2014 Volkswagen GTI  -  $25,915

Vehicle Details

MSRP: $25,915
Base Invoice: $24,911
Destination Charge: $820
Options: $0
Trim: 4dr HB Man Wolfsburg PZEV
Doors: 4
Drive train: Front Wheel Drive
MPG: Avg: 25 | City: 21 | Hwy: 31
Body Style: 4dr HB Man Wolfsburg PZEV
Transmission: Transmission: 6-Speed Manual
Engine: Engine: 2.0L TSI 16-Valve DOHC I4 Turbocharged


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 2014 Volkswagen GTI comes only as a 4-door model. 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, which is 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 stop.

A fully-independent suspension, with front damper-struts and a stiff tubular roll bar, plus a 4-link layout in back help to give the GTI performance tuning that is responsive 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 interior efficiency and versatility 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 area for larger items.

The 2014 GTI is offered in two trims: Wolfsburg Edition and the fully loaded Driver's Edition. Wolfsburg models feature 18-inch alloy wheels, tinted glass, fog lamps, air conditioning, heated front seats, a cooled glovebox, cruise control, Bluetooth connectivity and an 8-speaker sound system with Sirius XM satellite radio and iPod capability, as well as an auxiliary input. Driver's Edition models add bi-xenon headlights with LED running lights, touchscreen navigation, power sunroof and leather seats front and rear.

Model News

For 2014, the Volkswagen GTI enters its final year of production in the current sixth-generation form, and just two trims are offered: Wolfsburg Edition and Driver's Edition. Each comes only as a 4-door.

Value Writeup

The Volkswagen GTI offers 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 also offers impressive fuel economy--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 $25,000, the GTI doesn't cost all that much more than economy-minded small hatchbacks, yet it offers sportier and more athletic performance, a more exclusive look and a good list of standard features.

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

EPA Classification
Compact Cars

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
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4

2.0 L/121

Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
200 @ 5100

SAE Net Torque @ RPM
207 @ 1700

Trans Type

Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD

First Gear Ratio (:1)

Second Gear Ratio (:1)

Third Gear Ratio (:1)

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)

Reverse Ratio (:1)

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)

Passenger Capacity

Passenger Volume
92.9 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
52.8 in

101.5 in

Length, Overall
165.9 in

Width, Max w/o mirrors
70 in

Height, Overall
57.8 in

Track Width, Front
60.4 in

Track Width, Rear
59.7 in

Min Ground Clearance
5 in

Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up
15.2 ft³

Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down
46 ft³

Base Curb Weight
3113 lbs

Suspension Type - Front

Suspension Type - Rear

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)

Front Tire Size

Rear Tire Size

Spare Tire Size

Front Wheel Size
18 X 7.5 in

Rear Wheel Size
18 X 7.5 in

Spare Wheel Size
Full-Size in

Front Wheel Material

Rear Wheel Material

Spare Wheel Material

Steering Type

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb
35.8 ft

Brake ABS System

Disc - Front (Yes or )

Disc - Rear (Yes or )

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
12.3 in

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
10.7 in

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
14.5 gal

Basic Years

Basic Miles/km

Drivetrain Years

Drivetrain Miles/km

Corrosion Years

Corrosion Miles/km

Roadside Assistance Years

Roadside Assistance Miles/km

Maintenance Years

Maintenance Miles/km


Mfg's Report Date
AUG 03, 2015


Potential Number of Units Affected

Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (Volkswagen) is recalling certain model year 2010-2014 Volkswagen CC, and Passat, 2010-2013 Eos, 2011-2014 Golf, GTI, Jetta, and Tiguan, and 2012-2014 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.

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.

Volkswagen will notify owners, and dealers will install a protective cover over the steering wheel clock spring if the air bag light is off. If the airbag light is on and the steering wheel clock spring requires replacement, dealers will install a new steering wheel clock spring. These repairs will be performed free of charge. The recall began on January 15, 2016. Owners may contact Volkswagen customer service at 1-800-822-8987.

Dates of Manufacture
MAY 25, 2010 to SEP 29, 2013

Manufacturer Recall No.

Male/Female Dummy Note
Male: Average sized adult male dummy in 35-MPH crash into fixed barrier. Rating is evaluation of injury to head, neck, chest, legs. Female: Small-sized adult female dummy in 35-mph crash into fixed barrier. Rating is evaluation of injury to head, neck, chest, legs.

Rollover Rating

Rollover Rating Dynamic Test Result
No Tip

Risk of Rollover

Rollover Note
Dynamic (moving) test results (Tip or No Tip) and measured rollover-related properties determine vehicle's risk of rollover in single vehicle crash and its rollover rating. 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.

