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Selected Style 2-Door Coupe SE
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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe SE 22 31 $14,722 $16,090
2-Door Coupe SE1 22 31 $15,829 $17,300
2-Door Coupe SE2 N/A N/A $17,961 $19,630
2-Door Coupe GT N/A N/A $18,043 $19,720
2-Door Coupe GT1 N/A N/A $19,416 $21,220
4-Door Sedan SE 22 31 $14,996 $16,390
4-Door Sedan SE1 22 31 $16,104 $17,600
4-Door Sedan SE2 N/A N/A $18,235 $19,930
4-Door Sedan GT N/A N/A $18,318 $20,020
4-Door Sedan GT1 N/A N/A $19,690 $21,520
2-Door HB GL Manual
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door HB Manual GL 24 31 $13,904 $14,900
2-Door HB Automatic GL 22 28 $14,768 $15,775
2-Door HB Manual CA/NE GL 24 31 $13,904 $14,900
2-Door HB Automatic CA/NE GL 22 28 $14,768 $15,775
2-Door HB TDI Manual GL 42 49 $15,101 $16,195
2-Door HB TDI Automatic GL 34 45 $15,965 $17,070
4-Door HB Manual GLS 24 31 $15,244 $16,350
4-Door HB Automatic GLS 22 28 $16,108 $17,225
4-Door HB Manual CA/NE GLS 24 31 $15,244 $16,350
4-Door HB Automatic CA/NE GLS 22 28 $16,108 $17,225
4-Door HB Turbo Manual GLS 24 31 $16,675 $17,900
4-Door HB Turbo Automatic GLS 22 28 $17,539 $18,775
4-Door HB TDI Manual GLS 42 49 $16,214 $17,400
4-Door HB TDI Automatic GLS 34 45 $17,078 $18,275
Pricing
Invoice Price
$14,722
$13,904
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$16,090
$14,900
Monthly Payment Estimate
$268 / month
$248 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating Read Our Full Review
Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 22 mpg 24 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 31 mpg 31 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in) 52.4 - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in) 35.5 33.3
Front Head Room (in) 38.3 38.5
Passenger Volume (ft³) 92.7 88
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
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 70.4 68.3
Track Width, Front (in) 59.0 59.6
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD - 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) 14.6 -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³) - - TBD -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³) - 18.0
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) 7.9 x - TBD - NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.9 x 1.02 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
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) - TBD - N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - TBD - N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - TBD - N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - TBD - N/A
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3066 2723
Wheels
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material - TBD - 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) - TBD - 5.8
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - 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 - Hwy (MPG) 31 31
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 22 24
Transmission
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - 3.39
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.35 1.36
Trans Type 5 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.68 0.84
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front-Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) - TBD - 3.06
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.02 2.12
Trans Order Code MM5 NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.42 4.24
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.98 1.03
Trans Description Cont. Manual w/OD Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.58 3.78
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) - NA
Summary
Vehicle Name Pontiac Grand Am Volkswagen Golf
Body Style 2 Door Coupe 2 Door Hatchback GL
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Independent Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 0.60 0.79
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 0.94 0.71
Suspension Type - Rear Independent Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Tri-Link Torsion Beam
 
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