Compare 2014 Toyota Prius V vs 2014 Volkswagen Jetta Sportwagen

2014 Toyota Prius V
2014 Volkswagen Jetta Sportwagen
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5-Door Wagon Two (GS)
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
5-Door Wagon Two 44 40 $24,902 $26,750
5-Door Wagon Three 44 40 $25,613 $27,515
5-Door Wagon Five 44 40 $28,295 $30,395
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4-Door Manual S
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Manual PZEV S 23 33 $20,155 $20,995
4-Door Manual S 23 33 $20,155 $20,995
4-Door Automatic PZEV S 23 30 $21,211 $22,095
4-Door Automatic S 23 30 $21,211 $22,095
4-Door Automatic PZEV SE 23 30 $23,890 $24,885
4-Door Automatic SE 23 30 $23,890 $24,885
4-Door Manual TDI 30 42 $25,503 $26,565
4-Door Automatic PZEV SE w/Sunroof 23 30 $25,617 $26,685
4-Door Automatic SE w/Sunroof 23 30 $25,617 $26,685
4-Door DSG TDI 29 39 $26,558 $27,665
4-Door Manual TDI w/Sunroof 30 42 $27,230 $28,365
4-Door Manual TDI w/Sunroof & Nav 30 42 $27,998 $29,165
4-Door DSG TDI w/Sunroof 29 39 $28,287 $29,465
4-Door DSG TDI w/Sunroof & Nav 29 39 $29,054 $30,265
Pricing
Invoice Price
$24,902
$20,155
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$26,750
$20,995
Monthly Payment Estimate
$446 / month
$350 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2014 Toyota Prius V combines a spacious interior with excellent real-world gas mileage but it can feel underpowered when heavily loaded.
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Fuel Economy
City
44 mpg 23 mpg
Highway
40 mpg 33 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Station Wagon Small Station Wagon
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
38.6 38.1
Passenger Volume (ft³)
97.2 91.7
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.2 53.1
Front Leg Room (in)
41.3 41.1
Front Hip Room (in)
53.5 -
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Leg Room (in)
35.9 35.5
Front Head Room (in)
39.6 38.4
Second Hip Room (in)
53.5 -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.9 54.8
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.7 5.4
Length, Overall (in)
181.7 179.4
Height, Overall (in)
62 59.2
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.8 59.6
Wheelbase (in)
109.4 101.5
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
69.9 70.1
Track Width, Front (in)
60.6 60.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
34.3 32.8
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
67.3 66.9
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
34.3 32.8
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.5 10.1
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.8 11.3
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
11.9 14.5
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.1 35.8
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P205/60SR16 P205/55HR16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P205/60SR16 P205/55HR16
Spare Tire Size
Compact Full-Size
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3274 3186
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 X 6.5 16 X 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Full-Size
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 X 6.5 16 X 6.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
105 @ 4000 177 @ 4250
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
1.8 L/110 2.5 L/151
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
134 @ 5200 170 @ 5700
Engine Type
Gas/Electric I-4 Regular Unleaded I-5
Fuel System
Sequential MPI Sequential MPI
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
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.11 3.39
Trans Type
1 5
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Trans Description Cont.
CVT w/OD Manual w/OD
Reverse Ratio (:1)
- 3.60
First Gear Ratio (:1)
- 3.78
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
- 1.27
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.66
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
- 2.12
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.87
Summary
Vehicle Name
Toyota Prius v Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen
Body Style
Wagon Wagon
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Torsion Beam Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear
Torsion Beam Multi-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
4.4 (Est) 6.9
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- 2000
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- 200
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- 200
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- 2000
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- 140
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
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Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
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Rollover Rating

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