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Here's how the 2012 Volkswagen GTI and the 2012 Audi A3 measure up.
2dr HB Man
$23,995
Starting MSRP
4dr HB Man FrontTrak 2.0T Premium
$27,270
Starting MSRP

Overview

Door
2-door 4-door -
Seats
5 5 -
Engine

200.0-hp, 2.0-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine(Gasoline Fuel)

200.0-hp, 2.0-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine(Gasoline Fuel)

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Combined MPG
25 24 -
Size
165.8" length, 57.8" height 169.0" length, 56.0" height -
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive -

Exterior color

Exterior color

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Interior color

Interior color

Medium flint

Platinum

Melange

Ebony

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Transmissions

Transmissions

M/T

6-Speed M/T

M/T

6-Speed M/T

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Vehicle

EPA Classification
Compact Cars Small Station Wagons -

Wheels

Spare Wheel Size
Compact in Compact in -
Rear Wheel Size
18 x -TBD- in 17 x 7.5 in -
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel -
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum -
Front Wheel Size
18 x -TBD- in 17 x 7.5 in -
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum -

Electrical

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
120 140 -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
N/A N/A -

Engine

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
200 @ 5100-6000 200 @ 5100-6000 -
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
207 @ 1800-5000 207 @ 1800-5000 -
Displacement
2.0L/121 2.0L/121 -
Engine Type
Turbocharged Gas I4 Turbocharged Gas I4 -

Mileage

EPA MPG Equivalent - Hwy
N/A N/A -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
31 MPG 30 MPG -
EPA MPG Equivalent - Combined
N/A N/A -
Cruising Range - Hwy
449.50 mi 435.00 mi -
Fuel Economy Est-Combined
25 MPG 24 MPG -
Cruising Range - City
304.50 mi 304.50 mi -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
21 MPG 21 MPG -
EPA MPG Equivalent - City
N/A N/A -

Suspension

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
N/A N/A -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
N/A N/A -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut -
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Four Link -

Brakes

Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
N/A N/A -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr -
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes -
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
12.3 x 1.0 in 12.3 x -TBD- in -
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes -
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
11.3 x 0.5 in 11.0 x -TBD- in -
Brake ABS System (Second Line)
N/A N/A -

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
14.5 gal 14.5 gal -
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
N/A N/A -

Steering

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb
35.8 ft 35.1 ft -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall
N/A N/A -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.6 16.2 -
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.0 N/A -
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion -

Tires

Rear Tire Size
225/40R18 P225/45R17 -
Front Tire Size
225/40R18 P225/45R17 -
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact -

Trailering

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.
N/A N/A -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.
N/A N/A -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.
N/A N/A -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.
N/A N/A -

Weight Information

Base Curb Weight
3034 lbs 3219 lbs -

Dimensions

Second Head Room
38.5 in 36.9 in -
Length, Overall
165.8 in 169.0 in -
Track Width, Front
60.4 in 60.3 in -
Front Head Room
39.3 in 39.3 in -
Passenger Capacity
5 5 -
Second Shoulder Room
53.1 in 52.8 in -
Height, Overall
57.8 in 56.0 in -
Liftover Height
N/A N/A -
Width, Max w/o mirrors
70.0 in 78.5 in -
Front Shoulder Room
54.6 in 54.4 in -
Front Hip Room
N/A N/A -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down
46.0 ft³ 39.0 ft³ -
Min Ground Clearance
5.0 in 4.3 in -
Second Leg Room
35.5 in 34.8 in -
Passenger Volume
93.5 ft³ 89.0 ft³ -
Second Hip Room
N/A N/A -
Track Width, Rear
59.7 in 59.3 in -
Trunk Volume
N/A N/A -
Front Leg Room
41.2 in 41.2 in -
Wheelbase
101.5 in 101.5 in -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up
15.3 ft³ 19.5 ft³ -

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