Compare 2013 Toyota Prius vs 2013 Volkswagen Jetta

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5-Door HB Five
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Prius 5-Door HB Five 51 48 $27,930 $30,005
Prius 5-Door HB Four 51 48 $26,470 $28,435
Prius 5-Door HB Persona 51 48 $25,256 $27,130
Prius 5-Door HB Three 51 48 $23,985 $25,765
Prius 5-Door HB Two 51 48 $22,748 $24,200
Prius Plug-In 5-Door HB 51 49 $30,720 $32,000
Prius Plug-In 5-Door HB Advanced 51 49 $37,945 $39,525
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4-Door Automatic Base
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Jetta Sedan 4-Door Automatic Base 24 29 $15,979 $16,645
Jetta Sedan 4-Door Automatic Hybrid 42 48 $23,995 $24,995
Jetta Sedan 4-Door Automatic Hybrid SE 42 48 $25,911 $26,990
Jetta Sedan 4-Door Automatic Hybrid SEL 42 48 $28,153 $29,325
Jetta Sedan 4-Door Automatic Hybrid SEL Premium 42 48 $29,933 $31,180
Jetta Sedan 4-Door Automatic S 24 29 $17,064 $17,775
Jetta Sedan 4-Door Automatic S w/Sunroof 24 29 $18,168 $18,925
Jetta Sedan 4-Door Automatic SE 24 31 $19,291 $20,095
Jetta Sedan 4-Door Automatic SE PZEV 24 31 $19,291 $20,095
Jetta Sedan 4-Door Automatic SE w/Convenience 24 31 $20,553 $21,410
Jetta Sedan 4-Door Automatic SE w/Convenience PZEV 24 31 $20,553 $21,410
Jetta Sedan 4-Door Automatic SE w/Convenience/Sunroof 24 31 $21,841 $22,750
Jetta Sedan 4-Door Automatic SE w/Convenience/Sunroof PZEV 24 31 $21,841 $22,750
Jetta Sedan 4-Door Automatic SEL 24 31 $23,035 $23,995
Jetta Sedan 4-Door Automatic SEL PZEV 24 31 $23,035 $23,995
Jetta Sedan 4-Door Automatic SEL w/Nav 24 31 $24,241 $25,250
Jetta Sedan 4-Door Automatic SEL w/Nav PZEV 24 31 $24,241 $25,250
Jetta Sedan 4-Door DSG TDI 30 42 $23,127 $24,090
Jetta Sedan 4-Door DSG TDI w/Premium 30 42 $24,508 $25,530
Jetta Sedan 4-Door DSG TDI w/Premium/Nav 30 42 $25,911 $26,990
Jetta Sedan 4-Door Manual Base 24 34 $14,923 $15,545
Jetta Sedan 4-Door Manual S 24 34 $16,008 $16,675
Jetta Sedan 4-Door Manual S w/Sunroof 24 34 $17,113 $17,825
Jetta Sedan 4-Door Manual SE 23 33 $18,235 $18,995
Jetta Sedan 4-Door Manual SE PZEV 23 33 $18,235 $18,995
Jetta Sedan 4-Door Manual SE w/Convenience 23 33 $19,497 $20,310
Jetta Sedan 4-Door Manual SE w/Convenience PZEV 23 33 $19,497 $20,310
Jetta Sedan 4-Door Manual SE w/Convenience/Sunroof 23 33 $20,785 $21,650
Jetta Sedan 4-Door Manual SE w/Convenience/Sunroof PZEV 23 33 $20,785 $21,650
Jetta Sedan 4-Door Manual SEL 23 33 $21,979 $22,895
Jetta Sedan 4-Door Manual SEL PZEV 23 33 $21,979 $22,895
Jetta Sedan 4-Door Manual SEL w/Nav 23 33 $23,185 $24,150
Jetta Sedan 4-Door Manual SEL w/Nav PZEV 23 33 $23,185 $24,150
Jetta Sedan 4-Door Manual TDI 30 42 $22,071 $22,990
Jetta Sedan 4-Door Manual TDI w/Premium 30 42 $23,452 $24,430
Jetta Sedan 4-Door Manual TDI w/Premium/Nav 30 42 $24,855 $25,890
Jetta SportWagen 4-Door Automatic S 24 31 $20,827 $21,695
Jetta SportWagen 4-Door Automatic S PZEV 24 31 $20,827 $21,695
Jetta SportWagen 4-Door Automatic SE 24 31 $23,419 $24,395
Jetta SportWagen 4-Door Automatic SE PZEV 24 31 $23,419 $24,395
Jetta SportWagen 4-Door Automatic SE w/Sunroof 24 31 $25,147 $26,195
Jetta SportWagen 4-Door Automatic SE w/Sunroof PZEV 24 31 $25,147 $26,195
Jetta SportWagen 4-Door DSG TDI 29 39 $25,819 $26,895
Jetta SportWagen 4-Door DSG TDI w/Sunroof 29 39 $27,547 $28,695
Jetta SportWagen 4-Door DSG TDI w/Sunroof & Nav 29 39 $28,315 $29,495
Jetta SportWagen 4-Door Manual S 23 33 $19,771 $20,595
Jetta SportWagen 4-Door Manual S PZEV 23 33 $19,771 $20,595
Jetta SportWagen 4-Door Manual TDI 30 42 $24,763 $25,795
Jetta SportWagen 4-Door Manual TDI w/Sunroof 30 42 $26,491 $27,595
Jetta SportWagen 4-Door Manual TDI w/Sunroof & Nav 30 42 $27,259 $28,395
Pricing
Invoice Price
$27,930
$15,979
