A background, specifications, and standard and optional features for the 2006 Volkswagen GTI. This model has only one trim level-the 1.8T.
The Volkswagen Golf's sporty cousin, the GTI is a 2-door sport hatchback. The Golf was an offshoot of the Volkswagen Rabbit, which was introduced in 1974. The GTI itself has been in existence since 1983, and, in fact, created the marketing segment known as the 'hot hatch.' Today's GTI has much to boast about. Standard cargo space in the GTI is 18 cubic feet; however, maximum cargo space is 41.8 cubic feet with the rear seat folded down.
The engine that propels the GTI is a 1.8-liter, turbocharged, inline four-cylinder engine. It produces 180 horsepower and 174 lb-ft of torque. The transmission comes either as a five-speed manual or five-speed automatic. Fuel estimates for the manual transmission come in at 24 mpg in the city and 31 mpg on the highway, while the automatic transmission comes in at 22 mpg in the city and 29 mpg on the highway.
Base MSRP for the GTI starts at $20,955 and goes up to $22,030.
For more information concerning the 2006 Volkswagen GTI, visit these websites: www.edmunds.com, en.wikipedia.com, and www.vw.com.
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