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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan GL Automatic (CA/NE)
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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Manual GL 24 31 $15,059 $16,700
4-Door Sedan Automatic GL 22 28 $15,059 $16,700
4-Door Sedan TDI Manual GL 42 49 $16,581 $17,995
4-Door Sedan TDI Automatic GL 34 45 $16,581 $17,995
4-Door Sedan Manual GLS 24 31 $15,907 $17,650
4-Door Sedan Automatic GLS 22 28 $15,907 $17,650
4-Door Sedan TDI Manual GLS 42 49 $17,225 $18,700
4-Door Sedan TDI Automatic GLS 34 45 $17,225 $18,700
4-Door Sedan V6 Manual GLS 19 28 $17,961 $19,950
4-Door Sedan V6 Automatic GLS 19 26 $17,961 $19,950
4-Door Sedan V6 Manual GLX 19 28 $21,132 $23,500
4-Door Sedan V6 Automatic GLX 19 26 $21,132 $23,500
4-Door Sedan XE Manual
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Manual XE 24 31 $14,402 $14,990
4-Door Sedan Automatic XE 22 30 $15,171 $15,790
4-Door Sedan Manual GXE 24 31 $15,798 $17,190
4-Door Sedan Automatic GXE 22 30 $16,532 $17,990
4-Door Sedan Manual SE 24 31 $16,798 $18,490
4-Door Sedan Automatic SE 22 30 $17,526 $19,290
4-Door Sedan Automatic GLE 22 30 $18,161 $19,990
4-Door Sedan Manual SE-L 24 31 $16,798 $18,490
4-Door Sedan Automatic SE-L 22 30 $17,526 $19,290
Pricing
Invoice Price
$15,059
$14,402
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$16,700
$14,990
Monthly Payment Estimate
$278 / month
$250 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 22 mpg 24 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 28 mpg 31 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in) - TBD - 52.5
Second Leg Room (in) 33.3 33.9
Front Head Room (in) 38.7 39.4
Passenger Volume (ft³) 88 94.0
Second Hip Room (in) - TBD - 52.6
Front Shoulder Room (in) 53.7 55.7
Second Head Room (in) 37.2 37.7
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 52.9 54.8
Front Leg Room (in) 41.3 42.0
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - 29.1
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 68.3 69.1
Track Width, Front (in) 59.6 59.3
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD - 4.6
Length, Overall (in) 172.3 183.5
Height, Overall (in) 56.9 55.0
Track Width, Rear (in) 58.8 58.9
Wheelbase (in) 98.9 103.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 13.0 14.0
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA 9.0 x -TBD-
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.0 x 0.89 10.9 x 0.87
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA Yes
Brake ABS System Four-Wheel NA
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 9.1 x 0.35 NA
Brake Type Pwr-Assisted Power
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 14.5 15.9
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.0 2.7
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - 40.0
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 15.6 17.0
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 35.8 37.4
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size P195/65HR15 P195/65R15
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P195/65HR15 P195/65R15
Spare Tire Size P195/65HR15 T125/70D15
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) N/A - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) N/A N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) N/A - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) N/A N/A
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2902 2859
Wheels
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material Steel - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6.0 15 x 6.0
Spare Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6.0 15 x 4.0
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6.0 15 x 6.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 5.8 7.0
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - 550
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 90 100
Engine
Displacement 2.0L/121 2.4L/146
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 115 @ 5200 150 @ 5600
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System SMPI SFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 122 @ 2600 154 @ 4400
Engine Order Code NA NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 28 31
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 22 24
Transmission
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - 8.86
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 1.21
Trans Type 4 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) NA 0.74
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again Electronic NA
Drivetrain Front-Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 2.88 3.43
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.44 1.85
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 4.43 3.65
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.74 0.95
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD, Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 2.71 3.29
Summary
Vehicle Name Volkswagen New Jetta Nissan Altima
Body Style 4 Door Sedan GL 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - 32
Suspension Type - Front Independent Independent Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - 0.63
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) MacPherson Strut w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - 32
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - 0.82
Suspension Type - Rear Independent Independent Strut
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Torsion-Beam w/Coil Springs
 
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