24 31 $19,814 $20,640
2-Door HB Manual w/Convertible & Sunroof 23 33 $19,829 $20,655
2-Door HB Manual PZEV w/Convertible & Sunroof 23 33 $19,829 $20,655
2-Door HB Automatic PZEV w/Convertible & Sunroof 24 31 $20,885 $21,755
4-Door HB Automatic w/Convertible & Sunroof 24 31 $21,557 $22,455
4-Door HB Automatic PZEV w/Convertible & Sunroof 24 31 $21,557 $22,455
2-Door HB Manual TDI w/Sunroof & Nav 30 42 $24,917 $25,955
2-Door HB DSG TDI w/Sunroof & Nav 30 42 $25,973 $27,055
4-Door HB Manual TDI w/Sunroof & Nav 30 42 $25,589 $26,655
4-Door HB DSG TDI w/Sunroof & Nav 30 42 $26,645 $27,755
2-Door HB Manual TDI w/Tech Pkg 30 42 $26,534 $27,640
2-Door HB DSG TDI w/Tech Pkg 30 42 $27,590 $28,740
4-Door HB Manual TDI w/Tech Pkg 30 42 $27,206 $28,340
4-Door HB DSG TDI w/Tech Pkg 30 42 $28,262 $29,440
2-Door HB Automatic w/Convertible 24 31 $19,142 $19,940
Pricing
Invoice Price
N/A
$17,275
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$229,825
$17,995
Monthly Payment Estimate
$3830 / month
$300 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC Rating
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TCC Rating
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2012 Volkswagen Golf feels like a premium vehicle, and it's priced like one too, especially its fuel-efficient TDI edition.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 12 mpg 23 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 18 mpg 33 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Compact Compact
Number of Passenger Doors 2 -
Interior Dimensions
Front Head Room (in) 37.5 39.3
Passenger Capacity 2 5
Front Shoulder Room (in) - TBD - 54.7
Front Leg Room (in) 45.0 41.2
Passenger Volume (ft³) - TBD - 93
Front Hip Room (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Second Shoulder Room (in) - 52.8
Second Leg Room (in) - 35.5
Second Hip Room (in) - - TBD -
Second Head Room (in) - 38.5
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in) NA 5.4
Length, Overall (in) 178.2 165.4
Height, Overall (in) 47.8 58.3
Track Width, Rear (in) 63.2 59.6
Wheelbase (in) 104.3 101.5
Liftover Height (in) NA - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 76.3 70.3
Track Width, Front (in) 65.8 60.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 8.1 -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³) - 15.0
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³) - 46.0
Brakes
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) - TBD - 11.3 x 1.0
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) - TBD - 10.2 x 0.5
Brake Type NA Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 22.7 14.5
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) - TBD - - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall - TBD - - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) - TBD - 35.7
Steering Type Electric Rack-&-Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size 295/35R20 195/65R15
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size 235/35R20 195/65R15
Spare Tire Size NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3490 2968
Wheels
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Steel
Spare Wheel Material NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 20 x 8.5 15 x 6.0
Spare Wheel Size (in) NA Compact
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 20 x 10.5 15 x 6.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - 10.0
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - 140
Engine
Fuel System NA Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 398 @ 6000 177 @ 4250
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 4.5L/275 2.5L/151
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 570 @ 9000 170 @ 5700
Engine Type Gas V8 Gas I5
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 14 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 18 33
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 12 23
Transmission
Drivetrain Rear wheel drive Front Wheel Drive
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 5.14 3.65
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.29 1.03
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/manual shift Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.84 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.08 3.78
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.63 1.36
Trans Type 7 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.03 0.77
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) - TBD - 3.60
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.19 2.12
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) 0.69 NA
Trans Order Code NA NA
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1) - NA
Summary
Body Style Coupe 2 Door HB
Vehicle Name Ferrari 458 Italia Volkswagen Golf
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - NA
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link 4-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Front Double-Wishbone MacPherson Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 13.1 7.1
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 1 (2012) 6
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating - -
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating - -
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver - -
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger - -
Overall Side Crash Rating - -
Side Barrier Rating - -
Side Barrier Rating Driver - -
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat - -
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat - -
Combined Side Rating Front Seat - -
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat - -
Rollover Rating -
 
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