Compare 2006 Pontiac Vibe vs 2006 Volkswagen Jetta Sedan

2006 Pontiac Vibe
2006 Volkswagen Jetta Sedan
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4-Door HB FWD
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
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4-Door Manual PZEV Value Edition
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
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
30 mpg 22 mpg
Highway
36 mpg 30 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Passenger Car Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
52.6 53.1
Front Leg Room (in)
41.8 41.2
Front Hip Room (in)
51.7 - TBD -
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
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
62.2 57.4
Track Width, Rear (in)
58.9 58.8
Wheelbase (in)
102.4 101.5
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
19.3 -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
54.1 -
Trunk Volume (ft³)
- 16.0
Brakes
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
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
13 14.5
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.7 35.8
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
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
Tires
Spare Tire Size
- TBD - P195/65HR15
Front Tire Order Code
QGF NA
Spare Tire Order Code
- TBD - NA
Rear Tire Size
P205/55R16 P195/65HR15
Rear Tire Order Code
QGF NA
Front Tire Size
P205/55R16 P195/65HR15
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
N/A NA
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
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2700 3230
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x - TBD - 15 x 6
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
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
6.9 10.0
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 140
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Fuel System
DOHC SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
122 @ 4200 170 @ 3750
Engine Order Code
LV6 NA
Displacement
1.8L/109 2.5L/151
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
126 @ 6000 150 @ 5000
Engine Type
Gas L4 Gas I5
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
36 30
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
30 22
Transmission
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
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
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Compact Car 4 Door Sdn
Vehicle Name
Pontiac Vibe Volkswagen Jetta Sedan
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA Multi-link
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Independent
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

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