2013 Volkswagen GTI  -  $24,790


Vehicle Details

MSRP: $24,790
Base Invoice: $23,830
Destination Charge: $795
Options: $0
Trim: 2dr HB Man *Ltd Avail*
Doors: 2
Drive train: Front Wheel Drive
MPG: Avg: 25 | City: 21 | Hwy: 31
Body Style: 2dr HB Man *Ltd Avail*
Transmission: 6-speed manual transmission w/OD
Engine: 2.0L DOHC FSI 16-valve turbocharged I4 engine

Pros

Athletic, responsive driving feel; straightforward, practical, and spacious interior layout; excellent DSG transmission; great steering and handling; impressive fuel economy; affordable performance


Model Highlights

The 2013 Volkswagen GTI is a hatchback, but you can get it with a choice between two doors and four doors.

The front-wheel-drive GTI is powered by a 2.0L, 16-valve turbocharged 4-cylinder engine, making 200 horsepower. Because it produces its peak 207 pound-feet of torque beginning at a low 1,700 rpm, the engine feels more like a V6 in many respects, while returning EPA ratings of up to 24 mpg city, 33 highway. It works especially well with the available DSG automatic transmission--actually two small manual gearboxes, controlled by electronics, to deliver confident shifts in less time than you could shift yourself. A 6-speed manual gearbox is also offered. DSG includes steering-wheel paddle-shifters, and to get the most out of DSG, it includes a Launch Control feature so that you can launch especially quickly from a standing start.

A fully-independent suspension, with front damper-struts and a stiff tubular roll bar, plus a 4-link layout in back help give the GTI a performance tuning that's responsive enough, but not too jarring or coarse for passengers. An electromechanical steering system also loads up nicely and can compensate for crosswinds or road surfaces. Brakes in the GTI are a step up from those in the Golf, with 12.3-inch ventilated discs in front and 10.7-inch discs in back and there's an XDS cross-differential system and electronic differential that functions as a limited-slip differential and helps send power safely to the wheels that can best use it. Exclusive to the GTI are polished exhaust tips with a 'sound generator' that brings more sporty engine sounds into the cabin during spirited driving.

The GTI inherits the Volkswagen Golf's building blocks and same basic layout inside. What that means is that it offers a lot more space-efficiency and versatility inside than most dedicated high-performance models. There's a 15-cubic-foot cargo space, and the rear seatback is split 60/40 and folds down to expand the space for larger items.

Across the model line, the GTI includes include air conditioning, cruise control, fog lamps, Bluetooth connectivity and an 8-speaker sound system with Sirius XM satellite radio and iPod capability--as well as an auxiliary input. With the Convenience and Sunroof package, the GTI gets a new retro-styled golf-ball shift knob plus a sunroof, leather trimmed steering wheel, upgraded 'Laguna' alloy wheels, and an upgraded sound system. The Sunroof and Navigation package adds the sunroof plus bi-xenon headlamps, LED running lamps, and a navigation system with five-inch touch screen. At the top of the lineup, the Autobahn trim gets an especially sporty look with 18-inch 'Serron' alloy wheels, keyless entry, push-button start, a power sunroof, Titan black leather seating and a 300-watt Dynaudio system.


Model News

The 2013 Volkswagen GTI carries over from 2012 virtually unchanged. The only minor differences include new wheels for mid-level trims, as well as a golf-ball shift knob offered on some of the model line.


Value Writeup

The Volkswagen GTI offers up strong performance, yet it has essentially the same space-efficient interior layout of the Golf hatchback--and that's a major asset for those who need to use the GTI as a daily driver. It's also a very strong performer while also offering impressive fuel economy, of up to 33 mpg highway.

Pricing and value are also major selling points for the GTI compared to most other small sporty hatchbacks. With a bottom-line base price of less than $25,000, the GTI doesn't cost all that much more than economy-minded small hatchbacks, yet it offers a sportier, more exclusive look--as well as a good list of standard features and a more athletic driving feel.


Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.3

EPA Classification
Compact Cars

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
Turbocharged Gas I4

Displacement
2.0L/121

Fuel System
Direct Injection

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)
1.64

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.94/3.09

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
54.6 in

Second Head Room
38.5 in

Second Leg Room
35.5 in

Second Shoulder Room
53.1 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

Base Curb Weight
3034 lbs

Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut

Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link

Front Tire Size
225/40R18

Rear Tire Size
225/40R18

Spare Tire Size
Compact

Front Wheel Size
18 x -TBD- in

Rear Wheel Size
18 x -TBD- in

Spare Wheel Size
Compact 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)
3.0

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
12.3 x 1.0 in

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
11.3 x 0.5 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

Maintenance Years
3

Maintenance Miles/km
36,000

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
16V078000

Mfg's Report Date
FEB 10, 2016

Component
AIR BAGS

Potential Number of Units Affected
658,303

Summary
Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (Volkswagen) is recalling certain model year 2010-2014 Golf and Jetta SportWagen, 2007-2010 Passat sedans and wagon, 2012-2014 Passat sedan and Eos, 2009-2014 CC, 2009-2012 Audi Q5, and 2010-2011 Audi A5 Cabriolet vehicles. Upon deployment of the driver's frontal air bag, excessive internal pressure may cause the inflator to rupture.

