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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan GL Manual CA/NE
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Manual CA/NE GL 24 31 $15,949 $17,430
4-Door Sedan Manual GL 24 31 $15,949 $17,430
4-Door Sedan Automatic CA/NE GL 24 30 $16,813 $18,305
4-Door Sedan Automatic GL 24 30 $16,813 $18,305
4-Door Sedan TDI Manual GL 38 46 $17,448 $18,670
4-Door Sedan Turbo Manual GL 24 31 $17,285 $18,910
4-Door Sedan Manual CA/NE GLS 24 31 $17,783 $19,460
4-Door Sedan Manual GLS 24 31 $17,783 $19,460
4-Door Sedan TDI Automatic GL 33 44 $18,521 $19,745
4-Door Sedan Turbo Automatic GL 22 29 $18,358 $19,985
4-Door Sedan Automatic CA/NE GLS 24 30 $18,647 $20,335
4-Door Sedan Automatic GLS 24 30 $18,647 $20,335
4-Door Sedan TDI Manual GLS 38 46 $19,119 $20,480
4-Door Sedan Turbo Manual GLS 24 31 $19,119 $20,940
4-Door Sedan TDI Automatic GLS 33 44 $20,192 $21,555
4-Door Sedan Turbo Automatic GLS 22 29 $20,192 $22,015
4-Door Sedan VR6 Manual GLI 21 30 $21,170 $23,210
4-Door Sedan Turbo Manual GLI 21 29 $21,703 $23,800
2-Door Base Coupe w/1SV
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Base Coupe w/1SV 26 33 $9,577 $10,135
2-Door Coupe Base 26 37 $13,309 $14,235
4-Door Sedan Base 26 37 $13,496 $14,435
2-Door Coupe LS 26 37 $14,871 $15,905
4-Door Sedan LS 26 37 $15,058 $16,105
2-Door Coupe LS Sport 26 37 $16,278 $17,410
4-Door Sedan LS Sport 26 37 $16,465 $17,610
Pricing
Invoice Price
$15,949
$9,577
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$17,430
$10,135
Monthly Payment Estimate
$291 / month
$169 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 24 mpg 26 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 31 mpg 33 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Compact Sub-Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in) 33.5 32.7
Front Head Room (in) 38.6 37.6
Passenger Volume (ft³) 87 100
Second Hip Room (in) - TBD - 49.5
Front Shoulder Room (in) 53.7 53.9
Second Head Room (in) 36.9 36.6
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 52.5 54.9
Front Leg Room (in) 41.5 41.9
Front Hip Room (in) - TBD - 50.0
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - 26.1
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 68.3 68.7
Track Width, Front (in) 59.6 57.6
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.2 5.7
Length, Overall (in) 172.3 180.9
Height, Overall (in) 56.7 53.0
Track Width, Rear (in) 58.8 56.4
Wheelbase (in) 98.9 104.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 13.0 13.2
Brakes
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.0 x 0.87 10.2 x 0.79
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) 9.1 x 0.35 NA
Brake Type Pwr Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA 9.06 x 1.57
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 14.5 14.0
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.04 2.6
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 15.6 14.7
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 35.8 35.6
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Power Rack & Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size P195/65HR15 P195/70R14
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
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) N/A 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) N/A NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) N/A 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) N/A NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2895 2617
Wheels
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6 14 x 6.0
Spare Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6 14 x 6.0
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6 14 x 6.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 8.5 9.6
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - 525
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 70 105
Engine
Displacement 2.0L/121 2.2L/134
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 115 @ 5200 140 @ 5600
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas L4
Fuel System SMPI SFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 122 @ 2600 150 @ 4000
Engine Order Code NA L61
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 24 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 31 33
Transmission
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
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) 4.24 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
Summary
Vehicle Name Volkswagen Jetta Sedan Chevrolet Cavalier
Body Style 4 Door Sdn 2 Door Coupe
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 0.71 NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) MacPherson Strut w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - 32
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 0.91 0.75
Suspension Type - Rear Independent Trailing Axle
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Torsion Beam w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - 25
Suspension Type - Front Independent MacPherson Strut
 
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