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Selected Style 2-Door Coupe SE
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Body Style

Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe SE 22 30 $14,758 $16,130
4-Door Sedan SE 22 30 $15,124 $16,530
2-Door Coupe GT 20 28 $17,558 $19,190
4-Door Sedan GT 20 28 $17,924 $19,590
2-Door Coupe SE1 22 30 $16,039 $17,530
2-Door Coupe SE2 20 28 $17,467 $19,090
4-Door Sedan SE1 20 28 $16,405 $17,930
4-Door Sedan SE2 20 28 $17,833 $19,490
2-Door Coupe GT1 20 28 $18,931 $20,690
4-Door Sedan GT1 20 28 $19,297 $21,090
2-Door HB GL Manual (CA/NE)
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Engine

Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door HB Manual GL 24 31 $13,753 $14,900
2-Door HB Automatic GL 22 28 $13,753 $14,900
2-Door HB TDI Manual GL 42 49 $14,937 $16,195
2-Door HB TDI Automatic GL 34 45 $14,937 $16,195
4-Door HB Manual GLS 24 31 $15,078 $16,350
4-Door HB Automatic GLS 22 28 $15,078 $16,350
4-Door HB TDI Manual GLS 42 49 $16,037 $17,400
4-Door HB TDI Automatic GLS 34 45 $16,037 $17,400
Pricing
Invoice Price
$14,758
$13,753
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$16,130
$14,900
Monthly Payment Estimate
$269 / month
$248 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 22 mpg 24 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 30 mpg 31 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in) 35.5 33.3
Front Head Room (in) 38.3 38.5
Passenger Volume (ft³) 93.0 88.0
Second Hip Room (in) 49.3 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in) 53.7 53.7
Second Head Room (in) 37.2 37.7
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 55.0 51.7
Front Leg Room (in) 42.1 41.3
Front Hip Room (in) 52.4 - TBD -
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in) 30.4 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 70.4 68.3
Track Width, Front (in) 59.0 59.6
Min Ground Clearance (in) 4.4 3.9
Length, Overall (in) 186.3 163.3
Height, Overall (in) 55.1 56.7
Track Width, Rear (in) 59.1 58.8
Wheelbase (in) 107.0 98.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 14.3 -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³) - - TBD -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³) - 18.0
Brakes
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.8 x 1.0 11.3 x 0.87
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) Yes NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 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 1.8 NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 15.2 14.5
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.5 3.2
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 14.7 15.8
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 37.7 35.1
Steering Type Power Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size P215/60R15 P195/65R15
Rear Tire Order Code QCD NA
Front Tire Size P215/60R15 P195/65R15
Spare Tire Size T115/70D15 P195/65R15
Front Tire Order Code QCD NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 100 N/A
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
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3066 2723
Wheels
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6.0 15 x 6
Spare Wheel Size (in) 15 x 4 15 x 6
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6.0 15 x 6
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 10.4 5.8
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 600 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 105 90
Engine
Displacement 2.4L/146 2.0L/121
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 150 @ 5600 115 @ 5200
Engine Type Gas 4-Cyl Gas I4
Fuel System SFI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 155 @ 4400 122 @ 2600
Engine Order Code LD9 NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 22 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 30 31
Transmission
Clutch Size (in) NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 1.36
Trans Type 4 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) NA 0.84
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again Electronic NA
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front-Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 2.13 3.06
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.57 2.12
Trans Order Code MX0 NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.42 4.24
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.71 1.03
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD, Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 2.92 3.78
Summary
Vehicle Name Pontiac Grand Am Volkswagen New Golf
Body Style 2 Door Coupe 2 Door Hatchback GL
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 0.60 0.79
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) 32 - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 0.94 0.71
Suspension Type - Rear Independent Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Tri-Link Torsion Beam
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) 25 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Independent Independent
 
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