Compare 2010 Pontiac Vibe vs 2010 Volkswagen Golf

2010 Pontiac Vibe
2010 Volkswagen Golf
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4-Door HB FWD w/1SA
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 AWD 20 26 $19,362 $20,275
4-Door HB FWD GT 21 28 $19,935 $20,875
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2-Door HB Manual
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
4-Door HB Automatic 23 30 $18,512 $19,335
4-Door HB Automatic PZEV 23 30 $18,512 $19,335
2-Door HB Manual TDI 30 41 $21,122 $22,155
4-Door HB Manual TDI 30 41 $21,695 $22,760
2-Door HB DSG TDI 30 42 $22,221 $23,255
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
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.8
7.8
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
City
26 mpg 22 mpg
Highway
32 mpg 30 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Passenger Car Compact
Interior Dimensions
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
Front Hip Room (in)
52.3 - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in)
36.2 35.5
Front Head Room (in)
40.5 39.3
Exterior Dimensions
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
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
20.1 12.4
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
49.4 - TBD -
Brakes
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
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
13 14.5
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.2 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.3 35.8 ft
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.1 3
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
QGF NA
Front Tire Size
P205/55R16 195/65R15
Spare Tire Size
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code
QGF NA
Spare Tire Order Code
- TBD - NA
Rear Tire Size
P205/55R16 195/65R15
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
150 - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
N/A - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1500 - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
N/A - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2856 2968
Wheels
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x - TBD - 15 x 6.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x - TBD - 15 x 6.0
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - - TBD -
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
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
Engine Type
Gas L4 Gas I5
Fuel System
DOHC SMPI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
32 30
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
26 22
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
28 25
Transmission
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 -
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 -
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Summary
Vehicle Name
Pontiac Vibe Volkswagen Golf
Body Style
4 Door Compact Car 2 Door HB
Suspension
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
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
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
8 7
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.7 7.5

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