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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan GL Manual (CA/NY/MA)
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Transmission

Engine

Trim

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 SE (CMI)
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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe SE 23 33 $13,550 $14,809
4-Door Sedan SE 23 33 $13,550 $14,809
2-Door Coupe GT 23 33 $14,753 $16,124
4-Door Sedan GT 23 33 $14,753 $16,124
Pricing
Invoice Price
$13,219
$13,838
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$14,570
$14,800
Monthly Payment Estimate
$243 / month
$247 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 24 mpg 23 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 31 mpg 33 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in) -TBD- 50.7
Front Shoulder Room (in) 53.8 52.2
Second Head Room (in) 37.3 37.0
Passenger Capacity 4 5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 52.8 52.6
Front Leg Room (in) 42.3 43.1
Front Hip Room (in) -TBD- 50.2
Second Leg Room (in) 31.5 34.9
Front Head Room (in) 39.2 37.8
Passenger Volume (ft³) 87.5 88.5
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in) 4.8 5.7
Length, Overall (in) 173.4 186.9
Height, Overall (in) 56.1 53.5
Track Width, Rear (in) 57.0 56.6
Wheelbase (in) 97.4 103.4
Liftover Height (in) -TBD- 30.8
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 66.7 68.3
Track Width, Front (in) 57.5 55.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 15.0 13.4
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Brake ABS System NA 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) NA NA
Brake Type Pwr-Assisted Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) 7.9 x -TBD- 7.9 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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 14.5 15.2
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 17.8 14.0
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 2.3
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) -TBD- 37.2
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code NA QFB
Front Tire Size P185/60R14 P195/70R14
Spare Tire Size Compact T115/70D14
Front Tire Order Code NA QFB
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P185/60R14 P195/70R14
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) N/A NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) N/A NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) N/A NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) N/A NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2661 2873
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact 14 x 4
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 14 x 6 14 x 6
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material Steel - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in) 14 x 6 14 x 6
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
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas L4
Fuel System SMPI SFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 122 @ 3200 155 @ 4400
Engine Order Code NA LD9
Displacement 2.0L/121 2.4L/146
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 115 @ 5400 150 @ 6000
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 24 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 31 33
Transmission
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
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 -
Trans Description Cont. Again NA Electronic
Summary
Body Style 4 Door Sedan GL 4 Door Sedan SE
Vehicle Name Volkswagen Jetta Pontiac Grand Am
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) -TBD- 32
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 0.71 0.87
Suspension Type - Rear Independent Trailing Arms
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
 
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