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2021 Volkswagen GTI 2.0T Autobahn FWD
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2021 Volkswagen GTI
2.0T Autobahn FWD
No Expert Reviews
2019 Ford Fiesta
S FWD
Kyree Williams Preview:

Ford’s re-entry into the subcompact car market came in 2011, with the arrival of the European-designed Fiesta. Available in both sedan and hatchback body styles, the model received a r...

Specs

2021 Volkswagen GTI
2.0T Autobahn FWD
2019 Ford Fiesta
S FWD
Powertrain
Drivetrain
FWD
FWD
FWD
FWD
Fuel Economy, City
23 MPG
24 MPG
27 MPG
27 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway
30 MPG
32 MPG
37 MPG
35 MPG
Fuel Tank Volume 13.2 gal 12.4 gal
Engine
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Gasoline
Gasoline
Gasoline
Power
228 hp @ 5,000 RPM
228 hp @ 5,000 RPM
120 hp @ 5,000 RPM
120 hp @ 5,000 RPM
Torque
258 lb-ft @ 1,500 RPM
258 lb-ft @ 1,500 RPM
112 lb-ft @ 5,000 RPM
112 lb-ft @ 5,000 RPM
Cylinders
4 cylinders
4 cylinders
4 cylinders
4 cylinders
Compression Ratio
9.6:1
9.6:1
11:1
11:1
Displacement
2,000 cc
2,000 cc
1,600 cc
1,600 cc
Bore x Stroke
3.25 in x 3.65 in
3.25 in x 3.65 in
3.11 in x 3.2 in
3.11 in x 3.2 in
Safety
ABS Brakes Standard Standard
Driver Airbag Standard Standard
Passenger Airbag Standard Standard
Front Side Airbags Standard Standard
Curtain Airbags Standard Standard
NHTSA Crash Test Results
Overall 4 stars 4 stars
Front Crash Overall 4 stars 4 stars
Front Crash Driver 5 stars 5 stars
Front Crash Passenger 4 stars 4 stars
Side Crash Overall 5 stars 4 stars
Side Barrier Driver 5 stars 4 stars
Side Barrier Passenger 5 stars 4 stars
Side Pole Driver 5 stars 5 stars
Rollover 5 stars 4 stars
Comfort and Convenience
Sunroof/Moonroof Standard --
Leather Seats Standard --
Air Conditioning Standard Standard
CD Player Standard Standard
Radio Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard --
Power Door Locks Standard Standard
Driver Power Seats Standard --
Passenger Power Seats Standard --
Interior
Maximum Seating 5 seats 5 seats
Front Legroom 41.2 in 43.6 in
Back Legroom 35.6 in 31.2 in
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume 17.4 cu ft 12.8 cu ft
Maximum Payload 915 lbs --
Exterior
Length 168 in 173.6 in
Width 70.8 in 77.8 in
Height 57.8 in 58.1 in
Wheelbase 103.6 in 98 in

Available Options

2021 Volkswagen GTI
2.0T Autobahn FWD

Exterior Colors

  • Cornflower Blue
  • Dark Iron Blue Metallic
  • Deep Black Pearl
  • Pure White
  • Tornado Red
  • White Silver Metallic
2019 Ford Fiesta
S FWD

Exterior Colors

  • Ingot Silver Metallic
  • Oxford White
  • Shadow Black

Option Packages

  • Transmission: 6-SPD POWERSHIFT Auto W/Selectshift

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