Compare 2004 Volkswagen GTI vs 2004 Volkswagen R32

2004 Volkswagen GTI
2004 Volkswagen R32
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2-Door HB 5-spd Manual 1.8T
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
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2-Door HB 6-spd Manual
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
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
24 mpg 19 mpg
Highway
31 mpg 26 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)
- TBD - - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in)
33.5 33.5
Passenger Volume (ft³)
88 85
Front Head Room (in)
38.6 37.4
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
53.7 53.7
Second Head Room (in)
37.4 36.5
Exterior Dimensions
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
Track Width, Front (in)
59.6 59.5
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.1 4.2
Length, Overall (in)
164.9 164.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
18.0 14.0
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
41.8 38.8
Brakes
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
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
14.5 16.4
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 2.5
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.6 15.6
Tires
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
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P205/55HR16 P225/40YR18
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2934 3409
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Alloy Alloy
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 18 x 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Alloy Alloy
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 -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
7.4 11.6
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
120 120
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
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
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
180 @ 5500 240 @ 6250
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas V6
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
31 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
24 19
Transmission
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
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
Summary
Body Style
2 Door HB 2 Door HB
Vehicle Name
Volkswagen GTI Volkswagen R32
Suspension
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
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.91 - TBD -

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