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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 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
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
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 14.1 14.5
Steering
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
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.5 3.04
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
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 105 120
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
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.69 0.84
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) 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
Summary
Vehicle Name Pontiac Grand Am Volkswagen GTI
Body Style 4 Door Sedan 2 Door HB
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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