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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 $14,824 $15,830
4-Door HB Manual GL 24 31 $15,009 $16,030
2-Door HB Automatic GL 24 30 $15,688 $16,705
4-Door HB Automatic GL 24 30 $15,873 $16,905
4-Door HB TDI Manual GL 38 46 $16,321 $17,450
4-Door HB Manual GLS 24 31 $17,189 $18,390
4-Door HB TDI Automatic GL 32 43 $17,394 $18,525
4-Door HB Automatic GLS 24 30 $18,053 $19,265
4-Door HB TDI Manual GLS 38 46 $18,287 $19,580
4-Door HB TDI Automatic GLS 32 43 $19,360 $20,655
4-Door Sedan LX Manual
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Transmission

Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Manual LX 25 33 $12,145 $12,850
4-Door Sedan Automatic LX 24 34 $13,060 $13,850
4-Door Sedan Manual EX 25 33 $13,200 $14,100
4-Door Sedan Automatic EX 24 34 $14,095 $15,100
4-Door Sedan Manual SX 25 33 $14,285 $15,250
5-Door HB Manual 25 33 $14,285 $15,250
4-Door Sedan Automatic SX 24 34 $15,195 $16,225
5-Door HB Automatic 24 34 $15,195 $16,225
Pricing
Invoice Price
$14,824
$12,145
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$15,830
$12,850
Monthly Payment Estimate
$264 / month
$214 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 24 mpg 25 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 31 mpg 33 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Compact Midsize
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 52.7 53.9
Front Leg Room (in) 41.5 42.8
Front Hip Room (in) - TBD - 52.4
Second Leg Room (in) 33.5 35.4
Front Head Room (in) 38.6 40.0
Passenger Volume (ft³) 88 98.1
Second Hip Room (in) - TBD - 53.9
Front Shoulder Room (in) 53.7 55.1
Second Head Room (in) 37.4 38.2
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in) 56.7 57.9
Track Width, Rear (in) 58.8 58.5
Wheelbase (in) 98.9 102.8
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 68.3 68.3
Track Width, Front (in) 59.6 58.9
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.1 6.3
Length, Overall (in) 164.9 176.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³) 18.0 -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³) 41.8 -
Trunk Volume (ft³) - 12.2
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 9.13 x 0.35 10.2 x 0.4
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.0 x 0.87 10.8 x 1.0
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 14.5 14.5
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 35.8 33.2
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.04 2.8
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 15.6 13.7
Tires
Spare Tire Size P195/65HR15 - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P195/65HR15 P195/60R15
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P195/65HR15 P195/60R15
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) N/A NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) N/A NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) N/A NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) N/A NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2771 2701
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6 15 x 6
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material - TBD - - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6 15 x 6
Spare Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6 - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 8.5 - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 70 90
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - 540
Engine
Fuel System SMPI MPFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 122 @ 2600 136 @ 4500
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 2.0L/121 2.0L/121
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 115 @ 5200 138 @ 6000
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas I4
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 31 33
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 24 25
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 4.24 3.84
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.03 1.06
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 3.62
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.36 1.39
Trans Type 5 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.84 0.84
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.60 3.25
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.12 2.05
Trans Order Code NA NA
Summary
Body Style 2 Door HB 4dr Sdn
Vehicle Name Volkswagen Golf Kia Spectra
Suspension
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 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 0.91 - TBD -
 
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