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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan GL Manual
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Transmission

Engine

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 DX Automatic
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Manual DX 30 37 $11,473 $12,145
4-Door Sedan Manual LX 30 37 $12,516 $13,545
4-Door Sedan Manual ES 26 32 $13,974 $15,295
4-Door Sedan Automatic DX 25 32 $11,473 $12,145
4-Door Sedan Automatic LX 25 32 $12,516 $13,545
4-Door Sedan Automatic ES 23 30 $13,974 $15,295
Pricing
Invoice Price
$13,242
$11,473
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$14,595
$12,145
Monthly Payment Estimate
$243 / month
$202 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 24 mpg 25 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 31 mpg 32 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in) 52.8 53.6
Front Leg Room (in) 42.3 42.2
Front Hip Room (in) - TBD - 50.5
Second Leg Room (in) 31.5 35.6
Front Head Room (in) 39.2 39.2
Passenger Volume (ft³) 87.5 95.5
Second Hip Room (in) - TBD - 53.6
Front Shoulder Room (in) 53.8 54.3
Second Head Room (in) 37.3 37.4
Passenger Capacity 4 5
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in) 56.1 54.4
Track Width, Rear (in) 57.0 57.5
Wheelbase (in) 97.4 102.6
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 66.7 67.3
Track Width, Front (in) 57.5 57.5
Min Ground Clearance (in) 4.8 5.91
Length, Overall (in) 173.4 174.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 15.0 15.1
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 1.38
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.1 x 0.79 9.25 x 0.87
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Brake ABS System NA NA
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 14.5 14.5
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 32.8 33.5
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.2 3.0
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 17.8 17.0
Tires
Spare Tire Size Compact T115/70D14
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P195/60R14 P175/70SR13
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P195/60R14 P175/70SR13
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) N/A NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) N/A NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) N/A NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) N/A NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2590 2478
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 14 x 6 13 x 5
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 14 x 6 13 x 5
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact 14 x 4
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 6.7 6.3
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 70 70
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - 306
Engine
Fuel System SMPI MPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 122 @ 3200 96 @ 4000
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 2.0L/121 1.5L/91
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 115 @ 5400 92 @ 5500
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas I4
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 31 32
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 24 25
Transmission
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.97 0.700
Trans Description Cont. Manual w/OD Automatic
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.46 2.800
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.29 1.000
Trans Type 5 AT1
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.81 NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA -
Trans Description Cont. Again NA Electronic
Drivetrain Front-Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.17 2.333
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.94 1.540
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.67 4.058
Summary
Body Style 4 Door Sedan GL 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name Volkswagen Jetta Mazda Protege
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Torsion-Beam w/Twin Links
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Independent Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 0.79 NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) MacPherson Strut w/Lower Control Arms
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 0.71 0.94
Suspension Type - Rear Independent Independent
 
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