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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan GL Manual (CA/NY/MA)
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Automatic GL 22 29 $13,219 $14,570
4-Door Sedan Manual GL 24 31 $13,219 $14,570
4-Door Sedan Manual TREK 24 31 $14,214 $15,530
4-Door Sedan Automatic TREK 22 29 $14,214 $15,530
4-Door Sedan Manual GT 24 31 $13,628 $14,965
4-Door Sedan Automatic GT 22 29 $13,628 $14,965
4-Door Sedan Manual GLS 24 31 $15,318 $16,920
4-Door Sedan Automatic GLS 22 29 $15,318 $16,920
4-Door Sedan Manual GLX 19 25 $19,312 $20,930
4-Door Sedan Automatic GLX 18 24 $19,312 $20,930
4-Door Sedan Manual TDI 40 49 $14,499 $15,745
4-Door Sedan Automatic TDI N/A N/A $14,499 $15,745
4-Door Sedan Manual Jazz 24 31 $14,048 $15,370
4-Door Sedan Automatic Jazz 22 29 $14,048 $15,370
4-Door Sedan SL Series I
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan SL Series I 22 32 $13,930 $15,225
2-Door Coupe SC Series I 22 32 $14,113 $15,425
2-Door Coupe SC Series II 22 32 $15,532 $16,975
Pricing
Invoice Price
$13,219
$13,930
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$14,570
$15,225
Monthly Payment Estimate
$243 / month
$254 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 24 mpg 22 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 31 mpg 32 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in) 52.8 52.2
Front Leg Room (in) 42.3 43.1
Front Hip Room (in) -TBD- 49.2
Second Leg Room (in) 31.5 34.9
Passenger Volume (ft³) 87.5 88.2
Front Head Room (in) 39.2 37.8
Second Hip Room (in) -TBD- 50.2
Front Shoulder Room (in) 53.8 52.2
Second Head Room (in) 37.3 37.0
Passenger Capacity 4 5
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in) 56.1 53.5
Track Width, Rear (in) 57.0 55.3
Wheelbase (in) 97.4 103.4
Liftover Height (in) -TBD- 26.1
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 66.7 68.1
Track Width, Front (in) 57.5 55.8
Min Ground Clearance (in) 4.8 5.7
Length, Overall (in) 173.4 187.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 15.0 14.0
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) NA NA
Brake Type Pwr-Assisted Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) 7.9 x -TBD- 7.87 x 1.77
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.1 x 0.79 10.2 x 0.79
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Brake ABS System NA 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 14.5 15.2
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 32.8 35.3
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Power Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.2 2.33
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) -TBD- 37.2
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 17.8 13.96
Tires
Spare Tire Size Compact T115/70D14
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P185/60R14 P195/65R15
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P185/60R14 P195/65R15
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) N/A NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) N/A 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) N/A NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) N/A 1000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2661 2921
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 14 x 6 15 x 6
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 14 x 6 15 x 6
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact 14 x 4
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 6.7 10.4
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 70 105
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) -TBD- 600
Engine
Fuel System SMPI SFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 122 @ 3200 150 @ 4400
Engine Order Code NA LD9
Displacement 2.0L/121 2.4L/146
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 115 @ 5400 150 @ 5600
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas L4
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 31 32
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 24 22
Transmission
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.97 0.71
Trans Description Cont. Manual w/OD Automatic w/OD,
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.46 2.92
Clutch Size (in) -TBD- NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.29 1.00
Trans Type 5 4
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.81 NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again NA Electronic
Drivetrain Front-Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.17 2.39
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.94 1.57
Trans Order Code NA MX0
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.67 3.42
Summary
Body Style 4 Door Sedan GL 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name Volkswagen Jetta Oldsmobile Achieva
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Torsion-Beam w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) -TBD- 25
Suspension Type - Front Independent MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 0.79 0.71
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) MacPherson Strut w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) -TBD- 32
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 0.71 0.87
Suspension Type - Rear Independent Trailing Axle
 
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