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4-Door Sedan Manual CA/NE GL
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Manual CA/NE GL 24 31 $15,228 $16,700
4-Door Sedan Manual GL 24 31 $15,228 $16,700
4-Door Sedan Automatic CA/NE GL 22 28 $16,092 $17,575
4-Door Sedan Automatic GL 22 28 $16,092 $17,575
4-Door Sedan Manual CA/NE GLS 24 31 $16,087 $17,650
4-Door Sedan Manual GLS 24 31 $16,087 $17,650
4-Door Sedan TDI Manual GL 42 49 $16,764 $17,995
4-Door Sedan Automatic CA/NE GLS 22 28 $16,951 $18,525
4-Door Sedan Automatic GLS 22 28 $16,951 $18,525
4-Door Sedan TDI Manual GLS 42 49 $17,414 $18,700
4-Door Sedan TDI Automatic GL 34 45 $17,901 $19,180
4-Door Sedan Turbo Manual GLS 24 31 $17,486 $19,200
4-Door Sedan TDI Automatic GLS 34 45 $18,551 $19,885
4-Door Sedan V6 Manual GLS 19 28 $18,164 $19,950
4-Door Sedan Turbo Automatic GLS 22 28 $18,350 $20,075
4-Door Sedan V6 Automatic GLS 19 26 $19,028 $20,825
4-Door Sedan V6 Manual GLX 19 28 $21,976 $24,170
4-Door Sedan V6 Automatic GLX 19 26 $22,840 $25,045
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4-Door Sedan SE Sport
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan SE Sport 20 29 $15,501 $17,035
4-Door Sedan SVT 20 29 $20,725 $22,905
Pricing
Invoice Price
$15,228
$15,501
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$16,700
$17,035
Monthly Payment Estimate
$278 / month
$284 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
24 mpg 20 mpg
Highway
31 mpg 29 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 50.7
Second Leg Room (in)
33.3 35.6
Front Head Room (in)
38.7 39.0
Passenger Volume (ft³)
88 89.6
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 45.5
Front Shoulder Room (in)
53.7 53.9
Second Head Room (in)
37.2 36.8
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
52.9 53.3
Front Leg Room (in)
41.3 42.4
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
58.8 58.5
Wheelbase (in)
98.9 106.5
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - 25.1
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
68.3 69.1
Track Width, Front (in)
59.6 59.2
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
172.3 185.3
Height, Overall (in)
56.9 54.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
13.0 13.9
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA 8.0 x 1.5
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.0 x 0.87 10.24 x 0.94
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes
Brake ABS System
Four-Wheel NA
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
9.1 x 0.35 NA
Brake Type
Pwr-Assisted Pwr
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
14.5 15.0
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.0 2.71
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - 39.0
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.6 14.54
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.8 37.3
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P195/65HR15 P205/60R15
Rear Tire Order Code
NA T35
Front Tire Size
P195/65HR15 P205/60R15
Spare Tire Size
P195/65HR15 T135/80R15
Front Tire Order Code
NA T35
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)
2853 2603
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6.0 15 x 6.0
Front Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6.0 15 x 6.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6.0 15 x - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
5.8 8.9
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 590
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
90 130
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
122 @ 2600 165 @ 4250
Engine Order Code
NA 99L
Displacement
2.0L/121 2.5L/155
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
115 @ 5200 170 @ 6250
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas V6
Fuel System
SMPI SMPI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
31 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
24 20
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - 9.45
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.36 1.45
Trans Type
5 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.84 0.77
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Front-Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.06 3.46
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.12 2.14
Trans Order Code
NA 445
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.24 4.06
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.03 1.03
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.78 3.42
Summary
Vehicle Name
Volkswagen Jetta Ford Contour
Body Style
4 Door Sedan GL 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - 32
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Indep MacPherson
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - 0.63
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
MacPherson Strut w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - 32
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 0.79
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Indep Quadralink
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Torsion-Beam w/Coil Springs

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