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2012 Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen 2013 Subaru Outback 2012 Hyundai Elantra Touring
     
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 Manual
  • 2.5i Manual
  • 2.5i Manual PZEV
  • 2.5i Automatic
  • 2.5i Automatic PZEV
  • 2.5i Premium Manual
  • 2.5i Premium Manual PZEV
  • 2.5i Premium Automatic
  • 2.5i Premium Automatic PZEV
  • 3.6R Automatic
  • 2.5i Limited Automatic
  • 2.5i Limited Automatic PZEV
  • 3.6R Limited Automatic
4dr Wgn Man GLS
  • 4dr Wgn Man GLS
  • 4dr Wgn Auto GLS
  • 4dr Wgn Man SE
  • 4dr Wgn Auto SE

Prices

MSRP $20,195 $23,495 $15,995
Invoice $19,387 $22,123 $15,539
Avg. Paid $14,186 N/A $12,914

U.S. News Scores

Overall 8.3 8.7 8.0
Critics' Rating 9.6 9.0 8.9
Performance 8.7 8.7 7.6
Interior 8.1 8.6 9.0
Safety 9.3 9.4 N/A
Reliability 2.5 3.5 2.5
Operating Cost 8.1 N/A 8.2

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Jetta SportWagen TDI’s great fuel economy
  • Top-quality interior materials
  • Car-like ride
  • SUV-like utility
  • Strong safety record
  • Spacious seats
  • High-quality interior materials
Cons
  • Tight rear seats
  • Poor reliability rating
  • Base stereo sounds bad
  • Unimpressive acceleration
  • Poor reliability rating

General Specs

Transmission Manual Manual Manual
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Gas I5 2.5L/151 Gas Flat 4 2.5L/152 Gas I4 2.0L/121
MPG 23 City / 33 Hwy 21 City / 28 Hwy 23 City / 31 Hwy

Exterior

Body

Body Style 4 Door Wagon 4 Door Wagon

Dimensions

Wheelbase(in) 101.5 107.9 106.3
Length, Overall (in) 179.4 189.0 176.6
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 70.1 71.7 69.5
Height, Overall (in) 59.2 66.1 59.8

Doors & Windows

Rear Defrost Standard Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard Standard

Exterior Features

Rear Spoiler Optional Standard Optional

Measurements

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3228 3423 2937

Tires & Wheels

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

Towing

Trailer Hitch Receiver Optional

Interior

Convenience & Comfort

Alarm Standard Standard Standard
Auxiliary Pwr Outlet Standard Standard
Cruise Control Standard Standard
Vehicle Anti-Theft System Standard Standard
Fog Lamps Optional
Auto-Off Headlights Standard
Interior Cargo Shade Optional
Luggage Rack Standard Optional
Front Reading Lamps Standard
Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard Standard Standard
Steering Wheel Controls Standard
Trip Computer Standard Standard
Universal Garage Door Opener Optional
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 Optional
Heated Mirrors Standard Standard
Power Driver Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Driver Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Driver Illuminated Vanity Mirror Standard Standard
Passenger Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Illuminated Visor Mirror Standard Standard
Power Steering Standard Standard Standard

Dimensions

Passenger Capacity 5 5 5
Passenger Volume (cu. ft.) 91.7 105.4 101.2
Front Head Room (in) 38.4 40.8 40.0
Front Leg Room (in) 41.1 43.0 43.5
Front Shoulder Room (in) 54.8 56.3 55.4
Front Hip Room (in) - TBD - 54.5 53.9
Second Head Room (in) 38.1 39.3 39.4
Second Leg Room (in) 35.5 37.8 36.4
Second Shoulder Room (in) 53.1 56.1 54.7
Second Hip Room (in) - TBD - 53.9 52.6
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (cu. ft.) 66.9 71.3 65.3
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (cu. ft.) 32.8 34.3 24.3
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 Optional Standard
Entertainment System Optional

Heating & Cooling

A/C Standard Standard Standard

Navigation & Communication

Wireless Cell Phone Hookup Standard Standard Optional

Seats

Cloth Seats Standard Standard Standard
Heated Driver 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
Traction Control Standard Standard Standard

Mechanical

Engine & Performance

All Wheel Drive Standard
Front Wheel Drive Standard Standard
4 Cylinder Engine Standard Standard
5 Cylinder Engine Standard
Engine Type Gas I5 Gas Flat 4 Gas I4
Displacement 2.5L/151 2.5L/152 2.0L/121
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 170 @ 5700 173 @ 5600 138 @ 6000
Torque (Net @ RPM) 177 @ 4250 174 @ 4100 136 @ 4600
Transmission Manual Manual Manual w/OD
Turning diameter 35.8 36.8 34.2

Fuel

Gasoline Fuel Standard Standard Standard
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 23 21 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 33 28 31
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 14.5 18.5 14

Suspension

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

Transmission

Manual Standard Standard Standard
5-Speed Manual Standard Standard
6-Speed Manual Standard