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2009 Volkswagen Jetta Sportwagen

2009 Toyota Corolla

  2009 Volkswagen Jetta Sportwagen S 2009 Toyota Corolla
MSRP
$19,075
$15,350
Invoice $18,400 $14,352
MPG
City/Highway
20/41 22/35
Rating
8.8
/ 10
TCC Rating
7.8
/ 10
TCC Rating
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. Read Full Review The 2009 Toyota Corolla has a split personality: the utilitarian base car and the slightly edgy, expensive Corolla XRS. Read Full Review
Likes &
Dislikes

Likes:

  • Pert Audi-like styling
  • Optional 200-horsepower turbo engine
  • Dual-clutch automatic transmission
  • Standard safety features

Dislikes:

  • Dull performance from standard five-cylinder engine
  • Seats raised, the cargo area isn't huge
  • No all-wheel-drive option

Likes:

  • Quieter than before
  • More comfortable than outgoing version
  • XRS edition is reasonably sporty
  • High assembly quality
  • Enviable reputation for reliability

Dislikes:

  • Cheap interior on base models
  • Cabin very tight for five adults
  • Dull-looking
  • Four-speed automatic on most models
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