Compare 2019 Mercedes-Benz A Class vs 2019 Volkswagen Jetta

2019 Mercedes-Benz A Class
2019 Volkswagen Jetta
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2019 Mercedes-Benz A Class
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Manual S
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Manual S 30 40 $17,802 $18,545
Automatic S 30 40 $18,571 $19,345
Automatic SE 30 40 $21,269 $22,155
Automatic R-Line 30 40 $22,075 $22,995
Automatic SEL 30 40 $23,437 $24,415
Automatic SEL Premium 30 40 $25,867 $26,945
Pricing
Invoice Price
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$17,802
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
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$18,545
Monthly Payment Estimate
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$309 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.8
5.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
Mercedes takes a second aim at an entry-level sedan with the A-Class, and this time hits closer to the mark. The 2019 Volkswagen Jetta is a mild-mannered, well-equipped compact sedan.
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Fuel Economy
City
- 30 mpg
Highway
- 40 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
- Compact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- 94.7
Front Shoulder Room (in)
- 55.9
Second Leg Room (in)
- 37.4
Passenger Capacity
- 5
Front Leg Room (in)
- 41.1
Second Head Room (in)
- 37.2
Second Shoulder Room (in)
- 54
Front Head Room (in)
- 38.5
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- 5.6
Length, Overall (in)
- 185.1
Height, Overall (in)
- 57.4
Track Width, Rear (in)
- 60.4
Wheelbase (in)
- 105.7
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
- 70.8
Track Width, Front (in)
- 60.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
- 14.1
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- 11.5
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
- NA
Brake ABS System
- 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
- Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- 10.8
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
- NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
- Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
- 13.2
Steering
Steering Type
- Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
- 36.4
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
- NA
Rear Tire Size
- P205/60HR16
Rear Tire Order Code
- NA
Front Tire Size
- P205/60HR16
Spare Tire Size
- NA
Front Tire Order Code
- NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
- 2888
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
- 16 X 6.5
Front Wheel Material
- Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
- NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
- 16 X 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- NA
Rear Wheel Material
- Aluminum
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- 540
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- 140
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
- 184 @ 1400
Engine Order Code
- NA
Displacement
- 1.4 L/85
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
- 147 @ 5000
Engine Type
- Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
- Gasoline Direct Injection
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
- 34
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
- 40
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
- 30
Transmission
First Gear Ratio (:1)
- 4.11
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
- 3.39
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
- 1.36
Trans Type
- 6
Drivetrain
- Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.77
Trans Description Cont. Again
- NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
- 4.00
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
- 2.12
Trans Order Code
- NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.97
Trans Description Cont.
- Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.63
Summary
Vehicle Name
- Volkswagen Jetta
Body Style
- Sedan
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
- Torsion Beam
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
- Torsion Beam
Suspension Type - Front
- Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
- Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
- 5.1
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