2007 Volkswagen GTI  -  $22,860


Vehicle Details

MSRP: $22,860
Base Invoice: $21,328
Destination Charge: $640
Options: $0
Trim: 2dr HB Manual
Doors: 2
Drive train: Front Wheel Drive
MPG: Avg: | City: 23 | Hwy: 32
Body Style: 2dr HB Manual
Transmission: 6-speed manual transmission w/OD
Engine: 2.0L DOHC FSI 16-valve turbocharged I4 engine

Pros

Fun to drive; economical to operate; roomy for its class; loads of features.


Model Highlights

Volkswagen is credited with creating the "hot hatch" market in the U.S. with the launch of the GTI in 1983, and recapturing this spirit was the company's primary goal for the GTI's successful 2006 redesign. The 2007 model continues down the same path, coupling an energetic motor with tenacious handling to create an exciting driver's car.

The 2.0L turbocharged four-cylinder under the hood is a modern engineering marvel. While 200 horsepower at 5,100-6,000 rpms is nice, it's the 207 ft-lbs of torque available from 1,800-5,000 rpms that makes this engine so delicious. The lack of turbo lag is also a significant contributor to this engine's appeal.

The GTI comes standard with a six-speed manual transmission, while a Direct Shift Gearbox is optional. The DSG is a newer form of automatic transmission that uses two clutches and two sets of gear to pre-select the gear above and below the one engaged. The result is fabulously fast shifts, meaning that the GTI is one of the few performance cars where the automatic extracts very little penalty.

The GTI starts slightly over $22,000, and it is very well equipped. Safety equipment includes front and side air bags, plus head curtain bags to protect all four outboard occupants. Rear side air bags on the four-door GTI are optional. Four-wheel anti-lock disc brakes, stability control, an electronic differential lock, and a tire pressure monitor are installed on all GTIs.

Plenty of items that are often options at this price level come on all GTI's, including 17-inch alloy wheels, xenon headlights, fog lamps, heated power mirrors, air conditioning, and a six-disc CD changer. The interior of the GTI is expertly designed, with comfy bucket seats that offer enough lateral support to hold the driver in place during spirited driving.

Leather seat trim, a sunroof, satellite radio, heated seats, automatic climate control, navigation, and a range of alloy wheels are optional. Or the two-door Fahrenheit edition adds a number of these items, including 18-inch alloy wheels and heated leather seats, as well as some unique exterior elements.


Model News

The two-door Volkswagen GTI got a brand new body, engine, and chassis for 2006, so not much changed for the 2007 model year. Of the most importance is a new four-door version of this hot hatch. A special trim edition entitled "Fahrenheit" is new as well.


Value Writeup

With 200 horsepower on hand and a taut suspension, Volkswagen's 2007 GTI hot hatch lands at the top of many enthusiasts' lists of fun-to-drive cars. It is exceptionally refined considering its price point and comes standard with a number of luxury items, such as xenon headlights, air conditioning, and a CD changer. A new four-door model enhances the car's versatility, making it even more appealing.


Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
32 MPG

Cruising Range - City
333.50 mi

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
23 MPG

Cruising Range - Hwy
464.00 mi

Engine Type
Gas Turbocharged I4

Displacement
2.0L/121

Fuel System
FSI

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
200 @ 5100-6000

SAE Net Torque @ RPM
207 @ 1800-5000

Trans Type
6

Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD

First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.36

Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.09

Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.47

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.10

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.11

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.93

Reverse Ratio (:1)
1.64

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.94/3.09

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
120

Total Cooling System Capacity
7.6 qts

EPA Classification
Compact

Passenger Capacity
5

Passenger Volume
93.1 ft³

Front Head Room
39.3 in

Front Leg Room
41.2 in

Front Shoulder Room
54.7 in

Second Head Room
38.5 in

Second Leg Room
35.3 in

Second Shoulder Room
54.6 in

Wheelbase
101.5 in

Length, Overall
165.8 in

Width, Max w/o mirrors
69.3 in

Height, Overall
58.4 in

Track Width, Front
60.4 in

Track Width, Rear
59.7 in

Min Ground Clearance
5.6 in

Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up
14.7 ft³

Base Curb Weight
3100 lbs

Suspension Type - Front
Independent

Suspension Type - Rear
Independent

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
MacPherson Strut

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
4-link

Front Tire Size
225/45HR17

Rear Tire Size
225/45HR17

Front Wheel Size
17 x 7 in

Rear Wheel Size
17 x 7 in

Front Wheel Material
Aluminum

Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum

Spare Wheel Material
Steel

Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion

Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.01

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb
35.8 ft

Brake Type
Pwr

Brake ABS System
4-Wheel

Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes

Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
12.28 x 0.98 in

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
11.26 x 0.47 in

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
14.5 gal

Basic Years
4

Basic Miles/km
50,000

Drivetrain Years
5

Drivetrain Miles/km
60,000

Corrosion Years
12

Corrosion Miles/km
Unlimited

Roadside Assistance Years
4

Roadside Assistance Miles/km
Unlimited

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
07V442000

Mfg's Report Date
SEP 17, 2007

Component
EXTERIOR LIGHTING:HEADLIGHTS

Potential Number of Units Affected
340000

Summary
CERTAIN VEHICLES FAIL TO COMPLY WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 108, "LAMPS, REFLECTIVE DEVICES, AND ASSOCIATED EQUIPMENT." SOME VEHICLES MAY NOT HAVE HAD A REQUIRED CAP INSTALLED WHICH DISABLES THE HEADLIGHT HORIZONTAL AIM AND SOME VEHICLES MAY CONTAIN A CAP THAT DISABLES THE VERTICAL AIMING SCREW.

Consequence
INAPPROPRIATE, NON-STANDARD LIGHTING COULD REDUCE VISIBILITY OF VEHICLES AND INCREASE THE POTENTIAL FOR A CRASH.

DEALERS WILL INSPECT FOR THE PRESENCE OF A CAP IN THE SOCKET OF THE LOW BEAM HORIZONTAL AIMING SCREW AND INSTALL ONE IF MISSING, AND INSPECT FOR THE PRESENCE OF A CAP IN THE SOCKET OF THE VERTICAL AIMING SCREW AND IF PRESENT, THE CAP WILL BE REMOVED. THE RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN ON OR ABOUT OCTOBER 31, 2007. OWNERS MAY CONTACT VW AT 1-800-822-8987.

VOLKSWAGEN RECALL NO. Q8. CUSTOMERS MAY CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY: 1-800-424-9153); OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.

Frontal Driver

Frontal Passenger

Side Driver

Side Rear Passenger

Crash Test Note
Results based on a 35 MPH frontal crash and 38.5 MPH side crash. Results are reported in a range of one to five stars, with five stars indicating the best crash protection for vehicles within the same weight class. This test used driver and passenger belts and airbags.

NHTSA Rollover Rating

Rollover Note
The Rollover Resistance Rating is an estimate of your risk of rolling over if you have a single vehicle crash. It does not predict the likelihood of that crash. The Rollover Resistance Rating utilizes a "fishhook" maneuver which is a series of abrupt turns at varying speeds to see how "top-heavy" a vehicle is. The more "top-heavy" the vehicle, the more likely it is to roll over. The lowest rated vehicles (1-star) are at least four times more likely to roll over than the highest rated vehicles (5-stars).

