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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan GL Manual
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Manual GL 24 31 $15,228 $16,700
4-Door Sedan Automatic GL 22 28 $16,092 $17,575
4-Door Sedan Manual CA/NE GL 24 31 $15,228 $16,700
4-Door Sedan Automatic CA/NE GL 22 28 $16,092 $17,575
4-Door Sedan TDI Manual GL 42 49 $16,764 $17,995
4-Door Sedan TDI Automatic GL 34 45 $17,901 $19,180
4-Door Sedan Manual GLS 24 31 $16,087 $17,650
4-Door Sedan Automatic GLS 22 28 $16,951 $18,525
4-Door Sedan Manual CA/NE GLS 24 31 $16,087 $17,650
4-Door Sedan Automatic CA/NE GLS 22 28 $16,951 $18,525
4-Door Sedan Turbo Manual GLS 24 31 $17,486 $19,200
4-Door Sedan Turbo Automatic GLS 22 28 $18,350 $20,075
4-Door Sedan TDI Manual GLS 42 49 $17,414 $18,700
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 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
4-Door Sedan SE Sport
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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
Dealer Price Quotes
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 24 mpg 20 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 31 mpg 29 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in) 52.9 53.3
Front Leg Room (in) 41.3 42.4
Front Hip Room (in) - TBD - 50.7
Second Leg Room (in) 33.3 35.6
Passenger Volume (ft³) 88 89.6
Front Head Room (in) 38.7 39.0
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
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in) 56.9 54.4
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 13.0 13.9
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 9.1 x 0.35 NA
Brake Type Pwr-Assisted Pwr
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 14.5 15.0
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 35.8 37.3
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
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
Tires
Spare Tire Size P195/65HR15 T135/80R15
Front Tire Order Code NA T35
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
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) N/A NA
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
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2853 2603
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material Steel Aluminum
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 -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 5.8 8.9
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 90 130
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - 590
Engine
Fuel System SMPI SMPI
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
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 31 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 24 20
Transmission
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
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
Summary
Body Style 4 Door Sedan GL 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name Volkswagen Jetta Ford Contour
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Torsion-Beam w/Coil Springs
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
 
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