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2009 Volkswagen GTI 2009 Volvo C30 2009 Saab 9-3
     
4dr HB Man
  • 2dr HB Man
  • 4dr HB Man
  • 2dr HB DSG
  • 4dr HB DSG
2dr Cpe Man
  • 2dr Cpe Man
  • 2dr Cpe Man w/Sunroof
  • 2dr Cpe Auto
  • 2dr Cpe Auto w/Sunroof
  • 2dr Cpe Man R-Design
  • 2dr Cpe Man R-Design w/Sunroof
  • 2dr Cpe Auto R-Design
  • 2dr Cpe Auto R-Design w/Sunroof
Aero Sport Sedan
  • 2.0T Sport Sedan - Touring
  • 2.0T Sport Sedan - Comfort
  • 2.0T Sport Sedan - XWD
  • 2.0T Sport Sedan - Sport
  • 2.0T Convertible - Touring
  • Aero Sport Sedan
  • 2.0T Convertible - Comfort
  • 2.0T Convertible - Sport
  • Aero Convertible

Prices

MSRP $23,830 $23,800 $43,605
Invoice $22,211 $22,372 $41,556
Avg. Paid $12,122 $12,354 $12,766

U.S. News Scores

Overall 7.9 7.8 7.8
Critics' Rating 9.3 8.1 8.3
Performance 8.9 7.9 8.3
Interior 8.6 7.9 7.6
Operating Cost 7.8 N/A 7.5
Safety 8.5 10.0 8.9
Reliability 2.0 3.0 3.0

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Well-rounded performance
  • Good fuel economy
  • Comfortable, spacious interior
  • Attention-grabbing exterior
  • Good fuel economy ratings
  • Outstanding safety score
  • Good reliability rating for the class
  • Sedan and convertible have impressive trunk space
  • Available all-wheel drive
  • Powerful engines
  • Good reliability for the class
Cons
  • Poor reliability rating
  • Low safety score
  • Not as spacious as other hatchbacks
  • Back seat needs more legroom
  • Some cheap interior plastics

General Specs

Transmission Manual Manual Automatic
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Gas Turbocharged I4 2.0L/121 I5 Turbo 2.5L/154 Turbocharged V6 2.8L/170
MPG 21 City / 31 Hwy 19 City / 28 Hwy 15 City / 24 Hwy

Exterior

Body

Body Style 4 Door HB 2 Door Coupe 4 Door Sedan

Dimensions

Wheelbase(in) 101.5 103.9 105.3
Length, Overall (in) 165.8 167.4 182.9
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 69.3 70.2 69.0
Height, Overall (in) 58.4 57.0 57.1

Doors & Windows

Rear Defrost Standard Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard Standard

Exterior Features

Sun/Moon Roof Optional Standard
Power Tilt/Sliding Sunroof Optional Standard
Rear Spoiler Standard Optional

Measurements

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3162 3201 3770

Tires & Wheels

Tires - Front Performance Standard Standard Standard
Tires - Rear Performance Standard Standard Standard
Compact Spare Tire Standard Standard Standard
Tire Pressure Monitoring System Standard Standard
Aluminum Wheels Standard Standard Standard
Chrome Wheels Optional

Interior

Convenience & Comfort

Alarm Standard Optional Standard
Auxiliary Pwr Outlet Standard Standard Standard
Cruise Control Standard Optional Standard
Vehicle Anti-Theft System Standard Standard Standard
Fog Lamps Standard Optional Standard
HID headlights Standard Optional Standard
Keyless Start Optional
Rear Parking Aid Optional Standard
Front Reading Lamps Standard Standard Standard
Rear Reading Lamps Standard Standard
Rear Seat Heat Ducts Standard Standard
Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard Standard Standard
Steering Wheel Controls Standard Standard Standard
Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel Standard Standard Standard
Navigation from Telematics Optional
Trip Computer Standard Optional Standard
Remote Trunk Release Standard Standard
Universal Garage Door Opener Optional Standard
Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Rain Sensing Wipers Optional Standard
Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers Standard Optional Standard
Front Floor Mats Standard Standard Standard
Rear Floor Mats Standard Standard Standard
Keyless Entry Standard Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard Standard
Electrochromic rearview mirror Optional Standard
Heated Exterior Driver Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Heated Mirrors Standard Standard Standard
Heated Exterior Passenger Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Mirror Memory Standard
Power Driver Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Power Passenger Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Driver Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Driver Illuminated Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Illuminated Visor Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Power Steering Standard Standard Standard

