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Selected Style 4-Door Manual
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Manual 24 34 $14,750 $15,365
4-Door Automatic 23 29 $15,807 $16,465
4-Door Manual S 24 34 $15,835 $16,495
4-Door Automatic S 23 29 $16,891 $17,595
4-Door Manual SE 23 33 $17,467 $18,195
4-Door Manual SE PZEV 23 33 $17,467 $18,195
4-Door Automatic SE 24 31 $18,523 $19,295
4-Door Automatic SE PZEV 24 31 $18,523 $19,295
4-Door Manual SE w/Convenience 23 33 $18,763 $19,545
4-Door Manual SE w/Convenience PZEV 23 33 $18,763 $19,545
4-Door Automatic SE w/Convenience 24 31 $19,819 $20,645
4-Door Automatic SE w/Convenience PZEV 24 31 $19,819 $20,645
4-Door Manual SE w/Convenience & Sunroof 23 33 $19,963 $20,795
4-Door Manual SE w/Convenience & Sunroof PZEV 23 33 $19,963 $20,795
4-Door Automatic SE w/Convenience & Sunroof 24 31 $21,019 $21,895
4-Door Automatic SE w/Convenience & Sunroof PZEV 24 31 $21,019 $21,895
4-Door Manual SEL 23 33 $20,539 $21,395
4-Door Manual SEL PZEV 23 33 $20,539 $21,395
4-Door Automatic SEL 24 31 $21,595 $22,495
4-Door Automatic SEL PZEV 24 31 $21,595 $22,495
4-Door Manual SEL w/Sunroof 23 33 $21,403 $22,295
4-Door Manual SEL w/Sunroof PZEV 23 33 $21,403 $22,295
4-Door Automatic SEL w/Sunroof 24 31 $22,495 $23,395
4-Door Automatic SEL w/Sunroof PZEV 24 31 $22,495 $23,395
4-Door Manual SEL w/Sport Pkg 23 33 $22,075 $22,995
4-Door Manual SEL w/Sport Pkg PZEV 23 33 $22,075 $22,995
4-Door Automatic SEL w/Sport Pkg 24 31 $23,131 $24,095
4-Door Automatic SEL w/Sport Pkg PZEV 24 31 $23,131 $24,095
4-Door Manual TDI 30 42 $22,075 $22,995
4-Door DSG TDI 30 42 $23,131 $24,095
4-Door Manual TDI w/Nav 30 42 $23,227 $24,195
4-Door DSG TDI w/Nav 30 42 $24,283 $25,295
4-Door Manual TDI LE 30 42 $21,211 $22,095
4-Door DSG TDI LE 30 42 $22,267 $23,195
4-Door Manual DX
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Manual DX 26 34 $14,433 $15,655
4-Door Automatic DX 25 36 $15,167 $16,455
4-Door Manual DX-VP 26 34 $15,121 $16,405
4-Door Automatic DX-VP 25 36 $15,855 $17,205
4-Door Manual LX 26 34 $16,222 $17,605
4-Door Automatic LX 25 36 $16,956 $18,405
4-Door Manual LX-S 26 34 $16,772 $18,205
4-Door Automatic LX-S 25 36 $17,506 $19,005
4-Door Manual EX 26 34 $17,919 $19,455
4-Door Automatic EX 25 36 $18,652 $20,255
4-Door Manual w/Navi EX 26 34 $19,753 $21,455
4-Door Automatic w/Navi EX 25 36 $20,487 $22,255
4-Door Manual EX-L 26 34 $19,340 $21,005
4-Door Automatic EX-L 25 36 $20,074 $21,805
4-Door Manual w/Navi EX-L 26 34 $21,175 $23,005
4-Door Automatic w/Navi EX-L 25 36 $21,908 $23,805
4-Door Manual Si 21 29 $20,487 $22,255
4-Door Manual w/Summer Tires Si 21 29 $20,670 $22,455
4-Door Manual w/Navi Si 21 29 $22,321 $24,255
4-Door Manual w/Navi & Summer Tires Si 21 29 $22,505 $24,455
4-Door Automatic GX 24 36 $23,884 $25,340
Coupe 2-Door Manual DX 26 34 $14,250 $15,455
Coupe 2-Door Automatic DX 25 36 $14,984 $16,255
Coupe 2-Door Manual LX 26 34 $16,038 $17,405
Coupe 2-Door Automatic LX 25 36 $16,772 $18,205
Coupe 2-Door Manual EX 26 34 $17,919 $19,455
Coupe 2-Door Automatic EX 25 36 $18,652 $20,255
Coupe 2-Door Manual w/Navi EX 26 34 $19,753 $21,455
Coupe 2-Door Automatic w/Navi EX 25 36 $20,487 $22,255
Coupe 2-Door Manual EX-L 26 34 $19,340 $21,005
Coupe 2-Door Automatic EX-L 25 36 $20,074 $21,805
Coupe 2-Door Manual w/Navi EX-L 26 34 $21,175 $23,005
Coupe 2-Door Automatic w/Navi EX-L 25 36 $21,908 $23,805
Coupe 2-Door Manual Si 21 29 $20,303 $22,055
Coupe 2-Door Manual w/Summer Tires Si 21 29 $20,487 $22,255
Coupe 2-Door Manual w/Navi Si 21 29 $22,138 $24,055
Coupe 2-Door Manual w/Navi & Summer Tires Si 21 29 $22,321 $24,255
Hybrid 4-Door Sedan L4 CVT 40 45 $21,904 $23,800
Hybrid 4-Door Sedan L4 CVT w/Navi 40 45 $23,738 $25,800
Hybrid 4-Door Sedan L4 CVT w/Leather 40 45 $23,005 $25,000
Hybrid 4-Door Sedan L4 CVT w/Navi & Leather 40 45 $24,839 $27,000
Pricing
Invoice Price
$14,750
$14,433
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$15,365
$15,655
Monthly Payment Estimate
$256 / month
$261 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC Rating
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2011 Volkswagen Jetta steps back in tech time and lowers its German street cred—but still delivers a better driving feel and more back-seat room than many other compact sedans. The 2010 Honda Civic has a level of sophistication and refinement not possessed by most other small car models, with good safety and overall frugality. But if you like to carry cargo or backseat passengers, you can do better.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 24 mpg 26 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 34 mpg 34 mpg
