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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan GL Manual
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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Manual Wolfsburg 24 31 $15,214 $16,500
4-Door Sedan Automatic Wolfsburg 22 29 $15,214 $16,500
4-Door Sedan Automatic GL 22 29 $13,242 $14,595
4-Door Sedan Manual GL 24 31 $13,242 $14,595
4-Door Sedan Manual GT 24 31 $13,651 $14,990
4-Door Sedan Automatic GT 22 29 $13,651 $14,990
4-Door Sedan Manual GLS 24 31 $15,341 $16,945
4-Door Sedan Automatic GLS 22 29 $15,341 $16,945
4-Door Sedan Manual GLX 19 26 $19,335 $20,955
4-Door Sedan Automatic GLX 18 25 $19,335 $20,955
4-Door Sedan Manual TDI 40 29 $14,522 $15,770
4-Door Sedan Manual K2 24 31 $14,691 $15,995
4-Door Sedan Automatic K2 22 29 $14,691 $15,995
4-Door Sedan LX
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan LX 24 35 $13,544 $14,460
4-Door Sedan SE 24 35 $14,585 $15,955
4-Door Sedan SVT 20 29 $20,375 $22,460
Pricing
Invoice Price
$13,242
$13,544
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$14,595
$14,460
Monthly Payment Estimate
$243 / month
$241 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 24 mpg 24 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 31 mpg 35 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in) 31.5 34.4
Front Head Room (in) 39.2 39.0
Passenger Volume (ft³) 87.5 90.2
Second Hip Room (in) - TBD - 45.5
Front Shoulder Room (in) 53.8 53.9
Second Head Room (in) 37.3 36.7
Passenger Capacity 4 5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 52.8 53.3
Front Leg Room (in) 42.3 42.4
Front Hip Room (in) - TBD - 50.7
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in) 57.5 59.2
Min Ground Clearance (in) 4.8 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in) 173.4 184.6
Height, Overall (in) 56.1 54.4
Track Width, Rear (in) 57.0 58.5
Wheelbase (in) 97.4 106.5
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - 25.1
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 66.7 69.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 15.0 13.9
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.1 x 0.79 10.24 x 0.94
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Brake ABS System NA NA
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- 8.0 x 1.5
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 14.5 14.5
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - 38.4
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 17.8 14.52
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 32.8 36.5
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Power Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.2 2.78
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code NA T72
Front Tire Size P195/60R14 P185/70R14
Spare Tire Size Compact T135/80R15
Front Tire Order Code NA T72
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P195/60R14 P185/70R14
Trailering
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
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) N/A NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2590 2769
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 14 x 6 14 x 5.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact 15 x - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 14 x 6 14 x 5.5
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 6.7 7.0
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - 590
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 70 110
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 115 @ 5400 125 @ 5500
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System SMPI SEFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 122 @ 3200 130 @ 4000
Engine Order Code NA 993
Displacement 2.0L/121 2.0L/121
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 24 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 31 35
Transmission
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.81 0.77
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Drivetrain Front-Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.17 3.46
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.94 2.14
Trans Order Code NA 445
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.67 3.84
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.97 1.03
Trans Description Cont. Manual w/OD Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.46 3.42
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - 9.45
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.29 1.45
Trans Type 5 5
Summary
Vehicle Name Volkswagen Jetta Ford Contour
Body Style 4 Door Sedan GL 4 Door Sedan LX
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 0.79 0.63
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) MacPherson Strut w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - 32
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 0.71 0.79
Suspension Type - Rear Independent Indep Quadralink
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Torsion-Beam w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - 32
Suspension Type - Front Independent Indep MacPherson
 
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