Compare 2008 Volvo S40 vs 2001 Volkswagen Jetta

2008 Volvo S40
2001 Volkswagen Jetta
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4-Door Sedan Automatic FWD 2.4L
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Automatic FWD 2.4L 20 28 $22,903 $24,365
4-Door Sedan Automatic FWD 2.4L w/Snrf 20 28 $22,903 $24,365
4-Door Sedan Manual FWD 2.4L 20 28 $22,903 $24,365
4-Door Sedan Manual FWD 2.4L w/Snrf 20 28 $22,903 $24,365
4-Door Sedan Automatic FWD 2.5T 19 27 $26,804 $28,515
4-Door Sedan Automatic FWD 2.5T w/Snrf 19 27 $26,804 $28,515
4-Door Sedan Automatic AWD 2.5T 18 26 $28,543 $30,365
4-Door Sedan Automatic AWD 2.5T w/Snrf 18 26 $28,543 $30,365
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4-Door Sedan Manual GL
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Manual GL 24 31 $15,228 $16,700
4-Door Sedan Automatic GL 22 29 $16,092 $17,575
4-Door Sedan Manual GLS 24 31 $16,087 $17,650
4-Door Sedan TDI Manual GL 42 49 $16,764 $17,995
4-Door Sedan Automatic GLS 22 29 $16,951 $18,525
4-Door Wagon Manual GLS 24 31 $16,944 $18,600
4-Door Sedan TDI Manual GLS 42 49 $17,414 $18,700
4-Door Sedan TDI Automatic GL 34 45 $17,913 $19,180
4-Door Sedan Turbo Manual GLS 25 31 $17,486 $19,200
4-Door Sedan GLS Wolfsburg 25 31 $17,713 $19,450
4-Door Wagon Automatic GLS 22 29 $17,808 $19,475
4-Door Sedan TDI Automatic GLS 34 45 $18,565 $19,885
4-Door Sedan V6 Manual GLS 19 28 $18,164 $19,950
4-Door Sedan Turbo Automatic GLS 23 29 $18,350 $20,075
4-Door Sedan V6 Automatic GLS 19 26 $19,028 $20,825
4-Door Wagon V6 Manual GLS 19 28 $19,022 $20,900
4-Door Wagon V6 Automatic GLS 19 26 $19,886 $21,775
4-Door Sedan V6 Manual GLX 19 28 $22,094 $24,300
4-Door Sedan V6 Automatic GLX 19 26 $22,958 $25,175
4-Door Wagon V6 Manual GLX 19 28 $23,087 $25,400
4-Door Wagon V6 Automatic GLX 19 26 $23,951 $26,275
Pricing
Invoice Price
$22,903
$15,228
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$24,365
$16,700
Monthly Payment Estimate
$406 / month
$278 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2008 Volvo S40 has the efficiency and compactness of a small car with the available safety features and poise of a larger sport sedan.
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Fuel Economy
City
20 mpg 24 mpg
Highway
28 mpg 31 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
54.1 52.9
Front Leg Room (in)
41.6 41.3
Front Hip Room (in)
53.7 - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in)
34.4 - TBD -
Front Head Room (in)
38.9 38.7
Passenger Volume (ft³)
92 88
Second Hip Room (in)
50.7 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.2 53.7
Second Head Room (in)
37.2 37.2
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
57.2 56.9
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.3 58.8
Wheelbase (in)
103.9 98.9
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
69.7 68.3
Track Width, Front (in)
60.4 - TBD -
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
176.2 172.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
12.6 13.0
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.0 x - TBD - 9.1 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr-Assisted
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.8 x - TBD - 11.0 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-wheel Four-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
15.9 14.5
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.9 35.8
Steering Type
Pwr Speed Sensitive Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.9 3.0
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.3 15.6
Tires
Spare Tire Size
- TBD - P195/65HR15
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
205/55R16 P195/65HR15
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
205/55R16 P195/65HR15
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
200 N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
200 N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 N/A
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3220 2853
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Alloy Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 15 x 6.0
Front Wheel Material
Alloy Steel
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 15 x 6.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - 15 x 6.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 5.8
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 90
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Fuel System
EFI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
170 @ 4400 122 @ 2600
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.4L/149 2.0L/121
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
168 @ 6000 115 @ 5200
Engine Type
Gas I5 Gas I4
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
28 31
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
20 24
Transmission
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.34 1.03
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic, Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.66 3.78
Clutch Size (in)
NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.98 1.36
Trans Type
5 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.02 0.84
Trans Description Cont. Again
Geartronic NA
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front-Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
5.11 3.06
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
3.03 2.12
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.44 4.24
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan GL
Vehicle Name
Volvo S40 Volkswagen Jetta
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA Torsion-Beam
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA MacPherson Strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
NA - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
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