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Selected Style 5-Door Wagon Std Manual (Natl)
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Wagon Manual Std 29 36 $13,568 $14,670
4-Door Wagon Automatic Std 28 33 $14,308 $15,470
4-Door Wagon Automatic AWD Std 26 31 $15,831 $17,115
4-Door Wagon Manual XR 29 36 $14,641 $16,180
4-Door Wagon Automatic XR 28 33 $15,365 $16,980
4-Door Wagon Automatic AWD XR 26 31 $16,691 $18,445
4-Door Wagon 6-Speed Manual XRS 25 30 $16,968 $18,750
4-Door Wagon Automatic XRS 26 30 $17,492 $19,330
4-Door Wagon GL Manual
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Wagon Manual GL 24 30 $16,312 $17,900
4-Door Wagon Automatic GL 22 29 $17,176 $18,775
4-Door Wagon Turbo Manual GL 24 31 $17,803 $19,550
4-Door Wagon Turbo Automatic w/Tiptronic GL 22 29 $18,876 $20,625
4-Door Wagon TDI Manual GL 42 50 $17,959 $19,290
4-Door Wagon TDI Automatic GL 34 45 $19,110 $20,475
4-Door Wagon Manual GLS 24 30 $17,839 $19,590
4-Door Wagon Automatic GLS 22 29 $18,703 $20,465
4-Door Wagon Turbo Manual GLS 24 31 $19,329 $21,240
4-Door Wagon Turbo Automatic w/Tiptronic GLS 22 29 $20,402 $22,315
4-Door Wagon TDI Manual GLS 42 50 $19,327 $20,770
4-Door Wagon TDI Automatic GLS 34 45 $20,191 $21,645
Pricing
Invoice Price
$13,568
$16,312
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$14,670
$17,900
Monthly Payment Estimate
$245 / month
$298 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating Read Our Full Review
Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 29 mpg 24 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 36 mpg 30 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Small Station Wagon Small Station Wgn
Interior Dimensions
Front Leg Room (in) 41.8 41.5
Front Hip Room (in) 51.7 - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in) 36.3 33.5
Front Head Room (in) 40.6 38.6
Passenger Volume (ft³) 96.2 89
Second Hip Room (in) 47.8 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in) 53.2 53.7
Second Head Room (in) 39.8 38.1
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 52.6 52.5
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in) 58.9 58.8
Wheelbase (in) 102.4 99.0
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 69.9 68.3
Track Width, Front (in) 59.6 59.6
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.9 5.2
Length, Overall (in) 171.3 173.6
Height, Overall (in) 60.6 58.5
Rear Door Opening Height (in) - - TBD -
Rear Door Opening Width (in) - - TBD -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³) 53.2 -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³) 21.8 -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) - 34
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) - - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) - 51.9
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in) - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) - NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) - - TBD -
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) NA 9.1 x 0.35
Brake Type Power Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) 9.0 x - TBD - NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.8 x - TBD - 11 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) 13.2 14.5
Steering
Steering Type Variable Pwr Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.36 3.04
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 19.5 15.6
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 36.7 35.8
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P205/55R16 P195/65HR15
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P205/55R16 P195/65HR15
Spare Tire Size Compact P195/65HR15
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 150 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1500 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2679 3034
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5 15 x 6
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material - TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5 15 x 6
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact 15 x 6
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 6.9 8.5
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - 70
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 126 @ 4200 122 @ 2600
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 1.8L/110 2.0L/121
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 130 @ 6000 115 @ 5200
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System SMPI SMPI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 36 30
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 29 24
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.17 3.78
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.31 1.36
Trans Type 5 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.73 0.84
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.25 3.60
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.90 2.12
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.94 4.24
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.89 1.03
Trans Description Cont. Manual w/OD Manual w/OD
Summary
Body Style 5 Door Wagon 4 Door Wagon
Vehicle Name Toyota Matrix Volkswagen Jetta Wagon
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Stabilizer Bar Torsion Beam
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 0.79 0.71
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Stabilizer Bar MacPherson Strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 0.95 0.91
Suspension Type - Rear Torsion Beam Independent
 
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