Engine: 2.0L TSI 16-Valve DOHC I4 Turbocharged

Transmission: 6-Speed Manual

Front-Wheel Drive

3.94 Axle Ratio

Engine Oil Cooler

60-Amp/Hr 480CCA Maintenance-Free Battery w/Run Down Protection

120 Amp Alternator

4256# Gvwr 997# Maximum Payload

Gas-Pressurized Shock Absorbers

Front And Rear Anti-Roll Bars

Sport Tuned Suspension

Electric Power-Assist Speed-Sensing Steering

14.5 Gal. Fuel Tank

Quasi-Dual Stainless Steel Exhaust w/Polished Tailpipe Finisher

Strut Front Suspension w/Coil Springs

Multi-Link Rear Suspension w/Coil Springs

4-Wheel Disc Brakes w/4-Wheel ABS, Front Vented Discs, Brake Assist and Hill Hold Control

Brake Actuated Limited Slip Differential

Wheels: 18" Alloy

Tires: P225/40 R18 92H All-Season

Wheels w/Locks

Steel Spare Wheel

Full-Size Spare Tire Mounted Inside Under Cargo

Clearcoat Paint

Body-Colored Front Bumper

Body-Colored Rear Bumper

Rocker Panel Extensions

Black Side Windows Trim and Black Front Windshield Trim

Body-Colored Door Handles

Body-Colored Power Heated Side Mirrors w/Manual Folding and Turn Signal Indicator

Fixed Rear Window w/Fixed Interval Wiper and Defroster

Light Tinted Glass

Variable Intermittent Wipers w/Heated Jets

Fully Galvanized Steel Panels

Lip Spoiler

Black Grille

Liftgate Rear Cargo Access

Aero-Composite Halogen Daytime Running Headlamps

Front Fog Lamps

Radio: RCD 310 w/Single CD -inc: Bluetooth, SiriusXM satellite radio (limited subscription) and Media Device Interface (MDI)

Radio w/Seek-Scan, Clock, Speed Compensated Volume Control, Aux Audio Input Jack and Steering Wheel Controls

8 Speakers

Audio Theft Deterrent

Wireless Streaming

Window Grid Diversity Antenna

Heated Front Sport Seats

Front Seats w/Cloth Back Material and Manual Driver Lumbar

2-Way Power Driver Seat -inc: Power Recline, Manual Height Adjustment, Fore/Aft Movement and Manual Lumbar Support

2-Way Power Passenger Seat -inc: Power Recline, Manual Height Adjustment, Fore/Aft Movement and Manual Lumbar Support

60-40 Folding Bench Front Facing Fold Forward Seatback Rear Seat

Manual Tilt/Telescoping Steering Column

Gauges -inc: Speedometer, Odometer, Engine Coolant Temp, Tachometer, Trip Odometer and Trip Computer

Power Rear Windows

5 Person Seating Capacity

Sport Leather Steering Wheel

Front Cupholder

Rear Cupholder


Valet Function

Remote Keyless Entry w/Integrated Key Transmitter, Illuminated Entry and Panic Button

Remote Releases -Inc: Power Cargo Access and Power Fuel

Cruise Control

Manual Air Conditioning

HVAC -inc: Underseat Ducts and Console Ducts

Illuminated Locking Glove Box

Driver Foot Rest

Interior Trim -inc: Piano Black Instrument Panel Insert, Piano Black Door Panel Insert, Chrome And Aluminum Interior Accents

Full Cloth Headliner

Cloth Door Trim Insert

Leather/Aluminum Gear Shift Knob

Cloth Seat Trim

Day-Night Rearview Mirror

Driver And Passenger Visor Vanity Mirrors w/Driver And Passenger Illumination

Full Floor Console w/Covered Storage, Mini Overhead Console w/Storage and 2 12V DC Power Outlets

Front And Rear Map Lights

Fade-To-Off Interior Lighting

Full Carpet Floor Covering -inc: Carpet Front And Rear Floor Mats

Carpet Floor Trim

Cargo Area Concealed Storage

Rigid Cargo Cover

Cargo Space Lights

FOB Controls -inc: Trunk/Hatch/Tailgate

Instrument Panel Covered Bin, Refrigerated/Cooled Box Located In The Glovebox, Driver / Passenger And Rear Door Bins

Power 1st Row Windows w/Front And Rear 1-Touch Up/Down

Delayed Accessory Power

Power Door Locks w/Autolock Feature

Systems Monitor

Redundant Digital Speedometer

Trip Computer

Outside Temp Gauge

Analog Display

Manual Anti-Whiplash Adjustable Front Head Restraints and Manual Adjustable Rear Head Restraints

Front Center Armrest and Rear Center Armrest w/Pass-Thru

2 Seatback Storage Pockets

Perimeter Alarm

Immobilizer III Engine Immobilizer

2 12V DC Power Outlets

Air Filtration

Electronic Stability Control (ESC)

ABS And Driveline Traction Control

Side Impact Beams

Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Seat-Mounted Side Airbags

Tire Specific Low Tire Pressure Warning

Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Front Airbags

Side Curtain Protection Curtain 1st And 2nd Row Airbags

Airbag Occupancy Sensor

Rear Child Safety Locks

Outboard Front Lap And Shoulder Safety Belts -inc: Rear Center 3 Point, Height Adjusters and Pretensioners













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