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Selected Style 2013 Volkswagen Jetta 4-Door Sedan Manual LS
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan LS 25 36 $16,530 $17,130
4-Door Sedan 1LT 26 38 $17,817 $18,560
4-Door Sedan ECO 28 42 $18,892 $19,680
4-Door Sedan 2LT 26 38 $20,198 $21,040
4-Door Sedan LTZ 26 38 $22,490 $23,550
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TCC’s Bottom Line The Jetta draws drivers looking for a taut driving feel and delivers superior interior space; we'd pass on the low-cost base models, and aim for the standout TDI and GLI editions. The 2013 Chevrolet Cruze is one of the smartest picks for anyone wanting practicality, comfort, and safety in a compact sedan—although it's missing the fun-to-drive edge of some other models.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City N/A mpg 25 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway N/A mpg 36 mpg
EPA Classification Midsize Cars
Number of Passenger Doors 4
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in) 37.90
Second Shoulder Room (in) 53.90
Front Leg Room (in) 42.28
Passenger Volume (ft³) 94.6
Front Hip Room (in) 53.00
Second Leg Room (in) 35.35
Front Head Room (in) 39.30
Passenger Capacity 5
Second Hip Room (in) 52.40
Front Shoulder Room (in) 54.76
Exterior Dimensions
Length, Overall (in) 181.00
Height, Overall (in) 58.10
Track Width, Rear (in) 61.30
Wheelbase (in) 105.70
Liftover Height (in) - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 70.70
Track Width, Front (in) 60.70
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 15.0
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) NA
Brake Type Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) - TBD -
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.8 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) Yes
Brake ABS System Four-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 15.6
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 35.7
Steering Type Pwr
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.7
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) N/A
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 15.5
Front Tire Size P215/60R16
Spare Tire Size Compact
Front Tire Order Code QYW
Spare Tire Order Code NA
Rear Tire Size P215/60R16
Rear Tire Order Code QYW
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3093
Rear Wheel Material Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material Steel
Spare Wheel Material Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 438
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 120
Displacement 1.8L/110
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 138 @ 6300
Engine Type Gas I4
Fuel System Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 125 @ 3800
Engine Order Code LUW
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 25
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 36
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.87
Trans Description Cont. Again NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.54
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1) NA
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.16
Trans Order Code MZ0
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.94
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.07
Trans Description Cont. Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.74
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.82
Clutch Size (in) - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.47
Trans Type 6
Vehicle Name Chevrolet Cruze
Body Style Sedan
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Compound Crank
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) N/A
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) N/A
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score - TBD -
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 5.7
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating -
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating -
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver -
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger -
Overall Side Crash Rating -
Side Barrier Rating -
Side Barrier Rating Driver -
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat -
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat -
Combined Side Rating Front Seat -
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat -
Rollover Rating -
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