Compare 2010 Chrysler PT Cruiser vs 2010 Volkswagen Jetta

2010 Chrysler PT Cruiser
2010 Volkswagen Jetta
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4-Door Wgn
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
PT Cruiser Classic 4-Door Wgn 19 24 $17,801 $18,275
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4-Door Automatic Limited
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Jetta Sedan 4-Door Automatic Limited 23 30 $18,707 $19,395
Jetta Sedan 4-Door Automatic Limited PZEV 23 30 $18,707 $19,395
Jetta Sedan 4-Door Automatic SEL 23 30 $22,016 $23,280
Jetta Sedan 4-Door Automatic SEL PZEV 23 30 $22,016 $23,280
Jetta Sedan 4-Door DSG TDI 30 42 $22,627 $23,930
Jetta Sedan 4-Door DSG TDI Cup 30 42 $24,651 $26,090
Jetta Sedan 4-Door DSG Wolfsburg 24 32 $22,006 $23,265
Jetta Sedan 4-Door DSG Wolfsburg PZEV 24 32 $22,006 $23,265
Jetta Sedan 4-Door Manual Limited 22 30 $17,608 $18,295
Jetta Sedan 4-Door Manual Limited PZEV 22 30 $17,608 $18,295
Jetta Sedan 4-Door Manual SE 22 30 $19,249 $20,395
Jetta Sedan 4-Door Manual SE PZEV 22 30 $19,249 $20,395
Jetta Sedan 4-Door Manual TDI Cup 30 41 $23,552 $24,990
Jetta Sedan 4-Door Manual Wolfsburg 21 31 $20,907 $22,165
Jetta Sedan 4-Door Manual Wolfsburg PZEV 21 31 $20,907 $22,165
Jetta SportWagen 4-Door Automatic S 23 30 $19,915 $20,610
Jetta SportWagen 4-Door Automatic S PZEV 23 30 $19,915 $20,610
Jetta SportWagen 4-Door Automatic SE 23 30 $21,757 $23,240
Jetta SportWagen 4-Door Automatic SE PZEV 23 30 $21,757 $23,240
Jetta SportWagen 4-Door DSG TDI 30 42 $24,299 $25,715
Jetta SportWagen 4-Door Manual S 22 30 $18,816 $19,510
Jetta SportWagen 4-Door Manual S PZEV 22 30 $18,816 $19,510
Jetta SportWagen 4-Door Manual TDI 30 41 $23,200 $24,615
Pricing
Invoice Price
$17,801
$18,707
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$18,275
$19,395
Monthly Payment Estimate
$305 / month
$323 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
"Farfegnugen" no longer applies to the entire 2010 Volkswagen Jetta line, but with an excellent interior and an available TDI engine, the Jetta sedan or SportWagen makes a lot of sense for budget-conscious or even eco-conscious families.
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Fuel Economy
City
19 mpg 23 mpg
Highway
24 mpg 30 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Subcompact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
40.9 35.4
Front Head Room (in)
39.2 38.5
Second Hip Room (in)
46.7 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
53.8 54.8
Passenger Volume (ft³)
98.9 91
Second Head Room (in)
39.5 37.2
Second Shoulder Room (in)
53.6 53.1
Front Leg Room (in)
40.6 41.2
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
50.1 - TBD -
Exterior Dimensions
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
67.1 70.1
Track Width, Front (in)
58.3 60.6
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.5 5.4
Length, Overall (in)
168.9 179.3
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - -
Height, Overall (in)
63.0 57.4
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
58.2 59.8
Wheelbase (in)
103.0 101.5
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- TBD - -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
62.7 -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
- TBD - -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
NA -
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- TBD - -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
21.6 -
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - -
Trunk Volume (ft³)
- 16.0
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11 x 0.9 11.3 x 0.9
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)
10.62 x 0.35 10.2 X 0.5
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
15.0 14.5
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
18.1 16.4
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
40.2 35.8
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.8 3.0
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P205/55R16 P205/55HR16
Rear Tire Order Code
TP1 NA
Front Tire Size
P205/55R16 P205/55HR16
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
TP1 NA
Spare Tire Order Code
TBC NA
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3222 3285
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.0 16 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.0 16 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
7.4 10.0
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
510 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
120 140
Engine
Fuel System
SMPI Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
165 @ 4000 177 @ 4250
Engine Order Code
EDZ NA
Displacement
2.4L/148 2.5L/151
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
150 @ 5100 170 @ 5700
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I5
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
21 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
24 30
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
19 23
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.76
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.84 4.04
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.56
Trans Type
4 6
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.85
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.21 3.19
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.57 2.37
Trans Order Code
DFF NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.91 3.88
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.69 1.16
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/manual shift
Summary
Vehicle Name
Chrysler PT Cruiser Classic Volkswagen Jetta Sedan
Body Style
Small Wagon Sedan
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Twist beam Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Macpherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.9 7.5
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
5 7

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