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5dr HB
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4dr HB Man Wolfsburg PZEV
  • 4dr HB Man Wolfsburg PZEV
  • 4dr HB DSG Wolfsburg PZEV
  • 4dr HB Man Driver's Edition PZEV
  • 4dr HB DSG Driver's Edition PZEV
Coupe
  • Coupe
  • Convertible
  • Coupe
  • Coupe
  • Convertible
  • Convertible

Prices

MSRP $35,170 $25,095 $31,500
Invoice $32,797 $24,091 $28,980
Avg. Paid $29,751 N/A N/A

U.S. News Scores

Overall 7.8 8.6 8.2
Critics' Rating 8.1 9.3 8.4
Performance 8.0 8.9 8.9
Interior 7.8 9.1 7.0
Safety 9.7 9.7 N/A
Reliability 2.5 2.0 3.5

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Numerous standard features
  • Fun driving dynamics
  • High-quality interior
  • Spacious front and rear seats
  • Good cargo space
  • Great all-around performance
  • Powerful engine choices
  • Luxurious interior
  • Agile handling
Cons
  • High price for the class
  • Confusing infotainment system
  • Sluggish navigation system with small screen
  • Little trunk space
  • Low fuel economy ratings for the class

General Specs

Transmission Automatic Manual Manual
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Electric Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 2.0 L/121 Gas I6 3.0L/183
MPG N/A 21 City / 31 Hwy - TBD - City / - TBD - Hwy

Exterior

Body

Body Style Hatchback Hatchback Coupe

Dimensions

Wheelbase(in) 104.3 101.5 104.700
Length, Overall (in) 172.9 165.9 172.200
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 71.8 70 68.800
Height, Overall (in) 58.2 57.8 56.000

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 Standard Standard

Measurements

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3640 3113 3252

Tires & Wheels

Tires - Front Performance Standard Standard Standard
Tires - Rear Performance Standard Standard Standard
Full Size Spare Tire Standard
Tire Pressure Monitoring System Standard Standard Standard
Aluminum Wheels Standard Standard Standard
Wheel Locks Standard

Interior

Convenience & Comfort

Alarm Standard Standard Optional
Back-Up Camera Standard
Cruise Control Standard Standard Standard
Vehicle Anti-Theft System Standard Standard Standard
Fog Lamps Standard Standard
Auto-Off Headlights Standard Standard
HID headlights Standard Optional
Interior Cargo Shade Standard Standard
Keyless Start Standard
Rear Parking Aid Standard Optional
Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard Standard Standard
Steering Wheel Controls Standard Standard
Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel Standard Standard Standard
Trip Computer Standard Standard Standard
Remote Trunk Release Standard
Universal Garage Door Opener Optional
Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Rain Sensing Wipers Standard
Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Front Floor Mats Standard Standard Standard
Keyless Entry Standard Standard Optional
Power Door Locks Standard Standard Standard
Electrochromic rearview mirror Optional
Heated Mirrors Standard Standard Standard
Mirror Memory Standard
Power Driver Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Driver Vanity Mirror 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 5 5 4
Passenger Volume (cu. ft.) 90.7 92.9 86.000
Front Head Room (in) 38.3 39.3 37.900
Front Leg Room (in) 43.7 41.2 41.400
Front Shoulder Room (in) 55.6 54.7 54.000
Front Hip Room (in) 53.9 - TBD -
Second Head Room (in) 37.9 38.5 37.100
Second Leg Room (in) 33.2 35.5 32.000
Second Shoulder Room (in) 53.7 52.8 53.400
Second Hip Room (in) 52.7 - TBD -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (cu. ft.) 46
Trunk Volume (cu. ft.) 10.000

Entertainment

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

Heating & Cooling

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

Navigation & Communication

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

Seats

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

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 Standard

Safety Features

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

Mechanical

Engine & Performance

Locking Rear Differential Standard
Front Wheel Drive Standard Standard
Rear Wheel Drive Standard
4 Cylinder Engine Standard
Straight 6 Cylinder Engine Standard
Electric Motor Standard
Turbocharged Standard
Engine Type Electric Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 Gas I6
Displacement 2.0 L/121 3.0L/183
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 143 200 @ 5100 230 @ 6500
Torque (Net @ RPM) 184 207 @ 1700 200 @ 2750
Transmission Automatic Manual w/OD Manual
Turning diameter 40.7 35.8 35.100

Fuel

Electric Fuel System Standard
Gasoline Fuel Standard Standard
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 21 (Est) - TBD -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 31 (Est) - TBD -
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 14.5 14.000

Suspension

Suspension Type - Front Strut Strut Independent
Suspension Type - Rear Short And Long Arm Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Short And Long Arm Multi-Link

Transmission

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