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5dr Wgn Two (Natl)
  • 5dr Wgn Two (Natl)
  • 5dr Wgn Two (GS)
  • 5dr Wgn Two (SE)
  • 5dr Wgn Three (Natl)
  • 5dr Wgn Three (GS)
  • 5dr Wgn Three (SE)
  • 5dr Wgn Five (Natl)
  • 5dr Wgn Five (GS)
  • 5dr Wgn Five (SE)
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 Auto SE SportWagen
  • 4dr Manual S SportWagen
  • 4dr Auto S SportWagen
  • 4dr Auto SE SportWagen
  • 4dr Manual TDI SportWagen
  • 4dr Auto SE with Sunroof 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

Prices

MSRP $26,650 $23,495 $24,395
Invoice $24,809 $22,123 $23,419
Avg. Paid N/A N/A N/A

U.S. News Scores

Overall 8.4 8.7 8.5
Critics' Rating 9.1 9.0 9.3
Performance 7.3 8.7 8.6
Interior 8.4 8.6 8.2
Safety 9.3 9.4 9.3
Reliability 3.0 3.5 2.5

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Excellent fuel economy
  • Lots of cargo and passenger space

 

  • Car-like ride
  • SUV-like utility
  • Strong safety record
  • Upscale interior
  • Good handling
  • Strong crash test ratings
  • Thrifty TDI engine
Cons
  • High price for the class
  • Sluggish acceleration
  • Some cheap-feeling interior materials

 

  • Base stereo sounds bad
  • Small cargo space for the class
  • Poor reliability rating

General Specs

Transmission Automatic Manual Automatic
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Gas/Electric I4 1.8L/110 Gas Flat 4 2.5L/152 Gas I5 2.5L/151
MPG 44 City / 40 Hwy 21 City / 28 Hwy 24 City / 31 Hwy

Exterior

Body

Body Style Wagon Wagon 4 Door

Dimensions

Wheelbase(in) 109.400 107.9 101.5
Length, Overall (in) 181.700 189.0 179.4
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 69.900 71.7 70.1
Height, Overall (in) 62.000 66.1 59.2

Doors & Windows

Rear Defrost Standard Standard Standard
Sliding Rear Window Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard Standard

Exterior Features

Rear Spoiler Standard Standard Optional

Measurements

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3274 3423 3256

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 Standard
Full Size Spare Tire Standard Standard Standard
Tire Pressure Monitoring System Standard Standard Standard
Aluminum Wheels Standard Optional Standard
Chrome Wheels Standard Optional Standard
Wheel Locks Optional Optional
Steel Wheels Standard Standard
Wheel Covers Standard Standard

Towing

Trailer Hitch Receiver Optional

Interior

Convenience & Comfort

Alarm Optional Standard Standard
Auxiliary Pwr Outlet Standard Standard Standard
Back-Up Camera Standard
Cruise Control Standard Standard Standard
Vehicle Anti-Theft System Standard Standard Standard
Fog Lamps Optional
Auto-Off Headlights Standard Standard
Interior Cargo Shade Optional Standard
Keyless Start Standard Standard
Luggage Rack 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 Optional
Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Front Floor Mats Optional Standard Standard
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 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.) 97.200 105.4 91.7
Front Head Room (in) 39.600 40.8 38.4
Front Leg Room (in) 41.300 43.0 41.1
Front Shoulder Room (in) 55.900 56.3 54.8
Front Hip Room (in) 53.500 54.5 - TBD -
Second Head Room (in) 38.600 39.3 38.1
Second Leg Room (in) 35.900 37.8 35.5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 52.000 56.1 53.1
Second Hip Room (in) 53.500 53.9 - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (cu. ft.) 67.3 71.3 66.9
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (cu. ft.) 34.3 34.3 32.8
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (cu. ft.)

Entertainment

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

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control Standard
A/C Standard Standard Standard

Navigation & Communication

Wireless Cell Phone Hookup Standard Standard Standard

Seats

Cloth Seats Standard Standard Standard
Leather Seats Standard Standard Standard
Premium Synthetic Seats Standard Standard Standard
Vinyl Seats Standard Standard Standard
Heated Driver Seat Standard
Driver Lumbar Standard Standard
Passenger Lumbar Standard
Power Driver Seat Standard
Pass-Through Rear Seat Standard Standard Standard
2nd Row Bench Seat Standard Standard Standard
Fixed Bench Seat Standard Standard
Split Bench Seat 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

All Wheel Drive Standard
Front Wheel Drive Standard Standard
4 Cylinder Engine Standard Standard
5 Cylinder Engine Standard
Engine Type Gas/Electric I4 Gas Flat 4 Gas I5
Displacement 1.8L/110 2.5L/152 2.5L/151
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 98 @ 5200 173 @ 5600 170 @ 5700
Torque (Net @ RPM) 105 @ 4000 174 @ 4100 177 @ 4250
Transmission Continuously Variable Ratio Manual Automatic w/manual shift
Turning diameter 36.100 36.8 35.800

Fuel

Hybrid Fuel Standard
Gasoline Fuel Standard Standard
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 44 (2012) 21 24 (2012)
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 40 (2012) 28 31 (2012)
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 11.900 18.5 14.5

Suspension

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

Transmission

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