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Volkswagen Jetta / Golf / GTI Specs at TrueDelta: Powertrains and tires by trim level (2006)

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2006 Volkswagen Jetta / Golf / GTI Specs - Exterior and Interior Dimensions

Body 4dr Sedan 2dr Hatch 4dr Hatch
Wheelbase 101.5 in 98.9 in 98.9 in
Length 179.3 in 164.9 in 164.9 in
Width 70.1 in 68.3 in 68.3 in
Height 57.4 in 56.7 in 56.7 in
Curb Weight 3285 lb. 2960 lb. 3060 lb.
Fuel Capacity 14.5 gal. 14.5 gal. 14.5 gal.
Headroom, Row 1 38.5 in 38.6 in 38.6 in
Shoulder Room, Row 1 54.8 in 53.7 in 53.7 in
Legroom, Row 1 41.2 in 41.5 in 41.5 in
Headroom, Row 2 37.2 in 37.4 in 37.4 in
Shoulder Room, Row 2 53.1 in 52.7 in 52.4 in
Legroom, Row 2 35.4 in 33.5 in 33.5 in
Total Legroom 76.6 in (over 2 rows) 75 in (over 2 rows) 75 in (over 2 rows)
Cargo Volume, Minimum 16.0 ft3 18.0 ft3 18.0 ft3
Cargo Volume, Maximum 16.0 ft3 41.8 ft3 41.8 ft3

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What Our Members Are Saying about the Seat Room and Comfort of the 2006 Volkswagen Jetta / Golf / GTI

2006 Volkswagen Jetta / Golf / GTI Seat Room and Comfort: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2007 4dr Hatch turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed manual FWD
The sport seats in the basic black leatherette are nicely bolstered though not overly enveloping like seats in my FR-S. This means it hits a nice middle ground of comfort but still keeping you from being thrown around in aggressive driving. The manually adjusted seats are easily positioned to a comfortable state after you figure out which of the 4 levers is doing what. The adjustible thigh support is especially nice and not something I often see in this segment. see full Volkswagen Jetta / Golf / GTI review
2007 2dr Hatch turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed automated manual FWD
The front seats offer great lateral support. see full Volkswagen Jetta / Golf / GTI review
2007 4dr Hatch 150-horsepower 2.5L I5
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
most comfortable seats out of the Totoya Matrix, Mazda 3, Honda fit, Nissan Versa see full Volkswagen Jetta / Golf / GTI review
2007 4dr Hatch turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed automated manual FWD
Excellent seats and comfort, however occasionally find the seats a bit narrow and the foot well can be tight in some shoes. see full Volkswagen Jetta / Golf / GTI review
2007 2dr Hatch turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed automated manual FWD
Zero fatigue on long drives, natural driving position see full Volkswagen Jetta / Golf / GTI review
2007 2dr Hatch turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed automated manual FWD
Same as a small sedan, dead pedal, loads of head room see full Volkswagen Jetta / Golf / GTI review
2007 2dr Hatch turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed automated manual FWD
High roof line gives sedan-like head room, lots of foot room. see full Volkswagen Jetta / Golf / GTI review
2006 4dr Hatch turbocharged 100hp 1.9L I4 Diesel
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
Good Shoulder width, okay leg room. see full Volkswagen Jetta / Golf / GTI review
2006 Volkswagen Jetta / Golf / GTI Seat Room and Comfort: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2007 2dr Hatch turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed automated manual FWD
Great for my kids (4 and 7) but small for adults. see full Volkswagen Jetta / Golf / GTI review
2006 4dr Hatch 115-horsepower 2.0L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
Seats could be firmer though adequate. It has no lumbar support and expended use probably will change the shape of the foam used in the seat. see full Volkswagen Jetta / Golf / GTI review
 

2006 Volkswagen Jetta 4-door Sedan Specs - Powertrains and Tire Sizes

Trim Value Edition 2.5 / TDI 2.0T GLI
Standard Engine 2.5L I5
DOHC-4v
150 hp@5000
170 lb-ft@3750
2.5L I5
DOHC-4v
150 hp@5000
170 lb-ft@3750
turbocharged
2.0L I4
DOHC-4v
200 hp@5500
207 lb-ft@1800
turbocharged
2.0L I4
DOHC-4v
200 hp@5500
207 lb-ft@1800
Optional Engine(s) turbocharged
1.9L I4 Diesel
OHC-2v
100 hp@4000
177 lb-ft@1800
  
Standard Transmission5-speed manual5-speed manual6-speed manual6-speed manual
Optional Transmission(s)6-speed manually-shiftable automatic6-speed automated manual6-speed automated manual6-speed automated manual
  6-speed manually-shiftable automatic  
Standard DrivetrainFWDFWDFWDFWD
Standard Tires195/65HR15 tires205/55HR16 tires205/55HR16 tires225/45WR17 tires
Optional Tires 225/45HR17 tires225/45HR17 tires225/40YR18 tires
    225/45HR17 tires

