Compare 2009 Audi A3 vs 2009 Volkswagen Jetta Sportwagen

2009 Audi A3
2009 Volkswagen Jetta Sportwagen
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4-Door HB MT 2.0T FrontTrak PZEV
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door HB MT 2.0T FrontTrak 21 30 $25,035 $26,920
4-Door HB MT 2.0T FrontTrak Prem 21 30 $25,035 $26,920
4-Door HB MT 2.0T FrontTrak PZEV 21 30 $25,035 $26,920
4-Door HB MT 2.0T FrontTrak PZEV Prem 21 30 $25,035 $26,920
4-Door HB MT 2.0T FrontTrak PZEV S Line 21 30 $25,035 $26,920
4-Door HB MT 2.0T FrontTrak S Line 21 30 $25,035 $26,920
4-Door HB AT S tronic 2.0T FrontTrak 22 28 $26,413 $28,400
4-Door HB AT S tronic 2.0T FrontTrak Prem 22 28 $26,413 $28,400
4-Door HB AT S tronic 2.0T FrontTrak PZEV 22 28 $26,413 $28,400
4-Door HB AT S tronic 2.0T FrontTrak PZEV Prem 22 28 $26,413 $28,400
4-Door HB AT S tronic 2.0T FrontTrak PZEV S Line 22 28 $26,413 $28,400
4-Door HB AT S tronic 2.0T FrontTrak S Line 22 28 $26,413 $28,400
4-Door HB AT S tronic 2.0T quattro 21 28 $28,366 $30,500
4-Door HB AT S tronic 2.0T quattro Prem 21 28 $28,366 $30,500
4-Door HB AT S tronic 2.0T quattro S Line 21 28 $28,366 $30,500
4-Door HB AT S tronic 3.2L quattro S-Line 18 25 $34,387 $36,975
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4-Door 2.5L Manual PZEV S
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door 2.5L Manual PZEV S 21 30 $18,400 $19,075
4-Door 2.5L Manual S 21 30 $18,400 $19,075
4-Door 2.5L Automatic PZEV S 20 29 $19,499 $20,175
4-Door 2.5L Automatic S 20 29 $19,499 $20,175
4-Door 2.5L Manual PZEV SE 21 30 $19,997 $21,425
4-Door 2.5L Manual SE 21 30 $19,997 $21,425
4-Door 2.5L Automatic PZEV SE 20 29 $21,096 $22,525
4-Door 2.5L Automatic SE 20 29 $21,096 $22,525
4-Door 2.0L Manual TDI 30 41 $22,503 $23,870
4-Door 2.0L Automatic TDI 29 40 $23,602 $24,970
4-Door 2.0T Manual PZEV SEL 21 31 $24,293 $26,065
4-Door 2.0T Manual SEL 21 31 $24,293 $26,065
4-Door 2.0T Automatic PZEV SEL 22 29 $25,392 $27,165
4-Door 2.0T Automatic SEL 22 29 $25,392 $27,165
Pricing
Invoice Price
$25,035
$18,400
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$26,920
$19,075
Monthly Payment Estimate
$449 / month
$318 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.4
8.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2009 Audi A3 is more than a spruced-up VW hatchback, thanks to the fabulous interior, S-tronic transmission, and V-6 bark. It's been a long time coming back, but the 2009 Volkswagen Jetta Sportwagen gives crossover buyers something else to consider―and diesel power is on the way.
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Fuel Economy
City
21 mpg 21 mpg
Highway
30 mpg 30 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Small Station Wgn Wagon
Interior Dimensions
Front Leg Room (in)
41.2 41.1
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Passenger Volume (ft³)
88.9 91.7
Second Leg Room (in)
34.8 35.5
Front Head Room (in)
39.3 38.4
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.4 54.8
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Head Room (in)
37.0 38.1
Second Shoulder Room (in)
52.8 53.1
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
58.8 59.6
Wheelbase (in)
101.5 101.5
Liftover Height (in)
27.0 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
77.4 70.1
Track Width, Front (in)
59.9 60.7
Min Ground Clearance (in)
4.0 5.4
Length, Overall (in)
169.0 179.4
Height, Overall (in)
56.0 59.2
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- - TBD -
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- - TBD -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
54.6 -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
19.5 -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
- 32.8
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
- 66.9
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
- NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
- NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- - TBD -
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.3 x - TBD - 10.2 x 0.47
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.3 x - TBD - 11.3 x 0.98
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
14.5 14.5
Steering
Steering Type
Speed-Sensitive Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.0 3
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.2 16.4
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.11 35.8
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P225/45YR17 P205/55HR16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P225/45YR17 P205/55HR16
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3263 3228
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 16 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material
Alloy Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 16 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Alloy Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
8.4 10
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
140 140
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
207 @ 1800-5000 177 @ 4250
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.0L/121 2.5L/151.0
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
200 @ 5100-6000 170 @ 5700
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I5
Fuel System
TFSI SMPI
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
24 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
30 30
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
21 21
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.93 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.36 3.78
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.47 1.36
Trans Type
6 5
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.11 0.84
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.99 3.60
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.09 2.12
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.09 3.65
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.10 1.03
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Manual
Summary
Vehicle Name
Audi A3 Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen
Body Style
4 Door HB 4 Door
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Stabilizer Bar NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Stabilizer Bar MacPherson strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Four Link Multilink
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
7 7

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