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Selected Style 2-Door HB GL Manual
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Body Style

Transmission

Engine

Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door HB Manual GL 24 31 $14,270 $15,295
2-Door HB Automatic GL 23 29 $15,134 $16,170
2-Door HB TDI Manual GL 42 49 $15,586 $16,720
2-Door HB TDI Automatic GL 34 45 $16,736 $17,905
4-Door HB Manual GL 24 31 $14,455 $15,495
4-Door HB Automatic GL 23 29 $15,319 $16,370
4-Door HB TDI Manual GL 42 49 $15,771 $16,920
4-Door HB TDI Automatic GL 34 45 $16,920 $18,105
4-Door HB Manual GLS 24 31 $16,325 $17,520
4-Door HB Automatic GLS 23 29 $17,189 $18,395
4-Door HB TDI Manual GLS 42 49 $17,423 $18,710
4-Door HB TDI Automatic GLS 34 45 $18,287 $19,585
4-Door Sedan Base Manual
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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Manual Base 24 32 $10,965 $11,695
4-Door Sedan Automatic Base 22 30 $11,855 $12,670
4-Door Sedan Manual LS 24 32 $12,020 $12,925
4-Door Sedan Automatic LS 22 30 $12,880 $13,900
5-Door HB Manual GS 24 32 $11,410 $12,120
5-Door HB Automatic GS 22 30 $12,295 $13,095
5-Door HB Manual GSX 24 32 $13,125 $13,965
5-Door HB Automatic GSX 22 30 $13,985 $14,940
Pricing
Invoice Price
$14,270
$10,965
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$15,295
$11,695
Monthly Payment Estimate
$255 / month
$195 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 24 mpg 24 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 31 mpg 32 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in) 37.4 37.6
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 52.7 54.2
Front Leg Room (in) 41.5 43.1
Front Hip Room (in) 55.5 52.1
Second Leg Room (in) 33.5 34.4
Front Head Room (in) 38.6 39.6
Passenger Volume (ft³) 88 83.7
Second Hip Room (in) 57.6 54.0
Front Shoulder Room (in) 53.7 53.8
Exterior Dimensions
Length, Overall (in) 164.9 177.6
Height, Overall (in) 56.7 55.7
Track Width, Rear (in) 58.8 57.3
Wheelbase (in) 98.9 100.8
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 68.3 67.7
Track Width, Front (in) 59.6 58.1
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.1 6.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³) 18.0 -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³) 41.8 -
Trunk Volume (ft³) - 10.4
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 9.13 x 0.35 NA
Brake Type Pwr Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA 7.88 x - TBD -
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.0 x 0.87 10.12 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA Yes
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 14.5 13.2
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 35.8 32.2
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.04 3.1
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 15.6 - TBD -
Tires
Front Tire Size P195/65HR15 P185/65R14
Spare Tire Size P195/65HR15 Compact
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P195/65HR15 P185/65R14
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) N/A - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) N/A NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) N/A - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) N/A NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2771 2661
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6 14 x 5.5
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material Steel - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6 14 x 5.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6 Compact
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 8.5 6.3
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 70 80
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - 540
Engine
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System SMPI MPFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 122 @ 2600 119 @ 4900
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 2.0L/121 1.8L/109
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 115 @ 5200 124 @ 6000
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 31 32
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 24 24
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 4.24 4.11
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.03 1.03
Trans Description Cont. Manual w/OD Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.78 3.31
Clutch Size (in) NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.36 1.31
Trans Type 5 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.84 0.80
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.60 3.17
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.12 1.83
Trans Order Code NA NA
Summary
Body Style 2 Door HB 4dr Sdn
Vehicle Name Volkswagen Golf Kia Spectra
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 0.83 0.67
Suspension Type - Rear Independent Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Torsion Beam Multi-Link
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Independent Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 0.71 0.51
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
 
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