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2006 Volkswagen Golf / GTI 2-door Hatch Specs - Powertrains and Tire Sizes

Trim GTI
Standard Engineturbocharged
1.8L I4
DOHC-5v
180 hp@5500
173 lb-ft@1950
Standard Transmission5-speed manual
Optional Transmission(s)5-speed manually-shiftable automatic
Standard DrivetrainFWD
Standard Tires225/45HR17 tires

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2006 Volkswagen Golf 4-door Hatch Specs - Powertrains and Tire Sizes

Trim GL GLS
Standard Engine 2.0L I4
OHC-2v
115 hp@5200
122 lb-ft@2600
2.0L I4
OHC-2v
115 hp@5200
122 lb-ft@2600
Optional Engine(s) turbocharged
1.9L I4 Diesel
OHC-2v
100 hp@4000
177 lb-ft@1800
Standard Transmission5-speed manual5-speed manual
Optional Transmission(s)4-speed automatic4-speed automatic
  5-speed manually-shiftable automatic
Standard DrivetrainFWDFWD
Standard Tires195/65HR15 tires195/65HR15 tires

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What Our Members Are Saying about the Powertrain of the 2006 Volkswagen Jetta / Golf / GTI

2006 Volkswagen Jetta / Golf / GTI Powertrain: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2007 2dr Hatch turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed automated manual FWD
The engine and DSG are both amazing! see full Volkswagen Jetta / Golf / GTI review
2007 2dr Hatch turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed automated manual FWD
Even with a 200hp/207lb torque turbo engine there is nearly no lag and an absence of torque steer. The extremely flat torque curve allows for easy passing. Probably the best compromise of power, mpg, and comfort available. see full Volkswagen Jetta / Golf / GTI review
2007 4dr Hatch 150-horsepower 2.5L I5
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
Its okay, 150hp is sufficient, the 170 torque feels awesome see full Volkswagen Jetta / Golf / GTI review
2007 4dr Hatch turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed automated manual FWD
-Very easily used powerband -Engine loves to rev -DSG transmission is wicked fast see full Volkswagen Jetta / Golf / GTI review
2007 2dr Hatch turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed automated manual FWD
Seamless power with the DSG gearbox. Turbo is spooled instantly with no turbo lag at all. see full Volkswagen Jetta / Golf / GTI review
2007 4dr Hatch turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed manual FWD
Very peppy and smooth engine + transmission combo. It loves to rev but is also content cruising along. Great throttle response and turbo surge. see full Volkswagen Jetta / Golf / GTI review
2007 2dr Hatch turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed automated manual FWD
Linear power delivery. see full Volkswagen Jetta / Golf / GTI review
2007 2dr Hatch turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed automated manual FWD
The 2.0-liter turbo is very easily tunable with a software flash and the DSG transmission is a great compromise between automatic and manual--I can shift either with the lever or the paddles behind the steering wheel. see full Volkswagen Jetta / Golf / GTI review
2007 2dr Hatch 150-horsepower 2.5L I5
5-speed manual FWD
Great torque. Not fussy. Outstanding drivability see full Volkswagen Jetta / Golf / GTI review
2007 2dr Hatch turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed manual FWD
Strong torque at low RPMs, yet you can rev it over 6000 rpms when needed. see full Volkswagen Jetta / Golf / GTI review
2006 Volkswagen Jetta / Golf / GTI Powertrain: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2007 4dr Hatch turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed manual FWD
The engine is where I'm probably the most pleased and simultaneously disappointed. First, only having 190hp makes zero sense when this same engine will make 228hp in the X1. The low end feels extremely strong, but as the revs pass 4500, power tapers off significantly much like the MKV GTI does. It feels 100% artificially limited considering all the technology under the valve covers of the B46 engine, though. My wife rarely spins the engine to that upper rev range, so it is completely fine for her driving style. That said, the "fake" limitation really hurts the Clubman's value proposition against the other hot hatches on the market.The 6MT and clutch are easy to modulate and smooth, but both lack the engagement and feedback of my FR-S. The rev matching feature on downshifts work well. see full Volkswagen Jetta / Golf / GTI review
2007 2dr Hatch 150-horsepower 2.5L I5
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
Can be a little sluggish, transmission is great, but automanual not very useful. see full Volkswagen Jetta / Golf / GTI review
2006 4dr Hatch turbocharged 100hp 1.9L I4 Diesel
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
Sluggish in the winter. see full Volkswagen Jetta / Golf / GTI review
 

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2006 Volkswagen Jetta / Golf / GTI MSRP and Invoice Prices

Body Trim Base Price Invoice Destination
4dr Sedan Value Edition 17,900 17,049 630
4dr Sedan 2.5 / TDI 20,290 18,687 630
4dr Sedan 2.0T 23,590 21,702 630
4dr Sedan GLI 23,790 21,884 630
2dr Hatch GTI 20,340 18,526 630
4dr Hatch GL 16,030 14,958 630
4dr Hatch GLS 18,390 17,138 630

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