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4-Door Sedan H4 Automatic 2.5i
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Legacy 4-Door Sedan H4 Automatic 2.5i 23 31 $19,844 $20,995
Legacy 4-Door Sedan H4 Automatic 2.5i Ltd 23 31 $23,791 $25,295
Legacy 4-Door Sedan H4 Automatic 2.5i Ltd PZEV 23 31 $24,100 $25,595
Legacy 4-Door Sedan H4 Automatic 2.5i Ltd Pwr Moon 23 31 $23,791 $25,295
Legacy 4-Door Sedan H4 Automatic 2.5i Ltd Pwr Moon PZEV 23 31 $24,100 $25,595
Legacy 4-Door Sedan H4 Automatic 2.5i Ltd Pwr Moon/Navigation 23 31 $23,791 $25,295
Legacy 4-Door Sedan H4 Automatic 2.5i Ltd Pwr Moon/Navigation PZEV 23 31 $24,100 $25,595
Legacy 4-Door Sedan H4 Automatic 2.5i PZEV 23 31 $20,153 $21,295
Legacy 4-Door Sedan H4 Automatic 2.5i Prem 23 31 $20,794 $21,995
Legacy 4-Door Sedan H4 Automatic 2.5i Prem AWP 23 31 $20,794 $21,995
Legacy 4-Door Sedan H4 Automatic 2.5i Prem AWP PZEV 23 31 $21,103 $22,295
Legacy 4-Door Sedan H4 Automatic 2.5i Prem AWP/HK Audio 23 31 $20,794 $21,995
Legacy 4-Door Sedan H4 Automatic 2.5i Prem AWP/HK Audio PZEV 23 31 $21,103 $22,295
Legacy 4-Door Sedan H4 Automatic 2.5i Prem AWP/HK/Pwr Moon 23 31 $20,794 $21,995
Legacy 4-Door Sedan H4 Automatic 2.5i Prem AWP/HK/Pwr Moon PZEV 23 31 $21,103 $22,295
Legacy 4-Door Sedan H4 Automatic 2.5i Prem AWP/Pwr Moon 23 31 $20,794 $21,995
Legacy 4-Door Sedan H4 Automatic 2.5i Prem AWP/Pwr Moon PZEV 23 31 $21,103 $22,295
Legacy 4-Door Sedan H4 Automatic 2.5i Prem PZEV 23 31 $21,103 $22,295
Legacy 4-Door Sedan H4 Manual 2.5GT Ltd 18 25 $29,259 $31,395
Legacy 4-Door Sedan H4 Manual 2.5GT Ltd Navigation 18 25 $29,259 $31,395
Legacy 4-Door Sedan H4 Manual 2.5i 19 27 $18,926 $19,995
Legacy 4-Door Sedan H4 Manual 2.5i Prem 19 27 $19,876 $20,995
Legacy 4-Door Sedan H4 Manual 2.5i Prem AWP 19 27 $19,876 $20,995
Legacy 4-Door Sedan H4 Manual 2.5i Prem AWP/Pwr Moon 19 27 $19,876 $20,995
Legacy 4-Door Sedan H6 Automatic 3.6R 18 25 $23,440 $24,995
Legacy 4-Door Sedan H6 Automatic 3.6R Ltd 18 25 $26,546 $28,295
Legacy 4-Door Sedan H6 Automatic 3.6R Ltd Pwr Moon 18 25 $26,546 $28,295
Legacy 4-Door Sedan H6 Automatic 3.6R Ltd Pwr Moon/Navigation 18 25 $26,546 $28,295
Legacy 4-Door Sedan H6 Automatic 3.6R Prem 18 25 $24,474 $25,995
Legacy 4-Door Sedan H6 Automatic 3.6R Prem HK Audio/Pwr Moon 18 25 $24,474 $25,995
Legacy 4-Door Sedan H6 Automatic 3.6R Prem Pwr Moon 18 25 $24,474 $25,995
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4-Door Automatic
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Jetta Sedan 4-Door Automatic 23 29 $15,807 $16,465
Jetta Sedan 4-Door Automatic S 23 29 $16,891 $17,595
Jetta Sedan 4-Door Automatic SE 24 31 $18,523 $19,295
Jetta Sedan 4-Door Automatic SE PZEV 24 31 $18,523 $19,295
Jetta Sedan 4-Door Automatic SE w/Convenience 24 31 $19,819 $20,645
Jetta Sedan 4-Door Automatic SE w/Convenience & Sunroof 24 31 $21,019 $21,895
Jetta Sedan 4-Door Automatic SE w/Convenience & Sunroof PZEV 24 31 $21,019 $21,895
Jetta Sedan 4-Door Automatic SE w/Convenience PZEV 24 31 $19,819 $20,645
Jetta Sedan 4-Door Automatic SEL 24 31 $21,595 $22,495
Jetta Sedan 4-Door Automatic SEL PZEV 24 31 $21,595 $22,495
Jetta Sedan 4-Door Automatic SEL w/Sport Pkg 24 31 $23,131 $24,095
Jetta Sedan 4-Door Automatic SEL w/Sport Pkg PZEV 24 31 $23,131 $24,095
Jetta Sedan 4-Door Automatic SEL w/Sunroof 24 31 $22,495 $23,395
Jetta Sedan 4-Door Automatic SEL w/Sunroof PZEV 24 31 $22,495 $23,395
Jetta Sedan 4-Door DSG TDI 30 42 $23,131 $24,095
Jetta Sedan 4-Door DSG TDI LE 30 42 $22,267 $23,195
Jetta Sedan 4-Door DSG TDI w/Nav 30 42 $24,283 $25,295
Jetta Sedan 4-Door Manual 24 34 $14,750 $15,365
Jetta Sedan 4-Door Manual S 24 34 $15,835 $16,495
Jetta Sedan 4-Door Manual SE 23 33 $17,467 $18,195
Jetta Sedan 4-Door Manual SE PZEV 23 33 $17,467 $18,195
Jetta Sedan 4-Door Manual SE w/Convenience 23 33 $18,763 $19,545
Jetta Sedan 4-Door Manual SE w/Convenience & Sunroof 23 33 $19,963 $20,795
Jetta Sedan 4-Door Manual SE w/Convenience & Sunroof PZEV 23 33 $19,963 $20,795
Jetta Sedan 4-Door Manual SE w/Convenience PZEV 23 33 $18,763 $19,545
Jetta Sedan 4-Door Manual SEL 23 33 $20,539 $21,395
Jetta Sedan 4-Door Manual SEL PZEV 23 33 $20,539 $21,395
Jetta Sedan 4-Door Manual SEL w/Sport Pkg 23 33 $22,075 $22,995
Jetta Sedan 4-Door Manual SEL w/Sport Pkg PZEV 23 33 $22,075 $22,995
Jetta Sedan 4-Door Manual SEL w/Sunroof 23 33 $21,403 $22,295
Jetta Sedan 4-Door Manual SEL w/Sunroof PZEV 23 33 $21,403 $22,295
Jetta Sedan 4-Door Manual TDI 30 42 $22,075 $22,995
Jetta Sedan 4-Door Manual TDI LE 30 42 $21,211 $22,095
Jetta Sedan 4-Door Manual TDI w/Nav 30 42 $23,227 $24,195
Jetta SportWagen 4-Door Automatic S 24 31 $20,251 $21,095
