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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan Manual GLS (Alabama Plant) *Ltd Avail*
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Manual GLS 28 38 $14,536 $14,945
4-Door Sedan Automatic GLS 28 38 $16,629 $17,195
4-Door Sedan Automatic Ltd 28 38 $19,349 $20,195
4-Door Sedan Automatic GLS PZEV 28 38 $16,629 $17,195
4-Door Sedan Automatic Ltd PZEV 28 38 $19,349 $20,195
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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
$14,536
$14,750
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$14,945
$15,365
Monthly Payment Estimate
$249 / month
$256 / month
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TCC Rating
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TCC's Bottom Line 38 mpg; a sleek, sophisticated look; and even more value for the money confirm that this little sedan has officially left the Corolla in the dust. 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 28 mpg 24 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 38 mpg 34 mpg
Vehicle
Number of Passenger Doors 4 4
EPA Classification Mid-Size Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in) 54.8 53.6
Front Leg Room (in) 43.6 41.2
Passenger Volume (ft³) 95.6 94.1
Front Hip Room (in) 53.5 - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in) 33.1 38.1
Front Head Room (in) 40.0 38.2
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Hip Room (in) 52.7 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in) 55.9 55.2
Second Head Room (in) 37.1 37.1
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in) 56.5 57.2
Track Width, Rear (in) 61.5 60.6
Wheelbase (in) 106.3 104.4
Liftover Height (in) NA - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 69.9 70.0
Track Width, Front (in) 61.5 60.7
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.5 5.5
Length, Overall (in) 178.3 182.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 14.8 15.5
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.3 x - TBD - NA
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA 9.1 x 1.3
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.0 x - TBD - 11.0 x 0.9
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA Yes
Brake ABS System 4-wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 12.8 14.5
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 34.8 36.4
Steering Type Pwr Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.9 3.0
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) NA - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall NA 16.4
Tires
Spare Tire Size NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P195/65R15 195/65HR15
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P195/65R15 195/65HR15
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2661 (est) 2804
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6.0 15 x 6.0
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6.0 15 x 6.0
Spare Wheel Size (in) NA Compact
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 2.2 7.7
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 90 140
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) NA 540
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 148 @ 6500 115 @ 5200
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System MPI Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 131 @ 4700 125 @ 4000
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 1.8L/110 2.0L/121
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 28 24
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 32 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 38 34
Transmission
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.78 0.67
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.58 3.18
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1) NA -
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.96 1.95
Trans Order Code NA NA
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) NA 3.93
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.98 0.88
Trans Description Cont. Manual w/OD Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.63 NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA -
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.31 3.45
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.26 1.28
Trans Type 6 5
Summary
Vehicle Name Hyundai Elantra Volkswagen Jetta Sedan
Body Style 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut McPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) NA - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 0.91 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Torsion Axle Twist Beam
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 5.7 6.7
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 8 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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