Compare 2009 Mazda MAZDA6 vs 2008 Volkswagen Jetta

2009 Mazda MAZDA6
2008 Volkswagen Jetta
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4-Door Sedan Automatic i Grand Touring
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Mazda6 4-Door Sedan Automatic i Grand Touring 21 30 $23,844 $25,810
Mazda6 4-Door Sedan Automatic i Sport 21 30 $19,557 $21,150
Mazda6 4-Door Sedan Automatic i Touring 21 30 $20,895 $22,605
Mazda6 4-Door Sedan Automatic s Grand Touring 17 25 $26,099 $28,260
Mazda6 4-Door Sedan Automatic s Sport 17 25 $22,299 $24,130
Mazda6 4-Door Sedan Automatic s Touring 17 25 $23,169 $25,075
Mazda6 4-Door Sedan Manual i Grand Touring 20 29 $23,016 $24,910
Mazda6 4-Door Sedan Manual i SV 20 29 $17,601 $18,550
Mazda6 4-Door Sedan Manual i Sport 20 29 $18,729 $20,250
Mazda6 4-Door Sedan Manual i Touring 20 29 $20,067 $21,705
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4-Door Automatic S
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Jetta Sedan 4-Door Automatic S 21 29 $17,263 $18,065
Jetta Sedan 4-Door Automatic S PZEV 21 29 $17,263 $18,065
Jetta Sedan 4-Door Automatic SE 21 29 $19,812 $20,925
Jetta Sedan 4-Door Automatic SE PZEV 21 29 $19,812 $20,925
Jetta Sedan 4-Door Automatic SEL 21 29 $21,664 $22,900
Jetta Sedan 4-Door Automatic SEL PZEV 21 29 $21,664 $22,900
Jetta Sedan 4-Door DSG Wolfsburg 22 29 $20,771 $21,950
Jetta Sedan 4-Door DSG Wolfsburg PZEV 22 29 $20,771 $21,950
Jetta Sedan 4-Door Manual S 21 29 $16,190 $16,990
Jetta Sedan 4-Door Manual S PZEV 21 29 $16,190 $16,990
Jetta Sedan 4-Door Manual SE 21 29 $18,739 $19,850
Jetta Sedan 4-Door Manual SE PZEV 21 29 $18,739 $19,850
Jetta Sedan 4-Door Manual Wolfsburg 20 29 $19,698 $20,875
Jetta Sedan 4-Door Manual Wolfsburg PZEV 20 29 $19,698 $20,875
Pricing
Invoice Price
$23,844
$17,263
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$25,810
$18,065
Monthly Payment Estimate
$430 / month
$301 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.6
8.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2009 Mazda6 could easily steal sales from the traditional class leaders if non-gearheads discover it. The 2008 Volkswagen Jetta has great room and a great turbo engine option, though its character’s been diluted a little.
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Fuel Economy
City
21 mpg 21 mpg
Highway
30 mpg 29 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Midsize Compact
Interior Dimensions
Front Leg Room (in)
42.5 41.2
Front Hip Room (in)
55.1 - TBD -
Passenger Volume (ft³)
101.9 91
Second Leg Room (in)
38.0 35.4
Front Head Room (in)
38.0 38.5
Second Hip Room (in)
55.9 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.3 54.8
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Head Room (in)
37.3 37.2
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.5 53.1
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.8 59.8
Wheelbase (in)
109.8 101.5
Liftover Height (in)
NA - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.4 70.1
Track Width, Front (in)
62.8 60.6
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.1 5.4
Length, Overall (in)
193.7 179.3
Height, Overall (in)
57.9 57.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
16.6 16.0
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.0 x - TBD - 10.2 X 0.47
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
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 - 11.3 x 0.98
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
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)
2.93 3.00
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.2 16.4
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.4 35.8
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P215/55VR17 P205/55HR16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P215/55VR17 P205/55HR16
Spare Tire Size
T115/70D16 Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3309 3285
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17.0 x 7.0 16 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material
Alloy Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17.0 x 7.0 16 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
16.0 x 4.0 Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Alloy Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
8.9 10.0
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
100 140
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
167 @ 4000 177 @ - TBD -
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.5L/152 2.5L/151
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
170 @ 6000 170 @ - TBD -
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I5
Fuel System
MPFI SMPI
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
24 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
30 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
21 21
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.67
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.62 4.04
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.29 1.56
Trans Type
5 6
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.69 0.85
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.41 3.19
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.93 2.37
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.86 3.88
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.93 1.16
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Summary
Vehicle Name
Mazda Mazda6 Volkswagen Jetta Sedan
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sdn
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-link
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Strut Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Double-Wishbone MacPherson Strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent E-Type Independent
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
7 -

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