Compare 2012 Toyota Prius V vs 2012 Volkswagen Jetta Sportwagen

2012 Toyota Prius V
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5-Door Wagon Two
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
5-Door Wagon Two 44 40 $24,716 $26,550
5-Door Wagon Three 44 40 $25,427 $27,315
5-Door Wagon Five 44 40 $28,058 $30,140
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4-Door Manual S
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Manual PZEV S 23 33 $19,387 $20,195
4-Door Manual S 23 33 $19,387 $20,195
4-Door Automatic PZEV S 24 31 $20,443 $21,295
4-Door Automatic S 24 31 $20,443 $21,295
4-Door Automatic PZEV SE 24 31 $23,242 $24,210
4-Door Automatic SE 24 31 $23,242 $24,210
4-Door Manual TDI 30 42 $24,517 $25,540
4-Door Automatic PZEV SE w/Sunroof 24 31 $24,923 $25,960
4-Door Automatic SE w/Sunroof 24 31 $24,923 $25,960
4-Door DSG TDI 29 39 $25,574 $26,640
4-Door Manual TDI w/Sunroof 30 42 $26,198 $27,290
4-Door Manual TDI w/Sunroof & Nav 30 42 $26,994 $28,120
4-Door DSG TDI w/Sunroof 29 39 $27,255 $28,390
4-Door DSG TDI w/Sunroof & Nav 29 39 $28,051 $29,220
Pricing
Invoice Price
$24,716
$19,387
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$26,550
$20,195
Monthly Payment Estimate
$443 / month
$337 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2012 Toyota V wagon offers all the classic Prius hybrid virtues--low-speed electric running, top-of-class fuel economy, and interior space--in a super-sized package that still offers remarkable gas mileage ratings. We think it will do very well among Prius owners with families who need the extra space for people and stuff. The 2012 Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen isn't exactly like its sedan counterpart--it's noticeably smaller but nicer inside.
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Fuel Economy
City
44 mpg 23 mpg
Highway
40 mpg 33 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Midsize Station Wagon Small Station Wagons
Interior Dimensions
Front Head Room (in)
39.6 38.4
Second Hip Room (in)
53.5 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.9 54.8
Passenger Volume (ft³)
97.2 91.7
Second Head Room (in)
38.6 38.1
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.2 53.1
Front Leg Room (in)
41.3 41.1
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
53.5 - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in)
35.9 35.5
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
60.6 60.7
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.7 5.4
Length, Overall (in)
181.7 179.4
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
62.0 59.2
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.8 59.6
Wheelbase (in)
109.4 101.5
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
69.9 70.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
67.3 66.9
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
NA NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
NA NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
34.3 32.8
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.8 x - TBD - 11.3 x 1.0
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)
11.5 x - TBD - 10.2 x 0.5
Brake Type
Pwr Regenerative Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
11.9 14.5
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- TBD - 16.4
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.1 35.8
Steering Type
Electric Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - 3.0
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P205/60R16 P205/55HR16
Spare Tire Size
T135/70D17 NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P205/60R16 P205/55HR16
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3274 3228
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 16 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 16 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 10.0
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 140
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
105 @ 4000 177 @ 4250
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
1.8L/110 2.5L/151
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
98 @ 5200 170 @ 5700
Engine Type
Gas/Electric I4 Gas I5
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
42 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
40 33
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
44 23
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 3.78
Clutch Size (in)
NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 1.36
Trans Type
1 5
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.84
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 3.60
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 2.12
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 3.65
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 1.03
Trans Description Cont.
Continuously Variable Ratio Manual
Summary
Vehicle Name
Toyota Prius v Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen
Body Style
Wagon 4 Door
Suspension
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
Torsion Beam Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA - TBD -
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
4.4 7.1
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
9 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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