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Selected Style 4-Door HB GL Manual
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door HB Automatic GL 22 29 $12,432 $13,470
4-Door HB Manual GL 24 31 $12,432 $13,470
4-Door HB Automatic Jazz 22 29 $13,260 $14,270
4-Door HB Manual Jazz 24 31 $13,260 $14,270
4-Door HB Automatic K2 22 29 $13,266 $14,275
4-Door HB Manual K2 24 31 $13,266 $14,275
4-Door HB Automatic TREK 22 29 $13,343 $14,350
4-Door HB Manual TREK 24 31 $13,343 $14,350
2-Door HB Base Automatic (CA/NY/MA)
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door HB Automatic Base 22 29 $15,032 $16,320
2-Door HB Manual Base 24 31 $15,032 $16,320
2-Door HB VR6 19 25 $18,198 $19,710
2-Door HB VR6 Driver's Edition 19 25 $18,570 $20,070
Pricing
Invoice Price
$12,432
$15,032
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$13,470
$16,320
Monthly Payment Estimate
$225 / month
$272 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 24 mpg 22 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 31 mpg 29 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in) 37.4 37.4
Passenger Capacity 4 4
Second Shoulder Room (in) 52.8 54.6
Front Leg Room (in) 42.3 42.3
Front Hip Room (in) -TBD- -TBD-
Second Leg Room (in) 31.5 31.5
Passenger Volume (ft³) 87.6 86.8
Front Head Room (in) 39.2 37.5
Second Hip Room (in) -TBD- -TBD-
Front Shoulder Room (in) 53.8 54.0
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in) 4.8 4.8
Length, Overall (in) 160.4 160.4
Height, Overall (in) 56.2 56.2
Track Width, Rear (in) 57.0 57.0
Wheelbase (in) 97.4 97.4
Liftover Height (in) -TBD- -TBD-
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 66.7 66.7
Track Width, Front (in) 57.5 57.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³) 16.9 NA
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³) -TBD- 17.5
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) Yes NA
Brake ABS System NA Four-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) NA Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) NA 10.1 x 0.79
Brake Type Pwr-Assisted Pwr-Assisted
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) 7.9 x -TBD- NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.1 x -TBD- 10.1 x 0.79
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 14.5 14.5
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 17.8 17.8
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 32.8 32.8
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.2 3.2
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) -TBD- -TBD-
Tires
Front Tire Size P185/60R14 P195/60R14
Spare Tire Size -TBD- Compact
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P185/60R14 P195/60R14
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) N/A N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) N/A N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) N/A N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) N/A N/A
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2540 2654
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in) -TBD- Compact
Rear Wheel Material Steel Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 14 x 6 14 x 6
Front Wheel Material Steel Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material -TBD- Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 14 x 6 14 x 6
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 6.7 6.7
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 70 90
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) -TBD- -TBD-
Engine
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System SMPI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 122 @ 3200 122 @ 3200
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 2.0L/121 2.0L/121
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 115 @ 5400 115 @ 5400
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 31 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 24 22
Transmission
Drivetrain Front-Wheel Drive Front-Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.17 2.88
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.94 1.44
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.67 4.14
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.97 0.74
Trans Description Cont. Manual w/OD Automatic w/OD,
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.46 2.71
Clutch Size (in) -TBD- NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.29 1.00
Trans Type 5 4
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.81 NA
Trans Description Cont. Again NA Electronic
Summary
Body Style 4 Door Hatchback GL 4 Door Hatchback
Vehicle Name Volkswagen Golf Volkswagen GTI
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 0.71 0.71
Suspension Type - Rear Independent Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Torsion Beam Torsion Beam
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) -TBD- -TBD-
Suspension Type - Front Independent Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) NA 0.79
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) -TBD- -TBD-
 
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