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

Engine

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
2-Door Coupe SE
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe SE 22 30 $14,758 $16,130
4-Door Sedan SE 22 30 $15,124 $16,530
2-Door Coupe GT 20 28 $17,558 $19,190
4-Door Sedan GT 20 28 $17,924 $19,590
2-Door Coupe SE1 22 30 $16,039 $17,530
2-Door Coupe SE2 20 28 $17,467 $19,090
4-Door Sedan SE1 20 28 $16,405 $17,930
4-Door Sedan SE2 20 28 $17,833 $19,490
2-Door Coupe GT1 20 28 $18,931 $20,690
4-Door Sedan GT1 20 28 $19,297 $21,090
Pricing
Invoice Price
$15,059
$14,758
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$16,700
$16,130
Monthly Payment Estimate
$278 / month
$269 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 22 mpg 22 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 28 mpg 30 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in) - TBD - 52.4
Second Leg Room (in) 33.3 35.5
Front Head Room (in) 38.7 38.3
Passenger Volume (ft³) 88 93.0
Second Hip Room (in) - TBD - 49.3
Front Shoulder Room (in) 53.7 53.7
Second Head Room (in) 37.2 37.2
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 52.9 55.0
Front Leg Room (in) 41.3 42.1
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in) 58.8 59.1
Wheelbase (in) 98.9 107.0
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - 30.4
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 68.3 70.4
Track Width, Front (in) 59.6 59.0
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD - 4.4
Length, Overall (in) 172.3 186.3
Height, Overall (in) 56.9 55.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 13.0 14.3
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA 7.9 x 1.8
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.0 x 0.89 10.8 x 1.0
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA Yes
Brake ABS System Four-Wheel 4-Wheel
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 15.2
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.0 2.5
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 15.6 14.7
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 35.8 37.7
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Power Rack & Pinion
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P195/65HR15 P215/60R15
Rear Tire Order Code NA QCD
Front Tire Size P195/65HR15 P215/60R15
Spare Tire Size P195/65HR15 T115/70D15
Front Tire Order Code NA QCD
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) N/A 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) N/A NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) N/A 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) N/A NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2902 3066
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6.0 15 x 6.0
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6.0 15 x 6.0
Spare Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6.0 15 x 4
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 5.8 10.4
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - 600
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 90 105
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 122 @ 2600 155 @ 4400
Engine Order Code NA LD9
Displacement 2.0L/121 2.4L/146
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 115 @ 5200 150 @ 5600
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas 4-Cyl
Fuel System SMPI SFI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 28 30
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 22 22
Transmission
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 1.00
Trans Type 4 4
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again Electronic Electronic
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
Drivetrain Front-Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 2.88 2.13
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.44 1.57
Trans Order Code NA MX0
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 4.43 3.42
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.74 0.71
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD, Automatic w/OD,
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 2.71 2.92
Summary
Vehicle Name Volkswagen New Jetta Pontiac Grand Am
Body Style 4 Door Sedan GL 2 Door Coupe
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - 25
Suspension Type - Front Independent Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - 0.60
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - 32
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - 0.94
Suspension Type - Rear Independent Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Torsion-Beam Tri-Link
 
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