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2012 Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen 2012 Acura TSX Sport Wagon 2012 Toyota Prius V
     
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
Automatic
  • Automatic
  • Automatic with Technology Package
5dr Wgn Two (Natl)
  • 5dr Wgn Two (Natl)
  • 5dr Wgn Three (Natl)
  • 5dr Wgn Five (Natl)
 

Prices

MSRP $20,195 $31,360 $26,550
Invoice $19,387 $29,506 $24,716
Avg. Paid $14,186 $21,842 $20,607

U.S. News Scores

Overall 8.3 8.4 8.6
Critics' Rating 9.6 8.8 8.6
Performance 8.7 8.2 7.8
Interior 8.1 8.1 8.6
Operating Cost 8.1 7.9 8.7
Safety 9.3 10.0 10.0
Reliability 2.5 3.5 4.0

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Jetta SportWagen TDI’s great fuel economy
  • Top-quality interior materials
  • Spacious cargo area
  • Plenty of standard features
  • Excellent safety score
  • Great fuel economy
  • Strong safety score
Cons
  • Tight rear seats
  • Poor reliability rating
  • Limited rear-seat legroom
  • Slow acceleration

General Specs

Transmission Manual Automatic Automatic
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front-Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Gas I5 2.5L/151 Gas I4 2.4L/144 Gas/Electric I4 1.8L/110
MPG 23 City / 33 Hwy 22 City / 30 Hwy 44 City / 40 Hwy

Exterior

Body

Body Style 4 Door 4 Door Wagon Wagon

Dimensions

Wheelbase(in) 101.5 106.5 109.4
Length, Overall (in) 179.4 189.2 181.7
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 70.1 72.4 69.9
Height, Overall (in) 59.2 57.9 62.0

Doors & Windows

Rear Defrost Standard Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard Standard

Exterior Features

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

Measurements

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3228 3599 3274

Tires & Wheels

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

Interior

Convenience & Comfort

Alarm Standard Optional
Auxiliary Pwr Outlet Standard Standard
Back-Up Camera Standard
Cruise Control Standard Standard Standard
Vehicle Anti-Theft System Standard Standard Standard
Fog Lamps Standard
Auto-Off Headlights Standard Standard
HID headlights Standard
Interior Cargo Shade Standard
Keyless Start Standard
Front Reading Lamps Standard Standard
Remote Engine Start Optional
Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard Standard Standard
Steering Wheel Controls Standard Standard
Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel Standard
Trip Computer Standard Standard Standard
Universal Garage Door Opener Standard
Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Front Floor Mats Standard Standard Optional
Keyless Entry Standard Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard Standard
Electrochromic rearview mirror Standard
Heated Mirrors Standard Standard Standard
Power Driver Mirror Standard Standard 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 94.4 97.2
Front Head Room (in) 38.4 37.6 39.6
Front Leg Room (in) 41.1 42.4 41.3
Front Shoulder Room (in) 54.8 57.8 55.9
Front Hip Room (in) - TBD - 55.6 53.5
Second Head Room (in) 38.1 36.9 38.6
Second Leg Room (in) 35.5 34.3 35.9
Second Shoulder Room (in) 53.1 56.1 55.2
Second Hip Room (in) - TBD - 54.2 53.5
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (cu. ft.) 66.9 66.2 67.3
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (cu. ft.) 32.8 31.5 34.3
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (cu. ft.)

Entertainment

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

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control Standard Standard
Dual Zone A/C Standard
A/C Standard Standard Standard
Rear A/C Standard

Navigation & Communication

Wireless Cell Phone Hookup Standard Standard Standard

Seats

Cloth Seats Standard Standard
Leather Seats Standard
Heated Driver Seat Standard Standard
Driver Lumbar Standard Standard
Seat Memory 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 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 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 Standard
Electronic Stability Control Standard Standard Standard
Daytime Running Lights Standard Standard
Child Safety Locks Standard Standard Standard
Integrated Turn Signal Mirrors Standard
Traction Control Standard Standard Standard

Mechanical

Engine & Performance

Front Wheel Drive Standard Standard Standard
4 Cylinder Engine Standard Standard
5 Cylinder Engine Standard
Engine Type Gas I5 Gas I4 Gas/Electric I4
Displacement 2.5L/151 2.4L/144 1.8L/110
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 170 @ 5700 201 @ 7000 98 @ 5200
Torque (Net @ RPM) 177 @ 4250 170 @ 4300 105 @ 4000
Transmission Manual Automatic Continuously Variable Ratio
Turning diameter 35.8 36.7 36.1

Fuel

Hybrid Fuel Standard
Gasoline Fuel Standard Standard
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 23 22 44
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 33 30 40
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 14.5 18.5 11.9

Suspension

Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut Double Wishbone MacPherson Strut
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link Multi-link Torsion Beam
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs

Transmission

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