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2-Door HB Manual GL
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
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4-Door Sedan Manual LX
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
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
24 mpg 25 mpg
Highway
31 mpg 33 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Midsize
Interior Dimensions
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
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
Exterior Dimensions
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
Height, Overall (in)
56.7 57.9
Track Width, Rear (in)
58.8 58.5
Wheelbase (in)
98.9 102.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
41.8 -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
18.0 -
Trunk Volume (ft³)
- 12.2
Brakes
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
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
14.5 14.5
Steering
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
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.8 33.2
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P195/65HR15 P195/60R15
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P195/65HR15 P195/60R15
Spare Tire Size
P195/65HR15 - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
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
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
N/A NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2771 2701
Wheels
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 -
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6 15 x 6
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
8.5 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 540
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
70 90
Engine
Displacement
2.0L/121 2.0L/121
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
115 @ 5200 138 @ 6000
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System
SMPI MPFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
122 @ 2600 136 @ 4500
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
24 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
31 33
Transmission
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
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
Summary
Vehicle Name
Volkswagen Golf Kia Spectra
Body Style
2 Door HB 4dr Sdn
Suspension
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 -
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

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