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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 5-spd Manual 1.8T 24 31 $17,593 $19,250
2-Door HB Automatic 1.8T 22 29 $18,666 $20,325
2-Door HB 6-spd Manual VR6 21 30 $20,140 $22,070
2-Door HB 6-spd Manual
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door HB 6-spd Manual 19 26 $26,490 $29,100
Pricing
Invoice Price
$17,593
$26,490
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$19,250
$29,100
Monthly Payment Estimate
$321 / month
$485 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 24 mpg 19 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 31 mpg 26 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in) 53.7 53.7
Second Head Room (in) 37.4 36.5
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 52.7 52.7
Front Leg Room (in) 41.5 41.5
Front Hip Room (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in) 33.5 33.5
Front Head Room (in) 38.6 37.4
Passenger Volume (ft³) 88 85
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in) 59.6 59.5
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.1 4.2
Length, Overall (in) 164.9 164.4
Height, Overall (in) 56.7 56.1
Track Width, Rear (in) 58.8 58.7
Wheelbase (in) 98.9 99.1
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 68.3 68.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³) 41.8 38.8
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³) 18.0 14.0
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.3 x 0.98 13.2 x 1.34
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) 9.1 x 0.35 10.1 x 0.87
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 14.5 16.4
Steering
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
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.04 2.5
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P205/55HR16 P225/40YR18
Spare Tire Size P205/55HR16 - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P205/55HR16 P225/40YR18
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2934 3409
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material Steel - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5 18 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5 - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material Alloy Alloy
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5 18 x 7.5
Front Wheel Material Alloy Alloy
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 7.4 11.6
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 120 120
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 180 @ 5500 240 @ 6250
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas V6
Fuel System Turbocharged SMPI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 173 @ 1950-5000 236 @ 2800-3200
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 1.8L/109 3.2L/195
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 24 19
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 31 26
Transmission
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.84 0.86
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.06 3.08
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.94 2.09
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.65 4.24
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.03 1.10
Trans Description Cont. Manual w/OD Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA 0.72
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.30 3.36
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.31 1.47
Trans Type 5 6
Summary
Vehicle Name Volkswagen GTI Volkswagen R32
Body Style 2 Door HB 2 Door HB
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 0.91 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Independent Fully Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Torsion Beam Multi-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 MacPherson Strut
 
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