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Here's how the 2012 Volkswagen GTI and the 2012 Volkswagen Golf R measure up.
2dr HB Man
$23,995
Starting MSRP
$33,990
Starting MSRP

Overview

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

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

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

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Combined MPG
25 22 -
Size
165.8" length, 57.8" height 165.8" length, 57.5" height -
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive -

Exterior color

Exterior color

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Interior color

Interior color

Medium flint

Charcoal black

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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 Compact Cars -

Wheels

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

Electrical

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

Engine

Displacement
2.0L/121 2.0L/121 -
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
207 @ 1800-5000 243 @ 2400 - 5200 -
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
200 @ 5100-6000 256 @ 6000 -
Engine Type
Turbocharged Gas I4 Turbocharged Gas I4 -

Mileage

EPA MPG Equivalent - Combined
N/A N/A -
Cruising Range - City
304.50 mi 275.50 mi -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
31 MPG 27 MPG -
EPA MPG Equivalent - City
N/A N/A -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
21 MPG 19 MPG -
Cruising Range - Hwy
449.50 mi 391.50 mi -
EPA MPG Equivalent - Hwy
N/A N/A -
Fuel Economy Est-Combined
25 MPG 22 MPG -

Suspension

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

Brakes

Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes -
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel -
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
11.3 x 0.5 in 12.2 x 0.9 in -
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
12.3 x 1.0 in 13.6 x 1.2 in -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr -
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes -
Brake ABS System (Second Line)
N/A N/A -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
N/A N/A -

Fuel Tank

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

Steering

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

Tires

Front Tire Size
225/40R18 225/40R18 -
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact -
Rear Tire Size
225/40R18 225/40R18 -

Trailering

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

Weight Information

Base Curb Weight
3034 lbs 3325 lbs -

Dimensions

Liftover Height
N/A N/A -
Front Head Room
39.3 in 51.2 in -
Wheelbase
101.5 in 101.5 in -
Height, Overall
57.8 in 57.5 in -
Length, Overall
165.8 in 165.8 in -
Second Leg Room
35.5 in 35.5 in -
Second Shoulder Room
53.1 in 53.6 in -
Track Width, Rear
59.7 in 59.7 in -
Second Head Room
38.5 in 41.7 in -
Width, Max w/o mirrors
70.0 in 70.0 in -
Track Width, Front
60.4 in 60.4 in -
Passenger Capacity
5 5 -
Passenger Volume
93.5 ft³ 93.5 ft³ -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up
15.3 ft³ 14.8 ft³ -
Front Shoulder Room
54.6 in 54.5 in -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down
46.0 ft³ 46.0 ft³ -
Min Ground Clearance
5.0 in 5.0 in -
Second Hip Room
N/A N/A -
Front Hip Room
N/A N/A -
Trunk Volume
N/A N/A -
Front Leg Room
41.2 in 41.2 in -

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