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Selected Style 4-Door Manual S *Ltd Avail*
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Manual S 22 30 $16,949 $17,605
4-Door Manual PZEV S 22 30 $16,949 $17,605
4-Door Automatic S 23 30 $18,048 $18,705
4-Door Automatic PZEV S 23 30 $18,048 $18,705
4-Door Manual SE 22 30 $19,249 $20,395
4-Door Manual PZEV SE 22 30 $19,249 $20,395
4-Door Automatic SE 23 30 $20,348 $21,495
4-Door Automatic PZEV SE 23 30 $20,348 $21,495
4-Door Automatic SEL 23 30 $22,016 $23,280
4-Door Automatic PZEV SEL 23 30 $22,016 $23,280
4-Door Manual TDI 30 41 $21,528 $22,830
4-Door DSG TDI 30 42 $22,627 $23,930
4-Door Manual Wolfsburg 21 31 $20,907 $22,165
4-Door Manual PZEV Wolfsburg 21 31 $20,907 $22,165
4-Door DSG Wolfsburg 24 32 $22,006 $23,265
4-Door DSG PZEV Wolfsburg 24 32 $22,006 $23,265
4-Door Manual TDI Cup 30 41 $23,552 $24,990
4-Door DSG TDI Cup 30 42 $24,651 $26,090
4-Door Manual Limited 22 30 $17,608 $18,295
4-Door Manual PZEV Limited 22 30 $17,608 $18,295
4-Door Automatic Limited 23 30 $18,707 $19,395
4-Door Automatic PZEV Limited 23 30 $18,707 $19,395
4-Door Sedan Manual LX
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe Manual EX 25 34 $15,810 $16,595
4-Door Sedan Manual LX 25 34 $13,430 $13,695
2-Door Coupe Automatic EX 25 34 $16,760 $17,595
4-Door Sedan Automatic LX 25 34 $14,410 $14,695
2-Door Coupe Manual SX 22 32 $16,860 $17,695
2-Door Coupe Automatic SX 23 31 $17,810 $18,695
4-Door Sedan Manual EX 25 34 $15,230 $15,995
4-Door Sedan Automatic EX 25 34 $16,190 $16,995
4-Door Sedan Manual SX 22 32 $16,660 $17,495
4-Door Sedan Automatic SX 23 31 $17,610 $18,495
Pricing
Invoice Price
$16,949
$13,430
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$17,605
$13,695
Monthly Payment Estimate
$293 / month
$228 / month
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TCC's Bottom Line "Farfegnugen" no longer applies to the entire 2010 Volkswagen Jetta line, but with an excellent interior and an available TDI engine, the Jetta sedan or SportWagen makes a lot of sense for budget-conscious or even eco-conscious families. The 2010 Kia Forte is a strong contender in every way—a surprisingly good-looking, enjoyable-to-drive car that will hold the budget down.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 22 mpg 25 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 30 mpg 34 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Compact Midsize
Interior Dimensions
Front Shoulder Room (in) 54.8 55.7
Passenger Volume (ft³) 91 96.8
Second Head Room (in) 37.2 37.8
Second Shoulder Room (in) 53.1 54.7
Front Leg Room (in) 41.2 43.3
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Front Hip Room (in) - TBD - 53.0
Second Leg Room (in) 35.4 35.0
Front Head Room (in) 38.5 40.0
Second Hip Room (in) - TBD - 53.3
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.4 5.9
Length, Overall (in) 179.3 178.3
Height, Overall (in) 57.4 57.5
Track Width, Rear (in) 59.8 61.6
Wheelbase (in) 101.5 104.3
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 70.1 69.9
Track Width, Front (in) 60.6 61.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 16.0 14.7
Brakes
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 0.5 10.3 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) 11.3 x 0.9 11.0 x - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 14.5 13.7
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 16.4 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 35.8 33.8
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.0 2.89
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Front Tire Size P205/55HR16 P195/65R15
Spare Tire Size Compact - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code NA - TBD -
Spare Tire Order Code NA - TBD -
Rear Tire Size P205/55HR16 P195/65R15
Rear Tire Order Code NA - TBD -
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3230 2707
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5 15 x 5.5
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material Steel - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5 15 x 5.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 10.0 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 140 - TBD -
Engine
Displacement 2.5L/151 2.0L/122
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 170 @ 5700 156 @ 6200
Engine Type Gas I5 Gas I4
Fuel System Electronic Fuel Injection - TBD -
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 177 @ 4250 144 @ 4300
Engine Order Code NA - TBD -
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 30 34
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 22 25
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 25 28
Transmission
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.36 1.19
Trans Type 5 5
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.77 0.70
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.60 3.58
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.12 1.96
Trans Order Code NA - TBD -
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.65 4.19
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.96 0.91
Trans Description Cont. Manual Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.78 3.31
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1) - NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) - NA
Summary
Vehicle Name Volkswagen Jetta Sedan Kia Forte
Body Style Sedan 4dr Sdn
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link Torsion Beam
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) NA MacPherson Strut
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 7 - TBD -
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 7.5 6.7
 
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