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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan SE
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe GT 20 29 $19,846 $21,690
2-Door Coupe GT1 20 29 $20,990 $22,940
4-Door Sedan SE 25 33 $15,619 $17,070
4-Door Sedan SE1 25 33 $17,284 $18,890
4-Door Sedan SE2 20 29 $19,434 $21,240
4-Door Sedan GT 20 29 $19,846 $21,690
4-Door Sedan GT1 20 29 $20,990 $22,940
2-Door HB 1.8T 5-spd Manual
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door HB 1.8T 5-spd Manual 24 31 $17,365 $19,065
2-Door HB 1.8T Automatic 22 29 $18,438 $20,140
2-Door HB 6-spd Manual VR6 21 29 $20,012 $21,995
2-Door HB 6-spd Manual 20th Anniv Edition 23 30 $21,123 $23,225
Pricing
Invoice Price
$15,619
$17,365
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$17,070
$19,065
Monthly Payment Estimate
$285 / month
$318 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 25 mpg 24 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 33 mpg 31 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in) 35.5 33.5
Front Head Room (in) 38.3 38.6
Passenger Volume (ft³) 90.8 88
Second Hip Room (in) 52.4 57.6
Front Shoulder Room (in) 53.6 53.7
Second Head Room (in) 37.6 37.4
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 52.8 52.7
Front Leg Room (in) 42.1 41.5
Front Hip Room (in) 52.6 55.5
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 - 5.1
Length, Overall (in) 186.3 164.9
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) - 41.8
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³) - 18.0
Brakes
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.9 x - TBD - 11.3 x 0.98
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) Yes NA
Brake ABS System NA 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) NA Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) NA 9.1 x 0.35
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) 7.9 x - TBD - NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 14.1 14.5
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.5 3.04
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 14.7 15.6
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 35.1 35.8
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size P215/60R15 P205/55HR16
Rear Tire Order Code QCD NA
Front Tire Size P215/60R15 P205/55HR16
Spare Tire Size - TBD - P205/55HR16
Front Tire Order Code QCD NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) N/A NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - TBD - NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) N/A NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - TBD - NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3066 2932
Wheels
Front Wheel Material Steel Alloy
Spare Wheel Material - TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6 16 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) - TBD - 16 x 6.5
Rear Wheel Material Steel Alloy
Rear Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6 16 x 6.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 10 7.4
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 105 120
Engine
Displacement 2.2L/134 1.8L/109
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 140 @ 5600 180 @ 5500
Engine Type Gas 4-Cyl Gas I4
Fuel System SFI Turbocharged SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 150 @ 4000 173 @ 1950
Engine Order Code L61 NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 25 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 33 31
Transmission
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.35 1.31
Trans Type 5 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.69 0.84
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.31 3.06
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.02 1.94
Trans Order Code MM5 NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.94 3.65
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 3.30
Summary
Vehicle Name Pontiac Grand Am Volkswagen GTI
Body Style 4 Door Sedan 2 Door HB
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Independent Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Tri-Link Torsion Beam
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Independent Independent
 
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