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2011 Volkswagen GTI vs. Its Competition

 
2011 Volkswagen GTI 2-door HB Man Front Exterior View
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The 2011 Volkswagen GTI lands somewhere between sporty hatchbacks like the Civic Si and Mazdaspeed3, and more mature, entry-level sporty luxury hatchbacks like the MINI Cooper. Both the Civic and Mazdaspeed3 have the look and feel of more youthful drivers, but they're by no means less expensive or much more capable. The closest rival to the GTI could be the MINI Cooper, with its flat windshield, turbocharged thrust, and classically boxy stance. It can be far more expensive, though, and it's much smaller inside, too.

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7.8
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A punchy turbo engine, crisp handling, and a dual-clutch gearbox give the 2011 Volkswagen GTI a performance profile that's anything but stodgy.
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The 2011 MINI Cooper/Convertible runs the gamut from smart econobox to thrusty sports convertible--all with unmatched driving feel and expertly interpreted styling heritage.
MSRP From  
$23,695N/A$19,400
Gas Mileage  
21 MPG City / 32 MPG Hwy25 MPG City / 37 MPG Hwy
Engine  
Gas Turbocharged I4N/AGas 4-Cyl
EPA Class  
CompactN/AMinicompact
Style Name  
2-Door HB ManualN/A2-Door Coupe
Drivetrain  
Front Wheel DriveN/AFront Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity  
5N/A4
Passenger Doors  
N/AN/AN/A
Body Style  
2 Door HBN/A2 Door Coupe
Transmission  
ManualN/AManual
 
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