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Selected Style 4-Door HB
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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door HB 29 36 $15,413 $16,485
4-Door HB AWD 26 31 $18,498 $19,785
4-Door HB GT 25 30 $18,171 $19,435
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
$15,413
$17,365
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$16,485
$19,065
Monthly Payment Estimate
$275 / month
$318 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
The Car Connection's Take
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 29 mpg 24 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 36 mpg 31 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Compact Passenger Car Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in) 36.3 33.5
Front Head Room (in) 40.6 38.6
Passenger Volume (ft³) 96.2 88
Second Hip Room (in) 47.8 57.6
Front Shoulder Room (in) 53.2 53.7
Second Head Room (in) 39.8 37.4
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 52.6 52.7
Front Leg Room (in) 41.8 41.5
Front Hip Room (in) 51.7 55.5
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in) 59.6 59.6
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.9 5.1
Length, Overall (in) 171.9 164.9
Height, Overall (in) 62.2 56.7
Track Width, Rear (in) 58.9 58.8
Wheelbase (in) 102.4 98.9
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 69.9 68.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³) 54.1 41.8
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³) 19.3 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) 8.9 x - TBD - NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 13 14.5
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 19.5 15.6
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 36.7 35.8
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.4 3.04
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code QDF NA
Front Tire Size P205/55R16 P205/55HR16
Spare Tire Size - TBD - P205/55HR16
Front Tire Order Code QDF NA
Spare Tire Order Code - TBD - NA
Rear Tire Size P205/55R16 P205/55HR16
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 150 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) N/A NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1500 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) N/A NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2700 2932
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material - TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x - TBD - 16 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) - TBD - 16 x 6.5
Rear Wheel Material Steel Alloy
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x - TBD - 16 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material Steel Alloy
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 6.9 7.4
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - 120
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 130 @ 6000 180 @ 5500
Engine Type Gas L4 Gas I4
Fuel System DOHC Turbocharged SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 125 @ 4400 173 @ 1950
Engine Order Code LV6 NA
Displacement 1.8L/- TBD - 1.8L/109
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 29 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 36 31
Transmission
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.69 0.84
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 Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
Seventh 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 Vibe Volkswagen GTI
Body Style 4 Door Compact Car 2 Door HB
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) NA MacPherson Strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Torsion Beam Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) NA Torsion Beam
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Independent Independent
 
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