Consequence
In the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the driver's frontal air bag, the inflator could rupture with metal fragments striking the vehicle occupants potentially resulting in serious injury or death.

Volkswagen will notify owners, and dealers will replace the driver's frontal air bag inflators, free of charge. Volkswagen issued an interim notification to owners on April 12, 2016. Volkswagen owners may contact Volkswagen customer service at 1-800-893-5298. Audi owners may contact Audi customer service at 1-800-253-2834.

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
15V483000

Mfg's Report Date
AUG 04, 2015

Component
AIR BAGS

Potential Number of Units Affected
415,825

Summary
Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (Volkswagen) is recalling certain model year 2010-2014 Volkswagen CC, Passat, and Tiguan, 2010-2013 Eos and Jetta, 2011-2014 Golf and GTI, and 2011-2013 Jetta Sportwagen vehicles. In the affected vehicles, debris may contaminate the air bag clock spring, a spiral wound, flat cable that keeps the air bag powered while the steering wheel is being turned. This contamination may tear the cable and result in a loss of electrical connection to the driver's frontal air bag.

Consequence
A loss of electrical connection to the driver's frontal air bag will prevent the air bag from deploying in the event of a vehicle crash, increasing the risk of injury.

The remedy for this recall is still under development. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact Volkswagen customer service at 1-800-822-8987.

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

2.0L DOHC FSI 16-valve turbocharged I4 engine

Hard shell battery box protection

6-speed manual transmission w/OD -inc: clutch starter interlock, hydraulic clutch, cable shift mechanism

Front wheel drive

GTI sport suspension w/vehicle lowering -inc: independent front MacPherson struts w/stabilizer bar & fully independent rear four-link suspension w/coil springs, telescopic shock absorbers & stabilizer bar

Electro-mechanical variable assist pwr rack & pinion steering

Cross differential system (XDS)

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

Dual polished exhaust tips -inc: sound generator

Electronic differential lock (EDL)

18" "Detroit" alloy wheels

225/40R18 all-season tires

Temporary use spare tire

Sport front/side/rear valences -inc: textured black sport side skirts

Body-color bumpers

Body-color rear roof spoiler

Body-color moldings

Fully galvanized sheet metal

Heat-insulated glass

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

Halogen headlights -inc: clear/lightweight/chip-resistant polycarbonate lenses

Fog lights

Body-color heated pwr mirrors -inc: integrated turn signals, blinker control stalk w/lane-change feature

Adjustable intermittent windshield wipers w/heated washer nozzles

Rear window wiper

Body-color exterior door handles

AM/FM stereo w/CD/MP3 player -inc: (8) speakers, media device interface (MDI), Bluetooth connectivity

Auxiliary audio input

Window diversity antenna

Cloth seat trim

8-way manual heated front sport bucket seats -inc: optimized head restraints, easy-entry system, lumbar support, emergency locking retractors for all seating positions

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

Adjustable front center armrest w/storage compartment

Center console -inc: (2) front cup holders, front open storage compartment

Front/rear carpeted floor mats

Leather-wrapped tilt/telescoping sport steering wheel

Theft-deterrent steering column

Highline instrument cluster -inc: multi-function trip computer, compass, brake pad wear indicator, seatbelt reminder, fuel cap seal warning, illumination for controls & gauges

Headlights-on warning tone

Non-smokers pkg -inc: pwr outlet w/plug, storage receptacle w/insert

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

Remote central pwr locking system -inc: auto locking feature

Remote keyless entry

Mirror control pad w/joystick controls

Anti-theft vehicle alarm system -inc: panic button

Immobilizer theft-deterrent system

Cruise control

Climatic air conditioning -inc: air-conditioning in center console

Air vents in instrument panel

Electric rear window defroster

Rear passenger ventilation for heat

Soft-opening lockable glovebox

(2) aux pwr outlets

Chrome interior door handles

Metallic door trim

Integrated armrest in front door panels

Front door storage pockets

Roof console w/integrated sunglasses holder

Sliding visors w/covered illuminated vanity mirrors

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

Luggage compartment light

Front seatback storage pockets

Plastic loading edge protection

Inside hatch grip

Rear cargo cover

(2) trunk tie-down hooks -inc: (1) in each corner

Emergency trunk release

4-wheel anti-lock braking system (ABS)

Engine braking assist (EBA)

Electronic brake-pressure distribution (EBD)

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

Hydraulic brake assist (HBA)

Intelligent crash response system (ICRS)

Anti-intrusion side-impact door beams

Crash optimized front end

Daytime running lights

Dual front airbags

Front side-thorax airbags

Front/rear side curtain airbags

Emergency trunk release

Buckle switch

Height adjustable front 3-point safety belts w/pretensioners, load limiters

LATCH child restraint system

Child safety rear door locks

Tire pressure monitoring system

Collapsible steering column

Dual tone horns

 
DEEP BLACK PEARL 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

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

 
(4) SPLASH GUARDS
$220

 
MAT KIT
$235

 
CARPETED MAT KIT
$235

 
FIRST AID KIT
$35


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