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$30,005
$16,645
Monthly Payment Estimate
$500 / month
$277 / 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 24 mpg
Highway
48 mpg 29 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Midsize Cars Compact Cars
Number of Passenger Doors
- 4
Interior Dimensions
Front Head Room (in)
38.6 38.2
Second Hip Room (in)
51.200 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.9 55.2
Passenger Volume (ft³)
93.7 94.1
Second Head Room (in)
37.6 37.1
Second Shoulder Room (in)
53.1 53.6
Front Leg Room (in)
42.5 41.2
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
52.7 - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in)
36.0 38.1
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
59.6 60.7
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.3 5.5
Length, Overall (in)
176.4 182.2
Height, Overall (in)
58.7 57.2
Track Width, Rear (in)
59.4 60.6
Wheelbase (in)
106.3 104.4
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
68.7 70.0
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
67.3 -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
21.6 -
Trunk Volume (ft³)
- 15.7
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.0 x - TBD - 11.0 x 0.9
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.2 x - TBD - NA
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA 9.1 x 1.3
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
11.9 14.5
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
36.0 N/A
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- TBD - 16.40
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
- TBD - 36.4
Steering Type
Electric Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - 3.01
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P215/45R17 195/65HR15
Spare Tire Size
- TBD - Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P215/45R17 195/65HR15
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3042 2881
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.0 15 x 6.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.0 15 x 6.0
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 7.7
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 140
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
105 @ 4000 125 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
1.8L/110 2.0L/121
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
98 @ 5200 115 @ 5200
Engine Type
Gas/Electric I4 Gas I4
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
50 27
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
48 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
51 24
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.69
First Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 4.15
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 1.56
Trans Type
1 6
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.86
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 3.39
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 2.37
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 3.68
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 1.15
Trans Description Cont.
Continuously Variable Ratio Automatic w/manual shift
Summary
Vehicle Name
Toyota Prius Volkswagen Jetta Sedan
Body Style
Hatchback 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
NA N/A
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Torsion Beam Torsion Beam
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
NA N/A
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut McPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA - TBD -
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
3.7 6.7
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
10 -
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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