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2021 Volkswagen Golf GTI

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S 2.0T S Manual


Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel
Brake Type 4-Wheel Disc
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 12.2
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 13.4
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes

Cargo Area Dimensions

Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³) 17.4
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³) 53.7


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


Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 6.9


Displacement 2.0 L/121
Engine Type Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
Fuel System Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 228 @ 4700
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 258 @ 1500
Engine Order Code

Exterior Dimensions

Track Width, Front (in) 60.6
Height, Overall (in) 57.8
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 70.8
Length, Overall (in) 168
Wheelbase (in) 103.6
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.1
Track Width, Rear (in) 59.7

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 13.2

Interior Dimensions

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


EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 23
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 30


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


Vehicle Name Volkswagen Golf GTI
Body Style Hatchback


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


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


Trans Type 6
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
Trans Description Cont. Manual w/OD
Trans Order Code V2
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.24
Reverse Ratio (:1) 4.55
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.91
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.10
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.09
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.47
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.09
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.77
Trans Description Cont. Again


EPA Classification Compact Cars

Weight Information

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3133


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