Vehicle
Number of Passenger Doors 4 -
EPA Classification Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Front Leg Room (in) 41.2 42.2
Passenger Volume (ft³) 94.1 90.9
Front Hip Room (in) - TBD - 51.9
Second Leg Room (in) 38.1 34.6
Front Head Room (in) 38.2 39.4
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Hip Room (in) - TBD - 51.0
Front Shoulder Room (in) 55.2 53.7
Second Head Room (in) 37.1 37.4
Second Shoulder Room (in) 53.6 52.4
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in) 60.6 60.2
Wheelbase (in) 104.4 106.3
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 70.0 69.0
Track Width, Front (in) 60.7 59.0
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.5 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in) 182.2 176.7
Height, Overall (in) 57.2 56.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 15.5 12.0
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) NA NA
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) 9.1 x 1.3 7.9 x - TBD -
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.0 x 0.9 10.3 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 14.5 13.2
Steering
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.0 2.7
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 16.4 13.7
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 36.4 34.8
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size 195/65HR15 P195/65HR15
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size 195/65HR15 P195/65HR15
Spare Tire Size Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2804 2630
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6.0 15 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6.0 15 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 7.7 6.8
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 140 - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 540 - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System Electronic Fuel Injection MPFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 125 @ 4000 128 @ 4300
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 2.0L/121 1.8L/110
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 115 @ 5200 140 @ 6300
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 24 26
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 28 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 34 34
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.18 3.31
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.95 1.87
Trans Order Code NA NA
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.93 4.29
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.88 0.95
Trans Description Cont. Manual Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.45 3.14
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.28 1.24
Trans Type 5 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.67 0.73
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Summary
Vehicle Name Volkswagen Jetta Sedan Honda Civic Sdn
Body Style 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front McPherson Strut MacPherson strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - 0.39
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - 0.95
Suspension Type - Rear Twist Beam Multi-link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 6.7 6.5
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 7 - TBD -
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
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Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
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Overall Side Crash Rating
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Side Barrier Rating
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Side Barrier Rating Driver
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Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
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Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
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Rollover Rating
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