Compare 2004 Volkswagen Jetta Sedan vs 2004 Dodge Neon

2004 Volkswagen Jetta Sedan
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4-Door Sedan Manual CA/NE GL
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
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4-Door Sedan SE
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan SE 29 36 $12,636 $13,490
4-Door Sedan SXT 29 36 $14,738 $15,800
4-Door Sedan R/T 29 36 $16,412 $17,640
4-Door Sedan SRT4 22 30 $18,970 $20,450
Pricing
Invoice Price
$15,949
$12,636
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$17,430
$13,490
Monthly Payment Estimate
$291 / month
$225 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
24 mpg 29 mpg
Highway
31 mpg 36 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
36.9 36.7
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
52.5 52.8
Front Leg Room (in)
41.5 42.2
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 52.4
Second Leg Room (in)
33.5 34.8
Front Head Room (in)
38.6 38.4
Passenger Volume (ft³)
87 89.2
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 52.9
Front Shoulder Room (in)
53.7 53.4
Exterior Dimensions
Length, Overall (in)
172.3 174.8
Height, Overall (in)
56.7 56.0
Track Width, Rear (in)
58.8 58.0
Wheelbase (in)
98.9 105.0
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - 31.1
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
68.3 67.4
Track Width, Front (in)
59.6 58.0
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.2 6.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
13.0 13.1
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
9.1 x 0.35 NA
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA 7.88 x 1.5
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.0 x 0.87 10.1 x 0.87
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
14.5 12.5
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.8 35.7
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.04 3.05
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.6 18
Tires
Front Tire Size
P195/65HR15 P175/70R14
Spare Tire Size
P195/65HR15 T115/70D14
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P195/65HR15 P175/70R14
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
N/A 1500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
N/A NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
N/A 150
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
N/A NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2895 2584
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6 14 x 5.5
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6 14 x 5.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6 14 x 4.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
8.5 7.0
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
70 120
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 450
Engine
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System
SMPI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
122 @ 2600 130 @ 4600
Engine Order Code
NA ECB
Displacement
2.0L/121 2.0L/122
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
115 @ 5200 132 @ 5600
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
31 36
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
24 29
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.24 3.55
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.03 0.97
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.78 3.50
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - 9.1
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.36 1.36
Trans Type
5 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.84 0.81
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA w/OD
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.60 3.42
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.12 1.95
Trans Order Code
NA DD5
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sdn 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
Volkswagen Jetta Sedan Dodge Neon
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.91 0.79
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Torsion Beam Chapman struts
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - 30
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.71 0.56
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
MacPherson Strut MacPherson struts
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - 32

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