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Selected Style 4-Door HB FWD w/1SA
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door HB FWD w/1SA 26 32 $15,375 $16,100
4-Door HB FWD w/1SB 21 28 $16,659 $17,445
4-Door HB FWD GT 21 28 $19,935 $20,875
4-Door HB AWD 20 26 $19,362 $20,275
2-Door HB Manual
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door HB Manual 22 30 $16,830 $17,620
2-Door HB Manual PZEV 22 30 $16,830 $17,620
2-Door HB Automatic 23 30 $17,929 $18,720
2-Door HB Automatic PZEV 23 30 $17,929 $18,720
2-Door HB Manual TDI 30 41 $21,122 $22,155
2-Door HB DSG TDI 30 42 $22,221 $23,255
4-Door HB Automatic 23 30 $18,512 $19,335
4-Door HB Automatic PZEV 23 30 $18,512 $19,335
4-Door HB Manual TDI 30 41 $21,695 $22,760
4-Door HB DSG TDI 30 42 $22,794 $23,860
Pricing
Invoice Price
$15,375
$16,830
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$16,100
$17,620
Monthly Payment Estimate
$268 / month
$294 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2010 Volkswagen Golf/TDI feels more upscale than its competitors, and the diesel's exceptional fuel economy is an unexpected bonus in the class.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 26 mpg 22 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 32 mpg 30 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Compact Passenger Car Compact
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in) 52.3 - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in) 36.2 35.5
Front Head Room (in) 40.5 39.3
Second Hip Room (in) 43.7 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in) 53.3 54.7
Passenger Volume (ft³) 91.4 93
Second Head Room (in) 39.4 38.5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 52.6 52.8
Front Leg Room (in) 41.6 41.2
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in) 59.9 59.6
Wheelbase (in) 102.4 101.5
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 69.5 70.3
Track Width, Front (in) 59.8 60.7
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.8 5.4
Length, Overall (in) 171.1 165.4
Height, Overall (in) 61.0 58.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³) 49.4 - TBD -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³) 20.1 12.4
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.82 11.3 x 1
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.19 10.2 x .5
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 13 14.5
Steering
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.1 3
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 16.2 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 35.3 35.8 ft
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code - TBD - NA
Rear Tire Size P205/55R16 195/65R15
Rear Tire Order Code QGF NA
Front Tire Size P205/55R16 195/65R15
Spare Tire Size - TBD - - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code QGF NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1500 - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) N/A - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 150 - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) N/A - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2856 2968
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x - TBD - 15 x 6.0
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material - TBD - - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x - TBD - 15 x 6.0
Spare Wheel Size (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 6.9 10
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - 140
Engine
Engine Type Gas L4 Gas I5
Fuel System DOHC SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 128 @ 4400 177 @ 4250
Engine Order Code LAY NA
Displacement 1.8L/110 2.5L/151
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 132 @ 6000 170 @ 5700
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 28 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 32 30
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 26 22
Transmission
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.90 - TBD -
Trans Order Code MM5 NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 4.31 - TBD -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.89 - TBD -
Trans Description Cont. Manual Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA - TBD -
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.17 - TBD -
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.31 - TBD -
Trans Type 5 5
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.73 - TBD -
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.25 - TBD -
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) - NA
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1) - NA
Summary
Body Style 4 Door Compact Car 2 Door HB
Vehicle Name Pontiac Vibe Volkswagen Golf
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Independent Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) NA w/stabilizer bar
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 w/stabilizer bar
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 6.7 7.5
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 8 7
 
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