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2dr Cpe Man
  • 2dr Cpe Man
  • 2dr Cpe Man 2.5L
  • 2dr Cpe Auto 2.5L
  • 2dr Cpe Man 2.5L w/Sun
  • 2dr Cpe Auto 2.5L w/Sun
  • 2dr Cpe Man 2.0T Turbo
  • 2dr Cpe Man 2.5L w/Sun/Sound/Nav
  • 2dr Cpe DSG 2.0T Turbo
  • 2dr Cpe Auto 2.5L w/Sun/Sound/Nav
  • 2dr Cpe Man 2.0T Turbo w/Sun/Sound
  • 2dr Cpe DSG 2.0T Turbo w/Sun/Sound
  • 2dr Cpe Man 2.0T Turbo w/Sun/Sound/Nav
  • 2dr Cpe DSG 2.0T Turbo w/Sun/Sound/Nav
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
5dr HB One (Natl)
  • 5dr HB One (Natl)
  • 5dr HB Two (Natl)
  • 5dr HB Three (Natl)
  • 5dr HB Four (Natl)

Prices

MSRP $18,995 $17,995 $18,950
Invoice $18,235 $17,275 $18,003
Avg. Paid $13,113 $11,237 $14,972

U.S. News Scores

Overall 7.5 8.2 8.3
Critics' Rating 8.0 9.0 8.7
Performance 8.0 8.5 6.5
Interior 7.0 8.7 7.0
Operating Cost 8.0 8.2 8.9
Safety 9.3 9.7 10.0
Reliability 2.5 2.5 4.0

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Good safety scores
  • Fun-to-drive Turbo model
  • Quality interior with comfortable seats
  • Outstanding safety scores
  • Refined performance
  • Good cargo space
  • Outstanding fuel economy
  • Great safety and reliability scores
Cons
  • Poor reliability score
  • Low fuel economy for the class
  • Below-average reliability
  • Sluggish acceleration

General Specs

Transmission Manual Manual Automatic
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Gas I5 2.5L/151 Gas I5 2.5L/151 Gas/Electric I4 1.5L/- TBD -
MPG 22 City / 31 Hwy 23 City / 33 Hwy 53 City / 46 Hwy

Exterior

Body

Body Style Coupe 2 Door HB Hatchback

Dimensions

Wheelbase(in) 99.9 101.5 100.4
Length, Overall (in) 168.4 165.4 157.3
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 71.2 70.3 66.7
Height, Overall (in) 58.5 58.3 56.9

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 Standard

Measurements

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2939 2968 2500

Tires & Wheels

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

Interior

Convenience & Comfort

Alarm Standard Optional
Auxiliary Pwr Outlet Standard Standard
Cruise Control Standard Standard
Vehicle Anti-Theft System Standard Standard
Auto-Off Headlights Standard
Interior Cargo Shade Standard
Keyless Start Standard
Front Reading Lamps Standard
Rear Reading Lamps Standard
Remote Engine Start Standard
Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard Standard Standard
Steering Wheel Controls Standard
Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel Standard
Trip Computer Standard Standard Standard
Remote Trunk Release Standard
Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard
Front Floor Mats Optional Optional Optional
Keyless Entry Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard Standard
Heated Mirrors 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 Standard
Passenger Illuminated Visor Mirror Standard Standard
Power Steering Standard Standard Standard

Dimensions

Passenger Capacity 4 5 5
Passenger Volume (cu. ft.) 85.0 93.0 87.4
Front Head Room (in) 39.4 39.3 38.6
Front Leg Room (in) 41.3 41.2 41.7
Front Shoulder Room (in) 55.3 54.7 52.3
Front Hip Room (in) - TBD - - TBD - 51.0
Second Head Room (in) 37.1 38.5 37.0
Second Leg Room (in) 31.4 35.5 50.8
Second Shoulder Room (in) 49.0 52.8 51.7
Second Hip Room (in) - TBD - - TBD - 50.8
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (cu. ft.) 46.0 - TBD -
Trunk Volume (cu. ft.) 12.0

Entertainment

AM/FM Stereo Standard Standard Standard
Auxiliary Audio Input Standard Standard Standard
Cassette 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 Optional
Leather Seats Standard Standard Optional
Premium Synthetic Seats Standard Standard Optional
Vinyl Seats Standard Standard Optional
Heated Driver Seat Optional
Pass-Through Rear Seat Standard Standard Standard
2nd Row Bench Seat Standard Standard Standard
Fixed Bench Seat Standard Standard
Split Bench Seat 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
Side Air Bag Standard Standard Standard

Brakes

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

Safety Features

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

Mechanical

Engine & Performance

Front Wheel Drive Standard Standard Standard
4 Cylinder Engine Standard
5 Cylinder Engine Standard Standard
Engine Type Gas I5 Gas I5 Gas/Electric I4
Displacement 2.5L/151 2.5L/151 1.5L/- TBD -
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 170 @ 5700 170 @ 5700 73 @ 4800
Torque (Net @ RPM) 177 @ 4250 177 @ 4250 82 @ 4000
Transmission Manual Manual Continuously Variable Ratio
Turning diameter 35.4 35.8 ft 31.4

Fuel

Hybrid Fuel Standard
Gasoline Fuel Standard Standard
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 22 23 53
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 31 33 46
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 14.5 14.5 9.5

Suspension

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

Transmission

Automatic Standard Standard
Continuously Variable Trans Standard
Manual Standard Standard Standard
5-Speed Manual Standard Standard