Compare 2010 Saturn Aura vs 2010 Volkswagen Jetta Sedan

2010 Saturn Aura
2010 Volkswagen Jetta Sedan
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4-Door Sedan V6 XR-L
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan I4 XE 22 33 N/A N/A
4-Door Sedan I4 XR-L 22 33 N/A N/A
4-Door Sedan I4 XR-L Premium 22 33 N/A N/A
4-Door Sedan I4 XV 22 33 N/A N/A
4-Door Sedan V6 XR-L 17 26 N/A N/A
4-Door Sedan V6 XR-L Premium 17 26 N/A N/A
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4-Door Manual S
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Manual PZEV S 22 30 $16,949 $17,605
4-Door Manual S 22 30 $16,949 $17,605
4-Door Manual Limited 22 30 $17,608 $18,295
4-Door Manual PZEV Limited 22 30 $17,608 $18,295
4-Door Automatic PZEV S 23 30 $18,048 $18,705
4-Door Automatic S 23 30 $18,048 $18,705
4-Door Automatic Limited 23 30 $18,707 $19,395
4-Door Automatic PZEV Limited 23 30 $18,707 $19,395
4-Door Manual PZEV SE 22 30 $19,249 $20,395
4-Door Manual SE 22 30 $19,249 $20,395
4-Door Automatic PZEV SE 23 30 $20,348 $21,495
4-Door Automatic SE 23 30 $20,348 $21,495
4-Door Manual PZEV Wolfsburg 21 31 $20,907 $22,165
4-Door Manual Wolfsburg 21 31 $20,907 $22,165
4-Door Manual TDI 30 41 $21,528 $22,830
4-Door DSG PZEV Wolfsburg 24 32 $22,006 $23,265
4-Door DSG Wolfsburg 24 32 $22,006 $23,265
4-Door Automatic PZEV SEL 23 30 $22,016 $23,280
4-Door Automatic SEL 23 30 $22,016 $23,280
4-Door DSG TDI 30 42 $22,627 $23,930
4-Door Manual TDI Cup 30 41 $23,552 $24,990
4-Door DSG TDI Cup 30 42 $24,651 $26,090
Pricing
Invoice Price
N/A
$16,949
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
N/A
$17,605
Monthly Payment Estimate
$0 / month
$293 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
"Farfegnugen" no longer applies to the entire 2010 Volkswagen Jetta line, but with an excellent interior and an available TDI engine, the Jetta sedan or SportWagen makes a lot of sense for budget-conscious or even eco-conscious families.
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Fuel Economy
City
17 mpg 22 mpg
Highway
26 mpg 30 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
37.6 35.4
Front Head Room (in)
39.4 38.5
Second Hip Room (in)
52.3 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.9 54.8
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- TBD - 91
Second Head Room (in)
37.4 37.2
Second Shoulder Room (in)
54.0 53.1
Front Leg Room (in)
42.2 41.2
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
53.0 - TBD -
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.3 70.1
Track Width, Front (in)
59.9 60.6
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 5.4
Length, Overall (in)
190.5 179.3
Height, Overall (in)
58.4 57.4
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.4 59.8
Wheelbase (in)
112.3 101.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
14.9 16.0
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.65 x - TBD - 11.3 x 0.9
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.63 x - TBD - 10.2 X 0.5
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
16.0 14.5
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.8 3.0
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.2 16.4
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
40.4 35.8
Steering Type
Hydraulic pwr Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P225/50R18 P205/55HR16
Rear Tire Order Code
QYH NA
Front Tire Size
P225/50R18 P205/55HR16
Spare Tire Size
NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code
QYH NA
Spare Tire Order Code
- TBD - NA
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3596 3230
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x - TBD - 16 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 x - TBD - 16 x 6.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 10.0
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
125 140
Engine
Fuel System
DOHC Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
251 @ 3200 177 @ 4250
Engine Order Code
LY7 NA
Displacement
3.6L/217 2.5L/151
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
252 @ 6300 170 @ 5700
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas I5
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
20 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
26 30
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
17 22
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 3.65
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 0.96
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 3.78
Clutch Size (in)
NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 1.36
Trans Type
6 5
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 0.77
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 3.60
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 2.12
Trans Order Code
MH2 NA
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sedan Sedan
Vehicle Name
Saturn Aura Volkswagen Jetta Sedan
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front
- TBD - MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
- TBD - Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
9.3 7.5
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
5 7

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