Compare 2012 Suzuki Kizashi vs 2012 Volkswagen Jetta Sedan

2012 Suzuki Kizashi
2012 Volkswagen Jetta Sedan
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4-Door Sedan Manual FWD S
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Manual FWD S 21 31 $18,238 $18,999
4-Door dn CVT FWD S S 23 31 $20,158 $20,999
4-Door Sedan Manual FWD GTS Sport 20 29 $21,502 $22,399
4-Door Sedan CVT FWD SE 23 30 $21,550 $22,449
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 FWD SE Leather Edition 23 30 $22,942 $23,899
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 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 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 SLS Sport 22 29 $26,590 $27,699
4-Door Sedan CVT AWD SLS Sport w/Navi 22 29 $26,590 $27,699
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4-Door Manual Base
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 S w/Sunroof 24 33 $17,083 $17,795
4-Door Manual SE 23 33 $17,977 $18,725
4-Door Manual SE PZEV 23 33 $17,977 $18,725
4-Door Automatic S w/Sunroof 24 29 $18,139 $18,895
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 TDI 30 42 $21,864 $22,775
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 DSG TDI 30 42 $22,921 $23,875
4-Door Manual TDI w/Premium 30 42 $23,247 $24,215
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
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 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
Pricing
Invoice Price
$18,238
$14,894
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$18,999
$15,515
Monthly Payment Estimate
$317 / month
$259 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.2
7.8
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
City
21 mpg 24 mpg
Highway
31 mpg 33 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Compact Cars
Number of Passenger Doors
4 4
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
35.6 38.1
Front Head Room (in)
39.3 38.2
Passenger Capacity
5 5
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 -
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.7 70.0
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
13.3 15.7
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- TBD - 11.0 x 0.9
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
16.6 14.5
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
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
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P215/60R16 195/65HR15
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
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
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
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3241 2804
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
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
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
Fuel System
MPFI Electronic Fuel Injection
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
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
25 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
31 33
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
21 24
Transmission
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - NA
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
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.12 3.93
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 0.88
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
Suzuki Kizashi Volkswagen Jetta Sedan
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs
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
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.3 6.5
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
6 7
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
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Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
--
Overall Side Crash Rating
--
Side Barrier Rating
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Side Barrier Rating Driver
--
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
--
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
--
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
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Rollover Rating

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