Compare 1999 Pontiac Sunfire vs 1999 Volkswagen New Jetta

1999 Pontiac Sunfire
1999 Volkswagen New Jetta
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4-Door Sedan SE
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 Coupe GT 23 33 $14,564 $15,745
2-Door Convertible GT 22 30 $19,559 $21,145
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4-Door Sedan Manual GL
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
$11,789
$15,059
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$12,745
$16,700
Monthly Payment Estimate
$212 / month
$278 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
24 mpg 24 mpg
Highway
34 mpg 31 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
34.3 33.3
Front Head Room (in)
38.9 38.7
Passenger Volume (ft³)
91.6 88
Second Hip Room (in)
51.1 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.6 53.7
Second Head Room (in)
38.9 37.2
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
53.9 52.9
Front Leg Room (in)
42.1 41.3
Front Hip Room (in)
50.9 - TBD -
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
26.2 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
67.9 68.3
Track Width, Front (in)
57.6 59.6
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.7 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
181.7 172.3
Height, Overall (in)
54.7 56.9
Track Width, Rear (in)
56.6 58.8
Wheelbase (in)
104.1 98.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
13.1 13.0
Brakes
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
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
15.0 14.5
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
37.2 - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
14.7 15.6
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
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P195/70R14 P195/65HR15
Rear Tire Order Code
QFB NA
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
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
N/A N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
N/A N/A
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2670 2853
Wheels
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
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
14 x 6 15 x 6.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
9.6 5.8
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
525 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
105 90
Engine
Displacement
2.2L/134 2.0L/121
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
115 @ 5000 115 @ 5200
Engine Type
Gas L4 Gas I4
Fuel System
MPFI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
135 @ 3600 122 @ 2600
Engine Order Code
LN2 NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
24 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
34 31
Transmission
Trans Type
5 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.74 0.84
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front-Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.58 3.06
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.18 2.12
Trans Order Code
MM5 NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.58 4.24
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.03 1.03
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.91 3.78
Clutch Size (in)
8.47 - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.45 1.36
Summary
Vehicle Name
Pontiac Sunfire Volkswagen New Jetta
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan GL
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs MacPherson Strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
32 - TBD -
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

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