Compare 2001 Volkswagen Jetta vs 2009 Volvo S40

2001 Volkswagen Jetta
2009 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 FWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
S40 4-Door Sedan 2.4L FWD 20 31 $26,837 $28,550
S40 4-Door Sedan 2.5T R-Design AWD 18 26 $31,772 $33,800
S40 4-Door Sedan 2.5T R-Design FWD 19 28 $30,409 $32,350

Pricing

Invoice Price

$16,092
$26,837

Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price

$17,575
$28,550

Monthly Payment Estimate

$293 / month
$476 / month

The Car Connection's Take

TCC Rating

7.8

TCC’s Bottom Line

The 2009 Volvo S40 is a city-friendly sport sedan with some of today’s best safety features.

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Fuel Economy

City

22 mpg 20 mpg

Highway

29 mpg 31 mpg

Vehicle

EPA Classification

Compact Compact

Interior Dimensions

Second Leg Room (in)

- TBD - 34.4

Front Head Room (in)

38.7 38.1

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 15.4

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 P205/50R17

Rear Tire Order Code

NA NA

Front Tire Size

P195/65HR15 P205/50R17

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 3273

Wheels

Front Wheel Material

Steel Aluminum

Spare Wheel Material

Steel - TBD -

Front Wheel Size (in)

15 x 6.0 17 x 7

Spare Wheel Size (in)

15 x 6.0 - TBD -

Rear Wheel Material

Steel Aluminum

Rear Wheel Size (in)

15 x 6.0 17 x 7

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 31

Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)

- 24

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

Emissions

EPA Greenhouse Gas Score

- 6

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