Compare 2013 Toyota Prius vs 2013 Volkswagen Jetta

2013 Toyota Prius
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5-Door HB Two
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
5-Door HB Two 51 48 $22,748 $24,200
5-Door HB Three 51 48 $23,985 $25,765
5-Door HB Persona 51 48 $25,256 $27,130
5-Door HB Four 51 48 $26,470 $28,435
5-Door HB Five 51 48 $27,930 $30,005
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4-Door Manual S
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Manual PZEV S 23 33 $19,771 $20,595
4-Door Manual S 23 33 $19,771 $20,595
4-Door Automatic PZEV S 24 31 $20,827 $21,695
4-Door Automatic S 24 31 $20,827 $21,695
4-Door Automatic PZEV SE 24 31 $23,419 $24,395
4-Door Automatic SE 24 31 $23,419 $24,395
4-Door Manual TDI 30 42 $24,763 $25,795
4-Door Automatic PZEV SE w/Sunroof 24 31 $25,147 $26,195
4-Door Automatic SE w/Sunroof 24 31 $25,147 $26,195
4-Door DSG TDI 29 39 $25,819 $26,895
4-Door Manual TDI w/Sunroof 30 42 $26,491 $27,595
4-Door Manual TDI w/Sunroof & Nav 30 42 $27,259 $28,395
4-Door DSG TDI w/Sunroof 29 39 $27,547 $28,695
4-Door DSG TDI w/Sunroof & Nav 29 39 $28,315 $29,495
Pricing
Invoice Price
$22,748
$19,771
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$24,200
$20,595
Monthly Payment Estimate
$403 / month
$343 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.4
7.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2013 Toyota Prius is a spacious, practical mid-size hatchback that will hold five people and their gear, while remaining the highest-mileage car sold without a plug. The Jetta draws drivers looking for a taut driving feel and delivers superior interior space; we'd pass on the low-cost base models, and aim for the standout TDI and GLI editions.
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Fuel Economy
City
51 mpg 23 mpg
Highway
48 mpg 33 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Midsize Cars Small Station Wagons
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
51.200 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.9 54.8
Passenger Volume (ft³)
93.7 91.7
Second Head Room (in)
37.6 38.1
Second Shoulder Room (in)
53.1 53.1
Front Leg Room (in)
42.5 41.1
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
52.7 - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in)
36.0 35.5
Front Head Room (in)
38.6 38.4
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
60.0 60.7
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.3 5.4
Length, Overall (in)
176.4 179.4
Height, Overall (in)
58.7 59.2
Track Width, Rear (in)
59.8 59.6
Wheelbase (in)
106.3 101.5
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
68.7 70.1
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- - TBD -
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- - TBD -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
67.3 -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
21.6 -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
- 66.9
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
- NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
- NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
- 32.8
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- - TBD -
Brakes
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)
10.2 x - TBD - 10.1 x 0.4
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.0 x - TBD - 11.3 x 1.0
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
11.9 14.5
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
34.2 - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- TBD - 16.400
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
- TBD - 35.800
Steering Type
Electric Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - 3.010
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P195/65R15 P205/55HR16
Spare Tire Size
- TBD - NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P195/65R15 P205/55HR16
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3042 3186
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
Steel NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6.0 16 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6.0 16 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 10.0
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 140
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
105 @ 4000 177 @ 4250
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
1.8L/110 2.5L/151
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
98 @ 5200 170 @ 5700
Engine Type
Gas/Electric I4 Gas I5
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
48 33
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
51 23
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
50 26
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 3.78
Clutch Size (in)
NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 1.27
Trans Type
1 5
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.66
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 3.60
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 2.12
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 3.39
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.87
Trans Description Cont.
Continuously Variable Ratio Manual
Summary
Vehicle Name
Toyota Prius Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen
Body Style
Hatchback 4 Door
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
NA - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Torsion Beam Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
10 7
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
3.7 7.0
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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