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Selected Style 4-Door Manual S PZEV
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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door 2.5L Manual S 21 30 $18,400 $19,075
4-Door 2.5L Manual PZEV S 21 30 $18,400 $19,075
4-Door 2.5L Automatic S 20 29 $19,499 $20,175
4-Door 2.5L Automatic PZEV S 20 29 $19,499 $20,175
4-Door 2.5L Manual SE 21 30 $19,997 $21,425
4-Door 2.5L Manual PZEV SE 21 30 $19,997 $21,425
4-Door 2.5L Automatic SE 20 29 $21,096 $22,525
4-Door 2.5L Automatic PZEV SE 20 29 $21,096 $22,525
4-Door 2.0T Manual SEL 21 31 $24,293 $26,065
4-Door 2.0T Manual PZEV SEL 21 31 $24,293 $26,065
4-Door 2.0T Automatic SEL 22 29 $25,392 $27,165
4-Door 2.0T Automatic PZEV SEL 22 29 $25,392 $27,165
4-Door 2.0L Manual TDI 30 41 $22,503 $23,870
4-Door 2.0L Automatic TDI 29 40 $23,602 $24,970
4-Door Sedan Manual (SE)
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Manual 26 35 $14,352 $15,350
4-Door Sedan Automatic 27 35 $15,100 $16,150
4-Door Sedan Automatic LE 27 35 $15,326 $16,750
4-Door Sedan Automatic XLE 27 35 $16,149 $17,650
4-Door Sedan Manual S 26 35 $15,023 $16,420
4-Door Sedan Automatic S 27 35 $15,783 $17,250
4-Door Sedan Manual XRS 22 30 $17,256 $18,860
4-Door Sedan Automatic XRS 22 30 $18,345 $20,050
Pricing
Invoice Price
$18,400
$14,352
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$19,075
$15,350
Monthly Payment Estimate
$318 / month
$256 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC's Bottom Line It's been a long time coming back, but the 2009 Volkswagen Jetta Sportwagen gives crossover buyers something else to consider―and diesel power is on the way. The 2009 Toyota Corolla has a split personality: the utilitarian base car and the slightly edgy, expensive Corolla XRS.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 21 mpg 26 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 30 mpg 35 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Wagon Compact
Interior Dimensions
Front Leg Room (in) 41.1 41.7
Front Hip Room (in) - TBD - 53.0
Passenger Volume (ft³) 91.7 92.0
Second Leg Room (in) 35.5 36.3
Front Head Room (in) 38.4 38.8
Second Hip Room (in) - TBD - 43.9
Front Shoulder Room (in) 54.8 54.8
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Head Room (in) 38.1 37.2
Second Shoulder Room (in) 53.1 54.6
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in) 59.6 60.4
Wheelbase (in) 101.5 102.4
Rear Door Opening Height (in) - TBD - -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 70.1 69.3
Track Width, Front (in) 60.7 60.3
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.4 5.8
Length, Overall (in) 179.4 178.7
Rear Door Opening Width (in) - TBD - -
Height, Overall (in) 59.2 57.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) - TBD - -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) 32.8 -
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) - TBD - -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) - TBD - -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) - TBD - -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) 66.9 -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in) NA -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) NA -
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) - TBD - -
Trunk Volume (ft³) - 16.6
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.2 x 0.47 NA
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA 9.0 x - TBD -
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.3 x 0.98 10.8 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA Yes
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes 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 3.4
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 16.4 17.4
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 35.8 35.6
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P205/55HR16 P195/65R15
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P205/55HR16 -
Spare Tire Size Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - TBD - 150
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - TBD - 150
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - TBD - 1500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - TBD - 1500
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3228 2723
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5 15 x 6.0
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material - TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5 15 x 6.0
Spare Wheel Size (in) - TBD - Compact
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 10 5.8
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 140 - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 177 @ 4250 128 @ 4400
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 2.5L/151.0 1.8L/110
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 170 @ 5700 132 @ 6000
Engine Type Gas I5 Gas I4
Fuel System SMPI EFI
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 24 30
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 30 35
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 21 26
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.78 3.17
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) 0.84 0.73
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.60 3.25
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.12 1.90
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.65 4.31
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.03 0.89
Trans Description Cont. Manual Manual w/OD
Summary
Vehicle Name Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen Toyota Corolla
Body Style 4 Door 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) NA Stabilizer Bar
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Independent MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - 0.79
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) MacPherson strut Stabilizer Bar
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - 0.94
Suspension Type - Rear Multilink Torsion Beam
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 7 8
 
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