Compare 2003 Pontiac Grand Am vs 2003 Volkswagen GTI

2003 Pontiac Grand Am
2003 Volkswagen GTI
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4-Door Sedan SE
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
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
2-Door Coupe GT 20 29 $19,846 $21,690
4-Door Sedan GT 20 29 $19,846 $21,690
2-Door Coupe GT1 20 29 $20,990 $22,940
4-Door Sedan GT1 20 29 $20,990 $22,940
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2-Door HB 1.8T 5-spd Manual
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
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
25 mpg 24 mpg
Highway
33 mpg 31 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
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
Second Leg Room (in)
35.5 33.5
Front Head Room (in)
38.3 38.6
Passenger Volume (ft³)
90.8 88
Exterior Dimensions
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
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.4 68.3
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
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
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.9 x - TBD - 11.3 x 0.98
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
14.1 14.5
Steering
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
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.5 3.04
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Tires
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
Rear Tire Size
P215/60R15 P205/55HR16
Trailering
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
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
N/A NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3066 2932
Wheels
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
Front Wheel Material
Steel Alloy
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
10 7.4
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
105 120
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
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
Displacement
2.2L/134 1.8L/109
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
25 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
33 31
Transmission
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
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
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 2 Door HB
Vehicle Name
Pontiac Grand Am Volkswagen GTI
Suspension
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
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut

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