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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 16 22 $31,905 $35,060
4-Door Wagon 16 22 $35,791 $39,330
4-Door Manual S PZEV
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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door 2.5L Manual S 21 30 $18,400 $19,075
4-Door 2.5L Manual PZEV S 21 30 $18,400 $19,075
4-Door 2.5L Automatic S 20 29 $19,499 $20,175
4-Door 2.5L Automatic PZEV S 20 29 $19,499 $20,175
4-Door 2.5L Manual SE 21 30 $19,997 $21,425
4-Door 2.5L Manual PZEV SE 21 30 $19,997 $21,425
4-Door 2.5L Automatic SE 20 29 $21,096 $22,525
4-Door 2.5L Automatic PZEV SE 20 29 $21,096 $22,525
4-Door 2.0T Manual SEL 21 31 $24,293 $26,065
4-Door 2.0T Manual PZEV SEL 21 31 $24,293 $26,065
4-Door 2.0T Automatic SEL 22 29 $25,392 $27,165
4-Door 2.0T Automatic PZEV SEL 22 29 $25,392 $27,165
4-Door 2.0L Manual TDI 30 41 $22,503 $23,870
4-Door 2.0L Automatic TDI 29 40 $23,602 $24,970
Pricing
Invoice Price
$31,905
$18,400
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$35,060
$19,075
Monthly Payment Estimate
$584 / month
$318 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2008 Jaguar X-Type hasn't won many fans in the United States, but its exceptional handling and usable cargo room probably leave Jaguar execs wondering why. 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
Fuel Economy - City 16 mpg 21 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 22 mpg 30 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Compact Wagon
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in) 54.5 54.8
Second Head Room (in) 37.5 38.1
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 53.7 53.1
Front Leg Room (in) 42.4 41.1
Front Hip Room (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in) 34.4 35.5
Front Head Room (in) 37.3 38.4
Passenger Volume (ft³) 90 91.7
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in) 6.1 5.4
Length, Overall (in) 183.9 179.4
Height, Overall (in) 54.8 59.2
Track Width, Rear (in) 60.5 59.6
Wheelbase (in) 106.7 101.5
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 70.4 70.1
Track Width, Front (in) 59.9 60.7
Rear Door Opening Width (in) - - TBD -
Rear Door Opening Height (in) - - TBD -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 16 -
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 -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) - 32.8
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) - - TBD -
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.0 x 0.50 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) 11.8 x 0.50 11.3 x 0.98
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 16 14.5
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall Variable 16.4
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 35.6 35.8
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.6 3
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P205/55HR16 P205/55HR16
Spare Tire Size Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P205/55HR16 P205/55HR16
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3516 3228
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5 16 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Steel
Spare Wheel Material - TBD - - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5 16 x 6.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 8.5 10
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 120 140
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 680 - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas I5
Fuel System MPFI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 206 @ 3000 177 @ 4250
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 3.0L/181 2.5L/151.0
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 227 @ 6800 170 @ 5700
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 16 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 22 30
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) - 24
Transmission
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 2.97 3.60
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.13 2.12
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.90 3.65
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.94 1.03
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.80 3.78
Clutch Size (in) NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.37 1.36
Trans Type 5 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.69 0.84
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Summary
Body Style 4-Door Sedan 4 Door
Vehicle Name Jaguar X-TYPE Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 0.79 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear 3-link Multilink
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 0.75 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs MacPherson strut
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score - 7
 
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