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Selected Style 2-Door Coupe SE
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Body Style

Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe SE 24 34 $11,789 $12,745
4-Door Sedan SE 24 34 $11,789 $12,745
2-Door Convertible GT 22 30 $19,559 $21,145
2-Door Coupe GT 23 33 $14,564 $15,745
4-Door Sedan GL Automatic (CA/NE)
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Body Style

Transmission

Engine

Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Manual GL 24 31 $15,059 $16,700
4-Door Sedan Automatic GL 22 28 $15,059 $16,700
4-Door Sedan TDI Manual GL 42 49 $16,581 $17,995
4-Door Sedan TDI Automatic GL 34 45 $16,581 $17,995
4-Door Sedan Manual GLS 24 31 $15,907 $17,650
4-Door Sedan Automatic GLS 22 28 $15,907 $17,650
4-Door Sedan TDI Manual GLS 42 49 $17,225 $18,700
4-Door Sedan TDI Automatic GLS 34 45 $17,225 $18,700
4-Door Sedan V6 Manual GLS 19 28 $17,961 $19,950
4-Door Sedan V6 Automatic GLS 19 26 $17,961 $19,950
4-Door Sedan V6 Manual GLX 19 28 $21,132 $23,500
4-Door Sedan V6 Automatic GLX 19 26 $21,132 $23,500
Pricing
Invoice Price
$11,789
$15,059
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$12,745
$16,700
Monthly Payment Estimate
$212 / month
$278 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 24 mpg 22 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 34 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Subcompact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in) 37.6 37.2
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 54.8 52.9
Front Leg Room (in) 42.1 41.3
Front Hip Room (in) 48.7 - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in) 32.6 33.3
Front Head Room (in) 37.6 38.7
Passenger Volume (ft³) 87.2 88
Second Hip Room (in) 49.5 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in) 54.1 53.7
Exterior Dimensions
Length, Overall (in) 181.9 172.3
Height, Overall (in) 53.0 56.9
Track Width, Rear (in) 56.4 58.8
Wheelbase (in) 104.1 98.9
Liftover Height (in) 27.4 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 68.4 68.3
Track Width, Front (in) 57.6 59.6
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.7 - TBD -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 12.4 13.0
Brakes
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) 7.87 x 1.77 NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.2 x 0.79 11.0 x 0.89
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) Yes NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel Four-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 15.0 14.5
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 35.6 35.8
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.7 3.0
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) 37.2 - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 14.7 15.6
Tires
Front Tire Size P195/70R14 P195/65HR15
Spare Tire Size T115/70D14 P195/65HR15
Front Tire Order Code QFB NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P195/70R14 P195/65HR15
Rear Tire Order Code QFB NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) N/A N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) N/A N/A
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2630 2902
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 14 x 6 15 x 6.0
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material - TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 14 x 6 15 x 6.0
Spare Wheel Size (in) 14 x 4 15 x 6.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 9.6 5.8
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 105 90
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 525 - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type Gas L4 Gas I4
Fuel System MPFI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 135 @ 3600 122 @ 2600
Engine Order Code LN2 NA
Displacement 2.2L/134 2.0L/121
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 115 @ 5000 115 @ 5200
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 34 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 24 22
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.58 4.43
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.03 0.74
Trans Description Cont. Manual w/OD Automatic w/OD,
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.91 2.71
Clutch Size (in) 8.47 - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.45 1.00
Trans Type 5 4
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.74 NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again NA Electronic
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front-Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.58 2.88
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.18 1.44
Trans Order Code MM5 NA
Summary
Body Style 2 Door Coupe 4 Door Sedan GL
Vehicle Name Pontiac Sunfire Volkswagen New Jetta
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Trailing Arm Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs Torsion-Beam
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) 25 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs MacPherson Strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) 32 - TBD -
 
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