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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Manual Base 24 33 $14,894 $15,515
4-Door Automatic Base 24 29 $15,950 $16,615
4-Door Manual S 24 33 $15,979 $16,645
4-Door Automatic S 24 29 $17,035 $17,745
4-Door Manual SE 23 33 $17,977 $18,725
4-Door Manual SE PZEV 23 33 $17,977 $18,725
4-Door Automatic SE 24 32 $19,033 $19,825
4-Door Automatic SE PZEV 24 32 $19,033 $19,825
4-Door Manual SE w/Convenience 23 33 $19,273 $20,075
4-Door Manual SE w/Convenience PZEV 23 33 $19,273 $20,075
4-Door Automatic SE w/Convenience 24 32 $20,328 $21,175
4-Door Automatic SE w/Convenience PZEV 24 32 $20,328 $21,175
4-Door Manual SE w/Convenience & Sunroof 23 33 $20,558 $21,415
4-Door Manual SE w/Convenience & Sunroof PZEV 23 33 $20,558 $21,415
4-Door Automatic SE w/Convenience & Sunroof 24 32 $21,614 $22,515
4-Door Automatic SE w/Convenience & Sunroof PZEV 24 32 $21,614 $22,515
4-Door Manual SEL N/A N/A N/A N/A
4-Door Manual SEL PZEV N/A N/A N/A N/A
4-Door Automatic SEL N/A N/A N/A N/A
4-Door Automatic SEL PZEV N/A N/A N/A N/A
4-Door Manual TDI 30 42 $21,864 $22,775
4-Door DSG TDI 30 42 $22,921 $23,875
4-Door Manual TDI w/Premium 30 42 $23,247 $24,215
4-Door DSG TDI w/Premium 30 42 $24,303 $25,315
4-Door Manual TDI w/Premium & Nav 30 42 $24,331 $25,345
4-Door DSG TDI w/Premium & Nav 30 42 $25,387 $26,445
4-Door Manual S w/Sunroof 24 33 $17,083 $17,795
4-Door Automatic S w/Sunroof 24 29 $18,139 $18,895
4-Door Automatic SEL w/Premium & Sunroof 24 32 $23,813 $24,805
4-Door Automatic SEL w/Premium & Sunroof PZEV 24 32 $23,813 $24,805
4-Door Manual SEL w/Sunroof 23 33 $22,507 $23,445
4-Door Manual SEL w/Sunroof PZEV 23 33 $22,507 $23,445
4-Door Automatic SEL w/Sunroof 24 32 $23,563 $24,545
4-Door Automatic SEL w/Sunroof PZEV 24 32 $23,563 $24,545
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 SE 23 30 $21,550 $22,449
4-Door Sedan CVT FWD SE Leather Edition 23 30 $22,942 $23,899
4-Door Sedan Manual FWD GTS Sport 20 29 $21,502 $22,399
4-Door Sedan CVT FWD GTS Sport 23 30 $23,566 $24,549
4-Door Sedan Manual FWD SLS Sport 20 29 $24,094 $25,099
4-Door Sedan CVT FWD SLS Sport 23 30 $25,294 $26,349
4-Door Sedan CVT FWD SLS Sport w/Navi 23 30 $25,294 $26,349
4-Door Sedan CVT AWD S 23 30 $21,598 $22,499
4-Door Sedan CVT AWD SE 22 29 $22,846 $23,799
4-Door Sedan CVT AWD SE Leather Edition 22 29 $24,238 $25,249
4-Door Sedan CVT AWD GTS Sport 22 29 $24,862 $25,899
4-Door Sedan CVT AWD SLS Sport 22 29 $26,590 $27,699
4-Door Sedan CVT AWD SLS Sport w/Navi 22 29 $26,590 $27,699
4-Door dn CVT FWD S S 23 31 $20,158 $20,999
Pricing
Invoice Price
$14,894
$18,238
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$15,515
$18,999
Monthly Payment Estimate
$259 / month
$317 / month
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2012 VW Jetta delivers a better driving feel and more back-seat room than many other compact sedans; skip the cost-cutter base versions in favor of the TDI or the GLI for a distinctive choice in the compact class. If you're looking for a sophisticated, well-equipped sporty sedan that's a lot of car for the money, you should definitely check out the 2012 Suzuki Kizashi.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 24 mpg 21 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 33 mpg 31 mpg
Vehicle
Number of Passenger Doors 4 4
EPA Classification Compact Cars Compact
Interior Dimensions
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
Second Head Room (in) 37.1 37.0
Exterior Dimensions
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
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.5 5.7
Length, Overall (in) 182.2 183.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 15.7 13.3
Brakes
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 -
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) Yes NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) NA Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 14.5 16.6
Steering
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 -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 16.4 - TBD -
Tires
Spare Tire Size NA 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
Front Tire Size 195/65HR15 P215/60R16
Trailering
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 -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2804 3241
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6.0 16 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6.0 16 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in) NA 16 x - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 7.7 - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 140 - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Engine
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
Displacement 2.0L/121 2.4L/146
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 24 21
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 28 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 33 31
Transmission
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 -
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.28 - TBD -
Trans Type 5 6
Summary
Vehicle Name Volkswagen Jetta Sedan Suzuki Kizashi
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 Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Torsion Beam Multi-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 6.5 7.3
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 7 6
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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