Compare 1997 Volkswagen Golf vs 1997 Volkswagen GTI

1997 Volkswagen Golf
1997 Volkswagen GTI
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4-Door HB Automatic GL
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
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2-Door HB Manual Base
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
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
22 mpg 24 mpg
Highway
29 mpg 31 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
-TBD- -TBD-
Second Leg Room (in)
31.5 31.5
Front Head Room (in)
39.2 37.5
Passenger Volume (ft³)
87.6 86.8
Second Hip Room (in)
-TBD- -TBD-
Front Shoulder Room (in)
53.8 54.0
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
Exterior Dimensions
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
Min Ground Clearance (in)
4.8 4.8
Length, Overall (in)
160.4 160.4
Height, Overall (in)
56.2 56.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
-TBD- 17.5
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
16.9 NA
Brakes
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
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
14.5 14.5
Steering
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-
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
17.8 17.8
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
32.8 32.8
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P195/60R14 P195/60R14
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P195/60R14 P195/60R14
Spare Tire Size
-TBD- Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
N/A N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
N/A N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
N/A N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
N/A N/A
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2628 2566
Wheels
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
Spare Wheel Size (in)
-TBD- Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
6.7 6.7
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
-TBD- -TBD-
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
70 90
Engine
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
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System
SMPI SMPI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
29 31
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
22 24
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.71 3.46
Clutch Size (in)
NA -TBD-
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.29
Trans Type
4 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.81
Trans Description Cont. Again
Electronic NA
Drivetrain
Front-Wheel Drive Front-Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.88 3.17
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.44 1.94
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.14 3.67
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.74 0.97
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD, Manual w/OD
Summary
Vehicle Name
Volkswagen Golf Volkswagen GTI
Body Style
4 Door Hatchback GL 4 Door Hatchback
Suspension
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-
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.71 0.71
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Torsion Beam Torsion Beam

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