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2016 Volkswagen Golf GTI

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Brake ABS System 4-Wheel
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Brake Type 4-Wheel Disc
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 12.3
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.7
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes

Cargo Area Dimensions

Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³) 22.8
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³) 52.7


Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 140
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 480


Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 6.3 (Est)


SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 210 @ 4500
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 258 @ 1500
Engine Order Code
Engine Type Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
Displacement 2.0 L/121
Fuel System Gasoline Direct Injection

Exterior Dimensions

Length, Overall (in) 168
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5
Track Width, Rear (in) 59.7
Track Width, Front (in) 60.6
Height, Overall (in) 56.8
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 70.5
Wheelbase (in) 103.6

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 13.2

Interior Dimensions

Front Leg Room (in) 41.2
Front Shoulder Room (in) 55.9
Second Head Room (in) 38.1
Second Leg Room (in) 35.6
Second Shoulder Room (in) 53.9
Front Head Room (in) 38.4
Passenger Volume (ft³) 93.5
Passenger Capacity 5


EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 25
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 34


Steering Type Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 35.8


Vehicle Name Volkswagen Golf GTI
Body Style Hatchback


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


Rear Tire Size P225/40R18
Rear Tire Size P225/40HR18
Spare Tire Size Compact
Front Tire Size P225/40HR18
Front Tire Size P225/40R18
Spare Tire Order Code
Rear Tire Order Code
Rear Tire Order Code P30
Front Tire Order Code
Front Tire Order Code P30


First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.76
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
Trans Order Code
Trans Type 6
Trans Description Cont. Manual w/OD
Trans Description Cont. Again
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.24
Reverse Ratio (:1) 4.55
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.91
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.09
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.08
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.46
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.08


EPA Classification Compact Cars

Weight Information

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2972


Spare Wheel Material Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 18 X 7.5
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact
Front Wheel Material Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 18 X 7.5