Compare 2001 Volkswagen Jetta vs 2008 Volvo S40

2001 Volkswagen Jetta
2008 Volvo S40
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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
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4-Door Sedan 2.4L Automatic FWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
S40 4-Door Sedan 2.4L Automatic FWD 20 28 $22,903 $24,365
S40 4-Door Sedan 2.4L Automatic FWD w/Snrf 20 28 $22,903 $24,365
S40 4-Door Sedan 2.4L Manual FWD 20 28 $22,903 $24,365
S40 4-Door Sedan 2.4L Manual FWD w/Snrf 20 28 $22,903 $24,365
S40 4-Door Sedan 2.5T Automatic AWD 18 26 $28,543 $30,365
S40 4-Door Sedan 2.5T Automatic AWD w/Snrf 18 26 $28,543 $30,365
S40 4-Door Sedan 2.5T Automatic FWD 19 27 $26,804 $28,515
S40 4-Door Sedan 2.5T Automatic FWD w/Snrf 19 27 $26,804 $28,515
Pricing
Invoice Price
$16,092
$22,903
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$17,575
$24,365
Monthly Payment Estimate
$293 / month
$406 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2008 Volvo S40 has the efficiency and compactness of a small car with the available safety features and poise of a larger sport sedan.
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Fuel Economy
City
22 mpg 20 mpg
Highway
29 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
- TBD - 34.4
Front Head Room (in)
38.7 38.9
Passenger Volume (ft³)
88 92
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 50.7
Front Shoulder Room (in)
53.7 55.2
Second Head Room (in)
37.2 37.2
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
52.9 54.1
Front Leg Room (in)
41.3 41.6
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 53.7
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
68.3 69.7
Track Width, Front (in)
- TBD - 60.4
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
172.3 176.2
Height, Overall (in)
56.9 57.2
Track Width, Rear (in)
58.8 60.3
Wheelbase (in)
98.9 103.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
13.0 12.6
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.0 x - TBD - 11.8 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
Four-Wheel 4-wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
9.1 x - TBD - 11.0 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr-Assisted Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
14.5 15.9
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.6 15.3
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.8 34.9
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Speed Sensitive
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.0 2.9
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P195/65HR15 205/55R16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P195/65HR15 205/55R16
Spare Tire Size
P195/65HR15 - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
N/A 200
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
N/A 200
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
N/A 2000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
N/A 2000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2902 3220
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Steel Alloy
Spare Wheel Material
Steel - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6.0 16 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6.0 - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Alloy
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6.0 16 x 6.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
5.8 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
90 - TBD -
Engine
Displacement
2.0L/121 2.4L/149
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
115 @ 5200 168 @ 6000
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I5
Fuel System
SMPI EFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
122 @ 2600 170 @ 4400
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
22 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
29 28
Transmission
Trans Type
4 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 1.02
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
Trans Description Cont. Again
Electronic Geartronic
Drivetrain
Front-Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.88 5.11
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.44 3.03
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.43 2.44
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.74 1.34
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD, Automatic,
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.71 4.66
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.98
Summary
Vehicle Name
Volkswagen Jetta Volvo S40
Body Style
4 Door Sedan GL 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
MacPherson Strut NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - NA
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Torsion-Beam NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Front
Independent MacPherson Strut

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