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Selected Style 2014 Volkswagen Jetta 4-Door Sedan S
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan S 26 36 $15,843 $16,810
4-Door Sedan SE 26 36 $17,358 $18,615
4-Door Sedan Titanium 27 37 $21,975 $23,565
5-Door HB SE 26 36 $17,824 $19,115
5-Door HB Titanium 27 37 $22,441 $24,065
5-Door HB ST 23 32 $22,486 $24,115
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2014 VW Jetta stands out in TDI and GLI trim, and its new four-cylinder erases our bad memories of the old five-cylinder. Even without considering the top-performance ST, the 2014 Ford Focus is one of the best-driving small cars on the market--with the impression of being an accessible premium car, not a spruced-up econobox.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City N/A mpg 26 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway N/A mpg 36 mpg
EPA Classification Compact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in) 53.7
Front Leg Room (in) 41.9
Passenger Volume (ft³) 90.7
Front Hip Room (in) 53.9
Second Leg Room (in) 33.2
Front Head Room (in) 38.3
Passenger Capacity 5
Second Hip Room (in) 52.7
Front Shoulder Room (in) 55.6
Second Head Room (in) 38
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in) 60.4
Wheelbase (in) 104.3
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 71.8
Track Width, Front (in) 61.2
Length, Overall (in) 178.5
Height, Overall (in) 57.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 13.2
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 9
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) 9
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.9
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) Yes
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 12.4
Steering Type Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 36
Spare Tire Order Code NA
Rear Tire Size P195/65HR15
Rear Tire Order Code NA
Front Tire Size P195/65HR15
Spare Tire Size Compact
Front Tire Order Code NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2935
Rear Wheel Size (in) 15 X 5.5
Front Wheel Material Steel
Spare Wheel Material Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 15 X 5.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact
Rear Wheel Material Steel
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 590
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 160 @ 6500
Engine Type Regular Unleaded I-4
Fuel System Direct Gasoline Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 146 @ 4450
Engine Order Code NA
Displacement 2.0 L/122
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 36 (Est)
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 26 (Est)
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 30 (Est)
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.80
Trans Description Cont. Again NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.72
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.14
Trans Order Code 44Z
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.03
Trans Description Cont. Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.67
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.82
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.45
Trans Type 5
Vehicle Name Ford Focus
Body Style Sedan
Suspension Type - Rear Short And Long Arm
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Short And Long Arm
Suspension Type - Front Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Strut
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 6.1 (Est)
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 7.0 (Est)
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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