2.0L DOHC FSI 16-valve turbocharged I4 engine

6-speed manual transmission w/OD

Clutch starter interlock

Electronic stabilization program w/anti-slip regulation (ASR)

Engine braking assist

Electronic differential lock

Front wheel drive

Independent MacPherson strut front suspension

Independent 4-link rear suspension

Front & rear sport suspension w/stabilizer bars

P225/45HR17 summer performance tires

17" x 7" alloy wheels

Steel spare wheel w/all-season tire

Electro-mechanical variable assist pwr rack & pinion steering

Pwr front vented, rear solid disc brakes w/red calipers

4-wheel anti-lock braking system (ABS)

Electronic brake-pressure distribution (EBD), Hydraulic brake assist (HBA)

Dual exhaust tips

Body-color bumpers w/black textured valances

Black textured side lower valences

Body-color rear spoiler located above rear hatch

Black grille w/honeycomb mesh, red surrounding strip

HID xenon headlights

Daytime running lights

Front halogen projector lens foglights

Body-color heated pwr mirrors w/integrated turn signals

Variable intermittent windshield wipers

Body-color door handles

8-way manual front cloth sport bucket seats w/manual lumbar support

60/40 split/folding rear seat w/height-adjustable head restraints for all seating positions, center armrest w/(2) cup holders, pass-through

Folding front center armrest w/storage compartment

Center console-inc: auxiliary pwr outlet, (2) front cup holders

Brushed aluminum interior trim

Front & rear floor mats

3-spoke leather-wrapped tilt/telescoping steering wheel w/audio, telephone controls

Theft-deterrent steering column

Immobilizer theft-deterrent system

Multi-function trip computer-inc: trip time, trip length, average trip speed, average trip fuel consumption, current fuel consumption, miles to empty, compass, radio station display, personalizing functions

Direct tire pressure monitoring system

Outside temp gauge

Pwr windows-inc: front windows w/driver side 1-touch up/down feature, pinch protection, key-operated open/close feature

Central pwr locking system-inc: automatic locking, selective unlocking

Remote keyless entry

Cruise control

Remote hatch/fuel door releases

Audible/visible anti-theft vehicle alarm system

Air conditioning w/pollen filter

Rear heating/air conditioning ducts

Rear window defroster

AM/FM stereo w/6-disc in-dash MP3/CD changer, (10) speakers, satellite radio compatible, auxiliary input jack

Window integrated diversity antenna

Lockable glove box

Front door storage pockets

Chrome door handles

Sliding visors w/covered illuminated vanity mirrors

(2) front/(2) rear assist handles

Interior dome lamp w/time delay, (2) front reading lamps

Leather shift knob & hand brake grip

Alloy pedals

Front seatback pockets

Fully carpeted luggage compartment-inc: lamp, pwr outlet, removable divider, (2) tie-down hooks

4-wheel anti-lock braking system (ABS)

Driver & front passenger airbag supplemental restraint system

Driver & front passenger side-impact airbags

Front & rear side curtain protection

3-point seat belts w/front height adjusters, pretensioners, load limiters

Rear seat lower anchors & tethers for children (LATCH)

Electronic stabilization program w/anti-slip regulation (ASR)

Clutch starter interlock

Collapsible steering column

Anti-intrusion side-impact door beams

Daytime running lights

Dual-note horn

 
CLOTH SEAT TRIM
$0

 
PARTIAL LEATHER SEAT TRIM
$0

 
SOLID PAINT
$0

 
PKG #1
$1,370

 
PKG #2
$3,160

 
SIRIUS SATELLITE RADIO
$375

 
IPOD ADAPTER
$199

 
DVD NAVIGATION SYSTEM
$1,800

 
DVD NAVIGATION SYSTEM
$1,800

 
PREMIUM AUDIO SYSTEM
$325

 
17" DENVER ALLOY WHEELS
$0

 
18" "HUFEISEN" ALLOY WHEELS
$750

 
18" "HUFEISEN" ALLOY WHEELS
$750

 
** VARIOUS ADDITIONAL PORT INSTALLED OPTIONS MAY BE AVAILABLE IN YOUR AREA-SEE YOUR AREA DEALER FOR A COMPLETE LIST **
$0

 
(4) RUBBER MATS & TRUNK LINER
$185

 
GROUND EFFECTS KIT
$1,650

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