Compare 2009 Volkswagen Jetta Sportwagen vs 2009 Toyota Corolla

2009 Volkswagen Jetta Sportwagen
2009 Toyota Corolla
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4-Door 2.5L Manual PZEV S
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door 2.5L Manual PZEV S 21 30 $18,400 $19,075
4-Door 2.5L Manual S 21 30 $18,400 $19,075
4-Door 2.5L Automatic PZEV S 20 29 $19,499 $20,175
4-Door 2.5L Automatic S 20 29 $19,499 $20,175
4-Door 2.5L Manual PZEV SE 21 30 $19,997 $21,425
4-Door 2.5L Manual SE 21 30 $19,997 $21,425
4-Door 2.5L Automatic PZEV SE 20 29 $21,096 $22,525
4-Door 2.5L Automatic SE 20 29 $21,096 $22,525
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 2.0T Manual PZEV SEL 21 31 $24,293 $26,065
4-Door 2.0T Manual SEL 21 31 $24,293 $26,065
4-Door 2.0T Automatic PZEV SEL 22 29 $25,392 $27,165
4-Door 2.0T Automatic SEL 22 29 $25,392 $27,165
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4-Door Sedan Manual
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 Manual S 26 35 $15,023 $16,420
4-Door Sedan Automatic LE 27 35 $15,326 $16,750
4-Door Sedan Automatic S 27 35 $15,783 $17,250
4-Door Sedan Automatic XLE 27 35 $16,149 $17,650
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
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.8
7.8
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
City
21 mpg 26 mpg
Highway
30 mpg 35 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Wagon Compact
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Head Room (in)
38.1 37.2
Second Shoulder Room (in)
53.1 54.6
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
Exterior Dimensions
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
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
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 - -
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 - -
Trunk Volume (ft³)
- 16.6
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes NA
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 -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
14.5 13.2
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.4 17.4
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.8 35.6
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3 3.4
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Front Tire Size
P205/55HR16 -
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P205/55HR16 P195/65R15
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 1500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 1500
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 150
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 150
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3228 2723
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
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
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
Engine Type
Gas I5 Gas I4
Fuel System
SMPI EFI
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
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
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
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
Summary
Body Style
4 Door 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen Toyota Corolla
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 0.94
Suspension Type - Rear
Multilink Torsion Beam
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 -
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
7 8

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