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Selected Style 2013 Volkswagen Jetta 4-Door Sedan Manual GLS (Alabama Plant) *Ltd Avail*
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Manual GLS 28 38 $16,465 $16,965
4-Door Sedan Automatic GLS PZEV 28 38 $17,105 $17,695
4-Door Sedan Automatic GLS 28 38 $17,360 $17,965
4-Door Sedan Automatic Limited 28 38 $20,218 $21,115
4-Door Sedan Automatic Limited PZEV 28 38 $20,218 $21,115
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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. Civic who? Corolla what? The Hyundai Elantra's one of the new standard bearers in the compact class, with 38-mpg fuel economy, better safety, and class-leading standard features.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City N/A mpg 28 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway N/A mpg 38 mpg
EPA Classification Midsize cars
Number of Passenger Doors 4
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity 5
Second Hip Room (in) 52.700
Front Shoulder Room (in) 55.900
Second Head Room (in) 37.100
Second Shoulder Room (in) 54.800
Front Leg Room (in) 43.600
Passenger Volume (ft³) 95.600
Front Hip Room (in) 53.500
Second Leg Room (in) 33.100
Front Head Room (in) 40.000
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in) 61.000
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.500
Length, Overall (in) 178.300
Height, Overall (in) 56.500
Track Width, Rear (in) 61.500
Wheelbase (in) 106.300
Liftover Height (in) NA
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 69.900
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 14.800
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.000 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.300 x - TBD -
Brake Type Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 12.800
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) NA
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 14.200
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 34.780
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.900
Rear Tire Order Code NA
Front Tire Size P205/55R16
Spare Tire Size NA
Front Tire Order Code NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA
Rear Tire Size P205/55R16
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) 2661
Spare Wheel Material NA
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) NA
Rear Wheel Material Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 2.200
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 90
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 131 @ 4700
Engine Order Code NA
Displacement 1.8L/110
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 148 @ 6500
Engine Type Gas I4
Fuel System Electronic Fuel Injection
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 38
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 28
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 32
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.633
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.308
Clutch Size (in) - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.257
Trans Type 6
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.778
Trans Description Cont. Again NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.583
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.962
Trans Order Code NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 4.333
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.976
Trans Description Cont. Manual
Body Style Sedan
Vehicle Name Hyundai Elantra
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) NA
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 0.866
Suspension Type - Rear Torsion Axle
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) NA
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 5.7
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score - TBD -
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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