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Selected Style 2-Door HB 1.8T 5-spd Manual
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door HB 1.8T 5-spd Manual 24 31 $17,365 $19,065
2-Door HB 1.8T Automatic 22 29 $18,438 $20,140
2-Door HB 6-spd Manual VR6 21 29 $20,012 $21,995
2-Door HB 6-spd Manual 20th Anniv Edition 23 30 $21,123 $23,225
2-Door HB GL Manual
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door HB Manual GL 24 31 $14,270 $15,295
4-Door HB Manual GL 24 31 $14,455 $15,495
2-Door HB Automatic GL 23 29 $15,134 $16,170
4-Door HB Automatic GL 23 29 $15,319 $16,370
2-Door HB TDI Manual GL 42 49 $15,586 $16,720
4-Door HB TDI Manual GL 42 49 $15,771 $16,920
4-Door HB Manual GLS 24 31 $16,325 $17,520
2-Door HB TDI Automatic GL 34 45 $16,736 $17,905
4-Door HB TDI Automatic GL 34 45 $16,920 $18,105
4-Door HB Automatic GLS 23 29 $17,189 $18,395
4-Door HB TDI Manual GLS 42 49 $17,423 $18,710
4-Door HB TDI Automatic GLS 34 45 $18,287 $19,585
Pricing
Invoice Price
$17,365
$14,270
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$19,065
$15,295
Monthly Payment Estimate
$318 / month
$255 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 24 mpg 24 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 31 mpg 31 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 52.7 52.7
Front Leg Room (in) 41.5 41.5
Front Hip Room (in) 55.5 55.5
Second Leg Room (in) 33.5 33.5
Front Head Room (in) 38.6 38.6
Passenger Volume (ft³) 88 88
Second Hip Room (in) 57.6 57.6
Front Shoulder Room (in) 53.7 53.7
Second Head Room (in) 37.4 37.4
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in) 56.7 56.7
Track Width, Rear (in) 58.8 58.8
Wheelbase (in) 98.9 98.9
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 68.3 68.3
Track Width, Front (in) 59.6 59.6
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.1 5.1
Length, Overall (in) 164.9 164.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³) 18.0 18.0
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³) 41.8 41.8
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 9.1 x 0.35 9.13 x 0.35
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) 11.3 x 0.98 11.0 x 0.87
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 14.5 14.5
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 35.8 35.8
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.04 3.04
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 15.6 15.6
Tires
Spare Tire Size P205/55HR16 P195/65HR15
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P205/55HR16 P195/65HR15
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P205/55HR16 P195/65HR15
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA N/A
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2932 2771
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material Alloy Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5 15 x 6
Front Wheel Material Alloy Steel
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5 15 x 6
Spare Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5 15 x 6
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 7.4 8.5
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 120 70
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Fuel System Turbocharged SMPI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 173 @ 1950 122 @ 2600
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 1.8L/109 2.0L/121
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 180 @ 5500 115 @ 5200
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas I4
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 31 31
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 24 24
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.65 4.24
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) 3.30 3.78
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.31 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) 3.06 3.60
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.94 2.12
Trans Order Code NA NA
Summary
Body Style 2 Door HB 2 Door HB
Vehicle Name Volkswagen GTI Volkswagen Golf
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear Independent Independent
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) - TBD - 0.71
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - 0.83
 
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