Compare 2003 Pontiac Vibe vs 2003 Volkswagen GTI

2003 Pontiac Vibe
2003 Volkswagen GTI
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4-Door HB
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door HB 29 36 $15,413 $16,485
4-Door HB GT 25 30 $18,171 $19,435
4-Door HB AWD 26 31 $18,498 $19,785
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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
$15,413
$17,365
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$16,485
$19,065
Monthly Payment Estimate
$275 / month
$318 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
29 mpg 24 mpg
Highway
36 mpg 31 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Passenger Car Compact
Interior Dimensions
Front Leg Room (in)
41.8 41.5
Front Hip Room (in)
51.7 55.5
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
Exterior Dimensions
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
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
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
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
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
13 14.5
Steering
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.4 3.04
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
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
- TBD - NA
Rear Tire Size
P205/55R16 P205/55HR16
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
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
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x - TBD - 16 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material
Steel Alloy
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
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
6.9 7.4
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 120
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
125 @ 4400 173 @ 1950
Engine Order Code
LV6 NA
Displacement
1.8L/- TBD - 1.8L/109
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
130 @ 6000 180 @ 5500
Engine Type
Gas L4 Gas I4
Fuel System
DOHC Turbocharged SMPI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
36 31
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
29 24
Transmission
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
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
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Compact Car 2 Door HB
Vehicle Name
Pontiac Vibe Volkswagen GTI
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA Torsion Beam
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Independent
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

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