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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan S
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan S 25 35 $15,724 $16,640
4-Door Sedan SE 25 35 $16,131 $17,270
4-Door Sedan SES 25 35 $17,587 $18,870
4-Door Sedan SEL 25 34 $18,315 $19,670
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Manual 24 34 $14,750 $15,365
4-Door Automatic 23 29 $15,807 $16,465
4-Door Manual S 24 34 $15,835 $16,495
4-Door Automatic S 23 29 $16,891 $17,595
4-Door Manual SE 23 33 $17,467 $18,195
4-Door Manual SE PZEV 23 33 $17,467 $18,195
4-Door Automatic SE 24 31 $18,523 $19,295
4-Door Automatic SE PZEV 24 31 $18,523 $19,295
4-Door Manual SE w/Convenience 23 33 $18,763 $19,545
4-Door Manual SE w/Convenience PZEV 23 33 $18,763 $19,545
4-Door Automatic SE w/Convenience 24 31 $19,819 $20,645
4-Door Automatic SE w/Convenience PZEV 24 31 $19,819 $20,645
4-Door Manual SE w/Convenience & Sunroof 23 33 $19,963 $20,795
4-Door Manual SE w/Convenience & Sunroof PZEV 23 33 $19,963 $20,795
4-Door Automatic SE w/Convenience & Sunroof 24 31 $21,019 $21,895
4-Door Automatic SE w/Convenience & Sunroof PZEV 24 31 $21,019 $21,895
4-Door Manual SEL 23 33 $20,539 $21,395
4-Door Manual SEL PZEV 23 33 $20,539 $21,395
4-Door Automatic SEL 24 31 $21,595 $22,495
4-Door Automatic SEL PZEV 24 31 $21,595 $22,495
4-Door Manual SEL w/Sunroof 23 33 $21,403 $22,295
4-Door Manual SEL w/Sunroof PZEV 23 33 $21,403 $22,295
4-Door Automatic SEL w/Sunroof 24 31 $22,495 $23,395
4-Door Automatic SEL w/Sunroof PZEV 24 31 $22,495 $23,395
4-Door Manual SEL w/Sport Pkg 23 33 $22,075 $22,995
4-Door Manual SEL w/Sport Pkg PZEV 23 33 $22,075 $22,995
4-Door Automatic SEL w/Sport Pkg 24 31 $23,131 $24,095
4-Door Automatic SEL w/Sport Pkg PZEV 24 31 $23,131 $24,095
4-Door Manual TDI 30 42 $22,075 $22,995
4-Door DSG TDI 30 42 $23,131 $24,095
4-Door Manual TDI w/Nav 30 42 $23,227 $24,195
4-Door DSG TDI w/Nav 30 42 $24,283 $25,295
4-Door Manual TDI LE 30 42 $21,211 $22,095
4-Door DSG TDI LE 30 42 $22,267 $23,195
Pricing
Invoice Price
$15,724
$14,750
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$16,640
$15,365
Monthly Payment Estimate
$277 / month
$256 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2011 Volkswagen Jetta steps back in tech time and lowers its German street cred—but still delivers a better driving feel and more back-seat room than many other compact sedans.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 25 mpg 24 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 35 mpg 34 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Compact Compact
Number of Passenger Doors - 4
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Front Hip Room (in) 50.4 - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in) 36.1 38.1
Front Head Room (in) 39.2 38.2
Second Hip Room (in) 50.9 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in) 53.4 55.2
Passenger Volume (ft³) 93.4 94.1
Second Head Room (in) 38.3 37.1
Second Shoulder Room (in) 53.6 53.6
Front Leg Room (in) 41.7 41.2
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in) 58.1 60.6
Wheelbase (in) 102.9 104.4
Liftover Height (in) 29.1 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 67.8 70.0
Track Width, Front (in) 58.6 60.7
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD - 5.5
Length, Overall (in) 175.0 182.2
Height, Overall (in) 58.6 57.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 13.8 15.5
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) - TBD - NA
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) - TBD - 9.1 x 1.3
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.8 x - TBD - 11.0 x 0.9
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Brake ABS System 4-wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 13.5 14.5
Steering
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) - TBD - 3.0
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 15.8 16.4
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 34.2 36.4
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code - TBD - NA
Rear Tire Size P195/60TR15 195/65HR15
Rear Tire Order Code - TBD - NA
Front Tire Size P195/60TR15 195/65HR15
Spare Tire Size Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code - TBD - NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1000 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1000 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 100 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 150 NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2672 2804
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in) 15 x - TBD - 15 x 6.0
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 15 x - TBD - 15 x 6.0
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - 7.7
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 110 140
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - 540
Engine
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System SMPI Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 136 @ 4250 125 @ 4000
Engine Order Code 99N NA
Displacement 2.0L/121 2.0L/121
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 140 @ 6000 115 @ 5200
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 29 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 35 34
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 25 24
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.72 3.18
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.14 1.95
Trans Order Code - TBD - NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.56 3.93
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.03 0.88
Trans Description Cont. Manual w/OD Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.67 3.45
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.45 1.28
Trans Type 5 5
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.77 0.67
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Summary
Body Style 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name Ford Focus Volkswagen Jetta Sedan
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Independent McPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) MacPherson Strut NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 0.83 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Independent Twist Beam
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) SLA w/Coil Springs
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 6.5 6.7
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 7 7
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating -
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating -
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver -
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger -
Overall Side Crash Rating -
Side Barrier Rating -
Side Barrier Rating Driver -
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat -
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat -
Combined Side Rating Front Seat -
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat -
Rollover Rating
 
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