2010 Volkswagen GTI  -  $24,414


Vehicle Details

MSRP: $24,414
Base Invoice: $22,811
Destination Charge: $750
Options: $199
Trim: 2dr HB Man
Doors: 2
Drive train: Front Wheel Drive
MPG: Avg: 25 | City: 21 | Hwy: 31
Body Style: 2dr HB Man
Transmission: 6-speed manual transmission w/OD
Engine: 2.0L DOHC FSI 16-valve turbocharged I4 engine

Pros

Convenient hatchback design; quality interior materials; nimble handling; excellent fuel efficiency (TDI); pocket-rocket performance in the (GTI)


Model Highlights

Volkswagen's popular Golf and GTI enter their sixth generation in the crowded compact hatchback market the cars helped to define more than 25 years ago.

For 2010, both the Golf and GTI come as either 2- or 4-doors. Power for the Golf is delivered to the front wheels by either a 170-hp 2.5L inline-5 or 140-hp turbocharged direct injection (TDI) 4-cylinder diesel, which produces a hefty 236 ft-lb of torque. The GTI utilizes VWs tried-and-true 2.0L turbocharged inline-4 cylinder to put out 200 hp. A 5-speed manual is standard on the 2.5, while a 6-speed manual is standard on the TDI and GTI. A 6-speed automatic with Tiptronic manual capabilities and Sport mode is optional and on the TDI and GTI it also incorporates VW's Direct Shift Gearbox (DSG), which features a dual clutch system that produces incredibly fast and precise for optimal engine performance.

The Golf is a nimble handler and benefits from MacPherson struts and a stabilizer bar up front, with fully independent 4-link system and stabilizers in the rear. The GTI adds a front anti-roll bar and gas-pressurized shocks with special sport tuning for increased performance.

Standard features on the Golf include dual exhaust tips, halogen headlights, heated power mirrors, single-zone climate control, cruise control, 8-speaker AM/FM CD player with MP3 capability, 8-way manually adjustable front seats, a 60/40 split flat-folding rear seat, and one-touch power windows. The TDI adds fog lamps, tinted glass, 17-inch alloy wheels, a premium touch-screen stereo with in-dash 6-disc CD changer and MP3 and satellite radio capability, Bluetooth hands-free connectivity and leather appointed steering wheel and shift knob. GTI models are appointed much the same as the TDI.

The Golf does not lack for standard safety features. Technology designed to keep the car upright include Anti-Slip Regulation (ASR) and Electronic Stabilization Program (ESP), which features Electronic Differential Lock (EDL) and Engine Braking Assist (EBA), which prevents compression-induced skidding in slick conditions. Anti-lock brakes with brake pressure distribution and brake assist are also standard, as are six front airbags. Rear passenger side thorax airbags are optional.

Popular standalone options on the Golf 2.5 include several alloy wheels of both 17 and 18 inches, a sport body kit and power sunroof, while inside, buyers can add Bluetooth and heated seats. On the TDI, Xenon headlights are available, as is DVD navigation and a 300-watt Dynaudio amp and speaker system. The Autobahn Package, available on the GTI, features sport seats with partial leather covering and the power sunroof.


Model News

After a brief hiatus, the popular Golf returns to Volkswagen's lineup for 2010, replacing the Rabbit as VW's compact hatchback. It's available in both 2- and 4-door models, with power coming from either a 2.5L inline-5 cylinder or a 2.0L turbo direct-injection diesel (TDI). Meanwhile, the sporty GTI, also available in 2- and 4-door-trim, draws its 200 horses from VW's venerable 2.0L turbocharged inline-4. Prices start at $17,490 for the Golf, $23,489 for the GTI


Value Writeup

Now in its sixth generation, the Volkswagen Golf is all-new for 2010. The popular hatchback packs a load of standard features in a pleasing cabin, and despite its small size, the Golf is able to swallow passengers with ease and, with the rear seats folded flat, lots of gear. The TDI offers an impressive EPA estimated 30 mpg in the city, 42 mpg on the highway, while the GTI--the original "hot hatch"--is propelled by its turbocharged four from 0 to 60 mph in less than seven seconds.


Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.5

EPA Classification
Compact

EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
7

Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
31 MPG

Cruising Range - City
304.50 mi

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
21 MPG

Fuel Economy Est-Combined
25 MPG

Cruising Range - Hwy
449.50 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

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)
3.99

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.94/3.09

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
480

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
120

Total Cooling System Capacity
8.4 qts

Passenger Capacity
5

Passenger Volume
93.5 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
35.5 in

