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Selected Style 4-Door Manual S PZEV
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Manual S 21 30 $16,863 $17,515
4-Door Manual PZEV S 21 30 $16,863 $17,515
4-Door Automatic S 20 29 $17,962 $18,615
4-Door Automatic PZEV S 20 29 $17,962 $18,615
4-Door Manual SE 21 30 $18,968 $20,095
4-Door Manual PZEV SE 21 30 $18,968 $20,095
4-Door Automatic SE 20 29 $20,067 $21,195
4-Door Automatic PZEV SE 20 29 $20,067 $21,195
4-Door Automatic SEL 20 29 $21,723 $22,965
4-Door Automatic PZEV SEL 20 29 $21,723 $22,965
4-Door Manual Wolfsburg 21 31 $20,138 $21,345
4-Door Manual PZEV Wolfsburg 21 31 $20,138 $21,345
4-Door DSG Wolfsburg 22 29 $21,237 $22,445
4-Door DSG PZEV Wolfsburg 22 29 $21,237 $22,445
4-Door Manual TDI Loyal 30 41 $21,164 $22,440
4-Door DSG TDI Loyal 29 40 $22,263 $23,540
4-Door Manual TDI 30 41 $21,004 $22,270
4-Door DSG TDI 29 40 $22,103 $23,370
4-Door Sedan Manual i SV
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Manual i SV 20 29 $17,601 $18,550
4-Door Sedan Manual i Sport 20 29 $18,729 $20,250
4-Door Sedan Automatic i Sport 21 30 $19,557 $21,150
4-Door Sedan Manual i Touring 20 29 $20,067 $21,705
4-Door Sedan Automatic i Touring 21 30 $20,895 $22,605
4-Door Sedan Manual i Grand Touring 20 29 $23,016 $24,910
4-Door Sedan Automatic i Grand Touring 21 30 $23,844 $25,810
4-Door Sedan Automatic s Sport 17 25 $22,299 $24,130
4-Door Sedan Automatic s Touring 17 25 $23,169 $25,075
4-Door Sedan Automatic s Grand Touring 17 25 $26,099 $28,260
Pricing
Invoice Price
$16,863
$17,601
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$17,515
$18,550
Monthly Payment Estimate
$292 / month
$309 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC's Bottom Line Although the Jetta’s doesn't offer the farfegnugen it once did, the 2009 Volkswagen Jetta provides spacious interior room and efficient clean-diesel technology. The 2009 Mazda6 could easily steal sales from the traditional class leaders if non-gearheads discover it.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 21 mpg 20 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 30 mpg 29 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Compact Midsize
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in) - TBD - 55.1
Passenger Volume (ft³) 91 101.9
Second Leg Room (in) 35.4 38.0
Front Head Room (in) 38.5 39.4
Second Hip Room (in) - TBD - 55.9
Front Shoulder Room (in) 54.8 57.3
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Head Room (in) 37.2 37.3
Second Shoulder Room (in) 53.1 56.5
Front Leg Room (in) 41.2 42.5
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in) 59.8 62.8
Wheelbase (in) 101.5 109.8
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - NA
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 70.1 72.4
Track Width, Front (in) 60.6 62.8
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.4 5.1
Length, Overall (in) 179.3 193.7
Height, Overall (in) 57.4 57.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 16.0 16.6
Brakes
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) 11.3 x 0.98 11.8 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.2 X 0.47 11.0 x - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 14.5 15.9
Steering
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.00 2.93
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 16.4 16.2
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 35.8 35.4
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P205/55HR16 P205/65HR16
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P205/55HR16 P205/65HR16
Spare Tire Size Compact T115/70D16
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3230 3258
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5 16.0 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material Steel Alloy
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5 16.0 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact 16.0 x 4.0
Rear Wheel Material Steel Alloy
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 10.0 8.9
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 140 100
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 177 @ 4250 167 @ 4000
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 2.5L/151 2.5L/152
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 170 @ 5700 170 @ 6000
Engine Type Gas I5 Gas I4
Fuel System SMPI MPFI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 30 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 21 20
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 24 23
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA 0.72
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.78 3.45
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.36 1.31
Trans Type 5 6
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.77 0.84
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.60 3.20
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.12 1.84
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.65 4.39
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.96 1.03
Trans Description Cont. Manual w/OD Manual w/OD
Summary
Vehicle Name Volkswagen Jetta Sedan Mazda Mazda6
Body Style 4 Door Sdn 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Independent Independent Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) MacPherson Strut Double-Wishbone
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Independent Independent E-Type
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Multi-link Multi-Link
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 7 6
 
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