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Selected Style 5-Door HB I (SE)
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
5-Door HB II 51 48 $22,108 $23,520
5-Door HB III 51 48 $22,825 $24,520
5-Door HB IV 51 48 $25,431 $27,320
5-Door HB V 51 48 $26,801 $28,790
5-Door HB I 51 48 $21,014 $22,120
4-Door Manual
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Manual 24 34 $14,750 $15,365
4-Door Automatic 23 29 $15,807 $16,465
4-Door Manual S 24 34 $15,835 $16,495
4-Door Automatic S 23 29 $16,891 $17,595
4-Door Manual SE 23 33 $17,467 $18,195
4-Door Manual SE PZEV 23 33 $17,467 $18,195
4-Door Automatic SE 24 31 $18,523 $19,295
4-Door Automatic SE PZEV 24 31 $18,523 $19,295
4-Door Manual SE w/Convenience 23 33 $18,763 $19,545
4-Door Manual SE w/Convenience PZEV 23 33 $18,763 $19,545
4-Door Automatic SE w/Convenience 24 31 $19,819 $20,645
4-Door Automatic SE w/Convenience PZEV 24 31 $19,819 $20,645
4-Door Manual SE w/Convenience & Sunroof 23 33 $19,963 $20,795
4-Door Manual SE w/Convenience & Sunroof PZEV 23 33 $19,963 $20,795
4-Door Automatic SE w/Convenience & Sunroof 24 31 $21,019 $21,895
4-Door Automatic SE w/Convenience & Sunroof PZEV 24 31 $21,019 $21,895
4-Door Manual SEL 23 33 $20,539 $21,395
4-Door Manual SEL PZEV 23 33 $20,539 $21,395
4-Door Automatic SEL 24 31 $21,595 $22,495
4-Door Automatic SEL PZEV 24 31 $21,595 $22,495
4-Door Manual SEL w/Sunroof 23 33 $21,403 $22,295
4-Door Manual SEL w/Sunroof PZEV 23 33 $21,403 $22,295
4-Door Automatic SEL w/Sunroof 24 31 $22,495 $23,395
4-Door Automatic SEL w/Sunroof PZEV 24 31 $22,495 $23,395
4-Door Manual SEL w/Sport Pkg 23 33 $22,075 $22,995
4-Door Manual SEL w/Sport Pkg PZEV 23 33 $22,075 $22,995
4-Door Automatic SEL w/Sport Pkg 24 31 $23,131 $24,095
4-Door Automatic SEL w/Sport Pkg PZEV 24 31 $23,131 $24,095
4-Door Manual TDI 30 42 $22,075 $22,995
4-Door DSG TDI 30 42 $23,131 $24,095
4-Door Manual TDI w/Nav 30 42 $23,227 $24,195
4-Door DSG TDI w/Nav 30 42 $24,283 $25,295
4-Door Manual TDI LE 30 42 $21,211 $22,095
4-Door DSG TDI LE 30 42 $22,267 $23,195
Pricing
Invoice Price
$21,014
$14,750
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$22,120
$15,365
Monthly Payment Estimate
$369 / month
$256 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC's Bottom Line 51 mpg city! The 2011 Toyota Prius remains the highest-mileage hybrid on the market, but that doesn't get in the way of practicality or comfort. The 2011 Volkswagen Jetta steps back in tech time and lowers its German street cred—but still delivers a better driving feel and more back-seat room than many other compact sedans.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 51 mpg 24 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 48 mpg 34 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Mid-size Compact
Number of Passenger Doors - 4
Interior Dimensions
Front Head Room (in) 38.6 38.2
Second Hip Room (in) 51.2 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in) 54.9 55.2
Passenger Volume (ft³) 93.7 94.1
Second Head Room (in) 37.6 37.1
Second Shoulder Room (in) 53.1 53.6
Front Leg Room (in) 42.5 41.2
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Front Hip Room (in) 52.7 - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in) 36.0 38.1
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in) 60.0 60.7
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.5 5.5
Length, Overall (in) 175.6 182.2
Height, Overall (in) 58.7 57.2
Track Width, Rear (in) 59.6 60.6
Wheelbase (in) 106.3 104.4
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 68.7 70.0
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³) - TBD - -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³) 21.6 -
Trunk Volume (ft³) - 15.5
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.0 x - 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) 10.2 x - TBD - NA
Brake Type Pwr Regenerative 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) 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) - TBD - 36.4
Steering Type Electric Pwr Assisted Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) - TBD - 3.0
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P195/65R15 195/65HR15
Spare Tire Size T135/80D16 Compact
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P195/65R15 195/65HR15
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3042 2804
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6.0 15 x 6.0
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6.0 15 x 6.0
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - 7.7
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - 540
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - 140
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 105 @ 4000/153 @ - TBD - 125 @ 4000
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 1.8L/110 2.0L/121
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 98 @ 5200/80 @ - TBD - 115 @ 5200
Engine Type Gas/Electric I4 Gas I4
Fuel System - TBD - Electronic Fuel Injection
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 50 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 48 34
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 51 24
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) NA 3.45
Clutch Size (in) NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) NA 1.28
Trans Type 1 5
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) NA 0.67
Trans Description Cont. Again Automatic NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) - TBD - 3.18
Second Gear Ratio (:1) NA 1.95
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) - TBD - 3.93
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) NA 0.88
Trans Description Cont. CVT Manual
Summary
Vehicle Name Toyota Prius Volkswagen Jetta Sedan
Body Style 5 Door Liftback 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Stabilizer bar NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Torsion Beam Twist Beam
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut McPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 3.8 6.7
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 10 7
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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