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Selected Style 2-Door HB Manual *Ltd Avail*
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door HB Manual 21 31 $23,035 $23,995
2-Door HB Manual PZEV 21 31 $23,035 $23,995
2-Door HB DSG 24 33 $24,091 $25,095
2-Door HB DSG PZEV 24 33 $24,091 $25,095
2-Door HB Manual w/Convertible & Sunroof 21 31 $25,321 $26,375
2-Door HB Manual PZEV w/Convertible & Sunroof 21 31 $25,321 $26,375
2-Door HB DSG w/Convertible & Sunroof 24 33 $26,377 $27,475
2-Door HB DSG PZEV w/Convertible & Sunroof 24 33 $26,377 $27,475
2-Door HB Manual w/Sunroof & Navi 21 31 $26,827 $27,945
2-Door HB Manual PZEV w/Sunroof & Navi 21 31 $26,827 $27,945
2-Door HB DSG w/Sunroof & Navi 24 33 $27,883 $29,045
2-Door HB DSG PZEV w/Sunroof & Navi 24 33 $27,883 $29,045
2-Door HB Manual Automaticbahn 21 31 $28,795 $29,995
2-Door HB Manual PZEV Automaticbahn 21 31 $28,795 $29,995
2-Door HB DSG Automaticbahn 24 33 $29,851 $31,095
2-Door HB DSG PZEV Automaticbahn 24 33 $29,851 $31,095
4-Door HB Manual 21 31 $23,611 $24,595
4-Door HB Manual PZEV 21 31 $23,611 $24,595
4-Door HB DSG 24 33 $24,667 $25,695
4-Door HB DSG PZEV 24 33 $24,667 $25,695
4-Door HB Manual w/Convertible & Sunroof 21 31 $25,897 $26,975
4-Door HB Manual PZEV w/Convertible & Sunroof 21 31 $25,897 $26,975
4-Door HB DSG w/Convertible & Sunroof 24 33 $26,953 $28,075
4-Door HB DSG PZEV w/Convertible & Sunroof 24 33 $26,953 $28,075
4-Door HB Manual w/Sunroof & Navi 21 31 $27,403 $28,545
4-Door HB Manual PZEV w/Sunroof & Navi 21 31 $27,403 $28,545
4-Door HB DSG w/Sunroof & Navi 24 33 $28,459 $29,645
4-Door HB DSG PZEV w/Sunroof & Navi 24 33 $28,459 $29,645
4-Door HB Manual Automaticbahn 21 31 $29,371 $30,595
4-Door HB Manual PZEV Automaticbahn 21 31 $29,371 $30,595
4-Door HB DSG Automaticbahn 24 33 $30,427 $31,695
4-Door HB DSG PZEV Automaticbahn 24 33 $30,427 $31,695
4-Door HB Manual Wolfsburg 21 31 $24,091 $25,095
4-Door HB Manual PZEV Wolfsburg 21 31 $24,091 $25,095
4-Door HB DSG Wolfsburg 24 33 $25,147 $26,195
4-Door HB DSG PZEV Wolfsburg 24 33 $25,147 $26,195
4-Door HB Manual Driver's Edition 21 31 $28,507 $29,695
4-Door HB Manual PZEV Driver's Edition 21 31 $28,507 $29,695
4-Door HB DSG Driver's Edition 24 33 $29,563 $30,795
4-Door HB DSG PZEV Driver's Edition 24 33 $29,563 $30,795
4-Door HB S
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door HB SV N/A N/A $29,810 $31,820
4-Door HB SL N/A N/A $32,635 $34,840
4-Door HB S N/A N/A $26,986 $28,800
Pricing
Invoice Price
$23,035
$26,986
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$23,995
$28,800
Monthly Payment Estimate
$400 / month
$480 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC Rating
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2013 is the greenest car you can buy--if you can live with between 70 and 100 miles of driving range on a full battery charge.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 21 mpg N/A mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 31 mpg N/A mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Compact Cars Midsize
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in) 35.5 33.3
Front Head Room (in) 39.3 41.2
Second Hip Room (in) - TBD - 50.0
Front Shoulder Room (in) 54.6 54.3
Passenger Volume (ft³) 93.5 92.4
Second Head Room (in) 38.5 37.3
Second Shoulder Room (in) 53.1 52.5
Front Leg Room (in) 41.2 42.1
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Front Hip Room (in) - TBD - 51.7
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 70.0 69.7
Track Width, Front (in) 60.4 60.6
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.0 6.3
Length, Overall (in) 165.8 175.0
Height, Overall (in) 57.8 61.0
Track Width, Rear (in) 59.7 60.4
Wheelbase (in) 101.5 106.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³) - TBD - 30.0
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³) 15.3 24.0
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 12.3 x 1.0 11.14 x 1.1
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) 11.3 x 0.5 11.5 x 0.63
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 14.5 NA
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.0 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - 36.1
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 15.6 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 35.8 34.1
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Electric Pwr
Tires
Rear Tire Size 225/40R18 P205/55R16
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size 225/40R18 P205/55R16
Spare Tire Size Compact NA
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
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) 3034 3256
Wheels
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Steel
Spare Wheel Material Steel NA
Front Wheel Size (in) 18 x - TBD - 16 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact NA
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 18 x - TBD - 16 x - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 8.4 NA
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 120 NA
Engine
Fuel System Direct Injection NA
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 207 @ 1800-5000 187 @ - TBD -
Engine Order Code NA EM61
Displacement 2.0L/121 NA
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 200 @ 5100-6000 107 @ - TBD -
Engine Type Turbocharged Gas I4 Electric
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 25 NA
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 31 NA
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 21 NA
EPA MPG Equivalent - Combined - 115
EPA MPG Equivalent - Hwy - 102
Battery Range (mi) - 75
EPA MPG Equivalent - City - 129
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.94/3.09 7.9377
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.10 NA
Trans Description Cont. Manual Automatic
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.93 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.36 - TBD -
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.47 NA
Trans Type 6 1
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.11 NA
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 1.64 - TBD -
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.09 NA
Trans Order Code NA RE1F61A
Summary
Body Style 2 Door Hatchback 4 Door Hatchback
Vehicle Name Volkswagen GTI Nissan LEAF
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link Torsion Beam
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 7.3 NA
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score - TBD - NA
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating - -
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating - -
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver - -
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger - -
Overall Side Crash Rating - -
Side Barrier Rating - -
Side Barrier Rating Driver - -
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat - -
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat - -
Combined Side Rating Front Seat - -
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat - -
Rollover Rating
-
 
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