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2006 Volkswagen Golf Comparisons

GL Hatchback

General Pricing

Resale Value $16,905.00 $16,995.00 $17,615.00
Destination $630.00 $580.00 $560.00

Engines & Power

Standard Engine 2.0L I4 2.0L I4 2.3L I4
Horsepower 115 @ 5200 RPM 138 @ 6000 RPM 160 @ 6500 RPM
Torque 122 @ 2600 RPM 136 @ 4500 RPM 150 @ 4500 RPM
Valves 2 4 4
Displacement (cc) 1984 1975 2260
Bore X Stroke (in.) 3.2 X 3.7 3.2 X 3.7 3.4 X 3.7
Compression Ratio 10:1 10.1:1 9.7:1

Fuel Economy

City (mpg) 24 24 N/A
Highway (mpg) 30 34 N/A

Exterior Dimensions & Weight

Curb Weight - Automatic (lb.) 2910.1 2903.5 2808.7
Wheelbase (in.) 98.9 102.8 103.9
Length (in.) 164.9 170.9 176.6
Width (in.) 68.3 68.3 69.1
Height (in.) 56.7 57.9 57.7
Track Front (in.) 59.6 58.9 60.2
Track Rear (in.) 58.8 58.5 59.6
Ground Clearance (in.) N/A N/A N/A

Interior Dimensions

Standard Seating 5 5 5
Front Headroom (in.) 38.6 40.0 39.1
Rear Headroom (in.) 37.4 38.8 38.4
Front Legroom (in.) 41.5 42.8 41.9
Rear Legroom (in.) 33.5 35.4 36.3
Front Shoulder Room (in.) 53.7 55.1 54.9
Rear Shoulder Room (in.) 52.4 53.9 54.0
Front Hip Room (in.) 55.5 52.4 54.9
Rear Hip Room (in.) 57.6 53.9 53.9

Payload & Towing

Passenger Volumn (cu. ft.) 88.0 98.1 95.3

Steering, Suspension & Brakes

Front Suspension strut strut strut
Rear Suspension torsion multi-link multi-link
Tires 195/65R15 205/50R16 205/50R17

Anti-Theft & Locks

Power Door Locks Std. Std. Std.

Braking & Traction

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

Entertainment, Communication & Navigation

Radio AM/FM AM/FM AM/FM
Cassette Player Yes N/A N/A
CD Player Yes Yes Yes
CD Changer N/A 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 N/A 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 N/A N/A

Windows, Mirrors & Wipers

Power Windows Std. Std. Std.

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