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2012 Volkswagen GLI Comparisons

Base Sedan

General Pricing

MSRP $23,745.00 $22,555.00 $25,595.00
Destination $770.00 $790.00 $770.00

Engines & Power

Standard Engine 2.0L I4 2.4L I4 2.5L H4
Horsepower 200 @ 5100 RPM 201 @ 7000 RPM 265 @ 6000 RPM
Torque 207 @ 1700 RPM 170 @ 4400 RPM 244 @ 4000 RPM
Valves 2 4 4
Displacement (cc) 1984 2354 2457
Bore X Stroke (in.) 3.2 X 3.7 3.4 X 3.9 3.9 X 3.1
Compression Ratio 9.6:1 11.0:1 8.4:1

Fuel Economy

City (mpg) 22 22 19
Highway (mpg) 33 31 25

Exterior Dimensions & Weight

Curb Weight - Automatic (lb.) N/A 2945.4 3207.7
Wheelbase (in.) 104.4 105.1 103.3
Length (in.) 182.2 177.3 180.3
Width (in.) 70.0 69.0 70.7
Height (in.) 57.2 56.5 60.2
Track Front (in.) N/A 59.0 60.2
Track Rear (in.) N/A 59.9 60.6
Ground Clearance (in.) N/A N/A N/A

Interior Dimensions

Standard Seating 5 5 5
Front Headroom (in.) 38.2 37.9 40.3
Rear Headroom (in.) 37.1 36.2 37.6
Front Legroom (in.) 41.2 42.0 43.5
Rear Legroom (in.) 38.1 36.2 33.5
Front Shoulder Room (in.) 55.2 56.6 54.8
Rear Shoulder Room (in.) 53.6 53.3 53.2
Front Hip Room (in.) N/A 50.5 53.4
Rear Hip Room (in.) N/A 51.4 53.3

Payload & Towing

Passenger Volumn (cu. ft.) N/A 92.1 94.6

Steering, Suspension & Brakes

Front Suspension strut strut strut
Rear Suspension multi-link multi-link wishbone
Tires 225/45R17 215/45R17 235/45R17

Anti-Theft & Locks

Power Door Locks Std. Std. Std.

Braking & Traction

4 Wheel Drive / All Wheel Drive front wheel drive front wheel drive 4x4 wheel drive
ABS Brakes (2 or 4 Wheel) Std. Std. Std.
Limited Slip Differential or Axle Std. Std. Std.
Vehicle Stability Control System Std. Std. Std.

Entertainment, Communication & Navigation

Radio AM/FM AM/FM AM/FM
Cassette Player N/A N/A N/A
CD Player N/A Yes Yes
CD Changer Yes N/A N/A
DVD Player N/A N/A N/A
Navigation Aid N/A N/A N/A

Interior

Cruise Control Std. Std. Std.
Tilt Steering Yes Yes Yes
Telescopic Steering Column Yes Yes Yes

Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning

Air Conditioning Std. Std. Std.

Safety

Driver Airbag Std. Std. Std.
Front Side Airbag Std. Std. Std.
Passenger Side Airbag Std. Std. Std.
Rear Side Airbag N/A N/A N/A

Seats

Driver Multi-Adjustable Power Seat N/A N/A N/A

Roof

Sunroof / Moonroof N/A Std. N/A

Windows, Mirrors & Wipers

Power Windows Std. Std. Std.

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