1998 Volkswagen GTI 2-Door HB Automatic Base Specs

2-Door HB Automatic Base
MSRP based on 2-Door HB Base Automatic (CA/NY/MA)

Quick Specs

Gas Mileage 22 mpg City/29 mpg Hwy
Engine Gas I4, 2.0L
EPA Class Compact
Style Name 2dr HB Base Auto (CA/NY/MA)
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity 4
Passenger Doors 2
Body Style 2dr Car
Transmission 4-speed electronically controlled adaptive dual mode automatic transmission


EPA Classification Compact
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2653
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Volume (ft³) 86.8
Second Head Room (in) 37.4
Front Shoulder Room (in) 54.0
Second Hip Room (in) - TBD -
Front Head Room (in) 37.5
Second Leg Room (in) 31.5
Passenger Capacity 4
Front Hip Room (in) - TBD -
Front Leg Room (in) 42.3
Second Shoulder Room (in) 54.6
Exterior Dimensions
Length, Overall (in) 160.4
Min Ground Clearance (in) 4.8
Track Width, Front (in) 57.5
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 66.7
Liftover Height (in) - TBD -
Wheelbase (in) 97.4
Track Width, Rear (in) 57.0
Height, Overall (in) 56.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³) 17.5
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³) NA

Fuel Economy

Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 14.5
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 22

Performance Specs

Engine Type Gas I4
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 115 @ 5400
Displacement 2.0L/121
Engine Order Code NA
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 122 @ 3200
Fuel System SMPI
Trans Order Code NA
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.44
Reverse Ratio (:1) 2.88
Trans Description Cont. Again Electronic
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA
Trans Type 4
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00
Clutch Size (in) NA
Drivetrain Front-Wheel Drive
First Gear Ratio (:1) 2.71
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD,
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.74
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 4.22
Brake ABS System Four-Wheel
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.1 x 0.79
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA
Brake Type Pwr-Assisted
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.1 x 0.79
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 17.8
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD -
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.2
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 32.8
Rear Tire Order Code NA
Rear Tire Size P195/60R14
Spare Tire Order Code NA
Front Tire Order Code NA
Spare Tire Size Compact
Front Tire Size P195/60R14
Rear Wheel Size (in) 14 x 6
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact
Front Wheel Size (in) 14 x 6
Spare Wheel Material Steel
Front Wheel Material Aluminum
Suspension Type - Rear Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 0.71
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 0.79
Suspension Type - Front Independent
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Torsion Beam

Safety Features

Air Bag-Frontal-Driver Yes
Air Bag-Frontal-Passenger Yes
Air Bag-Passenger Switch (On/Off) No
Air Bag-Side Body-Front No
Air Bag-Side Body-Rear No
Air Bag-Side Head-Front No
Air Bag-Side Head-Rear No
Brakes-ABS Yes
Child Safety Rear Door Locks No
Daytime Running Lights Yes
Traction Control No
Night Vision No
Rollover Protection Bars No
Fog Lamps Yes
Parking Aid No
Tire Pressure Monitor No
Back-Up Camera No
Stability Control No
Other Features Anti-lock brakes
Driver & front passenger airbag supplemental restraint system
3-point front/rear outboard safety belts w/front height adjusters
Rear center lap belt
Front emergency tensioning retractors
Collapsible steering column
Anti-intrusion side door beams
Daytime running lights
Dual tone horn


Basic Miles/km 24,000
Basic Years 2
Corrosion Miles/km Unlimited
Corrosion Years 6
Drivetrain Miles/km 100,000
Drivetrain Years 10
Roadside Assistance Miles/km Unlimited
Roadside Assistance Years 2

Other Specs

Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 6.7
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 90
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) N/A
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