Compare 2015 Toyota Prius vs 2015 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 Series Special Edition 51 48 $25,122 $26,985
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 N/A N/A $28,791 $29,990
Prius Plug-In 5-Door HB Advanced N/A N/A $33,509 $34,905
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4-Door Automatic 1.8T SE
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Jetta Sedan 4-Door Automatic 1.8T SE 25 37 $19,291 $20,095
Jetta Sedan 4-Door Automatic 1.8T SE PZEV 25 37 $19,291 $20,095
Jetta Sedan 4-Door Automatic 1.8T SE w/Connectivity 25 37 $21,433 $22,325
Jetta Sedan 4-Door Automatic 1.8T SE w/Connectivity PZEV 25 37 $21,433 $22,325
Jetta Sedan 4-Door Automatic 1.8T SE w/Connectivity/Navigation 25 37 $22,705 $23,650
Jetta Sedan 4-Door Automatic 1.8T SE w/Connectivity/Navigation PZEV 25 37 $22,705 $23,650
Jetta Sedan 4-Door Automatic 1.8T SEL 25 37 $24,366 $25,380
Jetta Sedan 4-Door Automatic 1.8T SEL PZEV 25 37 $24,366 $25,380
Jetta Sedan 4-Door Automatic 1.8T Sport PZEV 25 37 $21,115 $21,995
Jetta Sedan 4-Door Automatic 2.0L S 23 34 $17,688 $18,425
Jetta Sedan 4-Door Automatic 2.0L S w/Technology 23 34 $18,642 $19,420
Jetta Sedan 4-Door Automatic 2.0T GLI SE 24 32 $26,898 $28,020
Jetta Sedan 4-Door Automatic 2.0T GLI SE PZEV 24 32 $26,898 $28,020
Jetta Sedan 4-Door Automatic 2.0T GLI SEL 24 32 $29,166 $30,380
Jetta Sedan 4-Door Automatic 2.0T GLI SEL PZEV 24 32 $29,166 $30,380
Jetta Sedan 4-Door DSG 2.0L TDI S 31 45 $21,830 $22,740
Jetta Sedan 4-Door DSG 2.0L TDI SE w/Connectivity 31 45 $24,168 $25,175
Jetta Sedan 4-Door DSG 2.0L TDI SEL 31 45 $26,409 $27,510
Jetta Sedan 4-Door DSG Hybrid SEL Premium 42 48 $29,874 $31,120
Jetta Sedan 4-Door Manual 1.8T SE 25 37 $18,235 $18,995
Jetta Sedan 4-Door Manual 1.8T SE PZEV 25 37 $18,235 $18,995
Jetta Sedan 4-Door Manual 1.8T Sport PZEV 25 37 $20,059 $20,895
Jetta Sedan 4-Door Manual 2.0L Base 25 34 $15,567 $16,215
Jetta Sedan 4-Door Manual 2.0L S 25 34 $16,633 $17,325
Jetta Sedan 4-Door Manual 2.0L S w/Technology 25 34 $17,587 $18,320
Jetta Sedan 4-Door Manual 2.0L TDI S 31 46 $20,774 $21,640
Jetta Sedan 4-Door Manual 2.0L TDI SE w/Connectivity 31 46 $23,113 $24,075
Jetta Sedan 4-Door Manual 2.0L TDI SEL 31 46 $25,353 $26,410
Jetta Sedan 4-Door Manual 2.0T GLI SE 23 33 $25,842 $26,920
Jetta Sedan 4-Door Manual 2.0T GLI SE PZEV 23 33 $25,842 $26,920
Jetta Sedan 4-Door Manual 2.0T GLI SEL 23 33 $28,109 $29,280
Jetta Sedan 4-Door Manual 2.0T GLI SEL PZEV 23 33 $28,109 $29,280
Pricing
Invoice Price
$27,930
$19,291
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$30,005
$20,095
Monthly Payment Estimate
$500 / month
$335 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.2
7.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2015 Toyota Prius is still the most fuel-efficient gasoline car on the market, at 50 mpg; its iconic hatchback shape offers a spacious interior that can seat five, though the handling is nothing to write home about. The 2015 Volkswagen Jetta has a nicer interior, more fuel-efficient engines, and should be safer, while retaining its huge interior and trunk, plus the response and roadholding that make it fun to drive.
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Fuel Economy
City
51 mpg 25 mpg
Highway
48 mpg 37 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Cars Compact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
53.1 53.6
Front Leg Room (in)
42.5 41.2
Front Hip Room (in)
52.7 -
Passenger Volume (ft³)
93.7 94.1
Second Leg Room (in)
36 38.1
Front Head Room (in)
38.6 38.2
Second Hip Room (in)
51.2 -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.9 55.2
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Head Room (in)
37.6 37.1
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
58.7 57.2
Track Width, Rear (in)
59.4 60.3
Wheelbase (in)
106.3 104.4
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
68.7 70
Track Width, Front (in)
59.6 60.4
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.3 5.2
Length, Overall (in)
176.4 183.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
21.6 -
Trunk Volume (ft³)
- 15.7
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.2 10.7
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10 11.3
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
11.9 14.5
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36 36.4
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P215/45VR17 P205/55HR16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P215/45VR17 P205/55HR16
Spare Tire Size
Compact Full-Size
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3072 3124
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7 16 X 6.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7 16 X 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Full-Size
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Engine
Engine Type
Gas/Electric I-4 Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
Sequential MPI Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
105 @ 4000 184 @ 1500
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
1.8 L/110 1.8 L/110
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
134 @ 5200 170 @ 4800
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
51 25
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
50 30
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
48 37
Transmission
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Trans Description Cont.
CVT w/OD Automatic w/OD
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.11 3.50
Trans Type
1 6
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 1.16
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.67
First Gear Ratio (:1)
- 4.04
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
- 1.56
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.85
Reverse Ratio (:1)
- 3.19
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
- 2.37
Summary
Body Style
Hatchback Sedan
Vehicle Name
Toyota Prius Volkswagen Jetta Sedan
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Torsion Beam Torsion Beam
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Torsion Beam Torsion Beam
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
3.5 5.9
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- 540
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- 140
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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