Compare 2011 Mercury Milan vs 2011 Volkswagen Jetta Sedan

2011 Mercury Milan
2011 Volkswagen Jetta Sedan
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4-Door Sedan FWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan FWD 22 29 $20,398 $22,025
4-Door Sedan FWD Premier 23 33 $23,224 $25,165
4-Door Sedan FWD Hybrid 41 36 $26,085 $28,345
4-Door Sedan AWD Premier 18 26 $26,355 $28,645
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4-Door Manual
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 Manual SEL 23 33 $20,539 $21,395
4-Door Manual SEL PZEV 23 33 $20,539 $21,395
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 TDI LE 30 42 $21,211 $22,095
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 24 31 $21,595 $22,495
4-Door Automatic SEL PZEV 24 31 $21,595 $22,495
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 Manual TDI 30 42 $22,075 $22,995
4-Door DSG TDI LE 30 42 $22,267 $23,195
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 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 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
Pricing
Invoice Price
$20,398
$14,750
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$22,025
$15,365
Monthly Payment Estimate
$367 / month
$256 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.0
7.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
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
City
22 mpg 24 mpg
Highway
29 mpg 34 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Compact
Number of Passenger Doors
- 4
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
54.0 - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in)
37.1 38.1
Front Head Room (in)
38.7 38.2
Second Hip Room (in)
53.3 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.4 55.2
Passenger Volume (ft³)
100.3 94.1
Second Head Room (in)
37.8 37.1
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.5 53.6
Front Leg Room (in)
42.3 41.2
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.3 60.6
Wheelbase (in)
107.4 104.4
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.2 70.0
Track Width, Front (in)
61.7 60.7
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 5.5
Length, Overall (in)
189.0 182.2
Height, Overall (in)
56.9 57.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
16.5 15.5
Brakes
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)
- 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
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- TBD - NA
Brake Type
Power Pwr
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
17.5 14.5
Steering
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - 3.0
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.0 16.4
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38.7 36.4
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
- TBD - NA
Rear Tire Size
P205/60R16 195/65HR15
Rear Tire Order Code
- TBD - NA
Front Tire Size
P205/60R16 195/65HR15
Spare Tire Size
T145/80D16 Compact
Front Tire Order Code
- TBD - NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3365 2804
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x - TBD - 15 x 6.0
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x - TBD - 15 x 6.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
16 x - TBD - Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 7.7
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 540
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
150 140
Engine
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
172 @ 4500 125 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
99A NA
Displacement
2.5L/139 2.0L/121
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
175 @ 6000 115 @ 5200
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
24 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
29 34
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
22 24
Transmission
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 1.95
Trans Order Code
- TBD - NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.39 3.93
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 0.88
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 3.45
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 1.28
Trans Type
6 5
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 0.67
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 3.18
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
Mercury Milan Volkswagen Jetta Sedan
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Short-Long Arm McPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.6 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.9 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Multi-Link Twist Beam
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.8 6.7
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
5 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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