Compare 2004 Kia Spectra vs 2004 Volkswagen Golf

2004 Kia Spectra
2004 Volkswagen Golf
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4-Door Sedan Manual Base
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Manual Base 24 32 $11,090 $11,820
4-Door Sedan Manual LX 25 32 $11,925 $12,620
4-Door Sedan Automatic Base 22 30 $11,980 $12,795
5-Door HB Manual GS 24 32 $12,290 $13,040
4-Door Sedan Manual LS 24 32 $12,145 $13,050
4-Door Sedan Automatic LX 24 34 $12,815 $13,595
4-Door Sedan Manual EX 25 32 $12,870 $13,750
5-Door HB Automatic GS 22 30 $13,175 $14,015
4-Door Sedan Automatic LS 22 30 $13,005 $14,025
5-Door HB Manual GSX 24 32 $13,250 $14,090
4-Door Sedan Automatic EX 24 34 $13,745 $14,725
5-Door HB Automatic GSX 22 30 $14,110 $15,065
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2-Door HB Manual GL
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door HB Manual GL 24 31 $14,593 $15,580
4-Door HB Manual GL 24 31 $14,777 $15,780
2-Door HB Automatic GL 24 30 $15,457 $16,455
4-Door HB Automatic GL 24 30 $15,641 $16,655
4-Door HB TDI Manual GL 38 46 $16,090 $17,200
4-Door HB Manual GLS 24 31 $16,958 $18,140
4-Door HB TDI Automatic GL 33 44 $17,163 $18,275
4-Door HB Automatic GLS 24 30 $17,822 $19,015
2-Door HB 5-spd Manual 1.8T 24 31 $17,593 $19,250
4-Door HB TDI Manual GLS 38 46 $18,049 $19,320
2-Door HB Automatic 1.8T 22 29 $18,666 $20,325
4-Door HB TDI Automatic GLS 33 44 $19,122 $20,395
2-Door HB 6-spd Manual VR6 21 30 $20,140 $22,070
2-Door HB 6-spd Manual 19 26 $26,490 $29,100
Pricing
Invoice Price
$11,090
$14,593
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$11,820
$15,580
Monthly Payment Estimate
$197 / month
$260 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
24 mpg 24 mpg
Highway
32 mpg 31 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Sub-compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
54.2 52.7
Front Leg Room (in)
43.1 41.5
Front Hip Room (in)
52.1 - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in)
34.4 33.5
Front Head Room (in)
39.6 38.6
Passenger Volume (ft³)
83.7 88
Second Hip Room (in)
54.0 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
53.8 53.7
Second Head Room (in)
37.6 37.4
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
55.7 56.7
Track Width, Rear (in)
57.3 58.8
Wheelbase (in)
100.8 98.9
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
67.7 68.3
Track Width, Front (in)
58.1 59.6
Min Ground Clearance (in)
6.1 5.1
Length, Overall (in)
177.6 164.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
10.4 -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
- 41.8
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
- 18.0
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
NA 9.13 x 0.35
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
7.88 x - TBD - NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.12 x - TBD - 11.0 x 0.87
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes NA
Brake ABS System
NA 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
13.2 14.5
Steering
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.1 3.04
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- TBD - 15.6
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
32.2 35.8
Tires
Spare Tire Size
Compact P195/65HR15
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P185/65R14 P195/65HR15
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P185/65R14 P195/65HR15
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA N/A
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2661 2771
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
14 x 5.5 15 x 6
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
14 x 5.5 15 x 6
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact 15 x 6
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
6.3 8.5
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
80 70
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
540 - TBD -
Engine
Fuel System
MPFI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
119 @ 4900 122 @ 2600
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
1.8L/109 2.0L/121
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
124 @ 6000 115 @ 5200
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
32 31
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
24 24
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.31 3.78
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.31 1.36
Trans Type
5 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.80 0.84
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.17 3.60
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.83 2.12
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.11 4.24
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.03 1.03
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Manual w/OD
Summary
Body Style
4dr Sdn 2 Door HB
Vehicle Name
Kia Spectra Volkswagen Golf
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Torsion Beam
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.51 0.71
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.67 0.91
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Independent

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