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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
2-Door HB 2.0T Manual
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door HB 2.0T Manual 23 32 $20,240 $21,990
2-Door HB 2.0T DSG 25 31 $21,313 $23,065
Pricing
Invoice Price
$14,958
$20,240
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$16,030
$21,990
Monthly Payment Estimate
$267 / month
$367 / 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 Compact
Interior Dimensions
Front Leg Room (in) 41.5 41.2
Front Hip Room (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in) 33.5 35.3
Front Head Room (in) 38.6 39.3
Passenger Volume (ft³) 88 94.2
Second Hip Room (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in) 53.7 54.7
Second Head Room (in) 37.4 38.5
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 52.4 54.6
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in) 58.8 59.7
Wheelbase (in) 98.9 101.5
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 68.3 69.3
Track Width, Front (in) 59.6 60.4
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.1 5.6
Length, Overall (in) 164.9 165.8
Height, Overall (in) 56.7 58.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³) 41.8 - TBD -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³) 18.0 15.1
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 9.13 x 0.35 11.3 x 0.47
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 0.98
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 14.5 14.5
Steering
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.04 3.01
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 15.6 15.6
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 35.8 35.8
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P195/65HR15 225/45WR17
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P195/65HR15 225/45WR17
Spare Tire Size P195/65HR15 205/55HR16
Front 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) 2857 3308
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6 17 x 7
Front Wheel Material Steel Alloy
Spare Wheel Material - TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6 17 x 7
Spare Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6 16 x - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material Steel Alloy
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 8.5 7.6
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 70 120
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Engine
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
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System SMPI Turbocharged FSI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 31 32 (Est)
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 24 23 (Est)
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA 0.93
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA 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
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 3.94/3.09
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.03 1.10
Trans Description Cont. Manual w/OD Manual w/OD
Summary
Body Style 4 Door HB 2 Door HB
Vehicle Name Volkswagen Golf Volkswagen New GTI
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Torsion Beam 4-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 Mcpherson Strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 0.91 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Independent Independent
 
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