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Selected Style 4-Door HB FWD
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door HB FWD 30 36 $15,526 $16,430
4-Door HB AWD 26 31 $18,361 $19,430
4-Door HB FWD GT 25 32 $18,999 $20,105
4-Door Value Edition Manual
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Manual PZEV Value Edition 22 30 $17,049 $17,900
4-Door Manual Value Edition 22 30 $17,049 $17,900
4-Door Automatic PZEV Value Edition 22 30 $18,122 $18,975
4-Door Automatic Value Edition 22 30 $18,122 $18,975
4-Door Manual 2.5L 22 30 $18,687 $20,290
4-Door Manual PZEV 2.5L 22 30 $18,687 $20,290
4-Door Automatic 2.5L 22 30 $19,760 $21,365
4-Door Automatic PZEV 2.5L 22 30 $19,760 $21,365
4-Door Manual 1.9L TDI 36 41 $20,754 $22,305
4-Door DSG 1.9L TDI 35 42 $21,827 $23,380
4-Door Manual 2.0L Turbo 24 32 $21,702 $23,590
4-Door Manual GLI 2.0L Turbo 24 32 $21,884 $23,790
4-Door Manual 1.9L DIESEL Edition 36 41 $22,311 $23,990
4-Door DSG 2.0L Turbo 25 31 $22,775 $24,665
4-Door DSG GLI 2.0L Turbo 25 31 $22,957 $24,865
4-Door DSG 1.9L DIESEL Edition 35 42 $23,384 $25,065
Pricing
Invoice Price
$15,526
$17,049
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$16,430
$17,900
Monthly Payment Estimate
$274 / month
$298 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 30 mpg 22 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 36 mpg 30 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Compact Passenger Car Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in) 36.3 35.4
Front Head Room (in) 40.6 38.5
Passenger Volume (ft³) 96.0 91
Second Hip Room (in) 47.8 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in) 53.2 54.8
Second Head Room (in) 39.8 37.2
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 52.6 53.1
Front Leg Room (in) 41.8 41.2
Front Hip Room (in) 51.7 - TBD -
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 69.9 70.1
Track Width, Front (in) 59.6 60.6
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD - 5.4
Length, Overall (in) 171.9 179.3
Height, Overall (in) 62.2 57.4
Track Width, Rear (in) 58.9 58.8
Wheelbase (in) 102.4 101.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³) 54.1 -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³) 19.3 -
Trunk Volume (ft³) - 16.0
Brakes
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) - TBD - 11.0 x 0.87
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) Yes NA
Brake ABS System NA 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) NA Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) NA 9.1 X 0.35
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) - TBD - NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 13 14.5
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.36 3.00
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 19.5 16.4
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 36.7 35.8
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size P205/55R16 P195/65HR15
Rear Tire Order Code QGF NA
Front Tire Size P205/55R16 P195/65HR15
Spare Tire Size - TBD - P195/65HR15
Front Tire Order Code QGF NA
Spare Tire Order Code - TBD - NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 150 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) N/A NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1500 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) N/A NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2700 3230
Wheels
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material - TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x - TBD - 15 x 6
Spare Wheel Size (in) - TBD - 15 x 6
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x - TBD - 15 x 6
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 6.9 10.0
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - 140
Engine
Displacement 1.8L/109 2.5L/151
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 126 @ 6000 150 @ 5000
Engine Type Gas L4 Gas I5
Fuel System DOHC SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 122 @ 4200 170 @ 3750
Engine Order Code LV6 NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 30 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 36 30
Transmission
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.34 1.36
Trans Type 5 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.82 0.84
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.21 3.60
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.04 2.12
Trans Order Code MM5 NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.94 3.65
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 1.03
Trans Description Cont. Manual Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.57 3.78
Summary
Vehicle Name Pontiac Vibe Volkswagen Jetta Sedan
Body Style 4 Door Compact Car 4 Door Sdn
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) NA MacPherson Strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Torsion Beam Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) NA Multi-link
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Independent Independent
 
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