Compare 2019 Mercedes-Benz A Class vs 2019 Volkswagen Jetta

2019 Mercedes-Benz A Class
2019 Volkswagen Jetta
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Sedan A 220
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Manual w/SULEV S
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Manual w/SULEV S 30 40 $17,995 $18,745
Automatic w/SULEV S 30 40 $18,762 $19,545
Automatic w/ULEV S 30 40 $18,762 $19,545
Automatic w/SULEV SE 30 40 $21,499 $22,395
Automatic w/ULEV SE 30 40 $21,499 $22,395
Automatic w/SULEV R-Line 30 40 $22,316 $23,245
Automatic w/ULEV R-Line 30 40 $22,316 $23,245
Automatic w/SULEV SEL 30 40 $23,707 $24,695
Automatic w/ULEV SEL 30 40 $23,707 $24,695
Automatic w/SULEV SEL Premium 30 40 $26,108 $27,195
Automatic w/ULEV SEL Premium 30 40 $26,108 $27,195
Automatic w/CWP/SULEV SEL Premium 30 40 $26,587 $27,695
Automatic w/CWP/ULEV SEL Premium 30 40 $26,587 $27,695
Pricing
Invoice Price
$30,550
$17,995
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$32,500
$18,745
Monthly Payment Estimate
$542 / month
$312 / 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.
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Fuel Economy
City
24 mpg 30 mpg
Highway
35 mpg 40 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Cars Compact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Head Room (in)
37.2 37.2
Second Hip Room (in)
56.9 -
Front Head Room (in)
40.3 38.5
Front Hip Room (in)
57.4 -
Second Shoulder Room (in)
54 54
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.1 55.9
Second Leg Room (in)
- 37.4
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- 94.7
Front Leg Room (in)
- 41.1
Exterior Dimensions
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.7 70.8
Track Width, Front (in)
61.7 60.7
Liftover Height (in)
67.4 -
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
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- 11.5
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- 10.8
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
- NA
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 NA
Front Tire Order Code
R02 NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P205/55HR17 P205/60HR16
Rear Tire Order Code
R02 NA
Front Tire Size
P205/55HR17 P205/60HR16
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3285 2888
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 X 6.5 16 X 6.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 X 6.5 16 X 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Engine
Displacement
2.0 L/121 1.4 L/85
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
188 @ 5800 147 @ 5000
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 @ 1250 184 @ 1400
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
28 34
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
35 40
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
24 30
Transmission
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
2.00 -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
6.36 1.36
Trans Type
7 6
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
3.21 0.77
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
13.95 4.00
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
10.04 2.12
Trans Order Code
429 NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
4.34 0.97
Trans Description Cont.
Auto-Shift Manual w/OD Manual w/OD
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
2.51 0.63
First Gear Ratio (:1)
15.95 4.11
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
- 3.39
Summary
Body Style
Sedan Sedan
Vehicle Name
Mercedes-Benz A-Class Volkswagen Jetta
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Torsion Beam
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Torsion Beam
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.3 5.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
- 14.1
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- 540
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- 140
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2019 Mercedes-Benz A Class
  • 2020 A-Class order books open
  • Rebates: No cash incentives
  • Finance: No APR offers
  • Lease: From $349/month
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2019 Volkswagen Jetta
  • All-new 2019 Jetta features new platform & trims
  • Rebates: Unadvertised discounts available
  • Lease: From $199 per month for 39 months
  • Finance: From 1.9% APR for 60 months
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