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Compare 2012 Mazda MAZDA5 vs 2012 Volkswagen Jetta Sportwagen

2012 Mazda MAZDA5 Change
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Selected Style 4-Door Wagon Manual Sport
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Wagon Manual Sport 21 28 $18,771 $19,625
4-Door Wagon Automatic Sport 21 28 $19,726 $20,625
4-Door Wagon Automatic Touring 21 28 $20,682 $21,625
4-Door Wagon Automatic Grand Touring 21 28 $22,975 $24,025
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Manual PZEV S 23 33 $19,387 $20,195
4-Door Manual S 23 33 $19,387 $20,195
4-Door Automatic PZEV S 24 31 $20,443 $21,295
4-Door Automatic S 24 31 $20,443 $21,295
4-Door Automatic PZEV SE 24 31 $23,242 $24,210
4-Door Automatic SE 24 31 $23,242 $24,210
4-Door Manual TDI 30 42 $24,517 $25,540
4-Door Automatic PZEV SE w/Sunroof 24 31 $24,923 $25,960
4-Door Automatic SE w/Sunroof 24 31 $24,923 $25,960
4-Door DSG TDI 29 39 $25,574 $26,640
4-Door Manual TDI w/Sunroof 30 42 $26,198 $27,290
4-Door Manual TDI w/Sunroof & Nav 30 42 $26,994 $28,120
4-Door DSG TDI w/Sunroof 29 39 $27,255 $28,390
4-Door DSG TDI w/Sunroof & Nav 29 39 $28,051 $29,220
Pricing
Invoice Price
$18,771
$19,387
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$19,625
$20,195
Monthly Payment Estimate
$327 / month
$337 / month
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TCC Rating
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TCC's Bottom Line The nimble and fuel-efficient 2012 Mazda5 appeals to parents who don’t mind being seen in a minivan but don’t want to feel like they’re driving one. 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 28 mpg 33 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification 2WD Minivan Small Station Wagons
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity 6 5
Third Head Room (in) 37.1 -
Front Hip Room (in) 53.1 - TBD -
Third Shoulder Room (in) 49.3 -
Second Leg Room (in) 39.4 35.5
Front Head Room (in) 40.7 38.4
Second Hip Room (in) 57.8 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in) 55.5 54.8
Passenger Volume (ft³) 97.7 91.7
Third Leg Room (in) 30.5 -
Second Head Room (in) 39.4 38.1
Third Hip Room (in) 40.9 -
Second Shoulder Room (in) 55.5 53.1
Front Leg Room (in) 40.7 41.1
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.5 5.4
Length, Overall (in) 180.5 179.4
Rear Door Opening Width (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in) 63.6 59.2
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in) 59.8 59.6
Wheelbase (in) 108.3 101.5
Rear Door Opening Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 68.9 70.1
Track Width, Front (in) 60.2 60.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) - TBD - 66.9
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in) - TBD - NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) 5.6 NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) 27.5 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 -
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.9 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) 11.8 x - TBD - 11.3 x 1.0
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 15.9 14.5
Steering
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.9 3.0
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) NA - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 16.2 16.4
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 36.7 35.8
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P205/55HR16 P205/55HR16
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P205/55HR16 P205/55HR16
Spare Tire Size T125/70D16 NA
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - TBD - - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - TBD - - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3417 3228
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5 16 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Steel
Spare Wheel Material Steel NA
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5 16 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in) 16 x 4.0 NA
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - 10.0
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 110 140
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas I5
Fuel System EFI Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 163 @ 4000 177 @ 4250
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 2.5L/152 2.5L/151
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 157 @ 6000 170 @ 5700
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 24 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 28 33
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 21 23
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.20 3.60
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.84 2.12
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 4.11 3.65
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.91 1.03
Trans Description Cont. Manual Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.68 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.45 3.78
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.23 1.36
Trans Type 6 5
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.76 0.84
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Summary
Body Style 5 Door Wagon 4 Door
Vehicle Name Mazda Mazda5 Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Independent MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) MacPherson Strut w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) NA - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Independent Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) E-type Multi-link w/Coil Springs
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 7.8 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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