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2012 Volkswagen Jetta Sportwagen

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  2012 Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen 2012 Kia Soul
Invoice $19,387 $13,600
23/42 23/30
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Bottom Line The 2012 Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen isn't exactly like its sedan counterpart--it's noticeably smaller but nicer inside. Read Full Review The name rings true: this Kia has a Soul, with fun road manners and tall-wagon practicality baked into its kicky shape. Read Full Review
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  • Super TDI fuel economy
  • High-quality interior
  • Sprightly handling
  • DSG transmission


  • No all-wheel drive
  • Navigation's not as simple as some units
  • Five-cylinder's not so smooth


  • Angular and adorable, hamsters or no
  • A nimble urban cruiser
  • Roomy cabin with good seats
  • Lots of standard features, and fun options
  • Good safety scores


  • Manual shifter's long throw
  • Road noise
  • Navigation means no UVO
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