Compare 2012 Mitsubishi i-MiEV vs 2012 Volkswagen Jetta Sedan

2012 Mitsubishi i-MiEV
2012 Volkswagen Jetta Sedan
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4-Door HB ES
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door HB ES N/A N/A $28,499 $29,125
4-Door HB SE N/A N/A $30,456 $31,125
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4-Door Manual Base
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Manual Base 24 33 $14,894 $15,515
4-Door Automatic Base 24 29 $15,950 $16,615
4-Door Manual S 24 33 $15,979 $16,645
4-Door Automatic S 24 29 $17,035 $17,745
4-Door Manual S w/Sunroof 24 33 $17,083 $17,795
4-Door Manual SE 23 33 $17,977 $18,725
4-Door Manual SE PZEV 23 33 $17,977 $18,725
4-Door Automatic S w/Sunroof 24 29 $18,139 $18,895
4-Door Automatic SE 24 32 $19,033 $19,825
4-Door Automatic SE PZEV 24 32 $19,033 $19,825
4-Door Manual SE w/Convenience 23 33 $19,273 $20,075
4-Door Manual SE w/Convenience PZEV 23 33 $19,273 $20,075
4-Door Automatic SE w/Convenience 24 32 $20,328 $21,175
4-Door Automatic SE w/Convenience PZEV 24 32 $20,328 $21,175
4-Door Manual SE w/Convenience & Sunroof 23 33 $20,558 $21,415
4-Door Manual SE w/Convenience & Sunroof PZEV 23 33 $20,558 $21,415
4-Door Automatic SE w/Convenience & Sunroof 24 32 $21,614 $22,515
4-Door Automatic SE w/Convenience & Sunroof PZEV 24 32 $21,614 $22,515
4-Door Manual TDI 30 42 $21,864 $22,775
4-Door Manual SEL w/Sunroof 23 33 $22,507 $23,445
4-Door Manual SEL w/Sunroof PZEV 23 33 $22,507 $23,445
4-Door DSG TDI 30 42 $22,921 $23,875
4-Door Manual TDI w/Premium 30 42 $23,247 $24,215
4-Door Automatic SEL w/Sunroof 24 32 $23,563 $24,545
4-Door Automatic SEL w/Sunroof PZEV 24 32 $23,563 $24,545
4-Door Automatic SEL w/Premium & Sunroof 24 32 $23,813 $24,805
4-Door Automatic SEL w/Premium & Sunroof PZEV 24 32 $23,813 $24,805
4-Door DSG TDI w/Premium 30 42 $24,303 $25,315
4-Door Manual TDI w/Premium & Nav 30 42 $24,331 $25,345
4-Door DSG TDI w/Premium & Nav 30 42 $25,387 $26,445
Pricing
Invoice Price
$28,499
$14,894
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$29,125
$15,515
Monthly Payment Estimate
$485 / month
$259 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2012 VW Jetta delivers a better driving feel and more back-seat room than many other compact sedans; skip the cost-cutter base versions in favor of the TDI or the GLI for a distinctive choice in the compact class.
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Fuel Economy
City
N/A mpg 24 mpg
Highway
N/A mpg 33 mpg
Vehicle
Number of Passenger Doors
4 4
EPA Air Pollution Score
NA -
EPA Classification
Subcompact car Compact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
30.0 38.1
Front Head Room (in)
35.6 38.2
Passenger Volume (ft³)
84.7 94.1
Second Hip Room (in)
47.8 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.8 55.2
Second Head Room (in)
34.3 37.1
Passenger Capacity
4 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
54.8 53.6
Front Leg Room (in)
33.8 41.2
Front Hip Room (in)
49.4 - TBD -
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
62.4 70.0
Track Width, Front (in)
55.9 60.7
Min Ground Clearance (in)
6.1 5.5
Length, Overall (in)
144.7 182.2
Height, Overall (in)
63.6 57.2
Track Width, Rear (in)
54.3 60.6
Wheelbase (in)
100.4 104.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
50.5 -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
13.2 -
Trunk Volume (ft³)
- 15.7
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.1 x - TBD - 11.0 x 0.9
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
NA NA
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
8.0 x - TBD - 9.1 x 1.3
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
NA 14.5
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.49 3.0
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.06 16.4
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
30.8 36.4
Steering Type
Electric Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P175/60R15 195/65HR15
Rear Tire Order Code
- TBD - NA
Front Tire Size
P145/65R15 195/65HR15
Spare Tire Size
NA NA
Front Tire Order Code
- TBD - NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2579 2804
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
NA NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x - TBD - 15 x 6.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA NA
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x - TBD - 15 x 6.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
NA 7.7
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
NA - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
NA 140
Engine
Fuel System
NA Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
145 Combined 125 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
Y4F1 NA
Displacement
NA 2.0L/121
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
66 combined 115 @ 5200
Engine Type
Electric Gas I4
Mileage
EPA MPG Equivalent - City
126 -
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
NA 28
EPA MPG Equivalent - Combined
112 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
NA 33
EPA MPG Equivalent - Hwy
99 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
NA 24
Battery Range (mi)
62 -
Transmission
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.88
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 3.45
Clutch Size (in)
NA - TBD -
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 1.28
Trans Type
1 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.67
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 3.18
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 1.95
Trans Order Code
- TBD - NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
7.065 3.93
Summary
Vehicle Name
Mitsubishi i-MiEV Volkswagen Jetta Sedan
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
NA - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.83 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Torsion Beam
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut McPherson Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
NA 6.5
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
10 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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