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Selected Style 5-Door HB XR
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Body Style

Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
3-Door HB XR N/A N/A N/A N/A
5-Door HB XE N/A N/A N/A N/A
5-Door HB XR N/A N/A N/A N/A
2-Door HB Manual
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Emissions

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door HB Manual 21 31 $21,656 $23,230
2-Door HB Manual PZEV 21 31 $21,656 $23,230
2-Door HB DSG 22 29 $22,755 $24,330
2-Door HB DSG PZEV 22 29 $22,755 $24,330
4-Door HB Manual 21 31 $22,211 $23,830
4-Door HB Manual PZEV 21 31 $22,211 $23,830
4-Door HB DSG 22 29 $23,310 $24,930
4-Door HB DSG PZEV 22 29 $23,310 $24,930
Pricing
Invoice Price
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$21,656
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
N/A
$23,230
Monthly Payment Estimate
$0 / month
$387 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC Rating
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2009 Volkswagen GTI is the most conservative-looking of sporty hatches—and a bit pricey for a dressed-up Rabbit—but it redeems itself with the driving experience.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City N/A mpg 21 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway N/A mpg 31 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification - Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in) - 35.3
Front Head Room (in) - 39.3
Second Hip Room (in) - - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in) - 54.7
Passenger Capacity - 5
Second Head Room (in) - 38.5
Second Shoulder Room (in) - 54.6
Front Leg Room (in) - 41.2
Front Hip Room (in) - - TBD -
Passenger Volume (ft³) - 94.2
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in) - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) - 69.3
Track Width, Front (in) - 60.4
Min Ground Clearance (in) - 5.6
Length, Overall (in) - 165.8
Height, Overall (in) - 58.4
Track Width, Rear (in) - 59.7
Wheelbase (in) - 101.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³) - - TBD -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³) - 15.1
Brakes
Disc - Front (Yes or ) - Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) - 12.28 x 0.98
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) - NA
Brake ABS System - 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) - Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) - 11.26 x 0.47
Brake Type - Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) - NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) - 14.5
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) - 3.01
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall - 15.6
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) - 35.8
Steering Type - Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size - 225/45HR17
Rear Tire Order Code - NA
Front Tire Size - 225/45HR17
Spare Tire Size - Compact
Front Tire Order Code - NA
Spare Tire Order Code - NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) - 3100
Wheels
Front Wheel Material - Alloy
Spare Wheel Material - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) - 17 x 7
Spare Wheel Size (in) - - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material - Alloy
Rear Wheel Size (in) - 17 x 7
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - 8.4
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - 120
Engine
Displacement - 2.0L/121
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM - 200 @ 5100-6000
Engine Type - Gas Turbocharged I4
Fuel System - FSI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM - 207 @ 1800-5000
Engine Order Code - NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) - 21
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) - 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) - 31
Transmission
Clutch Size (in) - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) - 1.47
Trans Type - 6
Drivetrain - Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) - 1.11
Trans Description Cont. Again - NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) - 1.64
Second Gear Ratio (:1) - 2.09
Trans Order Code - NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) - 3.94/3.09
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) - 1.10
Trans Description Cont. - Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) - 0.93
First Gear Ratio (:1) - 3.36
Summary
Vehicle Name - Volkswagen GTI
Body Style - 2 Door HB
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) - MacPherson Strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear - Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) - 4-link
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front - Independent
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score - 7
 
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