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4-Door HB GL Manual
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door HB GL Manual 24 31 $14,958 $16,030
4-Door HB GL Automatic 24 30 $15,822 $16,905
4-Door HB GLS Manual 24 31 $17,138 $18,390
4-Door HB GLS Automatic 24 30 $18,002 $19,265
4-Door HB GLS TDI Manual 37 44 $18,237 $19,580
4-Door HB GLS TDI Automatic 33 44 $19,310 $20,655
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4-Door HB 2.0T Manual w/Sport Pkg
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door HB 2.0T Manual 23 32 $22,998 $24,740
4-Door HB 2.0T Manual w/Premium Pkg 23 32 $22,998 $24,740
4-Door HB 2.0T Manual w/Sport Pkg 23 32 $22,998 $24,740
4-Door HB 2.0T Automatic DSG 25 31 $24,450 $26,220
4-Door HB 2.0T Automatic DSG w/Premium Pkg 25 31 $24,450 $26,220
4-Door HB 2.0T Automatic DSG w/Sport Pkg 25 31 $24,450 $26,220
4-Door HB 3.2 quattro Automatic DSG S-Line 21 27 $31,561 $33,980
Pricing
Invoice Price
$14,958
$22,998
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$16,030
$24,740
Monthly Payment Estimate
$267 / month
$412 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
24 mpg 23 mpg
Highway
31 mpg 32 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Small Station Wgn
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
52.4 52.8
Front Leg Room (in)
41.5 41.2
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in)
33.5 34.8
Front Head Room (in)
38.6 38.1
Passenger Volume (ft³)
88 88.9
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
53.7 54.3
Second Head Room (in)
37.4 36.9
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
56.7 56.0
Track Width, Rear (in)
58.8 58.8
Wheelbase (in)
98.9 101.5
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
68.3 77.1
Track Width, Front (in)
59.6 59.9
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.1 4.4
Length, Overall (in)
164.9 168.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
18.0 12.4
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
41.8 54.6
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
9.13 x 0.35 11.0 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.0 x 0.87 12.3 x - TBD -
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 35.11
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Speed-Sensitive
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.04 3.0
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.6 16.2
Tires
Spare Tire Size
P195/65HR15 NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P195/65HR15 P225/45R17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P195/65HR15 P225/45R17
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
N/A - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
N/A - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
N/A - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
N/A - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2857 3263
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Alloy
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6 17 x 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Steel Alloy
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6 17 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6 NA
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
8.5 8.4
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
70 140
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Fuel System
SMPI DI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
122 @ 2600 207 @ 1800-5000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.0L/121 2.0L/121
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
115 @ 5200 200 @ 5100-6000
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
31 32
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
24 23
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.24 3.09
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.03 1.10
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.93
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.78 3.36
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.36 1.47
Trans Type
5 6
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.84 1.11
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.60 3.99
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.12 2.09
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Summary
Body Style
4 Door HB 4 Door HB
Vehicle Name
Volkswagen Golf Audi A3
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Four Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Torsion Beam Sport
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent MacPherson strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.71 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
MacPherson Strut Sport
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.91 - TBD -

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