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2009 Volkswagen Jetta Sedan vs. Its Competition

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2009 Volkswagen Jetta Sedan S
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The Ford Fusion is a slight step up in size; it has a nicely creased style, available all-wheel drive, and a big V-6 engine, though its base four-cylinder engine is just fine.

It shares some running gear with the Mazda6, which gets a new rounded style for 2009, as well as a more refined interior.

The Honda Civic is also a close competitor, but it’s not as handsome as the Jetta.

It does offer a coupe body style, a hybrid version, and a natural-gas drivetrain, as well as a better reputation for reliability.

Another rival is the Impreza, which comes as a roomy sedan, with a comfortable ride and good handling; all-wheel drive is standard on the Impreza.

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Although the Jetta’s doesn't offer the farfegnugen it once did, the 2009 Volkswagen Jetta provides spacious interior room and efficient clean-diesel technology.
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The 2009 Ford Fusion is a great choice for those who place their priorities on style and handling, but if interior space matters to you, look elsewhere.
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The 2009 Mazda6 could easily steal sales from the traditional class leaders if non-gearheads discover it.
MSRP From   
$17,515Browse Used Listings$19,035Browse Used Listings$18,550Browse Used Listings$13,010Browse Used Listings
Gas Mileage   
20 MPG City / 41 MPG Hwy17 MPG City / 29 MPG Hwy17 MPG City / 30 MPG Hwy26 MPG City / 51 MPG Hwy
Gas I5Gas I4Gas I4Gas I4
EPA Class   
CompactMid-Size SedanMidsizeCompact
Style Name   
4-Door Manual S PZEV4-Door Sedan I4 S FWD4-Door Sedan Manual i SVClassic 4-Door Sedan DX Manual
Front Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity   
Passenger Doors   
Body Style   
4 Door Sdn4 Door Sedan4 Door Sedan4 Door Sedan
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