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Selected Style 2-Door HB VR6
Switch Style

Body Style

Engine

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door HB VR6 19 26 $18,678 $20,235
2-Door HB GL Manual (CA/NE)
Switch Style

Body Style

Transmission

Engine

Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door HB Manual GL 24 31 $13,753 $14,900
2-Door HB Automatic GL 22 28 $13,753 $14,900
2-Door HB TDI Manual GL 42 49 $14,937 $16,195
2-Door HB TDI Automatic GL 34 45 $14,937 $16,195
4-Door HB Manual GLS 24 31 $15,078 $16,350
4-Door HB Automatic GLS 22 28 $15,078 $16,350
4-Door HB TDI Manual GLS 42 49 $16,037 $17,400
4-Door HB TDI Automatic GLS 34 45 $16,037 $17,400
Pricing
Invoice Price
$18,678
$13,753
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$20,235
$14,900
Monthly Payment Estimate
$337 / month
$248 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 19 mpg 24 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 26 mpg 31 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in) 31.5 33.3
Front Head Room (in) 37.5 38.5
Passenger Volume (ft³) 86.8 88.0
Second Hip Room (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in) 54.0 53.7
Second Head Room (in) 37.4 37.7
Passenger Capacity 4 5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 54.6 51.7
Front Leg Room (in) 42.3 41.3
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in) 56.5 58.8
Wheelbase (in) 97.4 98.9
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 66.7 68.3
Track Width, Front (in) 56.9 59.6
Min Ground Clearance (in) 4.8 3.9
Length, Overall (in) 160.4 163.3
Height, Overall (in) 56.2 56.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³) 17.5 - TBD -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³) NA 18.0
Brakes
Brake Type Pwr-Assisted Pwr-Assisted
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.0 x 0.98 11.3 x 0.87
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System Four-Wheel Four-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.1 x 0.79 9.1 x 0.35
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) 3.2 3.2
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 17.5 15.8
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 34.2 35.1
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P205/50R15 P195/65R15
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P205/50R15 P195/65R15
Spare Tire Size - TBD - P195/65R15
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) N/A N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) N/A N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) N/A N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) N/A N/A
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2800 2723
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6.5 15 x 6
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Steel
Spare Wheel Material - TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6.5 15 x 6
Spare Wheel Size (in) - TBD - 15 x 6
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 8.5 5.8
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 90 90
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 173 @ 4200 122 @ 2600
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 2.8L/170 2.0L/121
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 172 @ 5800 115 @ 5200
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas I4
Fuel System SMPI SMPI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 26 31
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 19 24
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.78 3.78
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.46 1.36
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) 3.80 3.06
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.12 2.12
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.39 4.24
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.03 1.03
Trans Description Cont. Manual w/OD Manual w/OD
Summary
Vehicle Name Volkswagen GTI Volkswagen New Golf
Body Style 4 Door Hatchback 2 Door Hatchback GL
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Independent Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 0.79 0.79
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 0.79 0.71
Suspension Type - Rear Independent Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Torsion Beam Torsion Beam
 
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