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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan GL Automatic
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Engine

Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
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 Automatic GT 22 29 $13,651 $14,990
4-Door Sedan Manual GT 24 31 $13,651 $14,990
4-Door Sedan Manual TDI 40 29 $14,522 $15,770
4-Door Sedan Automatic K2 22 29 $14,691 $15,995
4-Door Sedan Manual K2 24 31 $14,691 $15,995
4-Door Sedan Automatic Wolfsburg 22 29 $15,214 $16,500
4-Door Sedan Manual Wolfsburg 24 31 $15,214 $16,500
4-Door Sedan Automatic GLS 22 29 $15,341 $16,945
4-Door Sedan Manual GLS 24 31 $15,341 $16,945
4-Door Sedan Automatic GLX 18 25 $19,335 $20,955
4-Door Sedan Manual GLX 19 26 $19,335 $20,955
4-Door Sedan XE Manual
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Manual XE 24 31 $14,265 $14,990
4-Door Sedan Automatic XE 22 30 $15,025 $15,790
4-Door Sedan Manual GXE 24 31 $15,646 $17,190
4-Door Sedan Automatic GXE 22 30 $16,373 $17,990
4-Door Sedan Manual SE 24 31 $16,638 $18,490
4-Door Sedan Automatic SE 22 30 $17,358 $19,290
4-Door Sedan Automatic GLE 22 30 $17,897 $19,890
Pricing
Invoice Price
$13,242
$14,265
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$14,595
$14,990
Monthly Payment Estimate
$243 / month
$250 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 22 mpg 24 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 29 mpg 31 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Front Leg Room (in) 42.3 42.0
Front Hip Room (in) - TBD - 52.5
Second Leg Room (in) 31.5 33.9
Front Head Room (in) 39.2 39.4
Passenger Volume (ft³) 87.5 93.8
Second Hip Room (in) - TBD - 52.6
Front Shoulder Room (in) 53.8 55.7
Second Head Room (in) 37.3 37.7
Passenger Capacity 4 5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 52.8 54.8
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in) 57.0 58.9
Wheelbase (in) 97.4 103.1
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - 29.1
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 66.7 69.1
Track Width, Front (in) 57.5 59.3
Min Ground Clearance (in) 4.8 4.6
Length, Overall (in) 173.4 183.5
Height, Overall (in) 56.1 56.0
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 15.0 13.8
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- 9.0 x - TBD -
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.1 x 0.79 10.9 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 15.9
Steering
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.2 2.7
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - 40.0
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 17.8 17.0
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 32.8 37.4
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P195/60R14 P195/65R15
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P195/60R14 P195/65R15
Spare Tire Size Compact T125/70D15
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) N/A 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) N/A N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) N/A 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) N/A N/A
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2679 2858
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in) 14 x 6 15 x 6.0
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material Steel - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in) 14 x 6 15 x 6.0
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact 15 x 4.0
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 6.7 7.4
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 70 100
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - 550
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 122 @ 3200 154 @ 4400
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 2.0L/121 2.4L/146
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 115 @ 5400 150 @ 5600
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System SMPI SFI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 29 31
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 22 24
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 2.71 3.29
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - 8.86
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 1.21
Trans Type 4 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) NA 0.74
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again Electronic NA
Drivetrain Front-Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 2.88 3.43
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.44 1.85
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 4.53 3.65
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.74 0.95
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD, Manual w/OD
Summary
Body Style 4 Door Sedan GL 4 Door Sedan XE
Vehicle Name Volkswagen Jetta Nissan Altima
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Torsion-Beam w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - 32
Suspension Type - Front Independent Independent Strut
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 0.87
Suspension Type - Rear Independent Independent Strut
 
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