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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 Sedan Manual FWD S
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Manual FWD S 21 31 $18,238 $18,999
4-Door Sedan CVT FWD S 23 31 $20,062 $20,899
4-Door Sedan CVT FWD SE 23 30 $21,022 $21,899
4-Door Sedan Manual FWD GTS Sport 20 29 $21,982 $22,899
4-Door Sedan CVT FWD GTS Sport 23 30 $23,038 $23,999
4-Door Sedan Manual FWD SLS Sport 20 29 $23,710 $24,699
4-Door Sedan CVT FWD SLS Sport 23 30 $24,766 $25,799
4-Door Sedan CVT AWD S 23 30 $21,118 $21,999
4-Door Sedan CVT AWD SE 22 29 $22,318 $23,249
4-Door Sedan CVT AWD GTS Sport 22 29 $24,334 $25,349
4-Door Sedan CVT AWD SLS Sport 22 29 $26,062 $27,149
Pricing
Invoice Price
$14,750
$18,238
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$15,365
$18,999
Monthly Payment Estimate
$256 / month
$317 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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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 2011 Kizashi is the best Suzuki car to date—a sophisticated and well-designed small sedan that's a lot more fun to drive than most other compact sedans.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 24 mpg 21 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 34 mpg 31 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Compact Compact
Number of Passenger Doors 4 4
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in) 37.1 37.0
Second Shoulder Room (in) 53.6 54.6
Front Leg Room (in) 41.2 41.7
Passenger Volume (ft³) 94.1 105.4
Front Hip Room (in) - TBD - 53.1
Second Leg Room (in) 38.1 35.6
Front Head Room (in) 38.2 39.3
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Hip Room (in) - TBD - 52.1
Front Shoulder Room (in) 55.2 55.5
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.5 5.7
Length, Overall (in) 182.2 183.1
Height, Overall (in) 57.2 58.3
Track Width, Rear (in) 60.6 61.6
Wheelbase (in) 104.4 106.3
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 70.0 71.7
Track Width, Front (in) 60.7 61.6
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 15.5 13.3
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) Yes NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) NA Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) NA - TBD -
Brake Type Pwr 4-wheel disc
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) 9.1 x 1.3 NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.0 x 0.9 - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 14.5 16.6
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 16.4 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 36.4 - TBD -
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.0 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Front Tire Size 195/65HR15 P215/60R16
Spare Tire Size Compact T145/90D16
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size 195/65HR15 P215/60R16
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2804 3241
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact 16 x - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6.0 16 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6.0 16 x - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 7.7 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 540 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 140 - TBD -
Engine
Displacement 2.0L/121 2.4L/146
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 115 @ 5200 185 @ 6500
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System Electronic Fuel Injection MPFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 125 @ 4000 170 @ 4000
Engine Order Code NA NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 24 21
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 28 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 34 31
Transmission
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.28 - TBD -
Trans Type 5 6
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.67 - TBD -
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.18 - TBD -
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.95 - TBD -
Trans Order Code NA NA
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.93 4.12
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.88 - TBD -
Trans Description Cont. Manual Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA - TBD -
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.45 - TBD -
Summary
Body Style 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name Volkswagen Jetta Sedan Suzuki Kizashi
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Twist Beam Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front McPherson Strut Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 7 7
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 6.7 7.8
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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