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Selected Style 3500 136" Low Roof *Ltd Avail*
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
1500 High Roof 136" WB N/A N/A $28,989 $30,520
1500 Low Roof 118" WB N/A N/A $27,249 $28,630
1500 Low Roof 136" WB N/A N/A $28,069 $29,520
2500 High Roof 136" WB N/A N/A $29,909 $31,520
2500 High Roof 159" WB N/A N/A $31,155 $32,875
2500 Window Van High Roof 159" WB N/A N/A $31,505 $33,255
3500 High Roof 159" WB N/A N/A $33,433 $35,350
3500 Extended High Roof 159" WB N/A N/A $34,169 $36,150
3500 136" WB, 81" CA Low Roof N/A N/A $25,317 $26,530
3500 159" WB, 104" CA Low Roof N/A N/A $25,966 $27,235
3500 Extended 159" WB, 104" CA Low Roof N/A N/A $26,679 $28,010
3500 136" Low Roof N/A N/A $24,857 $26,030
3500 159" Low Roof N/A N/A $25,438 $26,660
3500 Extended 159" Low Roof N/A N/A $26,150 $27,435
2500 136" WB, 81" CA Low Roof N/A N/A $25,782 $27,035
2500 136" Low Roof N/A N/A $25,254 $26,460
4-Door HB Automatic PZEV
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door HB Automatic PZEV 23 30 $19,195 $19,995
4-Door HB Automatic PZEV w/Convertible & Sunroof 23 30 $22,075 $22,995
4-Door HB Manual TDI 30 42 $24,192 $25,200
4-Door HB DSG TDI 30 42 $25,248 $26,300
4-Door HB Manual TDI w/Sunroof & Nav 30 42 $25,819 $26,895
4-Door HB DSG TDI w/Sunroof & Nav 30 42 $26,875 $27,995
Pricing
Invoice Price
$24,857
$19,195
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$26,030
$19,995
Monthly Payment Estimate
$434 / month
$333 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC Rating
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2014 Volkswagen Golf hatchback offers excellent handling and a good ride, premium interior design and materials, and a range of engines--including the efficient TDI diesel--but at a premium price.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City N/A mpg 23 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway N/A mpg 30 mpg
Interior Dimensions
Front Shoulder Room (in) 74.8 54.7
Passenger Capacity 2 5
Front Leg Room (in) 38.8 41.2
Second Head Room (in) - 38.5
Second Shoulder Room (in) - 52.8
Front Head Room (in) - 39.3
Passenger Volume (ft³) - 92.9
Second Leg Room (in) - 35.5
Exterior Dimensions
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in) 25.4 -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 80.7 70.3
Cab to Axle (in) 81.1 -
Wheelbase (in) 136 101.5
Height, Overall (in) 84.8 58.2
Track Width, Front (in) - 60.7
Min Ground Clearance (in) - 5.4
Length, Overall (in) - 165.4
Track Width, Rear (in) - 59.6
Brakes
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.8 11.3
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System (Second Line) 4-Wheel -
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11 10.7
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Location Midship -
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 24 14.5
Aux Fuel Tank Location Midship -
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 81.4 35.8
Steering Type Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size LT225/75R16 P195/65HR15
Rear Tire Order Code TU4 NA
Front Tire Size LT225/75R16 P195/65HR15
Spare Tire Size Full-Size Full-Size
Front Tire Order Code TU4 NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 1065 -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 7100 -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 7100 -
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs) 7100 -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 710 -
Weight Information
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs) 9350 -
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs) 5291 -
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs) 1055 -
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs) 11500 -
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs) 4630 -
Curb Weight - Front (lbs) 3135 -
Base Curb Weight (lbs) - 3102
Wheels
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 X 6 15 X 6
Spare Wheel Size (in) Full-Size Full-Size
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 X 6 15 X 6
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd) 700 -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 700 480
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 220 140
Engine
Fuel System Sequential MPI Sequential MPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 258 @ 4175 177 @ 4250
Engine Order Code ERB NA
Engine Oil Cooler Regular -
Displacement 3.6 L/220 2.5 L/151
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 280 @ 6400 170 @ 5700
Engine Type Regular Unleaded V-6 Regular Unleaded I-5
Transmission
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.37 1.16
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.65 0.67
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.90 4.04
Trans PTO Access No -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 2.16 1.56
Trans Type 6 6
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.95 0.85
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.04 3.19
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.69 2.37
Trans Order Code DG2 NA
Transfer Case Power Take Off No -
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) - 3.87
Summary
Vehicle Name Ram ProMaster Volkswagen Golf
Body Style Chassis Hatchback
Suspension
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear 3.86 -
Axle Type - Front Independent -
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs) 4600 -
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front 3.86 -
Suspension Type - Rear Leaf Multi-Link
Axle Type - Rear Rigid Axle -
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs) 5250 -
Suspension Type - Front Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) - Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) - Strut
Vehicle
EPA Classification - Compact Cars
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³) - 46
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³) - 15.2
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) - 23
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) - 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) - 30
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year - 7.0
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating - -
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating - -
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver - -
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger - -
Overall Side Crash Rating - -
Side Barrier Rating - -
Side Barrier Rating Driver - -
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat - -
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat - -
Combined Side Rating Front Seat - -
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat - -
Rollover Rating -
 
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