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Selected Style 5-Door HB 2-Door HB Manual PZEV
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door HB Manual PZEV 23 33 $17,371 $18,095
2-Door HB Automatic PZEV 24 31 $18,427 $19,195
2-Door HB Manual PZEV w/Convertible 23 33 $18,268 $19,030
2-Door HB Automatic PZEV w/Convertible 24 31 $19,325 $20,130
2-Door HB Manual PZEV w/Convertible & Sunroof 23 33 $20,069 $20,905
2-Door HB Automatic PZEV w/Convertible & Sunroof 24 31 $21,125 $22,005
2-Door HB Manual TDI 30 42 $23,266 $24,235
2-Door HB DSG TDI 30 42 $24,322 $25,335
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
2-Door HB Manual w/Tech Pkg 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 Automatic PZEV 24 31 $19,195 $19,995
4-Door HB Automatic PZEV w/Convertible 24 31 $20,251 $21,095
4-Door HB Automatic PZEV w/Convertible & Sunroof 24 31 $22,075 $22,995
4-Door HB Manual TDI 30 42 $24,192 $25,200
4-Door HB DSG TDI 30 42 $25,248 $26,300
4-Door HB Manual TDI w/Sunroof & Nav 30 42 $25,819 $26,895
4-Door HB DSG TDI w/Sunroof & Nav 30 42 $26,875 $27,995
4-Door HB Manual TDI w/Tech Pkg 30 42 $27,481 $28,625
4-Door HB DSG TDI w/Tech Pkg 30 42 $28,537 $29,725
Pricing
Invoice Price
$36,554
$17,371
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$39,200
$18,095
Monthly Payment Estimate
$653 / month
$302 / month
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2013 Volkswagen Golf masterfully balances frisky performance, fuel-efficiency, and refinement in its GTI and even TDI editions, but as such it's priced as a premium model.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City N/A mpg 23 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway N/A mpg 33 mpg
Vehicle
Number of Passenger Doors 4 -
EPA Classification Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in) 53.900 - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in) 33.200 35.500
Front Head Room (in) 38.300 39.300
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Hip Room (in) 52.700 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in) 55.600 54.700
Second Head Room (in) 37.900 38.500
Second Shoulder Room (in) 53.700 52.800
Front Leg Room (in) 43.700 41.200
Passenger Volume (ft³) 90.700 93
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in) 59.600 59.600
Wheelbase (in) 104.300 101.500
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 71.800 70.300
Track Width, Front (in) 60.500 60.700
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD - 5.400
Length, Overall (in) 172.900 165.400
Height, Overall (in) 58.200 58.300
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³) 14.500 15.000
Brakes
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 12.600 x - TBD - 11.300 x 1.000
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) 11.000 x - TBD - 10.200 x 0.500
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) NA 14.500
Steering
Steering Type Electric Rack-&-Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) - TBD - - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 17.000 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 40.700 35.700
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P225/50R17 195/65R15
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P225/50R17 195/65R15
Spare Tire Size NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
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
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3640 2968
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in) 17 x - TBD - 15 x 6.0
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Steel
Spare Wheel Material NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 17 x - TBD - 15 x 6.0
Spare Wheel Size (in) NA Compact
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) NA 10.000
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) NA - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) NA 140
Engine
Engine Type Electric Gas I5
Fuel System NA Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 181 @ - TBD - 177 @ 4250
Engine Order Code 994 NA
Displacement NA 2.5L/151
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 143 @ - TBD - 170 @ 5700
Mileage
EPA MPG Equivalent - Hwy 99 -
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) NA 26
Battery Range (mi) 76 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) NA 33
EPA MPG Equivalent - City 110 -
EPA MPG Equivalent - Combined 105 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) NA 23
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1) - TBD - 3.600
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
Second Gear Ratio (:1) NA 2.120
Trans Order Code 44H NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) NA 3.650
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) NA 1.030
Trans Description Cont. Automatic Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) - TBD - 3.780
Clutch Size (in) NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) NA 1.360
Trans Type 1 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) NA 0.770
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1) - NA
Summary
Vehicle Name Ford Focus Electric Volkswagen Golf
Body Style Hatchback 2 Door HB
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) N/A NA
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 0.630 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) N/A NA
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 1.004 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link 4-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) NA NA
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year NA 7.0
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score NA - TBD -
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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