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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
Second Shoulder Room (in)
52.9 55.0
Front Leg Room (in)
41.3 42.1
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
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
56.9 55.1
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
13.0 14.6
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
9.1 x 0.35 NA
Brake Type
Pwr-Assisted Power
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
14.5 15.2
Steering
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Power Rack & Pinion
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
Tires
Spare Tire Size
P195/65HR15 T115/70D15
Front Tire Order Code
NA QCD
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
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
N/A - TBD -
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 -
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
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
90 105
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Fuel System
SMPI SFI
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
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
31 31
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
24 22
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.78 3.58
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
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
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
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sedan GL 2 Door Coupe
Vehicle Name
Volkswagen Jetta Pontiac Grand Am
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Torsion-Beam Tri-Link
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

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