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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 Sedan Manual
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Manual 32 35 $10,350 $10,770
4-Door Sedan Manual LX 32 35 $12,045 $12,695
4-Door Sedan Automatic LX 29 38 $12,855 $13,545
5-Door HB Rio5 Manual SX 32 35 $13,045 $13,750
5-Door HB Rio5 Automatic SX 29 38 $13,850 $14,595
Pricing
Invoice Price
$14,958
$10,350
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$16,030
$10,770
Monthly Payment Estimate
$267 / month
$180 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 24 mpg 32 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 31 mpg 35 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 52.4 53.1
Front Leg Room (in) 41.5 42.8
Front Hip Room (in) - TBD - 50.8
Second Leg Room (in) 33.5 34.3
Front Head Room (in) 38.6 39.6
Passenger Volume (ft³) 88 92.2
Second Hip Room (in) - TBD - 50.0
Front Shoulder Room (in) 53.7 53.5
Second Head Room (in) 37.4 37.8
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in) 56.7 57.9
Track Width, Rear (in) 58.8 57.5
Wheelbase (in) 98.9 98.4
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 68.3 66.7
Track Width, Front (in) 59.6 57.9
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.1 6.1
Length, Overall (in) 164.9 166.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³) 18.0 -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³) 41.8 -
Trunk Volume (ft³) - 11.9
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 9.13 x 0.35 NA
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA 8.0 x - TBD -
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.0 x 0.87 10.1 x 0.9
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA Yes
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 14.5 11.9
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 35.8 32.7
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.04 4.3
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 15.6 - TBD -
Tires
Spare Tire Size P195/65HR15 Compact
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P195/65HR15 P175/70R14
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P195/65HR15 P175/70R14
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) 2857 2365
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6 14 x 5.0
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material - TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6 14 x 5.0
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 90
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - 540
Engine
Fuel System SMPI MPFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 122 @ 2600 107 @ 4500
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 2.0L/121 1.6L/98
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 115 @ 5200 110 @ 6000
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas I4
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 31 35
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 24 32
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 4.24 4.06
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 3.62
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.36 1.37
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 3.58
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.12 2.05
Trans Order Code NA NA
Summary
Body Style 4 Door HB 4dr Sdn
Vehicle Name Volkswagen Golf Kia Rio
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear Independent Semi-Indep
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Torsion Beam Torsion Beam
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Independent Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 0.71 NA
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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