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Selected Style 4-Door HB FWD
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Body Style

Drivetrain

Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door HB FWD 30 36 $15,526 $16,430
4-Door HB AWD 26 31 $18,361 $19,430
4-Door HB FWD GT 25 32 $18,999 $20,105
2-Door HB 1.8T Manual *Ltd Avail*
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Transmission

Other

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door HB 1.8T Manual 24 31 $18,526 $20,340
2-Door HB 1.8T Automatic 22 29 $19,599 $21,415
Pricing
Invoice Price
$15,526
$18,526
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$16,430
$20,340
Monthly Payment Estimate
$274 / month
$339 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 30 mpg 24 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 36 mpg 31 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Compact Passenger Car Compact
Interior Dimensions
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 - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in) 36.3 33.5
Passenger Volume (ft³) 96.0 88
Front Head Room (in) 40.6 38.6
Second Hip Room (in) 47.8 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in) 53.2 53.7
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD - 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
Track Width, Front (in) 59.6 59.6
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³) 19.3 18.0
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³) 54.1 41.8
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) - TBD - NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) - TBD - 11.3 x 0.98
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 13 14.5
Steering
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) 3.36 3.04
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Front Tire Size P205/55R16 P225/45HR17
Spare Tire Size - TBD - P225/45HR17
Front Tire Order Code QGF NA
Spare Tire Order Code - TBD - NA
Rear Tire Size P205/55R16 P225/45HR17
Rear Tire Order Code QGF NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1500 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) N/A NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 150 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) N/A NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2700 2934
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in) - TBD - 17 x 7
Rear Wheel Material Steel Alloy
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x - TBD - 17 x 7
Front Wheel Material Steel Alloy
Spare Wheel Material - TBD - - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x - TBD - 17 x 7
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
Engine Type Gas L4 Gas I4
Fuel System DOHC Turbocharged SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 122 @ 4200 173 @ 1950-5000
Engine Order Code LV6 NA
Displacement 1.8L/109 1.8L/109
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 126 @ 6000 180 @ 5500
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 36 31
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 30 24
Transmission
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.21 3.06
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.04 1.94
Trans Order Code MM5 NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.94 3.65
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 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) 3.57 3.30
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.34 1.31
Trans Type 5 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.82 0.84
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Summary
Body Style 4 Door Compact Car 2 Door HB
Vehicle Name Pontiac Vibe Volkswagen GTI
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - 0.91
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
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - 0.71
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) NA MacPherson Strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
 
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