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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan GS
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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan GS 28 37 $10,837 $11,580
4-Door Sedan LS 28 37 $12,240 $13,120
4-Door Wagon LS 28 37 $13,336 $14,325
4-Door Sedan GL Automatic (CA/NE)
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Engine

Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Automatic GL 22 28 $15,059 $16,700
4-Door Sedan Manual GL 24 31 $15,059 $16,700
4-Door Sedan Automatic GLS 22 28 $15,907 $17,650
4-Door Sedan Manual GLS 24 31 $15,907 $17,650
4-Door Sedan TDI Automatic GL 34 45 $16,581 $17,995
4-Door Sedan TDI Manual GL 42 49 $16,581 $17,995
4-Door Sedan TDI Automatic GLS 34 45 $17,225 $18,700
4-Door Sedan TDI Manual GLS 42 49 $17,225 $18,700
4-Door Sedan V6 Automatic GLS 19 26 $17,961 $19,950
4-Door Sedan V6 Manual GLS 19 28 $17,961 $19,950
4-Door Sedan V6 Automatic GLX 19 26 $21,132 $23,500
4-Door Sedan V6 Manual GLX 19 28 $21,132 $23,500
Pricing
Invoice Price
$10,837
$15,059
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$11,580
$16,700
Monthly Payment Estimate
$193 / month
$278 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 28 mpg 22 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 37 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in) 34.0 33.3
Front Head Room (in) 39.1 38.7
Passenger Volume (ft³) 87.2 88
Second Hip Room (in) 49.4 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in) 51.6 53.7
Second Head Room (in) 36.8 37.2
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 52.1 52.9
Front Leg Room (in) 42.5 41.3
Front Hip Room (in) 50.2 - TBD -
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in) 26.4 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 67.0 68.3
Track Width, Front (in) 56.5 59.6
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Length, Overall (in) 174.7 172.3
Height, Overall (in) 53.3 56.9
Track Width, Rear (in) 56.5 58.8
Wheelbase (in) 98.4 98.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 12.8 13.0
Brakes
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.1 x 0.87 11.0 x 0.89
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) Yes NA
Brake ABS System NA Four-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) NA Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) NA 9.1 x 0.35
Brake Type Power Pwr-Assisted
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) 9.0 x 1.48 NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 12.7 14.5
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.1 3.0
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 17.0 15.6
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 31.5 35.8
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size P185/65R14 P195/65HR15
Rear Tire Order Code T71 NA
Front Tire Size P185/65R14 P195/65HR15
Spare Tire Size T115/70D14 P195/65HR15
Front Tire Order Code T71 NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA N/A
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2469 2902
Wheels
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 14 x 5.5 15 x 6.0
Spare Wheel Size (in) 14 x 4.0 15 x 6.0
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 14 x 5.5 15 x 6.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 8.85 5.8
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 540 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 75 90
Engine
Displacement 2.0L/122 2.0L/121
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 110 @ 5000 115 @ 5200
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System SEFI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 125 @ 3750 122 @ 2600
Engine Order Code 99P NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 28 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 37 28
Transmission
Clutch Size (in) 8.86 - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.23 1.00
Trans Type 5 4
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.72 NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again NA Electronic
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front-Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.17 2.88
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.83 1.44
Trans Order Code 445 NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.85 4.43
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.91 0.74
Trans Description Cont. Manual w/OD Automatic w/OD,
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.31 2.71
Summary
Vehicle Name Mercury Tracer Volkswagen New Jetta
Body Style 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan GL
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 0.51 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) NA MacPherson Strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) 32 - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 1.00 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Quadralink Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs Torsion-Beam
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) 30 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut Independent
 
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