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Selected Style 2WD I4 5-Door EX
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD V6 5-Door EX-L 18 27 $30,256 $33,090
2WD V6 5-Door EX 18 27 $27,839 $30,440
2WD V6 5-Door w/Navi EX-L 18 27 $32,171 $35,190
4WD V6 5-Door EX-L 18 26 $31,578 $34,540
4WD V6 5-Door w/Navi EX-L 18 26 $33,494 $36,640
2WD I4 5-Door EX 21 29 $25,390 $27,755
2WD I4 5-Door EX-L 21 29 $28,172 $30,805
2WD I4 5-Door w/Navi EX-L 21 29 $30,087 $32,905
4-Door Manual S PZEV
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Manual S 23 33 $19,387 $20,195
4-Door Manual PZEV S 23 33 $19,387 $20,195
4-Door Automatic S 24 31 $20,443 $21,295
4-Door Automatic PZEV S 24 31 $20,443 $21,295
4-Door Automatic SE 24 31 $23,242 $24,210
4-Door Automatic PZEV SE 24 31 $23,242 $24,210
4-Door Automatic SE w/Sunroof 24 31 $24,923 $25,960
4-Door Automatic PZEV SE w/Sunroof 24 31 $24,923 $25,960
4-Door Manual TDI 30 42 $24,517 $25,540
4-Door DSG TDI 29 39 $25,574 $26,640
4-Door Manual TDI w/Sunroof 30 42 $26,198 $27,290
4-Door DSG TDI w/Sunroof 29 39 $27,255 $28,390
4-Door Manual TDI w/Sunroof & Nav 30 42 $26,994 $28,120
4-Door DSG TDI w/Sunroof & Nav 29 39 $28,051 $29,220
Pricing
Invoice Price
$25,390
$19,387
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$27,755
$20,195
Monthly Payment Estimate
$463 / month
$337 / month
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TCC Rating
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2012 Honda Crosstour pitches itself as more functional than the four-door Accord, and more stylish than a wagon might be, but in the end, isn't that much more spacious or attractive. The 2012 Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen isn't exactly like its sedan counterpart--it's noticeably smaller but nicer inside.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 21 mpg 23 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 29 mpg 33 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Sport Utility Vehicle - 2WD Small Station Wagons
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in) 37.5 38.1
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 56.2 53.1
Front Leg Room (in) 42.2 41.1
Front Hip Room (in) 55.3 - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in) 37.4 35.5
Front Head Room (in) 39.5 38.4
Passenger Volume (ft³) 101.4 91.7
Second Hip Room (in) 53.9 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in) 57.8 54.8
Exterior Dimensions
Rear Door Opening Width (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in) 65.7 59.2
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in) 64.9 59.6
Wheelbase (in) 110.1 101.5
Rear Door Opening Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 74.7 70.1
Track Width, Front (in) 64.9 60.7
Min Ground Clearance (in) 6.2 5.4
Length, Overall (in) 196.8 179.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) NA NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) 25.7 32.8
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) 51.3 66.9
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in) NA NA
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 12.0 x - TBD - 10.2 x 0.5
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) 11.7 x - TBD - 11.3 x 1.0
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 18.5 14.5
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 40.2 35.8
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.76 3.0
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 15.2 16.4
Tires
Spare Tire Size T155/90D16 NA
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P225/65TR17 P205/55HR16
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P225/65TR17 P205/55HR16
Trailering
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 -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - TBD - - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3664 3228
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 17 x - TBD - 16 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Steel
Spare Wheel Material Steel NA
Front Wheel Size (in) 17 x - TBD - 16 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact NA
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 9.1 10.0
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 550 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 100 140
Engine
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas I5
Fuel System Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 162 @ 4400 177 @ 4250
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 2.4L/144 2.5L/151
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 192 @ 7000 170 @ 5700
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 21 (Est) 23
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 24 (Est) 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 29 (Est) 33
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1) 2.00 3.60
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.61 2.12
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 4.43 3.65
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.77 1.03
Trans Description Cont. Automatic Manual
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low NA -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 2.78 3.78
Clutch Size (in) NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.08 1.36
Trans Type 5 5
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High NA -
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.56 0.84
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Summary
Body Style 4 Door 4 Door
Vehicle Name Honda Crosstour Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 1.04 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Double Wishbone MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 0.55 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year - TBD - 7.1
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score - TBD - 6
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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