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2012 Volkswagen Jetta 2012 Honda Fit 2012 Ford Focus
     
4dr Manual S Sedan
  • 4dr Manual Base Sedan
  • 4dr Auto Base Sedan
  • 4dr Manual S Sedan
  • 4dr Auto S Sedan
  • 4dr Manual S with Sunroof Sedan
  • 4dr Manual SE Sedan
  • 4dr Auto S with Sunroof Sedan
  • 4dr Auto SE Sedan
  • 4dr Manual SE with Convenience Sedan
  • 4dr Auto SE with Convenience Sedan
  • 4dr Manual SE with Convenience & Sunroof Sedan
  • 4dr Auto SE with Convenience & Sunroof Sedan
  • 4dr Manual TDI Sedan
  • 4dr Manual SEL Sedan
  • 4dr DSG TDI Sedan
  • 4dr Manual TDI with Premium Sedan
  • 4dr Auto SEL Sedan
  • 4dr Auto SEL with Premium Sedan
  • 4dr DSG TDI with Premium Sedan
  • 4dr Manual TDI with Premium & Navigation Sedan
  • 4dr DSG TDI with Premium & Navigation Sedan
Manual
  • Manual
  • Automatic
  • Manual Sport
  • Automatic Sport
  • Automatic Sport with Navigation
4dr Sdn S
  • 4dr Sdn S
  • 4dr Sdn SE
  • 5dr HB SE
  • 4dr Sdn SEL
  • 5dr HB SEL
  • 4dr Sdn Titanium
  • 5dr HB Titanium

Prices

MSRP $16,645 $15,325 $16,500
Invoice $15,979 $14,926 $15,635
Avg. Paid $11,603 $12,411 $11,867

U.S. News Scores

Overall 7.7 8.7 8.5
Critics' Rating 8.0 9.6 9.4
Performance 7.6 8.3 8.4
Interior 8.2 8.9 7.7
Operating Cost 8.1 8.3 8.4
Safety 9.3 9.0 9.3
Reliability 2.5 3.5 3.5

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Spacious trunk
  • Great diesel fuel economy
  • Large/versatile cargo space
  • Great gas mileage
  • Fun to drive
  • Superb handling
  • Attractive, high-quality interior
  • Great fuel economy
Cons
  • Lackluster fuel economy with gas engine
  • Ride can be harsh
  • Complicated infotainment system

General Specs

Transmission Manual Manual Manual
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Gas I4 2.0L/121 Gas I4 1.5L/91 Gas I4 2.0L/121
MPG 24 City / 33 Hwy 27 City / 33 Hwy 26 City / 36 Hwy

Exterior

Body

Body Style 4 Door Sedan 5 Door Hatchback 4 Door Sedan

Dimensions

Wheelbase(in) 104.4 98.4 104.3
Length, Overall (in) 182.2 161.6 178.5
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 70.0 66.7 71.8
Height, Overall (in) 57.2 60.0 57.7

Doors & Windows

Rear Defrost Standard Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard Standard

Exterior Features

Rear Spoiler Optional

Measurements

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2804 2496 2857

Tires & Wheels

Tires - Front All-Season Standard Standard Standard
Tires - Front Performance Optional
Tires - Rear All-Season Standard Standard Standard
Tires - Rear Performance Optional
Compact Spare Tire Standard Standard
Tire Pressure Monitoring System Standard Standard Standard
Aluminum Wheels Optional Optional
Wheel Locks Optional
Steel Wheels Standard Standard Standard
Wheel Covers Standard Standard Standard

Interior

Convenience & Comfort

Alarm Optional Standard
Auxiliary Pwr Outlet Standard
Cruise Control Standard
Vehicle Anti-Theft System Standard Standard Standard
Fog Lamps Optional
Remote Engine Start Optional
Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard Standard Standard
Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel Optional
Trip Computer Standard
Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Front Floor Mats Optional Optional
Keyless Entry Standard Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard Standard
Heated Mirrors Standard
Power Driver Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Driver Vanity Mirror Standard Standard
Passenger Vanity Mirror Standard Standard
Power Steering Standard Standard Standard

Dimensions

Passenger Capacity 5 5 5
Passenger Volume (cu. ft.) 94.1 90.8 90.7
Front Head Room (in) 38.2 40.4 38.3
Front Leg Room (in) 41.2 41.3 41.9
Front Shoulder Room (in) 55.2 52.7 55.6
Front Hip Room (in) - TBD - 51.5 53.9
Second Head Room (in) 37.1 39.0 38.0
Second Leg Room (in) 38.1 34.5 43.7
Second Shoulder Room (in) 53.6 51.3 53.7
Second Hip Room (in) - TBD - 51.3 52.7
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (cu. ft.) 57.3
Trunk Volume (cu. ft.) 15.7 13.2

Entertainment

AM/FM Stereo Standard Standard Standard
Auxiliary Audio Input Standard Standard Standard
CD Player Standard Standard Standard
MP3 Player Standard Standard Standard

Heating & Cooling

A/C Standard Standard Standard

Navigation & Communication

Wireless Cell Phone Hookup Optional

Seats

Cloth Seats Standard Standard Standard
Pass-Through Rear Seat Standard Standard Standard
2nd Row Bench Seat Standard Standard Standard
Bucket Seats Standard Standard Standard

Safety

Airbags

Driver Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Side Head Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Rear Head Air Bag Standard Standard
Side Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Rear Body Air Bag Standard

Brakes

4-Wheel ABS Standard Standard Standard
4-Wheel Disc Brakes Standard
Front Disc/Rear Drum Brakes Standard Standard

Safety Features

Electronic Stability Control Standard Standard Standard
Daytime Running Lights Standard Standard
Child Safety Locks Standard Standard Standard
Traction Control Standard Standard Standard
Emergency Trunk Release Standard Standard

Mechanical

Engine & Performance

Front Wheel Drive Standard Standard Standard
4 Cylinder Engine Standard Standard Standard
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas I4 Gas I4
Displacement 2.0L/121 1.5L/91 2.0L/121
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 115 @ 5200 117 @ 6600 160 @ 6500
Torque (Net @ RPM) 125 @ 4000 106 @ 4800 146 @ 4450
Transmission Manual Manual Manual
Turning diameter 36.4 34.4 36.0

Fuel

Flexible Fuel Capability Standard
Gasoline Fuel Standard Standard Optional
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 24 27 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 33 33 36
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 14.5 10.6 12.4

Suspension

Suspension Type - Front McPherson Strut Macpherson strut MacPherson Strut
Suspension Type - Rear Torsion Beam Torsion beam SLA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs

Transmission

Automatic Optional
6-Speed Automatic Optional
Manual Standard Standard Standard
5-Speed Manual Standard Standard Standard