Compare 2012 Volkswagen Jetta Sedan vs 2012 Suzuki Kizashi

2012 Volkswagen Jetta Sedan
2012 Suzuki Kizashi
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4-Door Manual Base
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 S w/Sunroof 24 33 $17,083 $17,795
4-Door Manual SE 23 33 $17,977 $18,725
4-Door Manual SE PZEV 23 33 $17,977 $18,725
4-Door Automatic S w/Sunroof 24 29 $18,139 $18,895
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 TDI 30 42 $21,864 $22,775
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 DSG TDI 30 42 $22,921 $23,875
4-Door Manual TDI w/Premium 30 42 $23,247 $24,215
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 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 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
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4-Door Sedan Manual FWD S
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Manual FWD S 21 31 $18,238 $18,999
4-Door dn CVT FWD S S 23 31 $20,158 $20,999
4-Door Sedan Manual FWD GTS Sport 20 29 $21,502 $22,399
4-Door Sedan CVT FWD SE 23 30 $21,550 $22,449
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 FWD SE Leather Edition 23 30 $22,942 $23,899
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 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 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 SLS Sport 22 29 $26,590 $27,699
4-Door Sedan CVT AWD SLS Sport w/Navi 22 29 $26,590 $27,699
Pricing
Invoice Price
$14,894
$18,238
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$15,515
$18,999
Monthly Payment Estimate
$259 / month
$317 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.8
8.2
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
City
24 mpg 21 mpg
Highway
33 mpg 31 mpg
Vehicle
Number of Passenger Doors
4 4
EPA Classification
Compact Cars Compact
Interior Dimensions
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
Second Shoulder Room (in)
53.6 54.6
Exterior Dimensions
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
Height, Overall (in)
57.2 58.3
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
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 -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.4 - TBD -
Tires
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
Spare Tire Size
NA T145/90D16
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
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 -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2804 3241
Wheels
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 -
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
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
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
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
115 @ 5200 185 @ 6500
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
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
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.67 - TBD -
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
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
--
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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