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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 PZEV S 22 30 $16,949 $17,605
4-Door Manual S 22 30 $16,949 $17,605
4-Door Manual Limited 22 30 $17,608 $18,295
4-Door Manual PZEV Limited 22 30 $17,608 $18,295
4-Door Automatic PZEV S 23 30 $18,048 $18,705
4-Door Automatic S 23 30 $18,048 $18,705
4-Door Automatic Limited 23 30 $18,707 $19,395
4-Door Automatic PZEV Limited 23 30 $18,707 $19,395
4-Door Manual PZEV SE 22 30 $19,249 $20,395
4-Door Manual SE 22 30 $19,249 $20,395
4-Door Automatic PZEV SE 23 30 $20,348 $21,495
4-Door Automatic SE 23 30 $20,348 $21,495
4-Door Manual PZEV Wolfsburg 21 31 $20,907 $22,165
4-Door Manual Wolfsburg 21 31 $20,907 $22,165
4-Door Manual TDI 30 41 $21,528 $22,830
4-Door DSG PZEV Wolfsburg 24 32 $22,006 $23,265
4-Door DSG Wolfsburg 24 32 $22,006 $23,265
4-Door Automatic PZEV SEL 23 30 $22,016 $23,280
4-Door Automatic SEL 23 30 $22,016 $23,280
4-Door DSG TDI 30 42 $22,627 $23,930
4-Door Manual TDI Cup 30 41 $23,552 $24,990
4-Door DSG TDI Cup 30 42 $24,651 $26,090
4-Door Sedan Manual i SV
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Manual i SV 25 33 $14,387 $15,345
4-Door Sedan Manual i Sport 25 33 $15,236 $16,255
4-Door Sedan Automatic i Sport 24 33 $16,028 $17,105
4-Door Sedan Manual i Touring 25 33 $16,793 $17,925
4-Door Sedan Automatic i Touring 24 33 $17,586 $18,775
4-Door Sedan Manual s Sport 21 29 $17,975 $19,185
5-Door HB Manual s Sport 21 29 $18,441 $19,685
4-Door Sedan Automatic s Sport 22 29 $18,721 $19,985
5-Door HB Automatic s Sport 22 29 $19,187 $20,485
4-Door Sedan Manual s Grand Touring 21 29 $20,268 $21,645
5-Door HB Manual s Grand Touring 21 29 $20,734 $22,145
4-Door Sedan Automatic s Grand Touring 22 29 $21,014 $22,445
5-Door HB Automatic s Grand Touring 22 29 $21,480 $22,945
Pricing
Invoice Price
$16,949
$14,387
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$17,605
$15,345
Monthly Payment Estimate
$293 / month
$256 / 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 Mazda3 engages drivers like few other compact cars, though a little more room and less noise couldn't hurt.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 22 mpg 25 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 30 mpg 33 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in) - TBD - 52.2
Front Shoulder Room (in) 54.8 54.9
Passenger Volume (ft³) 91 94.1
Second Head Room (in) 37.2 37.5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 53.1 54.0
Front Leg Room (in) 41.2 42.0
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Front Hip Room (in) - TBD - 53.7
Second Leg Room (in) 35.4 36.2
Front Head Room (in) 38.5 38.9
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in) 60.6 60.4
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.4 4.7
Length, Overall (in) 179.3 180.7
Height, Overall (in) 57.4 57.9
Track Width, Rear (in) 59.8 59.8
Wheelbase (in) 101.5 103.9
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 70.1 69.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 16.0 11.8
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 10.4 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) 11.3 x 0.9 10.9 x - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 14.5 14.5
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 16.4 16.2
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 35.8 17.1
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.0 2.94
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - 35.8
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P205/55HR16 P205/55HR16
Spare Tire Size Compact T115/70D15
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P205/55HR16 P205/55HR16
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 2868
Wheels
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5 16 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact 15 x - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5 16 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 10.0 7.9
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 140 100
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 177 @ 4250 135 @ 4500
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 2.5L/151 2.0L/122
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 170 @ 5700 148 @ 6500
Engine Type Gas I5 Gas I4
Fuel System Electronic Fuel Injection EFI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 30 33
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 22 25
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 25 -
Transmission
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.36 1.31
Trans Type 5 5
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.77 0.76
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
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) 0.96 0.97
Trans Description Cont. Manual Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.78 3.31
Summary
Vehicle Name Volkswagen Jetta Sedan Mazda Mazda3
Body Style Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link Multi-link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) NA w/Coil Springs
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 7 -
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 7.5 6.7
 
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