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Selected Style 2014 Volkswagen Jetta 4-Door Sedan Manual SE (Alabama Plant)
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Manual SE 27 37 $16,687 $17,200
4-Door Sedan Automatic SE 28 38 $17,582 $18,200
4-Door Sedan Automatic Limited 27 37 $20,719 $21,650
4-Door Sedan Automatic PZEV Limited 27 37 $20,719 $21,650
4-Door Sedan Manual Sport 24 34 $20,766 $21,700
4-Door Sedan Automatic PZEV Sport 24 35 $21,704 $22,700
4-Door Sedan Automatic Sport 24 35 $21,704 $22,700
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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. The Hyundai Elantra already had the bases covered--we'll see if a new engine and new tuning draws it even closer to best in class.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City N/A mpg 27 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway N/A mpg 37 mpg
EPA Classification Mid-Size Cars
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in) 53.5
Second Leg Room (in) 33.1
Front Head Room (in) 40
Passenger Volume (ft³) 95.6
Second Hip Room (in) 52.7
Front Shoulder Room (in) 55.9
Second Head Room (in) 37.1
Passenger Capacity 5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 54.8
Front Leg Room (in) 43.6
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in) 62
Wheelbase (in) 106.3
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 69.9
Track Width, Front (in) 61.5
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.3
Length, Overall (in) 179.1
Height, Overall (in) 56.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 14.8
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.3
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 12.8
Steering Type Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 34.8
Front Tire Size P195/65TR15
Spare Tire Size NA
Front Tire Order Code NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA
Rear Tire Size P195/65TR15
Rear Tire Order Code NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2773
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 15 X 5
Front Wheel Material Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material NA
Front Wheel Size (in) 15 X 5
Spare Wheel Size (in) NA
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 550
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 90
Fuel System MPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 130 @ 4700
Engine Order Code NA
Displacement 1.8 L/110
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 145 @ 6500
Engine Type Regular Unleaded I-4
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 27
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 31
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 37
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.98
Trans Description Cont. Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.63
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.31
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 4.33
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.26
Trans Type 6
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.78
Trans Description Cont. Again NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.58
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.96
Trans Order Code NA
Body Style Sedan
Vehicle Name Hyundai Elantra
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Strut
Suspension Type - Rear Torsion Beam
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Torsion Beam
Suspension Type - Front Strut
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 5.8
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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