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Selected Style 2-Door HB *Ltd Avail* 2-Door HB Manual *Late Avail*
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Transmission

Emissions

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door HB Manual 21 29 $21,258 $22,800
2-Door HB Manual PZEV 21 29 $21,258 $22,800
4-Door HB Manual 21 29 $21,721 $23,300
4-Door HB Manual PZEV 21 29 $21,721 $23,300
2-Door HB DSG 22 29 $22,331 $23,875
2-Door HB DSG PZEV 22 29 $22,331 $23,875
4-Door HB DSG 22 29 $22,794 $24,375
4-Door HB DSG PZEV 22 29 $22,794 $24,375
Pricing
Invoice Price
$31,283
$21,258
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$32,990
$22,800
Monthly Payment Estimate
$550 / month
$380 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
The Car Connection's Take
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 18 mpg 21 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 23 mpg 29 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in) 57.0 54.7
Second Head Room (in) 36.5 38.5
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 58.2 54.6
Front Leg Room (in) 41.5 41.2
Front Hip Room (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in) 33.5 35.3
Front Head Room (in) 37.4 39.3
Passenger Volume (ft³) 93.1 94.2
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in) 60.3 60.4
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.6 5.6
Length, Overall (in) 167.2 165.8
Height, Overall (in) 57.7 58.4
Track Width, Rear (in) 59.7 59.7
Wheelbase (in) 101.5 101.5
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 69.3 69.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³) 43.4 - TBD -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³) 9.7 14.7
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 13.6 x - TBD - 12.28 x 0.98
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) 12.2 x - TBD - 11.26 x 0.47
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
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
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall - TBD - 15.6
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 35.7 35.8
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) - TBD - 3.01
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P225/40YR18 225/45HR17
Spare Tire Size Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P225/40YR18 225/45HR17
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3547 3100
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material - TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 18 x 7.5 17 x 7
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 18 x 7.5 17 x 7
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 11.6 8.4
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 140 120
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 250 @ 6300 200 @ 5100-6000
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas Turbocharged I4
Fuel System SMPI FSI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 236 @ 2800 207 @ 1800-5000
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 3.2L/195 2.0L/121
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 18 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 23 29
Transmission
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.77 1.11
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Drivetrain All-Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 2.50 1.64
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.83 2.09
Trans Order Code NA GVT
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 4.80 3.94/3.09
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.97 1.10
Trans Description Cont. DSG w/OD Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.61 0.93
First Gear Ratio (:1) 2.93 3.36
Clutch Size (in) NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.30 1.47
Trans Type 6 6
Summary
Vehicle Name Volkswagen R32 Volkswagen GTI
Body Style 2 Door HB 2 Door HB
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Independent Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) 4-link 4-link
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Independent Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
 
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