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Selected Style 4-Door Value Edition Manual
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Manual Value Edition 22 30 $17,049 $17,900
4-Door Automatic Value Edition 22 30 $18,122 $18,975
4-Door Manual PZEV Value Edition 22 30 $17,049 $17,900
4-Door Automatic PZEV Value Edition 22 30 $18,122 $18,975
4-Door Manual 2.5L 22 30 $18,779 $20,390
4-Door Automatic 2.5L 22 30 $19,852 $21,465
4-Door Manual PZEV 2.5L 22 30 $18,779 $20,390
4-Door Automatic PZEV 2.5L 22 30 $19,852 $21,465
4-Door 1.9L TDI Manual 36 43 $20,122 $21,385
4-Door 1.9L TDI Automatic 35 42 $21,195 $22,460
2-Door Base Coupe w/1SV
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe Base w/1SV 26 34 $9,757 $10,325
2-Door Coupe Base 26 36 $13,473 $14,410
2-Door Coupe LS 26 36 $15,044 $16,090
2-Door Coupe LS Sport 26 36 $16,371 $17,510
4-Door Sedan Base 26 36 $13,660 $14,610
4-Door Sedan LS 26 36 $15,231 $16,290
4-Door Sedan LS Sport 26 36 $16,558 $17,710
Pricing
Invoice Price
$17,049
$9,757
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$17,900
$10,325
Monthly Payment Estimate
$298 / month
$172 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 22 mpg 26 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 30 mpg 34 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Compact Sub-Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in) - TBD - 49.5
Front Shoulder Room (in) 54.8 53.9
Second Head Room (in) 37.2 36.6
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 53.1 54.9
Front Leg Room (in) 41.2 41.9
Front Hip Room (in) - TBD - 50.0
Second Leg Room (in) 35.4 32.7
Passenger Volume (ft³) 91 86.8
Front Head Room (in) 38.5 37.6
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.4 5.7
Length, Overall (in) 179.3 180.9
Height, Overall (in) 57.5 53.0
Track Width, Rear (in) 59.7 56.4
Wheelbase (in) 101.5 104.1
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - 26.1
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 69.3 68.7
Track Width, Front (in) 60.7 57.6
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 16.0 13.2
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA Yes
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel NA
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.3 x 0.47 NA
Brake Type Pwr Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA 7.87 x 1.77
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 12.3 x 0.98 10.2 x 0.79
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 14.5 14.0
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 16.4 14.7
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 35.8 35.6
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.00 2.6
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code NA QFB
Front Tire Size P195/65HR15 P195/70R14
Spare Tire Size P195/65HR15 T115/70D14
Front Tire Order Code NA QFB
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P195/65HR15 P195/70R14
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) N/A NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) N/A N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) N/A NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) N/A N/A
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3230 2617
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in) 15 x - TBD - 14 x 6
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6 14 x 6
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6 14 x 6
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 10.0 9.6
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 140 105
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 60 525
Engine
Engine Type Gas I5 Gas L4
Fuel System SMPI SFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 170 @ 3750 150 @ 4000
Engine Order Code NA L61
Displacement 2.5L/151 2.2L/134
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 150 @ 5000 140 @ 5600
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 22 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 30 34
Transmission
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.60 3.31
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.12 2.02
Trans Order Code NA MM5
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.65 3.94
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.03 0.98
Trans Description Cont. Manual w/OD Manual w/4th & 5th OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.78 3.58
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - 8.46
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.36 1.35
Trans Type 5 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.84 0.69
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Summary
Body Style 4 Door Sdn 2 Door Coupe
Vehicle Name Volkswagen Jetta Sedan A5 Chevrolet Cavalier
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - 32
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 0.83 0.75
Suspension Type - Rear Independent Trailing Axle
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Multi-link w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - 25
Suspension Type - Front Independent MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 0.71 NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) MacPherson Strut w/Coil Springs
 
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