Compare 2012 Ferrari 458 Italia vs 2012 Volkswagen GTI

2012 Ferrari 458 Italia
2012 Volkswagen GTI
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2-Door Coupe
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
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2-Door HB Manual
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door HB Manual 21 31 $23,035 $23,995
2-Door HB Manual PZEV 21 31 $23,035 $23,995
4-Door HB Manual 21 31 $23,611 $24,595
4-Door HB Manual PZEV 21 31 $23,611 $24,595
2-Door HB DSG 24 33 $24,091 $25,095
2-Door HB DSG PZEV 24 33 $24,091 $25,095
4-Door HB DSG 24 33 $24,667 $25,695
4-Door HB DSG PZEV 24 33 $24,667 $25,695
2-Door HB Manual w/Convertible & Sunroof 21 31 $25,224 $26,275
2-Door HB Manual w/Convertible & Sunroof PZEV 21 31 $25,224 $26,275
4-Door HB Manual w/Convertible & Sunroof 21 31 $25,801 $26,875
4-Door HB Manual w/Convertible & Sunroof PZEV 21 31 $25,801 $26,875
2-Door HB DSG w/Convertible & Sunroof 24 33 $26,281 $27,375
2-Door HB DSG w/Convertible & Sunroof PZEV 24 33 $26,281 $27,375
2-Door HB Manual w/Sunroof & Navi 21 31 $26,731 $27,845
2-Door HB Manual w/Sunroof & Navi PZEV 21 31 $26,731 $27,845
4-Door HB DSG w/Convertible & Sunroof 24 33 $26,857 $27,975
4-Door HB DSG w/Convertible & Sunroof PZEV 24 33 $26,857 $27,975
4-Door HB Manual w/Sunroof & Navi 21 31 $27,307 $28,445
4-Door HB Manual w/Sunroof & Navi PZEV 21 31 $27,307 $28,445
2-Door HB DSG w/Sunroof & Navi 24 33 $27,787 $28,945
2-Door HB DSG w/Sunroof & Navi PZEV 24 33 $27,787 $28,945
4-Door HB DSG w/Sunroof & Navi 24 33 $28,363 $29,545
4-Door HB DSG w/Sunroof & Navi PZEV 24 33 $28,363 $29,545
2-Door HB Manual Automaticbahn 21 31 $28,795 $29,995
2-Door HB Manual Automaticbahn PZEV 21 31 $28,795 $29,995
4-Door HB Manual Automaticbahn 21 31 $29,371 $30,595
4-Door HB Manual Automaticbahn PZEV 21 31 $29,371 $30,595
2-Door HB DSG Automaticbahn 24 33 $29,851 $31,095
2-Door HB DSG Automaticbahn PZEV 24 33 $29,851 $31,095
4-Door HB DSG Automaticbahn 24 33 $30,427 $31,695
4-Door HB DSG Automaticbahn PZEV 24 33 $30,427 $31,695
Pricing
Invoice Price
N/A
$23,035
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$229,825
$23,995
Monthly Payment Estimate
$3830 / month
$400 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.6
7.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
It isn't the fastest or flashiest sporty hatchback around, but the 2012 Volkswagen GTI may well be the most balanced, carrying forward its legacy into the 21st century.
TCC Likes
TCC Dislikes
Fuel Economy
City
12 mpg 21 mpg
Highway
18 mpg 31 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Compact Cars
Number of Passenger Doors
2 -
Interior Dimensions
Front Shoulder Room (in)
- TBD - 54.6
Front Leg Room (in)
45.0 41.2
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- TBD - 93.5
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Head Room (in)
37.5 39.3
Passenger Capacity
2 5
Second Leg Room (in)
- 35.5
Second Hip Room (in)
- - TBD -
Second Head Room (in)
- 38.5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
- 53.1
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
47.8 57.8
Track Width, Rear (in)
63.2 59.7
Wheelbase (in)
104.3 101.5
Liftover Height (in)
NA - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
76.3 70.0
Track Width, Front (in)
65.8 60.4
Min Ground Clearance (in)
NA 5.0
Length, Overall (in)
178.2 165.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
8.1 -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
- 46.0
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
- 15.3
Brakes
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 - 11.3 x 0.5
Brake Type
NA Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- TBD - 12.3 x 1.0
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
22.7 14.5
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- TBD - 15.6
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
- TBD - 35.8
Steering Type
Electric Rack-&-Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - 3.0
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
235/35R20 225/40R18
Spare Tire Size
NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
295/35R20 225/40R18
Trailering
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
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3490 3034
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
20 x 10.5 18 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
20 x 8.5 18 x - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 8.4
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 120
Engine
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
4.5L/275 2.0L/121
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
570 @ 9000 200 @ 5100-6000
Engine Type
Gas V8 Turbocharged Gas I4
Fuel System
NA Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
398 @ 6000 207 @ 1800-5000
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
18 31
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
12 21
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
14 25
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.63 1.47
Trans Type
7 6
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.03 1.11
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 1.64
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.19 2.09
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.69 -
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Drivetrain
Rear wheel drive Front Wheel Drive
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
5.14 3.94/3.09
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.29 1.10
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/manual shift Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.84 0.93
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.08 3.36
Summary
Body Style
Coupe Hatchback
Vehicle Name
Ferrari 458 Italia Volkswagen GTI
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Double-Wishbone MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA NA
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
1 (2012) 6
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
13.1 7.3
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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