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Selected Style 4-Door HB GL Manual (CA/NY/MA/CT)
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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door HB Manual Wolfsburg 24 31 $14,298 $15,275
4-Door HB Automatic Wolfsburg 22 29 $14,298 $15,275
4-Door HB Manual GL 24 31 $12,455 $13,495
4-Door HB Automatic GL 22 29 $12,455 $13,495
4-Door HB Manual K2 24 31 $13,904 $14,895
4-Door HB Automatic K2 22 29 $13,904 $14,895
2-Door HB Base Automatic (CA/NY/MA)
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door HB VR6 VR6 19 26 $18,678 $20,235
2-Door HB Manual Base 24 31 $15,351 $16,670
2-Door HB Automatic Base 22 29 $15,351 $16,670
Pricing
Invoice Price
$12,455
$15,351
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$13,495
$16,670
Monthly Payment Estimate
$225 / month
$278 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
The Car Connection's Take
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 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
Front Hip Room (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Exterior Dimensions
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
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³) - TBD - 17.5
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³) 16.9 NA
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.1 x 0.79 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
Brake Type Pwr-Assisted Pwr-Assisted
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) 7.9 x 0.39 NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 14.5 14.5
Steering
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
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.2 3.2
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P195/60R14 P195/60R14
Spare Tire Size Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P195/60R14 P195/60R14
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) 2544 2653
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 14 x 6 14 x 6
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material Steel Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 14 x 6 14 x 6
Front 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 Horsepower @ RPM 115 @ 5400 115 @ 5400
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
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 24 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 31 29
Transmission
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.81 NA
Trans Description Cont. Again NA Electronic
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 4.22
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
Summary
Vehicle Name Volkswagen Golf Volkswagen GTI
Body Style 4 Door Hatchback GL 4 Door Hatchback
Suspension
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
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Independent Independent
 
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