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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan GL Manual CA/NE
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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
2-Door Coupe SE
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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
Dealer Price Quotes
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 24 mpg 22 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 31 mpg 31 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
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
Front Hip Room (in) - TBD - 52.4
Second Leg Room (in) 33.3 35.5
Passenger Volume (ft³) 88 92.7
Front Head Room (in) 38.7 38.3
Second Hip Room (in) - TBD - 49.3
Front Shoulder Room (in) 53.7 53.7
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Length, Overall (in) 172.3 186.3
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 13.0 14.6
Brakes
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
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 14.5 15.2
Steering
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
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.0 2.5
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Front Tire Size P195/65HR15 P215/60R15
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
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) N/A - TBD -
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 -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2853 3066
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6.0 15 x 4
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
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
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
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas 4-Cyl
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
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 31 31
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 24 22
Transmission
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
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
Summary
Body Style 4 Door Sedan GL 2 Door Coupe
Vehicle Name Volkswagen Jetta Pontiac Grand Am
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - 0.94
Suspension Type - Rear Independent Independent
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 -
 
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