Compare 2008 Toyota Prius vs 2001 Volkswagen Jetta

2008 Toyota Prius
2001 Volkswagen Jetta
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5-Door HB
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Prius 5-Door HB 48 45 $21,064 $22,875
Prius 5-Door HB Base 48 45 $20,210 $21,500
Prius 5-Door HB Touring 48 45 $21,816 $23,770
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4-Door Sedan GL Automatic
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Jetta 4-Door Sedan GL Automatic 22 29 $16,092 $17,575
Jetta 4-Door Sedan GL Manual 24 31 $15,228 $16,700
Jetta 4-Door Sedan GL TDI Automatic 34 45 $17,913 $19,180
Jetta 4-Door Sedan GL TDI Manual 42 49 $16,764 $17,995
Jetta 4-Door Sedan GLS Automatic 22 29 $16,951 $18,525
Jetta 4-Door Sedan GLS Manual 24 31 $16,087 $17,650
Jetta 4-Door Sedan GLS TDI Automatic 34 45 $18,565 $19,885
Jetta 4-Door Sedan GLS TDI Manual 42 49 $17,414 $18,700
Jetta 4-Door Sedan GLS Turbo Automatic 23 29 $18,350 $20,075
Jetta 4-Door Sedan GLS Turbo Manual 25 31 $17,486 $19,200
Jetta 4-Door Sedan GLS V6 Automatic 19 26 $19,028 $20,825
Jetta 4-Door Sedan GLS V6 Manual 19 28 $18,164 $19,950
Jetta 4-Door Sedan GLS Wolfsburg 25 31 $17,713 $19,450
Jetta 4-Door Sedan GLX V6 Automatic 19 26 $22,958 $25,175
Jetta 4-Door Sedan GLX V6 Manual 19 28 $22,094 $24,300
Jetta 4-Door Wgn GLS Automatic 22 29 $17,808 $19,475
Jetta 4-Door Wgn GLS Manual 24 31 $16,944 $18,600
Jetta 4-Door Wgn GLS V6 Automatic 19 26 $19,886 $21,775
Jetta 4-Door Wgn GLS V6 Manual 19 28 $19,022 $20,900
Jetta 4-Door Wgn GLX V6 Automatic 19 26 $23,951 $26,275
Jetta 4-Door Wgn GLX V6 Manual 19 28 $23,087 $25,400
Pricing
Invoice Price
$21,064
$16,092
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$22,875
$17,575
Monthly Payment Estimate
$381 / month
$293 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2008 Toyota Prius isn’t that entertaining a car to drive, but it delivers exceptional fuel economy and a roomy interior.
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Fuel Economy
City
48 mpg 22 mpg
Highway
45 mpg 29 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-size Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
51.6 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.0 53.7
Second Head Room (in)
37.3 37.2
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
52.9 52.9
Front Leg Room (in)
41.9 41.3
Front Hip Room (in)
51.0 - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in)
38.6 - TBD -
Passenger Volume (ft³)
96.2 88
Front Head Room (in)
39.1 38.7
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.6 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
175.0 172.3
Height, Overall (in)
58.7 56.9
Track Width, Rear (in)
58.3 58.8
Wheelbase (in)
106.3 98.9
Liftover Height (in)
26.2 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
67.9 68.3
Track Width, Front (in)
59.3 - TBD -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
14.4 -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
- TBD - -
Trunk Volume (ft³)
- 13.0
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel Four-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
NA 9.1 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Regenerative Pwr-Assisted
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
7.9 x 1.2 NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.0 x 0.9 11.0 x - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
11.9 14.5
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.4 - 18.3 15.6
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.1 35.8
Steering Type
Pwr rack & pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
4.0 3.0
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P185/65R15 P195/65HR15
Spare Tire Size
T125/70D16 P195/65HR15
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P185/65R15 P195/65HR15
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA N/A
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2932 2902
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
16 x - TBD - 15 x 6.0
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6.0 15 x 6.0
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6.0 15 x 6.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
8.2 5.8
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
272 90
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
6.5 - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type
Gas/Electric I4 Gas I4
Fuel System
EFI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
82 @ 4200/295 @ 0 - 1200 122 @ 2600
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
1.5L/91 2.0L/121
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
76 @ 5000/67 @ 1200 - 1540 115 @ 5200
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
48 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
45 29
Transmission
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front-Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 2.88
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 1.44
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.93 4.43
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.74
Trans Description Cont.
CVT Automatic w/OD,
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 2.71
Clutch Size (in)
NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 1.00
Trans Type
1 4
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
Automatic Electronic
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Summary
Body Style
5 Door Liftback 4 Door Sedan GL
Vehicle Name
Toyota Prius Volkswagen Jetta
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
30.2 - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.79 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Torsion Beam Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Stabilizer bar Torsion-Beam
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
25 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.83 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Stabilizer bar MacPherson Strut

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