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2012 Mitsubishi i 2012 Volkswagen Golf 2011 Volkswagen Golf
     
4dr HB ES
  • 4dr HB ES
  • 4dr HB SE
2dr HB Man
  • 2dr HB Man
  • 2dr HB Man w/Conv
  • 2dr HB Auto
  • 4dr HB Auto
  • 2dr HB Auto w/Conv
  • 4dr HB Auto w/Conv
  • 2dr HB Man w/Conv & Sunroof
  • 2dr HB Auto w/Conv & Sunroof
  • 4dr HB Auto w/Conv & Sunroof
  • 2dr HB Man TDI
  • 4dr HB Man TDI
  • 2dr HB DSG TDI
  • 2dr HB Man TDI w/Sunroof & Nav
  • 4dr HB DSG TDI
  • 4dr HB Man TDI w/Sunroof & Nav
  • 2dr HB DSG TDI w/Sunroof & Nav
  • 2dr HB Man TDI w/Tech Pkg
  • 4dr HB DSG TDI w/Sunroof & Nav
  • 4dr HB Man TDI w/Tech Pkg
  • 2dr HB DSG TDI w/Tech Pkg
  • 4dr HB DSG TDI w/Tech Pkg
2dr HB Man
  • 2dr HB Man
  • 2dr HB Auto
  • 4dr HB Auto
  • 2dr HB Man TDI
  • 4dr HB Man TDI
  • 2dr HB DSG TDI
  • 4dr HB DSG TDI

Prices

MSRP $29,125 $17,995 $17,995
Invoice $28,499 $17,275 $17,275
Avg. Paid $18,881 $12,221 $10,997

U.S. News Scores

Overall 6.7 8.2 8.2
Critics' Rating 6.0 9.1 9.0
Performance 6.1 8.4 8.5
Interior 6.6 8.7 8.7
Operating Cost 9.2 8.1 8.2
Safety 7.5 9.7 9.7
Reliability 3.0 2.5 2.5

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Good cargo space for its size
  • Refined ride
  • High-quality interior
  • Great fuel economy with diesel engine
  • Quality interior with comfortable seats
  • Outstanding safety scores
  • Refined performance
  • Good cargo space
Cons
  • Sparsely-equipped interior
  • Lackluster fuel economy with base engine
  • Below-average reliability

General Specs

Transmission Automatic Manual Manual
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Electric Gas I5 2.5L/151 Gas I5 2.5L/151
MPG N/A 23 City / 33 Hwy 23 City / 33 Hwy

Exterior

Body

Body Style 4 Door Sedan 2 Door HB 2 Door HB

Dimensions

Wheelbase(in) 100.4 101.5 101.5
Length, Overall (in) 144.7 165.4 165.4
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 62.4 70.3 70.3
Height, Overall (in) 63.6 58.3 58.3

Doors & Windows

Rear Defrost Standard Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard Standard

Exterior Features

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

Measurements

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2579 2968 2968

Tires & Wheels

Tires - Front All-Season Standard Standard Standard
Tires - Front Performance Optional Optional
Tires - Rear All-Season Standard Standard Standard
Tires - Rear Performance Optional Optional
Compact Spare Tire Standard Standard
Tire Pressure Monitoring System Standard Standard Standard
Aluminum Wheels Optional Optional
Steel Wheels Standard Standard Standard
Wheel Covers Standard Standard Standard

Interior

Convenience & Comfort

Alarm Standard Standard
Auxiliary Pwr Outlet Standard Standard Standard
Cruise Control Standard Standard
Vehicle Anti-Theft System Standard Standard Standard
Fog Lamps Optional
Interior Cargo Shade Standard Standard
Rear Parking Aid Optional
Front Reading Lamps Standard
Rear Reading Lamps Standard Standard
Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard Standard
Trip Computer Standard Standard
Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Front Floor Mats Standard Optional Optional
Keyless Entry Standard Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard Standard
Heated Mirrors Optional Standard Standard
Power Driver Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Driver Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Driver Illuminated Vanity Mirror Standard Standard
Passenger Vanity Mirror Standard Standard
Passenger Illuminated Visor Mirror Standard Standard
Power Steering Standard Standard Standard

Dimensions

Passenger Capacity 4 5 5
Passenger Volume (cu. ft.) 84.7 93 93.0
Front Head Room (in) 35.6 39.3 39.3
Front Leg Room (in) 33.8 41.2 41.2
Front Shoulder Room (in) 54.8 54.7 54.7
Front Hip Room (in) 49.4 - TBD - - TBD -
Second Head Room (in) 34.3 38.5 38.5
Second Leg Room (in) 30.0 35.5 35.5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 54.8 52.8 52.8
Second Hip Room (in) 47.8 - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (cu. ft.) 50.5 46.0 46.0

Entertainment

AM/FM Stereo Standard Standard Standard
Auxiliary Audio Input Optional Standard Standard
CD Player Standard Standard Standard
MP3 Player Standard Standard Standard

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control Standard Standard
A/C Standard Standard Standard

Navigation & Communication

Wireless Cell Phone Hookup Optional

Seats

Cloth Seats Standard Standard Standard
Heated Driver Seat Standard Optional
Pass-Through Rear Seat Standard Standard Standard
2nd Row Bench Seat Standard Standard Standard
Bucket Seats Standard Standard Standard

Safety

Airbags

Driver Air Bag 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

Brakes

4-Wheel ABS Standard Standard Standard
4-Wheel Disc Brakes Standard Standard
Front Disc/Rear Drum Brakes Standard

Safety Features

Brake Assist Standard Standard Standard
Electronic Stability Control Standard Standard Standard
Daytime Running Lights Standard Standard
Integrated Turn Signal Mirrors Standard Standard
Traction Control Standard Standard Standard
Emergency Trunk Release Standard Standard

Mechanical

Engine & Performance

Front Wheel Drive Standard Standard
Rear Wheel Drive Standard
5 Cylinder Engine Standard Standard
Electric Motor Standard
Engine Type Electric Gas I5 Gas I5
Displacement 2.5L/151 2.5L/151
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 66 combined 170 @ 5700 170 @ 5700
Torque (Net @ RPM) 145 Combined 177 @ 4250 177 @ 4250
Transmission Automatic Manual Manual
Turning diameter 30.8 35.7 35.8 ft

Fuel

Electric Fuel System Standard
Gasoline Fuel Standard Standard
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 23 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 33 33
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 14.5 14.5

Suspension

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

Transmission

Automatic Standard
1-Speed Automatic Standard
Manual Standard Standard
5-Speed Manual Standard Standard