Compare 2014 Volkswagen GTI vs 2014 Volkswagen Golf

2014 Volkswagen GTI
2014 Volkswagen Golf
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4-Door HB Manual PZEV Wolfsburg
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
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
Passenger Volume (ft³)
92.9 92.9
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.7 54.7
Exterior Dimensions
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
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5 5.4
Length, Overall (in)
165.9 165.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
46 46
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
15.2 15.2
Brakes
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
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.3 11.3
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
14.5 14.5
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.8 35.8
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
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
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3113 3102
Wheels
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
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 X 7.5 15 X 6
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
480 480
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
120 140
Engine
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
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
207 @ 1700 177 @ 4250
Engine Order Code
NA NA
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
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
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
Summary
Body Style
Hatchback Hatchback
Vehicle Name
Volkswagen GTI Volkswagen Golf
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
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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