Compare 2009 Saturn Astra vs 2009 Volkswagen GTI

2009 Saturn Astra
2009 Volkswagen GTI
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5-Door HB XR
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2-Door HB Manual
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
4-Door HB Manual 21 31 $22,211 $23,830
4-Door HB Manual PZEV 21 31 $22,211 $23,830
2-Door HB DSG 22 29 $22,755 $24,330
2-Door HB DSG PZEV 22 29 $22,755 $24,330
4-Door HB DSG 22 29 $23,310 $24,930
4-Door HB DSG PZEV 22 29 $23,310 $24,930
Pricing
Invoice Price
N/A
$21,656
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
N/A
$23,230
Monthly Payment Estimate
$0 / month
$387 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.8
7.8
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
City
N/A mpg 21 mpg
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
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
Disc - Front (Yes or )
- Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
- 14.5
Steering
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
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- 3.01
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
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
Clutch Size (in)
- - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
- 1.47
Summary
Body Style
- 2 Door HB
Vehicle Name
- Volkswagen GTI
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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