Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP), also known as "sticker" price, is a recommended selling price that automakers give a new car that is above the invoice price paid by the dealer. It is a price that does not include any options that can be added to a particular car style. When shown as a range, the prices are starting MSRPs, without options, for multiple styles for that model.
This price range reflects the Kelley Blue Book Suggested Retail value for all trim levels, but not necessarily all available options.
The Kelley Blue Book Suggested Retail value represents the amount an auto dealer might ask for a specific vehicle; the actual sale price will vary. A vehicle's popularity, condition, warranty, color and local market conditions are factors involved in determining a final price. The retail value is not a trade-in or private party value.
The Suggested Retail value assumes that the vehicle has been fully reconditioned and has a clean title history. The Suggested Retail value also allows for advertising, sales commissions, insurance and other costs of doing business as a dealer. Most vehicles offered at this price have passed an inspection, and some may carry a warranty. Vehicle mileage is assumed to be normal or below normal.
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By Cars.com Staff
October 10, 2013
The Volkswagen GTI is a high-performance sibling of the Golf. It comes as a four-door hatchback for 2014, the final model year for this generation of the GTI. The hatchback seats five and competitors include the Mazdaspeed3, Subaru Impreza WRX and Mini Cooper S.
New for 2014 The two-door GTI has been dropped, leaving just the four-door hatchback. There are no other significant changes.
Thin honeycomb grille with red stripes
Gaping lower front intake
18-inch alloy wheels with all-season tires
Available bi-xenon high-intensity-discharge headlights with LED daytime running lights
Available power moonroof
Plaid cloth upholstery with red accent stitching; leather available