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Volkswagen Golf / GTI Specs (2014)

2014 Volkswagen Golf / GTI Specs - Exterior and Interior Dimensions

Body 4dr Hatch
Wheelbase 101.5 in
Length 165.4 in
Width 70.3 in
Height 58.3 in
Curb Weight 3025 lb.
Fuel Capacity 14.5 gal.
Headroom, Row 1 39.3 in
Shoulder Room, Row 1 54.7 in
Legroom, Row 1 41.2 in
Headroom, Row 2 38.5 in
Shoulder Room, Row 2 52.8 in
Legroom, Row 2 35.5 in
Total Legroom 76.7 in (over 2 rows)
Cargo Volume, Minimum 15.0 ft3
Cargo Volume, Maximum 46.0 ft3

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2014 Volkswagen Golf / GTI 4-door Hatch Specs - Powertrains and Tire Sizes

Trim 2.5L TDI GTI
Standard Engine 2.5L I5
DOHC-4v
170 hp@5700
177 lb-ft@4250
turbocharged
2.0L I4 Diesel
OHC-4v
140 hp@4000
236 lb-ft@1750
turbocharged
2.0L I4
DOHC-4v
200 hp@5100
207 lb-ft@1700
Standard Transmission6-speed manually-shiftable automatic6-speed manual6-speed manual
Optional Transmission(s) 6-speed automated manual6-speed automated manual
Standard DrivetrainFWDFWDFWD
Standard Tires195/65HR15 tires225/45HR17 tires225/40HR18 tires

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What Our Members Are Saying about the Powertrain of the 2014 Volkswagen Golf / GTI

2014 Volkswagen Golf / GTI Powertrain: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2013 4dr Hatch 170-horsepower 2.5L I5
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
Automotive experts are rather harsh with the 5 cylinder 2.5L engine sound. Sure, after testing cars that cost 3 to 10 times as much as the golf does, almost all lesser cars are at a disadvantage. But considering all sub $20K car engines, this one is a jewel. Its gruffness and low end grunt suits the character of the car. Its a strong engine over its entire power-band and in the daily cut and thrust, its got ample power and can accelerate on on-ramps with a huge safety margin to spare. It can live within its normal envelop of daily duties without feeling strained.(the engine sounds better in the Golf than in the Jetta). A $650 AWE-tuning muffler would make this engine sound almost exotic.
2013 4dr Hatch turbocharged 140hp 2.0L I4 Diesel
6-speed manual FWD
The TDI has gobs of torque down low and feels stronger than it is. Subjectively, it's a blast to drive. Of course the R has a lot more power, especially as the revs rise and at higher speeds. But at most speeds that matter, the TDI is great. It is something of a shock to look down and see that you are turning 1400 rpm. Keeping the revs down really pays off at the pump.
 

What Our Members Are Saying about the Tires of the 2014 Volkswagen Golf / GTI

2014 Volkswagen Golf / GTI Tires: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2013 4dr Hatch 170-horsepower 2.5L I5
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
The 17 and 18 inch wheels look great but in this small a car, they tend to make the ride a bit harsh (totally livable on smooth roads, but realistically, these roads are few and far in-between). If maximum comfort is your requirement, resist the urge to splurge on the larger rim size as the little 15 inch wheels steel rims provide the cushiest most forgiving ride with least penalty. Decent 15 inch alloys can be purchased separately for under $500 rather than splurging to a higher equipped model or VW sourced $1800 alloy wheel kit.
2013 4dr Hatch turbocharged 140hp 2.0L I4 Diesel
6-speed manual FWD
Golf TDI comes with low rolling resistance all-season tires. They are OK around corners, but not very good when braking, especially on wet roads. I wish I had insisted on performance tires (or winter snow tires) rather than "no-season" tires that I got.
 

2014 Volkswagen Golf / GTI MSRP and Invoice Prices

Body Trim Base Price Invoice Destination
4dr Hatch 2.5L 19,995 19,195 820
4dr Hatch TDI 25,200 24,192 820
4dr Hatch GTI 25,095 24,091 820

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