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4dr HB Man Wolfsburg PZEV
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  • 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
Automatic
  • Automatic
  • Manual with Special Edition
  • Automatic with Special Edition
  • Automatic with Technology Package
  • V6 Automatic with Technology Package

Prices

MSRP $25,095 $31,500 $30,635
Invoice $24,091 $28,980 $28,835
Avg. Paid $23,983 N/A N/A

U.S. News Scores

Overall 8.6 8.2 8.0
Critics' Rating 9.3 8.4 8.0
Performance 8.9 8.9 7.6
Interior 9.1 7.0 7.9
Safety 9.7 N/A 9.0
Reliability 2.0 3.5 4.0

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • High-quality interior
  • Spacious front and rear seats
  • Good cargo space
  • Great all-around performance
  • Powerful engine choices
  • Luxurious interior
  • Agile handling
  • Powerful V6 engine option
  • Balanced handling
  • Generous standard features list
Cons
  • Sluggish navigation system with small screen
  • Little trunk space
  • Low fuel economy ratings for the class
  • Button-heavy center stack
  • Limited rear-seat legroom

General Specs

Transmission Manual Manual Automatic
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 2.0 L/121 Gas I6 3.0L/183 Premium Unleaded I-4 2.4 L/144
MPG 21 City / 31 Hwy - TBD - City / - TBD - Hwy 22 City / 31 Hwy

Exterior

Body

Body Style Hatchback Coupe Sedan

Dimensions

Wheelbase(in) 101.5 104.700 106.5
Length, Overall (in) 165.9 172.200 185.6
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 70 68.800 72.4
Height, Overall (in) 57.8 56.000 56.7

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

Measurements

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3113 3252 3479

Tires & Wheels

Tires - Front Performance Standard Standard Standard
Tires - Rear Performance Standard Standard Standard
Compact Spare Tire 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 Optional Standard
Cruise Control Standard Standard Standard
Vehicle Anti-Theft System Standard Standard Standard
Fog Lamps Standard Standard Standard
Auto-Off Headlights Standard Standard
HID headlights Optional Standard
Interior Cargo Shade Standard
Keyless Start Standard
Rear Parking Aid 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 Standard
Universal Garage Door Opener Optional Standard
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 Optional Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard Standard
Electrochromic rearview mirror Optional Standard
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 4 5
Passenger Volume (cu. ft.) 92.9 86.000 94.5
Front Head Room (in) 39.3 37.900 37.6
Front Leg Room (in) 41.2 41.400 42.4
Front Shoulder Room (in) 54.7 54.000 57.8
Front Hip Room (in) - TBD - 55.6
Second Head Room (in) 38.5 37.100 37
Second Leg Room (in) 35.5 32.000 34.3
Second Shoulder Room (in) 52.8 53.400 56.1
Second Hip Room (in) - TBD - 54.2
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (cu. ft.) 46
Trunk Volume (cu. ft.) 10.000 14

Entertainment

AM/FM Stereo Standard Standard Standard
Auxiliary Audio Input Standard Standard Standard
CD Player Standard Standard Standard
HD Radio Standard
MP3 Player Standard Standard Standard
Satellite Radio Standard Optional Standard
Premium Sound System Optional Standard
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 Optional
Onboard Hands-Free Communications System Optional
Wireless Cell Phone Hookup Standard Standard Standard

Seats

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

Safety Features

Brake Assist Standard Standard Standard
Electronic Stability Control Standard Standard Standard
Daytime Running Lights Standard 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 Standard
Straight 6 Cylinder Engine Standard
Turbocharged Standard
Engine Type Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 Gas I6 Premium Unleaded I-4
Displacement 2.0 L/121 3.0L/183 2.4 L/144
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 200 @ 5100 230 @ 6500 201 @ 7000
Torque (Net @ RPM) 207 @ 1700 200 @ 2750 170 @ 4300
Transmission Manual w/OD Manual Automatic w/OD
Turning diameter 35.8 35.100 36.7

Fuel

Gasoline Fuel Standard Standard Standard
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 21 (Est) - TBD - 22 (Est)
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 31 (Est) - TBD - 31 (Est)
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 14.5 14.000 18.5

Suspension

Suspension Type - Front Strut Independent Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Strut Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Multi-Link Multi-Link

Transmission

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