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Selected Style 2-Door Coupe Competition
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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe Competition 28 39 $10,810 $11,440
4-Door Sedan Competition 28 39 $10,888 $11,525
2-Door Coupe Highline 28 39 $10,847 $11,735
4-Door Sedan Highline 28 39 $10,923 $11,820
2-Door HB GL Manual (CA/NE)
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Engine

Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door HB Automatic GL 22 28 $13,753 $14,900
2-Door HB Manual GL 24 31 $13,753 $14,900
2-Door HB TDI Automatic GL 34 45 $14,937 $16,195
2-Door HB TDI Manual GL 42 49 $14,937 $16,195
4-Door HB Automatic GLS 22 28 $15,078 $16,350
4-Door HB Manual GLS 24 31 $15,078 $16,350
4-Door HB TDI Automatic GLS 34 45 $16,037 $17,400
4-Door HB TDI Manual GLS 42 49 $16,037 $17,400
Pricing
Invoice Price
$10,810
$13,753
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$11,440
$14,900
Monthly Payment Estimate
$191 / month
$248 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 28 mpg 24 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 39 mpg 31 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in) 53.9 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in) 52.0 53.7
Second Head Room (in) 36.5 37.7
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 54.8 51.7
Front Leg Room (in) 42.5 41.3
Front Hip Room (in) 50.3 - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in) 35.1 33.3
Front Head Room (in) 39.6 38.5
Passenger Volume (ft³) 91.2 88.0
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in) 57.4 59.6
Min Ground Clearance (in) 6.0 3.9
Length, Overall (in) 171.8 163.3
Height, Overall (in) 54.9 56.7
Track Width, Rear (in) 57.4 58.8
Wheelbase (in) 104.0 98.9
Liftover Height (in) 29.4 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 67.5 68.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 11.8 -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³) - - TBD -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³) - 18.0
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.1 x 0.79 11.3 x 0.87
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) Yes NA
Brake ABS System NA Four-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) NA Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) NA 9.1 x 0.35
Brake Type Power Pwr-Assisted
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) 7.9 x 1.5 NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 12.5 14.5
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) NA - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 18.0 15.8
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 35.4 35.1
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.2 3.2
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P185/65HR14 P195/65R15
Spare Tire Size T115/70D14 P195/65R15
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P185/65HR14 P195/65R15
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1000 N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 100 N/A
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2461 2723
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 14 x 5.5 15 x 6
Spare Wheel Size (in) 14 x 4.0 15 x 6
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 14 x 5.5 15 x 6
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 6.9 5.8
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 450 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 83 90
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 150 @ 6500 115 @ 5200
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System SMPI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 133 @ 5500 122 @ 2600
Engine Order Code ECC NA
Displacement 2.0L/122 2.0L/121
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 28 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 39 31
Transmission
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.72 0.84
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front-Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.42 3.06
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.13 2.12
Trans Order Code DD4 NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.94 4.24
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.03 1.03
Trans Description Cont. Manual Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.54 3.78
Clutch Size (in) 8.5 - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.36 1.36
Trans Type 5 5
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) - NA
Summary
Vehicle Name Plymouth Neon Volkswagen New Golf
Body Style 2 Door Coupe 2 Door Hatchback GL
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) 32 - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 0.79 0.71
Suspension Type - Rear Chapman Strut Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs Torsion Beam
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) 32 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) NA 0.79
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs MacPherson Strut
 
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