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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 $17,827 $19,510
2-Door HB Automatic 1.8T 22 29 $18,900 $20,585
2-Door HB 6-spd Manual VR6 22 29 $20,375 $22,330
2-Door HB GL Manual
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door HB Manual GL 24 31 $14,824 $15,830
2-Door HB Automatic GL 24 30 $15,688 $16,705
4-Door HB Manual GL 24 31 $15,009 $16,030
4-Door HB Automatic GL 24 30 $15,873 $16,905
4-Door HB TDI Manual GL 38 46 $16,321 $17,450
4-Door HB TDI Automatic GL 32 43 $17,394 $18,525
4-Door HB Manual GLS 24 31 $17,189 $18,390
4-Door HB Automatic GLS 24 30 $18,053 $19,265
4-Door HB TDI Manual GLS 38 46 $18,287 $19,580
4-Door HB TDI Automatic GLS 32 43 $19,360 $20,655
Pricing
Invoice Price
$17,827
$14,824
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$19,510
$15,830
Monthly Payment Estimate
$325 / month
$264 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 24 mpg 24 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 24 mpg 24 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in) 33.5 33.5
Passenger Volume (ft³) 88 88
Front Head Room (in) 38.6 38.6
Second Hip Room (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in) 53.7 53.7
Second Head Room (in) 37.4 37.4
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 52.7 52.7
Front Leg Room (in) 41.5 41.5
Exterior Dimensions
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
Height, Overall (in) 56.7 56.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³) 41.8 41.8
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³) 18.0 18.0
Brakes
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
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 9.1 x 0.35 9.13 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) 3.04 3.04
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 P205/55HR16 P195/65HR15
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P205/55HR16 P195/65HR15
Spare Tire Size P205/55HR16 P195/65HR15
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
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
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA N/A
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2934 2771
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5 15 x 6
Front Wheel Material Alloy Steel
Spare Wheel Material - TBD - - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5 15 x 6
Spare Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5 15 x 6
Rear Wheel Material Alloy Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 7.4 8.5
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 120 70
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 173 @ 1950-5000 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
Fuel System Turbocharged SMPI SMPI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 31 31
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 24 24
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.30 3.78
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - - TBD -
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
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
Summary
Vehicle Name Volkswagen GTI Volkswagen Golf
Body Style 2 Door HB 2 Door HB
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Independent Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 0.71 0.71
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 0.91 0.91
Suspension Type - Rear Independent Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Torsion Beam Torsion Beam
 
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