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Compare 2014 Volkswagen Jetta Sportwagen vs 2014 BMW 3-Series

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Selected Style 4-Door Manual S PZEV
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Manual S 23 33 $20,155 $20,995
4-Door Manual PZEV S 23 33 $20,155 $20,995
4-Door Automatic PZEV S 23 30 $21,211 $22,095
4-Door DSG TDI w/Sunroof 29 39 $28,287 $29,465
4-Door DSG TDI w/Sunroof & Nav 29 39 $29,054 $30,265
4-Door Manual TDI 30 42 $25,503 $26,565
4-Door Manual TDI w/Sunroof 30 42 $27,230 $28,365
4-Door Manual TDI w/Sunroof & Nav 30 42 $27,998 $29,165
4-Door Automatic SE 23 30 $23,890 $24,885
4-Door Automatic S 23 30 $21,211 $22,095
4-Door Automatic PZEV SE 23 30 $23,890 $24,885
4-Door Automatic SE w/Sunroof 23 30 $25,617 $26,685
4-Door Automatic PZEV SE w/Sunroof 23 30 $25,617 $26,685
4-Door DSG TDI 29 39 $26,558 $27,665
4-Door Sedan 320i RWD
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sports Wagon AWD 328i xDrive 22 33 $38,135 $41,450
4-Door Sedan RWD 320i 24 36 $30,130 $32,750
4-Door Sedan AWD 320i xDrive 23 35 $31,970 $34,750
4-Door Sedan RWD 328i 23 35 $34,315 $37,300
4-Door Sedan RWD SULEV 328i 23 35 $34,315 $37,300
4-Door Sedan AWD 328i xDrive 22 33 $36,155 $39,300
4-Door Sedan AWD SULEV 328i xDrive 22 33 $36,155 $39,300
4-Door Sedan RWD 335i 22 32 $39,930 $43,400
4-Door Sedan AWD 335i xDrive 20 30 $41,770 $45,400
4-Door Sedan ActiveHybrid 3 25 33 $45,910 $49,900
4-Door Sedan RWD 328d 32 45 $35,510 $38,600
4-Door Sedan AWD 328d xDrive 31 43 $37,350 $40,600
4-Door Sports Wagon AWD 328d xDrive 31 43 $39,515 $42,950
4-Door Sedan 328i RWD South Africa 328i 23 35 $34,315 $37,300
4-Door Sedan 335i xDrive AWD South Africa 335i xDrive 20 30 $41,770 $45,400
4-Door Sedan RWD South Africa 320i 24 36 $30,130 $32,750
4-Door Sedan 335i RWD South Africa 335i 22 32 $39,930 $43,400
4-Door Sedan 328i RWD South Africa SULEV 328i 23 35 $34,315 $37,300
4-Door Sedan 328i xDrive AWD South Africa 328i xDrive 22 33 $36,155 $39,300
4-Door Sedan 328i xDrive AWD SULEV South Africa 328i xDrive 22 33 $36,155 $39,300
4-Door Sedan AWD South Africa 320i xDrive 23 35 $31,970 $34,750
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2014 BMW 3-Series retains its sporting heritage, but has grown to become a high-tech, spacious, comfortable, and safe range of vehicles.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 23 mpg 24 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 33 mpg 36 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Small Station Wagon Compact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in) 53.1 55.1
Front Head Room (in) 38.4 40.3
Front Shoulder Room (in) 54.8 55.1
Passenger Volume (ft³) 91.7 -
Second Leg Room (in) 35.5 35.1
Front Leg Room (in) 41.1 42
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Head Room (in) 38.1 37.7
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in) 60.7 60.3
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.4 -
Length, Overall (in) 179.4 182.5
Height, Overall (in) 59.2 56.3
Track Width, Rear (in) 59.6 61.9
Wheelbase (in) 101.5 110.6
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 70.1 71.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) 32.8 -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) 66.9 -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) 32.8 -
Trunk Volume (ft³) - 13
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.3 12.3
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.1 11.8
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 14.5 15.8
Steering
Steering Type Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 35.8 37.1
Tires
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P205/55HR16 P225/50VR17
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P205/55HR16 P225/50VR17
Spare Tire Size Full-Size NA
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 2000 -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 200 -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 300 -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 2000 -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3186 3295
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 X 6.5 17 X 7.5
Front Wheel Material Steel Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material Steel NA
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 X 6.5 17 X 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) Full-Size NA
Rear Wheel Material Steel Aluminum
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 140 170
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - 900
Engine
Fuel System Sequential MPI Direct Gasoline Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 177 @ 4250 200 @ 1250
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 2.5 L/151 2.0 L/122
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 170 @ 5700 180 @ 5000
Engine Type Regular Unleaded I-5 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 26 (Est) 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 33 (Est) 36
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 23 (Est) 24
Transmission
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.87 1.67
Trans Description Cont. Manual w/OD Automatic w/OD
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.60 3.30
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.78 4.71
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.27 2.11
Trans Type 5 8
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.66 1.29
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.39 3.15
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.12 3.14
Trans Order Code NA 205
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) - 1.00
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1) - 0.67
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) - 0.84
Summary
Body Style Wagon Sedan
Vehicle Name Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen BMW 3 Series
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Strut Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 7.0 (Est) 6.6 (Est)
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 6.0 (Est) -
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating -
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating -
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver -
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger -
Overall Side Crash Rating -
Side Barrier Rating -
Side Barrier Rating Driver -
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat -
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat -
Combined Side Rating Front Seat -
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat -
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