Compare 2014 Volkswagen GTI vs 2014 Volkswagen Golf

2014 Volkswagen GTI
2014 Volkswagen Golf
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4-Door HB Manual Wolfsburg PZEV
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door HB Manual PZEV Wolfsburg 21 31 $24,091 $25,095
4-Door HB DSG PZEV Wolfsburg 24 32 $25,147 $26,195
4-Door HB Manual PZEV Driver's Edition 21 31 $28,507 $29,695
4-Door HB DSG PZEV Driver's Edition 24 32 $29,563 $30,795
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4-Door HB Automatic PZEV
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door HB Automatic PZEV 23 30 $19,195 $19,995
4-Door HB Automatic PZEV w/Convertible & Sunroof 23 30 $22,075 $22,995
4-Door HB Manual TDI 30 42 $24,192 $25,200
4-Door HB DSG TDI 30 42 $25,248 $26,300
4-Door HB Manual TDI w/Sunroof & Nav 30 42 $25,819 $26,895
4-Door HB DSG TDI w/Sunroof & Nav 30 42 $26,875 $27,995
Pricing
Invoice Price
$24,091
$19,195
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$25,095
$19,995
Monthly Payment Estimate
$418 / month
$333 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2014 Volkswagen Golf hatchback offers excellent handling and a good ride, premium interior design and materials, and a range of engines--including the efficient TDI diesel--but at a premium price.
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Fuel Economy
City
21 mpg 23 mpg
Highway
31 mpg 30 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Cars Compact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Volume (ft³)
92.9 92.9
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.7 54.7
Second Leg Room (in)
35.5 35.5
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Leg Room (in)
41.2 41.2
Second Head Room (in)
38.5 38.5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
52.8 52.8
Front Head Room (in)
39.3 39.3
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5 5.4
Length, Overall (in)
165.9 165.4
Height, Overall (in)
57.8 58.2
Track Width, Rear (in)
59.7 59.6
Wheelbase (in)
101.5 101.5
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70 70.3
Track Width, Front (in)
60.4 60.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
46 46
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
15.2 15.2
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.3 11.3
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)
10.7 10.7
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
14.5 14.5
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.8 35.8
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P225/40HR18 P195/65HR15
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P225/40HR18 P195/65HR15
Spare Tire Size
Full-Size Full-Size
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3113 3102
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 X 7.5 15 X 6
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 X 7.5 15 X 6
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Full-Size Full-Size
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
480 480
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
120 140
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
207 @ 1700 177 @ 4250
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.0 L/121 2.5 L/151
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
200 @ 5100 170 @ 5700
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 Regular Unleaded I-5
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Sequential MPI
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
25 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
31 30
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
21 23
Transmission
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.36 4.04
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.94 3.87
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.47 1.56
Trans Type
6 6
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.11 0.85
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.99 3.19
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.09 2.37
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.10 1.16
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.93 0.67
Summary
Vehicle Name
Volkswagen GTI Volkswagen Golf
Body Style
Hatchback Hatchback
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.2 7.0
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
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Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
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Overall Side Crash Rating
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Side Barrier Rating
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Side Barrier Rating Driver
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Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
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Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
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Rollover Rating

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