Compare 2019 Mercedes-Benz A Class vs 2019 Volkswagen Jetta

2019 Mercedes-Benz A Class
2019 Volkswagen Jetta
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A 220 4MATIC Sedan
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R-Line Automatic w/SULEV
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Jetta R-Line Automatic w/SULEV 30 40 $22,316 $23,245
Jetta R-Line Automatic w/ULEV 30 40 $22,316 $23,245
Jetta S Automatic w/SULEV 30 40 $18,762 $19,545
Jetta S Automatic w/ULEV 30 40 $18,762 $19,545
Jetta S Manual w/SULEV 30 40 $17,995 $18,745
Jetta SE Automatic w/SULEV 30 40 $21,499 $22,395
Jetta SE Automatic w/ULEV 30 40 $21,499 $22,395
Jetta SEL Automatic w/SULEV 30 40 $23,707 $24,695
Jetta SEL Automatic w/ULEV 30 40 $23,707 $24,695
Jetta SEL Premium Automatic w/CWP/SULEV 30 40 $26,587 $27,695
Jetta SEL Premium Automatic w/CWP/ULEV 30 40 $26,587 $27,695
Jetta SEL Premium Automatic w/SULEV 30 40 $26,108 $27,195
Jetta SEL Premium Automatic w/ULEV 30 40 $26,108 $27,195
Jetta GLI 35th Anniversary Edition DSG 25 32 $26,683 $27,795
Jetta GLI 35th Anniversary Edition Manual 25 32 $25,915 $26,995
Jetta GLI Automaticbahn DSG 25 32 $28,795 $29,995
Jetta GLI Automaticbahn Manual 25 32 $28,028 $29,195
Jetta GLI S DSG 25 32 $25,723 $26,795
Jetta GLI S Manual 25 32 $24,955 $25,995
Pricing
Invoice Price
$32,430
$22,316
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$34,500
$23,245
Monthly Payment Estimate
$575 / month
$387 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.4
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.
TCC Likes
TCC Dislikes
Fuel Economy
City
24 mpg 30 mpg
Highway
34 mpg 40 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Subcompact Cars Compact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
33.9 37.4
Front Head Room (in)
40.3 38.5
Second Hip Room (in)
56.9 -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.1 55.9
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Head Room (in)
37.2 37.2
Second Shoulder Room (in)
54 54
Front Leg Room (in)
41.8 41.1
Front Hip Room (in)
57.4 -
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- 94.7
Exterior Dimensions
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.7 70.8
Track Width, Front (in)
61.7 60.7
Liftover Height (in)
26.5 -
Length, Overall (in)
179.1 185.1
Height, Overall (in)
56.9 57.4
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.9 60.4
Wheelbase (in)
107.4 105.7
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- 5.6
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
8.6 14.1
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.6 11.5
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)
11.6 10.8
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
13 13.2
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
- 36.4
Tires
Spare Tire Size
NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code
R02 NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P205/55HR17 P205/55HR17
Rear Tire Order Code
R02 NA
Front Tire Size
P205/55HR17 P205/55HR17
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3417 2970
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 X 6.5 17 X 7
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 X 6.5 17 X 7
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA Compact
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
115 140
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- 540
Engine
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
221 @ 1600 184 @ 1400
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.0 L/121 1.4 L/85
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
188 @ 5800 147 @ 5000
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
24 30
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
28 34
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
34 40
Transmission
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
10.04 2.97
Trans Order Code
429 NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
4.34 1.47
Trans Description Cont.
Auto-Shift Manual w/OD Automatic w/OD
Drivetrain
All Wheel Front Wheel Drive
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
2.51 1.00
First Gear Ratio (:1)
15.95 5.07
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
6.36 1.95
Trans Type
7 8
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
2.00 0.81
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
3.21 1.23
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
13.95 4.00
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
- 3.23
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.67
Summary
Vehicle Name
Mercedes-Benz A-Class Volkswagen Jetta
Body Style
4MATIC Sedan Sedan
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Torsion Beam
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Torsion Beam
Suspension Type - Front
Multi-Link Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Multi-Link Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.4 5.2
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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