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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan Base
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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Base 28 34 $11,749 $12,515
4-Door Sedan ACR 28 34 $13,628 $14,580
4-Door Sedan SXT 28 34 $13,846 $14,820
4-Door Sedan R/T 28 34 $15,343 $16,465
4-Door Sedan GL Manual
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Manual GL 24 31 $15,364 $16,850
4-Door Sedan Automatic GL 23 29 $16,228 $17,725
4-Door Sedan TDI Manual GL 42 49 $16,902 $18,145
4-Door Sedan TDI Automatic GL 34 45 $18,052 $19,330
4-Door Sedan Manual GLS 24 31 $16,312 $17,900
4-Door Sedan Automatic GLS 23 29 $17,176 $18,775
4-Door Sedan Turbo Manual GLS 24 31 $17,803 $19,550
4-Door Sedan Turbo Automatic GLS 22 29 $18,876 $20,625
4-Door Sedan VR6 Manual GLS 19 28 $18,390 $20,200
4-Door Sedan VR6 Automatic GLS 19 26 $19,254 $21,075
4-Door Sedan TDI Manual GLS 42 49 $17,646 $18,950
4-Door Sedan TDI Automatic GLS 34 45 $18,796 $20,135
4-Door Sedan VR6 Manual GLX 19 28 $22,455 $24,700
4-Door Sedan VR6 Automatic GLX 19 26 $23,319 $25,575
4-Door Sedan VR6 Manual GLI 21 30 $20,874 $22,950
4-Door Sedan VR6 Automatic w/Tiptronic GLX 21 31 $24,477 $26,825
Pricing
Invoice Price
$11,749
$15,364
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$12,515
$16,850
Monthly Payment Estimate
$209 / month
$281 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 28 mpg 24 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 34 mpg 31 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 52.8 52.5
Front Leg Room (in) 42.2 41.5
Front Hip Room (in) 52.4 - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in) 34.8 33.5
Front Head Room (in) 38.4 38.6
Passenger Volume (ft³) 89.2 87
Second Hip Room (in) 52.9 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in) 53.4 53.7
Second Head Room (in) 36.7 36.9
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in) 56.0 56.7
Track Width, Rear (in) 58.0 58.8
Wheelbase (in) 105.0 98.9
Liftover Height (in) 31.1 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 67.4 68.3
Track Width, Front (in) 58.0 59.6
Min Ground Clearance (in) 6.1 4.1
Length, Overall (in) 173.1 172.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 13.1 13.0
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) NA Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) NA 9.1 x 0.35
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) 7.88 x 1.5 NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.1 x 0.87 11.0 x 0.87
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) Yes NA
Brake ABS System NA 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 12.5 14.5
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 35.7 35.8
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.05 3.04
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 18 15.6
Tires
Spare Tire Size Compact P195/65HR15
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P175/70R14 P195/65HR15
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P175/70R14 P195/65HR15
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - TBD - NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 150 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - TBD - NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1500 NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2604 2892
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 14 x 5.5 15 x 6.0
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 14 x 5.5 15 x 6.0
Spare Wheel Size (in) 14 x 4.0 15 x 6.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 7.0 8.5
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 83 70
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 450 60
Engine
Fuel System SMPI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 130 @ 4600 122 @ 2600
Engine Order Code ECB NA
Displacement 2.0L/122 2.0L/121
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 132 @ 5600 115 @ 5200
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas I4
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 34 31
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 28 24
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.55 4.24
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.97 1.03
Trans Description Cont. Manual Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA 0.98
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.50 3.78
Clutch Size (in) 9.1 - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.36 1.36
Trans Type 5 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.81 0.84
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again w/OD NA
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.42 3.60
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.95 2.12
Trans Order Code DD5 NA
Summary
Body Style 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan GL
Vehicle Name Dodge Neon Volkswagen Jetta Sedan
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear Independent Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Chapman struts Torsion Beam
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) 30 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Independent Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 0.56 0.71
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) MacPherson struts MacPherson Strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) 32 - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 0.79 0.91
 
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