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5-Door Wgn Std Automatic
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Matrix 5-Door Wgn Std Automatic 28 33 $14,308 $15,470
Matrix 5-Door Wgn Std Automatic AWD 26 31 $15,831 $17,115
Matrix 5-Door Wgn Std Manual 29 36 $13,568 $14,670
Matrix 5-Door Wgn XR Automatic 28 33 $15,365 $16,980
Matrix 5-Door Wgn XR Automatic AWD 26 31 $16,691 $18,445
Matrix 5-Door Wgn XR Manual 29 36 $14,641 $16,180
Matrix 5-Door Wgn XRS 6-Speed Manual 25 30 $16,968 $18,750
Matrix 5-Door Wgn XRS Automatic 26 30 $17,492 $19,330
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4-Door Sedan GL Automatic
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Jetta Sedan 4-Door Sedan GL Automatic 23 29 $16,453 $17,975
Jetta Sedan 4-Door Sedan GL Manual 24 31 $15,589 $17,100
Jetta Sedan 4-Door Sedan GL TDI Automatic 34 45 $18,371 $19,675
Jetta Sedan 4-Door Sedan GL TDI Manual 42 49 $17,220 $18,490
Jetta Sedan 4-Door Sedan GL Turbo Automatic w/Tiptronic 22 29 $18,153 $19,825
Jetta Sedan 4-Door Sedan GL Turbo Manual 24 31 $17,080 $18,750
Jetta Sedan 4-Door Sedan GLI VR6 Manual 21 29 $20,874 $22,950
Jetta Sedan 4-Door Sedan GLS Automatic 23 29 $17,980 $19,665
Jetta Sedan 4-Door Sedan GLS Manual 24 31 $17,116 $18,790
Jetta Sedan 4-Door Sedan GLS TDI Automatic 34 45 $19,452 $20,845
Jetta Sedan 4-Door Sedan GLS TDI Manual 42 49 $18,588 $19,970
Jetta Sedan 4-Door Sedan GLS Turbo Automatic w/Tiptronic 22 29 $19,679 $21,515
Jetta Sedan 4-Door Sedan GLS Turbo Manual 24 31 $18,606 $20,440
Jetta Sedan 4-Door Sedan GLX VR6 Automatic w/Tiptronic 21 31 $24,580 $26,940
Jetta Sedan 4-Door Sedan Wolfsburg Automatic w/Tiptronic 22 29 $18,930 $20,575
Jetta Sedan 4-Door Sedan Wolfsburg Manual 24 31 $17,857 $19,500
Jetta Wagon 4-Door Wgn GL Automatic 22 29 $17,176 $18,775
Jetta Wagon 4-Door Wgn GL Manual 24 30 $16,312 $17,900
Jetta Wagon 4-Door Wgn GL TDI Automatic 34 45 $19,110 $20,475
Jetta Wagon 4-Door Wgn GL TDI Manual 42 50 $17,959 $19,290
Jetta Wagon 4-Door Wgn GL Turbo Automatic w/Tiptronic 22 29 $18,876 $20,625
Jetta Wagon 4-Door Wgn GL Turbo Manual 24 31 $17,803 $19,550
Jetta Wagon 4-Door Wgn GLS Automatic 22 29 $18,703 $20,465
Jetta Wagon 4-Door Wgn GLS Manual 24 30 $17,839 $19,590
Jetta Wagon 4-Door Wgn GLS TDI Automatic 34 45 $20,191 $21,645
Jetta Wagon 4-Door Wgn GLS TDI Manual 42 50 $19,327 $20,770
Jetta Wagon 4-Door Wgn GLS Turbo Automatic w/Tiptronic 22 29 $20,402 $22,315
Jetta Wagon 4-Door Wgn GLS Turbo Manual 24 31 $19,329 $21,240
Pricing
Invoice Price
$14,308
$16,453
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$15,470
$17,975
Monthly Payment Estimate
$258 / month
$300 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
28 mpg 23 mpg
Highway
33 mpg 29 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Small Station Wagon Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
36.3 33.5
Front Head Room (in)
40.6 38.6
Passenger Volume (ft³)
96.2 87
Second Hip Room (in)
47.8 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
53.2 53.7
Second Head Room (in)
39.8 36.9
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
52.6 52.5
Front Leg Room (in)
41.8 41.5
Front Hip Room (in)
51.7 - TBD -
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
69.9 68.3
Track Width, Front (in)
59.6 59.6
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.9 5.2
Length, Overall (in)
171.3 172.3
Height, Overall (in)
60.6 56.7
Track Width, Rear (in)
58.9 58.8
Wheelbase (in)
102.4 98.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
53.2 -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
21.8 -
Trunk Volume (ft³)
- 13.0
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.8 x - TBD - 11.0 x 0.87
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes NA
Brake ABS System
NA 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
NA 9.1 x 0.35
Brake Type
Power Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
9.0 x - TBD - NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
13.2 14.5
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
19.5 15.6
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.7 35.8
Steering Type
Variable Pwr Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.36 3.04
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P205/55R16 P195/65HR15
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P205/55R16 P195/65HR15
Spare Tire Size
Compact P195/65HR15
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
150 N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1500 N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA N/A
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2756 2945
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 15 x 6.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact 15 x 6.0
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 15 x 6.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
6.9 8.5
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 70
Engine
Displacement
1.8L/110 2.0L/121
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
130 @ 6000 115 @ 5200
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System
SMPI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
126 @ 4200 122 @ 2600
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
28 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
33 29
Transmission
Trans Type
4 4
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.27 2.11
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.21 1.55
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.96 5.04
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.98 0.68
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.01 2.71
Clutch Size (in)
NA N/A
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.43 1.00
Summary
Vehicle Name
Toyota Matrix Volkswagen Jetta Sedan
Body Style
5 Door Wagon 4 Door Sdn
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.79 0.71
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Stabilizer Bar MacPherson Strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.95 0.91
Suspension Type - Rear
Torsion Beam Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Stabilizer Bar Torsion Beam
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut Independent

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