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Compare 2012 Suzuki Kizashi vs 2012 Volkswagen Jetta Sedan

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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 24 32 $23,813 $24,805
4-Door Automatic SEL w/Premium PZEV 24 32 $23,813 $24,805
Pricing
Invoice Price
$18,238
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Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$18,999
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Monthly Payment Estimate
$317 / month
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TCC Rating
8.2
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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 N/A mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 31 mpg N/A mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Compact -
Number of Passenger Doors 4 -
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in) 35.6 -
Front Head Room (in) 39.3 -
Passenger Capacity 5 -
Second Hip Room (in) 52.1 -
Front Shoulder Room (in) 55.5 -
Second Head Room (in) 37.0 -
Second Shoulder Room (in) 54.6 -
Front Leg Room (in) 41.7 -
Passenger Volume (ft³) 105.4 -
Front Hip Room (in) 53.1 -
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 71.7 -
Track Width, Front (in) 61.6 -
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.7 -
Length, Overall (in) 183.1 -
Height, Overall (in) 58.3 -
Track Width, Rear (in) 61.6 -
Wheelbase (in) 106.3 -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 13.3 -
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) - TBD - -
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA -
Brake ABS System 4-wheel -
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes -
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) - TBD - -
Brake Type 4-wheel disc -
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA -
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 16.6 -
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall - TBD - -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) - TBD - -
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion -
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) - TBD - -
Tires
Rear Tire Size P215/60R16 -
Rear Tire Order Code NA -
Front Tire Size P215/60R16 -
Spare Tire Size T145/90D16 -
Front Tire Order Code NA -
Spare Tire Order Code NA -
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - TBD - -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - TBD - -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - TBD - -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - TBD - -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3241 -
Wheels
Front Wheel Material Steel -
Spare Wheel Material Steel -
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x - TBD - -
Spare Wheel Size (in) 16 x - TBD - -
Rear Wheel Material Steel -
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x - TBD - -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - -
Engine
Fuel System MPFI -
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 170 @ 4000 -
Engine Order Code NA -
Displacement 2.4L/146 -
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 185 @ 6500 -
Engine Type Gas I4 -
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 25 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 31 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 21 -
Transmission
Trans Description Cont. Manual -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) - TBD - -
First Gear Ratio (:1) - TBD - -
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) - TBD - -
Trans Type 6 -
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) - TBD - -
Trans Description Cont. Again NA -
Reverse Ratio (:1) - TBD - -
Second Gear Ratio (:1) - TBD - -
Trans Order Code NA -
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive -
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 4.12 -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) - TBD - -
Summary
Body Style 4 Door Sedan -
Vehicle Name Suzuki Kizashi -
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) NA -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - -
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link -
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) NA -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - -
Suspension Type - Front Independent -
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 7.3 -
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 6 -
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 -
Rollover Rating
 
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