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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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2-Door Coupe SE
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe SE 22 31 $14,722 $16,090
4-Door Sedan SE 22 31 $14,996 $16,390
2-Door Coupe SE1 22 31 $15,829 $17,300
4-Door Sedan SE1 22 31 $16,104 $17,600
2-Door Coupe SE2 N/A N/A $17,961 $19,630
2-Door Coupe GT N/A N/A $18,043 $19,720
4-Door Sedan SE2 N/A N/A $18,235 $19,930
4-Door Sedan GT N/A N/A $18,318 $20,020
2-Door Coupe GT1 N/A N/A $19,416 $21,220
4-Door Sedan GT1 N/A N/A $19,690 $21,520
Pricing
Invoice Price
$15,228
$14,722
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$16,700
$16,090
Monthly Payment Estimate
$278 / month
$268 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
24 mpg 22 mpg
Highway
31 mpg 31 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 52.4
Second Leg Room (in)
33.3 35.5
Front Head Room (in)
38.7 38.3
Passenger Volume (ft³)
88 92.7
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 49.3
Front Shoulder Room (in)
53.7 53.7
Second Head Room (in)
37.2 37.2
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
52.9 55.0
Front Leg Room (in)
41.3 42.1
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
58.8 59.1
Wheelbase (in)
98.9 107.0
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
68.3 70.4
Track Width, Front (in)
59.6 59.0
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
172.3 186.3
Height, Overall (in)
56.9 55.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
13.0 14.6
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA 7.9 x - TBD -
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.0 x 0.87 10.9 x 1.02
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes
Brake ABS System
Four-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
9.1 x 0.35 NA
Brake Type
Pwr-Assisted Power
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
14.5 15.2
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.0 2.5
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.6 14.7
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.8 37.7
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Power Rack & Pinion
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P195/65HR15 P215/60R15
Rear Tire Order Code
NA QCD
Front Tire Size
P195/65HR15 P215/60R15
Spare Tire Size
P195/65HR15 T115/70D15
Front Tire Order Code
NA QCD
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
N/A - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
N/A - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
N/A - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
N/A - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2853 3066
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6.0 15 x 6.0
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6.0 15 x 6.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6.0 15 x 4
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
5.8 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
90 105
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
122 @ 2600 155 @ 4400
Engine Order Code
NA LD9
Displacement
2.0L/121 2.4L/146
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
115 @ 5200 150 @ 5600
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas 4-Cyl
Fuel System
SMPI SFI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
31 31
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
24 22
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.36 1.35
Trans Type
5 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.84 0.68
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Front-Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.06 - TBD -
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.12 2.02
Trans Order Code
NA MM5
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.24 3.42
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.03 0.98
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.78 3.58
Summary
Vehicle Name
Volkswagen Jetta Pontiac Grand Am
Body Style
4 Door Sedan GL 2 Door Coupe
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - 0.60
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 0.94
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Torsion-Beam Tri-Link

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