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2013 Volkswagen Jetta Sportwagen
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4-Door Manual S
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Manual PZEV S 23 33 $19,771 $20,595
4-Door Manual S 23 33 $19,771 $20,595
4-Door Automatic PZEV S 24 31 $20,827 $21,695
4-Door Automatic S 24 31 $20,827 $21,695
4-Door Automatic PZEV SE 24 31 $23,419 $24,395
4-Door Automatic SE 24 31 $23,419 $24,395
4-Door Manual TDI 30 42 $24,763 $25,795
4-Door Automatic PZEV SE w/Sunroof 24 31 $25,147 $26,195
4-Door Automatic SE w/Sunroof 24 31 $25,147 $26,195
4-Door DSG TDI 29 39 $25,819 $26,895
4-Door Manual TDI w/Sunroof 30 42 $26,491 $27,595
4-Door Manual TDI w/Sunroof & Nav 30 42 $27,259 $28,395
4-Door DSG TDI w/Sunroof 29 39 $27,547 $28,695
4-Door DSG TDI w/Sunroof & Nav 29 39 $28,315 $29,495
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5-Door Wagon Manual FWD L
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
5-Door Wagon Manual FWD L 26 32 $18,216 $19,275
5-Door Wagon Automatic FWD L 25 32 $19,008 $20,115
5-Door Wagon Manual FWD S 21 28 $18,745 $20,265
5-Door Wagon Automatic FWD S 21 29 $19,846 $21,455
5-Door Wagon Automatic AWD S 20 26 $20,733 $22,415
Pricing
Invoice Price
$19,771
$18,216
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$20,595
$19,275
Monthly Payment Estimate
$343 / month
$321 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
With the frugality of a Corolla and hatchback versatility, the 2013 Toyota Matrix delivers on practicality but falls short if you expect a hot hatch.
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Fuel Economy
City
23 mpg 26 mpg
Highway
33 mpg 32 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Small Station Wagons Small Station Wagon
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
53.1 52.6
Front Leg Room (in)
41.1 41.6
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 52.3
Second Leg Room (in)
35.5 36.2
Front Head Room (in)
38.4 40.5
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 43.7
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.8 53.3
Passenger Volume (ft³)
91.7 94.2
Second Head Room (in)
38.1 39.3
Exterior Dimensions
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - -
Height, Overall (in)
59.2 61.0
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
59.6 59.9
Wheelbase (in)
101.5 102.4
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.1 69.5
Track Width, Front (in)
60.7 59.8
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.4 5.8
Length, Overall (in)
179.4 171.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
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 - -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
66.9 -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
NA -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
- 19.8
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
- 49.4
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.1 x 0.4 10.1 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.3 x 1.0 10.7 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
14.5 13.2
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.800 36.0
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr rack & pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.010 3.1
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.400 16.2
Tires
Spare Tire Size
NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P205/55HR16 P205/55R16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P205/55HR16 P205/55R16
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 225
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
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3186 2844
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x - TBD - 16 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x - TBD - 16 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA Compact
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
10.0 5.8
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
140 - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
170 @ 5700 132 @ 6000
Engine Type
Gas I5 Gas I4
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
177 @ 4250 128 @ 4400
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.5L/151 1.8L/110
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
23 26
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
26 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
33 32
Transmission
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.66 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)
3.39 4.31
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.87 0.89
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.78 3.17
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.27 1.31
Trans Type
5 5
Summary
Body Style
4 Door 5 Door Wagon
Vehicle Name
Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen Toyota Matrix
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - 0.8
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 0.9
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Independent
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.0 7.6
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
7 -
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
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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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