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2014 Volkswagen GTI 4-Door

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The Hatch is Back

A three-quarter front view of the 2014 Volkswagen GTI 4-Door
In short: A quick, efficient and well-priced hatchback.

2014 Volkswagen GTI 4-Door Review

Volkswagen’s classic hot hatch continues to set the standard in its segment with its winning combination of efficient performance, smart amenities and value-oriented price. The 2014 Volkswagen GTI is quick and lively out of the gates and around turns thanks to a 2.0-liter turbocharged inline-4, and earns a driver-pleasing 33 mpg highway. Assembled in Wolfsburg, Germany of a majority German parts, our Tornado Red tester came equipped with a power sunroof, Interlagos cloth interior and touch screen navigation, as well as standard satellite radio and a multi-function trip computer.

Warranty/Service: 3-year/36,000-mile new vehicle limited warranty; 5-year/60,000-mile powertrain warranty; 12-year/unlimited-mile corrosion warranty; 3-year/36,000-mile roadside assistance; 3-year/36,000-mile Carefree Maintenance

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Make: Volkswagen, Vehicle Type: Hatchback

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Base Price: $29,895 / As Tested: $30,690

Technical Specifications

Vehicle type: front engine, front-wheel drive, 5-passenger, 5-door hatchback

Engine: 2.0-liter turbocharged inline-4 with direct injection
Horsepower: 200 hp @ 5,100 rpm
Torque: 207 lb-ft @ 1,700 rpm
Transmission: 6-speed DSG automatic with gear shifters

Curb weight: 3,113 lbs
Wheelbase: 101.5 in
Length/Width/Height: 165.9 / 70 / 57.8 in
Turning circle: 35.8 ft

4-wheel disc brakes with ABS
Suspension: MacPherson strut front; multi-link rear

Traction: electronic stability control with traction control

0-60 mph: 6.8 seconds
60-0 mph: 113 ft
Top Speed: 130 mph

EPA City: 24 mpg
EPA Highway: 33 mpg
Combined MPG: 27 mpg

Seating Capacity: 5
Safety: driver and front passenger front airbags; front side airbags; front and rear side curtain airbags

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