Jetta SportWagen 4-Door Automatic S PZEV 24 31 $20,251 $21,095
Jetta SportWagen 4-Door Automatic SE 24 31 $22,795 $23,745
Jetta SportWagen 4-Door Automatic SE PZEV 24 31 $22,795 $23,745
Jetta SportWagen 4-Door DSG TDI 29 39 $25,051 $26,095
Jetta SportWagen 4-Door Manual S 23 33 $19,195 $19,995
Jetta SportWagen 4-Door Manual S PZEV 23 33 $19,195 $19,995
Jetta SportWagen 4-Door Manual TDI 30 42 $23,995 $24,995
Pricing
Invoice Price
$19,844
$15,807
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$20,995
$16,465
Monthly Payment Estimate
$350 / month
$274 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.4
7.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2011 Subaru Legacy is one of the best-handling mid-size sedans, and the only mainstream one to offer standard all-wheel drive. The 2011 Volkswagen Jetta steps back in tech time and lowers its German street cred—but still delivers a better driving feel and more back-seat room than many other compact sedans.
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Fuel Economy
City
23 mpg 23 mpg
Highway
31 mpg 29 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Compact
Number of Passenger Doors
- 4
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
37.5 37.1
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.1 53.6
Front Leg Room (in)
43.0 41.2
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in)
37.8 38.1
Front Head Room (in)
40.3 38.2
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.3 55.2
Passenger Volume (ft³)
103.0 94.1
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
59.3 57.2
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.8 60.6
Wheelbase (in)
108.3 104.4
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.7 70.0
Track Width, Front (in)
61.6 60.7
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.9 5.5
Length, Overall (in)
186.4 182.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
14.7 15.5
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.3 x - TBD - NA
Brake Type
Power Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA 9.1 x 1.3
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.6 x - TBD - 11.0 x 0.9
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.5 14.5
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.7 36.4
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.8 3.0
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
38.7 - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- TBD - 16.4
Tires
Spare Tire Size
NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P205/60R16 195/65HR15
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P205/60R16 195/65HR15
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3379 2881
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 15 x 6.0
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 15 x 6.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA Compact
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
6.8 7.7
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 540
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
110 140
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
170 @ 5600 115 @ 5200
Engine Type
Gas Flat 4 Gas I4
Fuel System
MPFI Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
170 @ 4000 125 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.5L/150 2.0L/121
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
23 23
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
26 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
31 29
Transmission
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.86
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.36 3.39
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 2.37
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.70 3.68
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 1.15
Trans Description Cont.
CVT Automatic
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.69
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
First Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 4.15
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 1.56
Trans Type
1 6
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
Subaru Legacy Volkswagen Jetta Sedan
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Double Wishbone Twist Beam
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut McPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
NA - TBD -
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
6 6
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.2 7.5
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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