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4-Door Wagon
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Wagon 21 30 $27,260 $29,000
4-Door Wagon w/Moonroof 21 30 $27,260 $29,000
4-Door Wagon w/Moonroof R-Design 21 30 $30,879 $32,850
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4-Door Manual PZEV S
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Manual PZEV S 23 33 $19,195 $19,995
4-Door Manual S 23 33 $19,195 $19,995
4-Door Automatic PZEV S 24 31 $20,251 $21,095
4-Door Automatic S 24 31 $20,251 $21,095
4-Door Automatic PZEV SE 24 31 $22,795 $23,745
4-Door Automatic SE 24 31 $22,795 $23,745
4-Door Manual TDI 30 42 $23,995 $24,995
4-Door DSG TDI 29 39 $25,051 $26,095
Pricing
Invoice Price
$27,260
$19,195
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$29,000
$19,995
Monthly Payment Estimate
$483 / month
$333 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.2
7.8
Fuel Economy
City
21 mpg 23 mpg
Highway
30 mpg 33 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Small Station Wagon Wagon
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
53.7 - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in)
34.4 35.5
Front Head Room (in)
38.9 38.4
Second Hip Room (in)
50.7 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.2 54.8
Passenger Volume (ft³)
93 91.7
Second Head Room (in)
38.1 38.1
Second Shoulder Room (in)
54.1 53.1
Front Leg Room (in)
41.6 41.1
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.3 59.6
Wheelbase (in)
103.9 101.5
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
26.9 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
69.7 70.1
Track Width, Front (in)
60.4 60.7
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 5.4
Length, Overall (in)
178.0 179.4
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
39.5 - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
57.4 59.2
Liftover Height (in)
24.7 - TBD -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
38.9 - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
27.4 32.8
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
44.2 66.9
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
NA NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
NA NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Brakes
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 - 11.8 x 1.0
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.0 x - TBD - 10.1 x 0.5
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
15.9 14.5
Steering
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.9 3.01
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.4 16.4
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.9 35.8
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P205/50R17 P205/55HR16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P205/50R17 P205/55HR16
Spare Tire Size
- TBD - Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 2000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 2000
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
200 200
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
300 300
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3570 3186
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7 16 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7 16 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 10.0
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 140
Engine
Engine Type
Turbo Gas I5 Gas I5
Fuel System
EFI Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
236 @ 1500 - 4800 177 @ 4250
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.5L/154 2.5L/151
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
227 @ 5000 170 @ 5700
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
24 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
30 33
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
21 23
Transmission
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
3.03 2.12
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.27 3.39
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.34 0.87
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic, Manual
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 1.27
Trans Type
5 5
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.02 0.66
Trans Description Cont. Again
Geartronic NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
5.11 3.60
Summary
Body Style
5 Door Wagon 4 Door
Vehicle Name
Volvo V50 Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
NA - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.8 7.2
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
5 6
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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