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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan Manual FWD S
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Manual FWD S 21 31 $18,238 $18,999
4-Door Sedan CVT FWD SE 23 30 $21,550 $22,449
4-Door Sedan CVT FWD SE Leather Edition 23 30 $22,942 $23,899
4-Door Sedan Manual FWD GTS Sport 20 29 $21,502 $22,399
4-Door Sedan CVT FWD GTS Sport 23 30 $23,566 $24,549
4-Door Sedan Manual FWD SLS Sport 20 29 $24,094 $25,099
4-Door Sedan CVT FWD SLS Sport 23 30 $25,294 $26,349
4-Door Sedan CVT FWD SLS Sport w/Navi 23 30 $25,294 $26,349
4-Door Sedan CVT AWD S 23 30 $21,598 $22,499
4-Door Sedan CVT AWD SE 22 29 $22,846 $23,799
4-Door Sedan CVT AWD SE Leather Edition 22 29 $24,238 $25,249
4-Door Sedan CVT AWD GTS Sport 22 29 $24,862 $25,899
4-Door Sedan CVT AWD SLS Sport 22 29 $26,590 $27,699
4-Door Sedan CVT AWD SLS Sport w/Navi 22 29 $26,590 $27,699
4-Door dn CVT FWD S S 23 31 $20,158 $20,999
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Manual Base 24 33 $14,894 $15,515
4-Door Automatic Base 24 29 $15,950 $16,615
4-Door Manual S 24 33 $15,979 $16,645
4-Door Automatic S 24 29 $17,035 $17,745
4-Door Manual SE 23 33 $17,977 $18,725
4-Door Manual SE PZEV 23 33 $17,977 $18,725
4-Door Automatic SE 24 32 $19,033 $19,825
4-Door Automatic SE PZEV 24 32 $19,033 $19,825
4-Door Manual SE w/Convenience 23 33 $19,273 $20,075
4-Door Manual SE w/Convenience PZEV 23 33 $19,273 $20,075
4-Door Automatic SE w/Convenience 24 32 $20,328 $21,175
4-Door Automatic SE w/Convenience PZEV 24 32 $20,328 $21,175
4-Door Manual SE w/Convenience & Sunroof 23 33 $20,558 $21,415
4-Door Manual SE w/Convenience & Sunroof PZEV 23 33 $20,558 $21,415
4-Door Automatic SE w/Convenience & Sunroof 24 32 $21,614 $22,515
4-Door Automatic SE w/Convenience & Sunroof PZEV 24 32 $21,614 $22,515
4-Door Manual SEL N/A N/A N/A N/A
4-Door Manual SEL PZEV N/A N/A N/A N/A
4-Door Automatic SEL N/A N/A N/A N/A
4-Door Automatic SEL PZEV N/A N/A N/A N/A
4-Door Manual TDI 30 42 $21,864 $22,775
4-Door DSG TDI 30 42 $22,921 $23,875
4-Door Manual TDI w/Premium 30 42 $23,247 $24,215
4-Door DSG TDI w/Premium 30 42 $24,303 $25,315
4-Door Manual TDI w/Premium & Nav 30 42 $24,331 $25,345
4-Door DSG TDI w/Premium & Nav 30 42 $25,387 $26,445
4-Door Manual S w/Sunroof 24 33 $17,083 $17,795
4-Door Automatic S w/Sunroof 24 29 $18,139 $18,895
4-Door Automatic SEL w/Premium & Sunroof 24 32 $23,813 $24,805
4-Door Automatic SEL w/Premium & Sunroof PZEV 24 32 $23,813 $24,805
4-Door Manual SEL w/Sunroof 23 33 $22,507 $23,445
4-Door Manual SEL w/Sunroof PZEV 23 33 $22,507 $23,445
4-Door Automatic SEL w/Sunroof 24 32 $23,563 $24,545
4-Door Automatic SEL w/Sunroof PZEV 24 32 $23,563 $24,545
Pricing
Invoice Price
$18,238
$14,894
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$18,999
$15,515
Monthly Payment Estimate
$317 / month
$259 / month
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TCC's Bottom Line If you're looking for a sophisticated, well-equipped sporty sedan that's a lot of car for the money, you should definitely check out the 2012 Suzuki Kizashi. The 2012 VW Jetta delivers a better driving feel and more back-seat room than many other compact sedans; skip the cost-cutter base versions in favor of the TDI or the GLI for a distinctive choice in the compact class.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 21 mpg 24 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 31 mpg 33 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Compact Compact Cars
Number of Passenger Doors 4 4
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in) 52.1 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in) 55.5 55.2
Second Head Room (in) 37.0 37.1
Second Shoulder Room (in) 54.6 53.6
Front Leg Room (in) 41.7 41.2
Passenger Volume (ft³) 105.4 94.1
Front Hip Room (in) 53.1 - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in) 35.6 38.1
Front Head Room (in) 39.3 38.2
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in) 61.6 60.7
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.7 5.5
Length, Overall (in) 183.1 182.2
Height, Overall (in) 58.3 57.2
Track Width, Rear (in) 61.6 60.6
Wheelbase (in) 106.3 104.4
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 71.7 70.0
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 13.3 15.7
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA Yes
Brake ABS System 4-wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) - TBD - NA
Brake Type 4-wheel disc Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA 9.1 x 1.3
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) - TBD - 11.0 x 0.9
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 16.6 14.5
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall - TBD - 16.4
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) - TBD - 36.4
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) - TBD - 3.0
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P215/60R16 195/65HR15
Spare Tire Size T145/90D16 NA
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P215/60R16 195/65HR15
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - TBD - NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - TBD - NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - TBD - NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - TBD - NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3241 2804
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material Steel NA
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x - TBD - 15 x 6.0
Spare Wheel Size (in) 16 x - TBD - NA
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x - TBD - 15 x 6.0
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - 7.7
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - 140
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 170 @ 4000 125 @ 4000
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 2.4L/146 2.0L/121
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 185 @ 6500 115 @ 5200
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System MPFI Electronic Fuel Injection
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 31 33
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 21 24
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 25 28
Transmission
First Gear Ratio (:1) - TBD - 3.45
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) - TBD - 1.28
Trans Type 6 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) - TBD - 0.67
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) - TBD - 3.18
Second Gear Ratio (:1) - TBD - 1.95
Trans Order Code NA NA
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 4.12 3.93
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) - TBD - 0.88
Trans Description Cont. Manual Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) - TBD - NA
Summary
Body Style 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name Suzuki Kizashi Volkswagen Jetta Sedan
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link Torsion Beam
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Independent McPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) NA w/Coil Springs
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 6 7
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 7.3 6.5
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating -
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating -
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver -
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger -
Overall Side Crash Rating -
Side Barrier Rating -
Side Barrier Rating Driver -
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat -
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat -
Combined Side Rating Front Seat -
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat -
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