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Selected Style 4-Door HB GL Manual
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door HB GL Manual 24 31 $14,958 $16,030
4-Door HB GL Automatic 24 30 $15,822 $16,905
4-Door HB GLS Manual 24 31 $17,138 $18,390
4-Door HB GLS Automatic 24 30 $18,002 $19,265
4-Door HB GLS TDI Manual 37 44 $18,237 $19,580
4-Door HB GLS TDI Automatic 33 44 $19,310 $20,655
4-Door HB 2.0T Manual
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door HB 2.0T Manual 23 32 $22,998 $24,740
4-Door HB 2.0T Manual w/Sport Pkg 23 32 $22,998 $24,740
4-Door HB 2.0T Manual w/Premium Pkg 23 32 $22,998 $24,740
4-Door HB 2.0T Automatic DSG 25 31 $24,450 $26,220
4-Door HB 2.0T Automatic DSG w/Sport Pkg 25 31 $24,450 $26,220
4-Door HB 2.0T Automatic DSG w/Premium Pkg 25 31 $24,450 $26,220
4-Door HB 3.2 quattro Automatic DSG S-Line 21 27 $31,561 $33,980
Pricing
Invoice Price
$14,958
$22,998
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$16,030
$24,740
Monthly Payment Estimate
$267 / month
$412 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
The Car Connection's Take
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 24 mpg 23 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 31 mpg 32 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Compact Small Station Wgn
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in) 37.4 36.9
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 52.4 52.8
Front Leg Room (in) 41.5 41.2
Front Hip Room (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in) 33.5 34.8
Front Head Room (in) 38.6 38.1
Passenger Volume (ft³) 88 88.9
Second Hip Room (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in) 53.7 54.3
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.1 4.4
Length, Overall (in) 164.9 168.7
Height, Overall (in) 56.7 56.0
Track Width, Rear (in) 58.8 58.8
Wheelbase (in) 98.9 101.5
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 68.3 77.1
Track Width, Front (in) 59.6 59.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³) 18.0 12.4
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³) 41.8 54.6
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 9.13 x 0.35 11.0 x - TBD -
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 12.3 x - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 14.5 14.5
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 15.6 16.2
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 35.8 35.11
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Speed-Sensitive
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.04 3.0
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Front Tire Size P195/65HR15 P225/45R17
Spare Tire Size P195/65HR15 NA
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P195/65HR15 P225/45R17
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 - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) N/A - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) N/A - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2857 3263
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6 NA
Rear Wheel Material Steel Alloy
Rear Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6 17 x 7.5
Front Wheel Material Steel Alloy
Spare Wheel Material - TBD - NA
Front Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6 17 x 7.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 8.5 8.4
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 70 140
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System SMPI DI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 122 @ 2600 207 @ 1800-5000
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 2.0L/121 2.0L/121
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 115 @ 5200 200 @ 5100-6000
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 31 32
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 24 23
Transmission
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.60 3.99
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.12 2.09
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 4.24 3.09
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.03 1.10
Trans Description Cont. Manual w/OD Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA 0.93
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA -
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.78 3.36
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.36 1.47
Trans Type 5 6
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.84 1.11
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Summary
Body Style 4 Door HB 4 Door HB
Vehicle Name Volkswagen Golf Audi A3
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 0.91 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Independent Four Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Torsion Beam w/Stabilizer Bar
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Independent MacPherson strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 0.71 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) MacPherson Strut w/Stabilizer Bar
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
 
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