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Selected Style 4-Door Value Edition Manual PZEV
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Manual PZEV Value Edition 22 30 $17,049 $17,900
4-Door Manual Value Edition 22 30 $17,049 $17,900
4-Door Automatic PZEV Value Edition 22 30 $18,122 $18,975
4-Door Automatic Value Edition 22 30 $18,122 $18,975
4-Door Manual 2.5L 22 30 $18,779 $20,390
4-Door Manual PZEV 2.5L 22 30 $18,779 $20,390
4-Door 1.9L TDI Manual 36 43 $20,122 $21,385
4-Door Automatic 2.5L 22 30 $19,852 $21,465
4-Door Automatic PZEV 2.5L 22 30 $19,852 $21,465
4-Door 1.9L TDI Automatic 35 42 $21,195 $22,460
4-Door Sedan i Manual
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Automatic i 26 34 $12,801 $13,680
4-Door Sedan Manual i 28 35 $12,801 $13,680
4-Door Sedan Automatic s 24 29 $15,537 $16,615
4-Door Sedan Manual s 25 32 $15,537 $16,615
5-Door Wagon Automatic s 24 29 $15,994 $17,105
5-Door Wagon Manual s 25 32 $15,994 $17,105
4-Door Sedan Automatic Special Edition 24 29 $17,468 $18,685
4-Door Sedan Manual Special Edition 25 32 $17,468 $18,685
5-Door Wagon Automatic Special Edition 24 29 $17,468 $18,685
5-Door Wagon Manual Special Edition 25 32 $17,468 $18,685
Pricing
Invoice Price
$17,049
$12,801
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$17,900
$13,680
Monthly Payment Estimate
$298 / month
$228 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 22 mpg 28 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 30 mpg 35 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in) - TBD - 53.9
Front Shoulder Room (in) 54.8 54.9
Second Head Room (in) 37.2 37.4
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 53.1 54.0
Front Leg Room (in) 41.2 41.9
Front Hip Room (in) - TBD - 54.9
Second Leg Room (in) 35.4 36.3
Passenger Volume (ft³) 91 94.3
Front Head Room (in) 38.5 39.1
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.4 5.7
Length, Overall (in) 179.3 178.3
Height, Overall (in) 57.5 57.7
Track Width, Rear (in) 59.7 59.6
Wheelbase (in) 101.5 103.9
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 69.3 69.1
Track Width, Front (in) 60.7 60.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 16.0 11.4
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel NA
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.3 x 0.47 10.4 x - TBD -
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 12.3 x 0.98 10.9 x - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 14.5 14.5
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 16.4 14.6
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 35.8 34.1
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.00 2.9
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P195/65HR15 P195/65HR15
Spare Tire Size P195/65HR15 T115/70D15
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P195/65HR15 P195/65HR15
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) N/A N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) N/A N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) N/A N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) N/A N/A
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3230 2696
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in) 15 x - TBD - 15 x - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6 15 x 6
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material Steel - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6 15 x 6
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 10.0 7.5
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 140 90
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 60 - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type Gas I5 Gas I4
Fuel System SMPI MPFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 170 @ 3750 135 @ 4500
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 2.5L/151 2.0L/122
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 150 @ 5000 148 @ 6500
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 22 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 30 35
Transmission
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.60 3.17
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.12 1.84
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.65 4.11
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.03 0.97
Trans Description Cont. Manual w/OD Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.78 3.31
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.36 1.31
Trans Type 5 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.84 0.76
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA -
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Summary
Body Style 4 Door Sdn 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name Volkswagen Jetta Sedan A5 Mazda Mazda3
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 0.83 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Independent E-type Multi-link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Multi-link w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Independent MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 0.71 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) MacPherson Strut w/Coil Springs
 
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