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Volkswagen Golf GTI
2020 Volkswagen Golf GTI
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$28,595
Starting Price (MSRP)
8.9
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Volkswagen Golf R
2019 Volkswagen Golf R
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$40,395
Starting Price (MSRP)
8.9
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Overview

Engine
2.0-liter Turbo Inline-4 Gas
Engine
2.0-liter Turbo Inline-4 Gas
Transmission
6-Speed Manual
Transmission
6-Speed Manual
Drivetrain
Front-Wheel Drive
Drivetrain
All-Wheel Drive
Fuel Economy
City: 24 MPG
Hwy: 32 MPG
Fuel Economy
City: 21 MPG
Hwy: 29 MPG
Fuel Tank Capacity
13.2 gallons
Fuel Tank Capacity
14.5 gallons
Seating Capacity
5 seater
Seating Capacity
5 seater
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down
53.7 ft³
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down
52.7 ft³

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Performance Specs

Engine and Transmission

Engine
2.0-liter Turbo Inline-4 Gas
2.0-liter Turbo Inline-4 Gas
Horsepower
228 hp @ 4700 rpm
288 hp @ 5400 rpm
Torque
258 lb-ft @ 1500 rpm
280 lb-ft @ 1800 rpm
Transmission
6-Speed Manual
6-Speed Manual
Drivetrain
Front-Wheel Drive
All-Wheel Drive

Steering

Steering Type
Rack-Pinion
Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter
35.8 ft
35.8 ft

Wheels

Wheels Type
N/A
Aluminum Wheels
Front Wheel Size
18" x 7.5"
19" x 8"
Rear Wheel Size
18" x 7.5"
19" x 8"

Suspension

Front Suspension
Strut
Strut
Rear Suspension
Multi-Link
Multi-Link

Tires

Front Tire
P225/40HR18
P235/35YR19
Rear Tire
P225/40HR18
P235/35YR19
Spare Tire
Compact
N/A

Fuel and MPG

Fuel Economy

Combined
27 MPG
24 MPG
City
24 MPG
21 MPG
Highway
32 MPG
29 MPG

Emissions

CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.5 (2019) Tons/yr
7.4 Tons/yr

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity
13.2 gallons
14.5 gallons
Cruising Range City
316.8 miles
304.5 miles
Cruising Range Highway
422.4 miles
420.5 miles

Dimensions and Measurement

Exterior Dimensions

Length
168 in
168.4 in
Height
57.8 in
56.5 in
Max Width
70.8 in
70.8 in
Front Width
60.6 in
60.7 in
Rear Width
59.7 in
59.7 in
Wheelbase
103.6 in
103.5 in
Ground Clearance
5.1 in
4.8 in

Interior Space

Seating Capacity
5 seater
5 seater
Front Seat Leg Room
41.2 in
41.2 in
Front Seat Headroom
38.4 in
38.4 in
Front Seat Shoulder Room
55.9 in
55.9 in
Rear Seat Leg Room
35.6 in
35.6 in
Rear Seat Headroom
38.1 in
38.1 in
Rear Seat Shoulder Room
53.9 in
53.9 in

Weight and Trailing

Curb Weight
3,062 lbs
3,300 lbs

Cargo Space

Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up
17.4 ft³
22.8 ft³
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down
53.7 ft³
52.7 ft³

Colors and Materials

Standard Exterior Colors

  • Dark Iron Blue Metallic
  • Deep Black Pearl
  • Pure White
  • Tornado Red
  • Deep Black Pearl
  • Indium Gray Metallic
  • Lapiz Blue Metallic
  • Oryx White Pearl
  • Tornado Red

Standard Interior Materials

  • Titan Black w/Clark Plaid, Cloth Seating Surfaces
  • Titan Black, Perforated Leather Seating Surfaces

Features and Options

Infotainment

HD Radio
Not Available
Standard
Bluetooth Connection
Standard
Standard
Premium Sound System
Not Available
Standard
Satellite Radio
Not Available
Standard
Smart Device Integration
Standard
Standard
WiFi Hotspot
Standard
Not Available
Auxiliary Audio Input
Standard
Standard
MP3 Player
Standard
Standard

Interior Trim

Bucket Seats
Standard
Standard
Cloth Seats
Standard
Not Available
Leather Seats
Not Available
Standard
Leather Steering Wheel
Standard
Standard

Comfort

Navigation System
Not Available
Standard
Steering Wheel Audio Controls
Standard
Standard
Power Mirror(s)
Standard
Standard
A/C
Standard
Standard
Adaptive Cruise Control
Not Available
Standard
Climate Control
Not Available
Standard
Cruise Control
Standard
Standard
Heated Front Seat(s)
Standard
Standard
Keyless Entry
Standard
Standard
Multi-Zone A/C
Not Available
Standard
Power Driver Seat
Standard
Standard
Power Passenger Seat
Standard
Standard
Keyless Start
Not Available
Standard
Telematics
Standard
Standard

Safety

Safety Features

Back-Up Camera
Standard
Standard
Cross-Traffic Alert
Not Available
Standard
Rear Parking Aid
Not Available
Standard
Blind Spot Monitor
Standard
Standard
Lane Departure Warning
Not Available
Standard
Lane Keeping Assist
Not Available
Standard
ABS
Standard
Standard
Tire Pressure Monitor
Standard
Standard
Brake Assist
Standard
Standard
Stability Control
Standard
Standard
Traction Control
Standard
Standard

US NHTSA crash test result

Overall Rating
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
Side Crash Rating
Rollover Rating

Airbags

Driver Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Front Head Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Front Side Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Passenger Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Rear Head Air Bag
Standard
Standard

Warranty

Warranty Summary

Basic
4 Years / 50,000 Miles
6 Years / 72,000 Miles
Corrosion
7 Years / 100,000 Miles
12 Years / Unlimited Miles
Drivetrain
4 Years / 50,000 Miles
6 Years / 72,000 Miles
Maintenance
2 Years / Unlimited Miles
N/A
Roadside Assistance
3 Years / 36,000 Miles
3 Years / 36,000 Miles