Compare 2012 Mazda MAZDA5 vs 2012 Volkswagen Jetta Sportwagen

2012 Mazda MAZDA5
2012 Volkswagen Jetta Sportwagen
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4-Door Wagon Manual Sport
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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4-Door Manual S
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
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.2
7.8
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
City
21 mpg 23 mpg
Highway
28 mpg 33 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
2WD Minivan Small Station Wagons
Interior Dimensions
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
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 -
Exterior Dimensions
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
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
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 -
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 -
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)
11.9 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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
15.9 14.5
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.2 16.4
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.7 35.8
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 -
Tires
Front Tire Size
P205/55HR16 P205/55HR16
Spare Tire Size
T125/70D16 NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P205/55HR16 P205/55HR16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3417 3228
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
16 x 4.0 NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
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 -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 10.0
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
110 140
Engine
Displacement
2.5L/152 2.5L/151
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
157 @ 6000 170 @ 5700
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
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
28 33
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
21 23
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
24 26
Transmission
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
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
Summary
Vehicle Name
Mazda Mazda5 Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen
Body Style
5 Door Wagon 4 Door
Suspension
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
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
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- TBD - 6
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.8 7.1
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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