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Selected Style 2013 Volkswagen Jetta 4-Door Sedan Manual LX
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Manual LX 25 34 $15,100 $15,400
4-Door Sedan Automatic LX 26 36 $16,080 $16,400
4-Door Sedan Automatic EX 26 36 $16,950 $17,800
4-Door Sedan Automatic SX 23 32 $18,380 $19,300
5-Door HB EX 26 36 $17,430 $18,300
5-Door HB SX 23 32 $18,860 $19,800
2-Door Coupe Manual EX 24 33 $16,570 $17,400
2-Door Coupe Automatic EX 25 34 $17,520 $18,400
2-Door Coupe Manual SX 22 32 $17,900 $18,800
2-Door Coupe Automatic SX 23 31 $18,860 $19,800
Pricing
Invoice Price
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$15,100
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
N/A
$15,400
Monthly Payment Estimate
$0 / month
$257 / month
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TCC Rating
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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. It's a family affair: the Kia Forte lineup is more comfortable, more eager, and better finished than ever, and a step up from what its sticker price might suggest.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City N/A mpg 25 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway N/A mpg 34 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification - Compact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in) - 37.600
Second Shoulder Room (in) - 54.700
Front Leg Room (in) - 43.300
Passenger Capacity - 5
Front Hip Room (in) - 53.000
Second Leg Room (in) - 35.000
Front Head Room (in) - 40.000
Second Hip Room (in) - 53.300
Front Shoulder Room (in) - 55.700
Passenger Volume (ft³) - 96.800
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in) - 5.900
Length, Overall (in) - 178.300
Height, Overall (in) - 57.500
Track Width, Rear (in) - 61.600
Wheelbase (in) - 104.300
Liftover Height (in) - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) - 69.900
Track Width, Front (in) - 61.300
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) - 14.700
Brakes
Brake ABS System - 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) - Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) - 10.3 x - TBD -
Brake Type - Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) - NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) - Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) - 11.0 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) - NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) - 13.700
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall - 14.200
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) - 33.900
Steering Type - Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) - 2.890
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - - TBD -
Tires
Front Tire Size - P195/65R15
Spare Tire Size - - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code - - TBD -
Spare Tire Order Code - - TBD -
Rear Tire Size - P195/65R15
Rear Tire Order Code - - TBD -
Trailering
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) - 2729
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in) - - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material - Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) - 15 x 5.5
Front Wheel Material - Steel
Spare Wheel Material - - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in) - 15 x 5.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - 6.400
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - 550
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - 110
Engine
Displacement - 2.0L/122
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM - 156 @ 6200
Engine Type - Gas I4
Fuel System - Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM - 144 @ 4300
Engine Order Code - NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) - 25
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) - 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) - 34
Transmission
Clutch Size (in) - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) - 1.250
Trans Type - 6
Drivetrain - Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) - 0.770
Trans Description Cont. Again - NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) - 3.580
Second Gear Ratio (:1) - 1.960
Trans Order Code - NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) - 4.330
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) - 0.970
Trans Description Cont. - Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) - 0.630
First Gear Ratio (:1) - 3.300
Summary
Vehicle Name - Kia Forte
Body Style - 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear - Torsion Beam
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) - w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front - MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) - w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - - TBD -
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score - 8
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year - 6.4
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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