Second Shoulder Room
54.6 in

Wheelbase
101.5 in

Length, Overall
165.8 in

Width, Max w/o mirrors
70.0 in

Height, Overall
57.8 in

Track Width, Front
60.4 in

Track Width, Rear
59.7 in

Min Ground Clearance
5.0 in

Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up
15.3 ft³

Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down
46.0 ft³

Base Curb Weight
3034 lbs

Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut

Suspension Type - Rear
4-Link

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs

Front Tire Size
225/45HR17

Rear Tire Size
225/45HR17

Spare Tire Size
Compact

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

Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.6

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
3

Basic Miles/km
36,000

Drivetrain Years
5

Drivetrain Miles/km
60,000

Corrosion Years
12

Corrosion Miles/km
Unlimited

Roadside Assistance Years
3

Roadside Assistance Miles/km
36,000

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
09V333000

Mfg's Report Date
AUG 20, 2009

Component
POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION

Potential Number of Units Affected
16000

Summary
VOLKSWAGEN IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2009 AND 2010 PASSENGER CARS MANUFACTURED BETWEEN SEPTEMBER 2008 AND AUGUST 2009. THE WIRING HARNESS OF A TEMPERATURE SENSOR IN THE DIRECT SHIFT GEARBOX (DSG) MAY HAVE CONNECTOR WIRES THAT WERE INSUFFICIENTLY CRIMPED. WITH INSUFFICIENTLY CRIMPED CONNECTOR WIRES, A TEMPERATURE SENSOR HAS THE POTENTIAL TO FALSELY DETECT A HIGH GEARBOX OIL TEMPERATURE, CAUSING THE TRANSMISSION TO ABRUPTLY SHIFT TO NEUTRAL. IF THIS HAPPENS, THE SELECTOR LEVER POSITION INDICATOR WITHIN THE INSTRUMENT PANEL WILL FLASH. IN ADDITION, THE "DEPRESS BRAKE PEDAL" INDICATOR LIGHT WILL BE ILLUMINATED, ALERTING THE DRIVER TO APPLY THE BRAKES.

Consequence
THE ABRUPT SHIFT TO NEUTRAL COULD LEAD TO A CRASH WITHOUT WARNING.

VOLKSWAGEN WILL NOTIFY OWNERS, INSPECT THE DSG AND, IF NECESSARY, REPLACE AN AFFECTED DSG TEMPERATURE SENSOR FREE OF CHARGE. THE MANUFACTURER HAS NOT YET PROVIDED A NOTIFICATION SCHEDULE. OWNERS MAY CONTACT VOLKSWAGEN AT 1-800-822-8987.

OWNERS MAY ALSO 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

Engine braking assist (EBA)

6-speed manual transmission w/OD

Electronic differential lock (EDL)

Front wheel drive

Independent MacPherson strut front suspension

Independent 4-link rear suspension

Front/rear sport suspension w/stabilizer bars

Electro-mechanical variable assist pwr rack & pinion steering

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

Dual exhaust tips

17" "Denver" alloy wheels

P225/45HR17 all-season high performance tires

Temporary use spare tire

Body-color bumpers

Rear spoiler located above hatch

Black front grille -inc: honeycomb mesh & red surrounding strip

Dual-reflector halogen headlamps -inc: clear/lightweight/chip resistant polycarbonate lenses

Front halogen reflector-lens fog lights

Body-color heated pwr mirrors -inc: integrated turn signal

Variable intermittent windshield wipers w/heated washer nozzles

Variable rear wiper

Body-color door handles

Premium VIII touch screen AM/FM stereo w/in-dash CD changer/MP3 player -inc: aux input jack, media device interface (MDI), iPod cable, (8) speakers

SIRIUS satellite radio

Roof-mounted fin-type satellite radio antenna

Cloth seat trim

8-way manual heated front sport bucket seats w/manual lumbar support -inc: easy entry system

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

Adjustable front center armrest w/storage compartment

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

Front/rear floor mats

Alloy appearance pedals

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

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

Highline combi-instrument cluster

Outside temp display

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

Pwr door locks -inc: automatic locking feature

Remote keyless entry

Cruise control

Immobilizer theft-deterrent system

Audible/visible anti-theft vehicle alarm system

Climatic air conditioning w/pollen filter

Rear passenger ventilation for heat & A/C in center console

Electric rear window defroster

Sliding visors w/covered illuminated vanity mirrors

(4) assist handles

Interior front/rear dome lamp, (2) front reading lamps

Leather hand brake & shift knob

Rear & cargo area aux pwr outlets

4-wheel anti-lock braking system (ABS)

Electronic brake-pressure distribution (EBD)

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

Hydraulic brake assist (HBA)

Crash optimized front end

Anti-intrusion side-impact door beams

Daytime running lights

Dual front airbags

Front/rear side-thorax airbags

Front/rear side curtain protection

3-point safety belts w/front height adjusters, pretensioners, load limiters -inc: buckle switch passenger sensor

LATCH child restraint system

Tire pressure monitoring system

Collapsible steering column

 
DEEP BLACK METALLIC
$0

 
CANDY WHITE
$0

 
TORNADO RED
$0

 
UNITED GRAY METALLIC
$0

 
CARBON STEEL GRAY METALLIC
$0

 
SHADOW BLUE METALLIC
$0

 
STANDARD PAINT
$0

 
INTERLAGOS, CLOTH SEAT TRIM
$0

 
TITAN BLACK, LEATHER SEAT TRIM
$0

 
BLUETOOTH CONNECTIVITY
$199

 
AUTOBAHN PKG
$2,815

 
18" "DETROIT" ALLOY WHEELS
$750

 
18" "DETROIT" ALLOY WHEELS
$890

 
PWR TILT/SLIDING SUNROOF
$1,000

 
BI-XENON HEADLIGHTS W/ADAPTIVE FRONTLIGHT SYSTEM (AFS)
$700

 
300-WATT DYNAUDIO ADVANCED SOUND SYSTEM
$476

 
NAVIGATION PKG
$1,750

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

 
GTI MAT KIT
$225

 
(4) GTI SPLASH GUARDS
$200

 
GTI PROTECTION KIT
$420

 
SPORT ALLOY BLACK
$2,099

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