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2012 Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen 2011 Subaru Outback 2009 Audi A4 Wagon
     
4dr Manual S SportWagen
  • 4dr Manual S SportWagen
  • 4dr Manual S PZEV SportWagen
  • 4dr Auto S SportWagen
  • 4dr Auto S PZEV SportWagen
  • 4dr Auto SE SportWagen
  • 4dr Auto SE PZEV SportWagen
  • 4dr Manual TDI SportWagen
  • 4dr Auto SE with Sunroof SportWagen
  • 4dr Auto SE with Sunroof PZEV SportWagen
  • 4dr DSG TDI SportWagen
  • 4dr Manual TDI with Sunroof SportWagen
  • 4dr Manual TDI with Sunroof & Navigation SportWagen
  • 4dr DSG TDI with Sunroof SportWagen
  • 4dr DSG TDI with Sunroof & Navigation SportWagen
2.5i Automatic
  • 2.5i Manual
  • 2.5i Automatic
  • 2.5i Premium Manual
  • 2.5i Premium Automatic
  • 3.6R Automatic
  • 2.5i Limited Automatic
  • 3.6R Premium Automatic
4dr Wgn Auto 2.0T quattro Prem
  • 4dr Wgn Auto 2.0T quattro Prem
  • 4dr Wgn Auto 2.0T quattro Prem Plus
  • 4dr Wgn Auto 2.0T quattro Prestige
 

Prices

MSRP $20,195 $24,195 $34,850
Invoice $19,387 $22,766 $32,410
Avg. Paid $14,186 $17,316 $18,484

U.S. News Scores

Overall 8.2 8.5 8.4
Critics' Rating 9.4 9.2 9.5
Performance 8.7 8.6 8.8
Interior 8.1 8.6 8.3
Operating Cost 8.1 7.9 7.5
Safety 9.3 9.0 10.0
Reliability 2.5 3.5 3.0

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Jetta SportWagen TDI’s great fuel economy
  • Top-quality interior materials
  • Balanced handling
  • Standard all-wheel drive
  • Large cargo hold
  • Standard all-wheel drive
  • Excellent safety score
  • High fuel economy rating for the class
Cons
  • Tight rear seats
  • Poor reliability rating
  • Low fuel economy for the class
  • Complicated MMI infotainment system
  • Not much cargo space for the class

General Specs

Transmission Manual Automatic Automatic
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive All-Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Gas I5 2.5L/151 Gas Flat 4 2.5L/150 Gas I4 2.0L/- TBD -
MPG 23 City / 33 Hwy 22 City / 29 Hwy 21 City / 27 Hwy

Exterior

Body

Body Style 4 Door 4 Door Wagon 4 Door Wagon

Dimensions

Wheelbase(in) 101.5 107.9 110.6
Length, Overall (in) 179.4 188.2 185.2
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 70.1 71.7 71.9
Height, Overall (in) 59.2 65.7 56.2

Doors & Windows

Rear Defrost Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard Standard

Exterior Features

Sun/Moon Roof Standard
Panoramic Roof Standard
Power Tilt/Sliding Sunroof Standard
Rear Spoiler Optional

Measurements

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3228 3495 3814

Tires & Wheels

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

Towing

Trailer Hitch Receiver Optional

Interior

Convenience & Comfort

Alarm Standard Standard Standard
Auxiliary Pwr Outlet Standard Standard
Cruise Control Standard Standard Standard
Vehicle Anti-Theft System Standard Standard
Fog Lamps Optional Standard
Auto-Off Headlights Standard
Interior Cargo Shade Optional
Luggage Rack Standard
Front Reading Lamps Standard Standard
Rear Reading Lamps Standard
Remote Engine Start Optional
Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard Standard Standard
Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel Standard
Trip Computer Standard Standard
Universal Garage Door Opener Optional Optional
Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Front Floor Mats Standard Standard Standard
Rear Floor Mats Standard
Keyless Entry Standard Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard Standard
Electrochromic rearview mirror Optional
Heated Exterior Driver Mirror Standard
Heated Mirrors Standard Standard
Heated Exterior Passenger Mirror Standard
Power Driver Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Power Passenger Mirror Standard
Driver Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Driver Illuminated Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Illuminated Visor Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Power Steering Standard Standard Standard

Dimensions

Passenger Capacity 5 5 5
Passenger Volume (cu. ft.) 91.7 105.4 - TBD -
Front Head Room (in) 38.4 40.8 40.0
Front Leg Room (in) 41.1 43.0 41.3
Front Shoulder Room (in) 54.8 56.3 55.5
Front Hip Room (in) - TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Second Head Room (in) 38.1 39.3 37.5
Second Leg Room (in) 35.5 37.8 34.3
Second Shoulder Room (in) 53.1 56.1 54.3
Second Hip Room (in) - TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (cu. ft.) 66.9 71.3 50.5
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (cu. ft.) 32.8 34.3 17.3
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (cu. ft.)

Entertainment

AM/FM Stereo Standard Standard Standard
Auxiliary Audio Input Standard Standard Standard
CD Changer Optional
CD Player Standard Standard Standard
MP3 Player Standard Standard Optional
Satellite Radio Optional Standard
Premium Sound System Optional

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control Standard
A/C Standard Standard Standard

Navigation & Communication

Wireless Cell Phone Hookup Standard Optional Optional
Cell Phone Optional

Seats

Cloth Seats Standard Standard
Leather Seats Standard
Heated Driver Seat Standard Optional
Heated Passenger Seat Optional
Driver Lumbar Standard
Power Driver Seat Standard
Power Passenger Seat Standard
Pass-Through Rear Seat Standard Standard Standard
2nd Row Bench Seat Standard Standard Standard
Bucket Seats Standard Standard Optional

Safety

Airbags

Driver Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Air Bag On/Off Switch Standard
Passenger Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Side Head Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Rear Head Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Side Air Bag Standard Standard Standard

Brakes

4-Wheel ABS Standard Standard Standard
4-Wheel Disc Brakes Standard Standard Standard

Safety Features

Brake Assist Standard
Electronic Stability Control Standard Standard Standard
Daytime Running Lights Standard Standard Standard
Child Safety Locks Standard Standard Standard
Traction Control Standard Standard Standard

Mechanical

Engine & Performance

All Wheel Drive Standard Standard
Front Wheel Drive Standard
4 Cylinder Engine Standard Standard
5 Cylinder Engine Standard
Turbocharged Standard
Engine Type Gas I5 Gas Flat 4 Gas I4
Displacement 2.5L/151 2.5L/150 2.0L/- TBD -
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 170 @ 5700 170 @ 5600 211 @ 5300-6000
Torque (Net @ RPM) 177 @ 4250 170 @ 4000 258 @ 1500-4200
Transmission Manual CVT Tiptronic
Turning diameter 35.8 36.1 37.4

Fuel

Gasoline Fuel Standard Standard Standard
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 23 22 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 33 29 27
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 14.5 18.5 16.9

Suspension

Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut 4-Link
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link Double Wishbone Trapezoidal Link
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Stabilizer Bar
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Stabilizer Bar

Transmission

Automatic Standard Standard
Automatic Transmission w/Manual Mode Standard Standard
6-Speed Automatic Standard
Continuously Variable Trans Standard
Manual Standard
5-Speed Manual Standard