Dimensions

Passenger Capacity 5 4 5
Passenger Volume (cu. ft.) 93.1 89 93.4
Front Head Room (in) 39.3 38.2 38.9
Front Leg Room (in) 41.2 41.6 42.3
Front Shoulder Room (in) 54.8 54.7 56.3
Front Hip Room (in) - TBD - 54.3 - TBD -
Second Head Room (in) 38.5 37.8 37.0
Second Leg Room (in) 35.3 34.2 35.1
Second Shoulder Room (in) 53.1 51.3 55.1
Second Hip Room (in) - TBD - 45.1 - TBD -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (cu. ft.) - TBD - 20.2
Trunk Volume (cu. ft.) 15.0

Entertainment

AM/FM Stereo Standard Standard Standard
Auxiliary Audio Input Standard Standard Standard
CD Changer Standard Optional Standard
CD Player Standard Standard Standard
HD Radio Standard
MP3 Player Standard Standard
Satellite Radio Standard Optional Standard
Premium Sound System Standard Optional Standard
Hard Disk Drive Optional

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control Optional Standard
Dual Zone A/C Standard
A/C Standard Standard Standard

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System Optional Optional Optional
Onboard Hands-Free Communications System Standard
Wireless Cell Phone Hookup Optional Standard

Seats

Cloth Seats Standard Standard
Leather Seats Optional Optional Standard
Heated Driver Seat Standard Optional Standard
Heated Passenger Seat Standard Optional Standard
Driver Lumbar Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Lumbar Standard
Seat Memory Standard
Power Driver Seat Optional Standard
Power Passenger Seat Optional Standard
Pass-Through Rear Seat Standard Standard Standard
2nd Row Bench Seat Standard Standard
Bucket Seats Standard Standard Standard

Safety

Airbags

Driver Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Air Bag On/Off Switch Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Side Head Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Rear Head Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Side Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Rear Body Air Bag Optional

Brakes

4-Wheel ABS Standard Standard Standard
4-Wheel Disc Brakes Standard Standard Standard

Safety Features

Brake Assist Standard Standard
Electronic Stability Control Standard Standard Standard
Daytime Running Lights Standard Standard Standard
Child Safety Locks Standard Standard
Integrated Turn Signal Mirrors Standard
Traction Control Standard Standard Standard

Mechanical

Engine & Performance

Locking Rear Differential Standard
All Wheel Drive Standard
Front Wheel Drive Standard Standard
4 Cylinder Engine Standard
5 Cylinder Engine Standard
V6 Cylinder Engine Standard
Turbocharged Standard Standard Standard
Engine Type Gas Turbocharged I4 I5 Turbo Turbocharged V6
Displacement 2.0L/121 2.5L/154 2.8L/170
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 200 @ 5100-6000 227 @ 5000 280 @ 5000
Torque (Net @ RPM) 207 @ 1800-5000 236 @ 1500 - 5000 262 @ 1900
Transmission Manual w/OD Manual Automatic
Turning diameter 35.8 38.1 39.0

Fuel

Gasoline Fuel Standard Standard Standard
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 21 19 15
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 31 28 24
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 14.5 15.9 16.4

Suspension

Air Suspension Standard
Suspension Type - Front Independent MacPherson Strut MacPherson
Suspension Type - Rear Independent Multi-Link 4-Link
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) MacPherson Strut w/Coil Springs
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) 4-link w/Coil Springs

Transmission

Automatic Standard
Automatic Transmission w/Manual Mode Standard
6-Speed Automatic Standard
Manual Standard Standard Optional
6-Speed Manual Standard Standard Optional