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GL 4dr Sedan GL Manual


Drum - Rear (Yes or ) Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) 7.9 x -TBD-
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Brake Type Pwr-Assisted
Brake ABS System Four-Wheel
Brake ABS System
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.1 x 0.79

Cargo Area Dimensions

Trunk Volume (ft³) 15.0

Cooling System

Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 6.7


Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 70
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 90
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD -


SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 115 @ 5400
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 122 @ 3200
Engine Order Code
Engine Type Gas I4
Displacement 2.0L/121
Fuel System SMPI

Exterior Dimensions

Liftover Height (in) - TBD -
Wheelbase (in) 97.4
Length, Overall (in) 173.4
Min Ground Clearance (in) 4.8
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 66.7
Height, Overall (in) 56.1
Track Width, Front (in) 57.5
Track Width, Rear (in) 57.0

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 14.5

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room (in) 39.2
Passenger Volume (ft³) 87.5
Second Hip Room (in) - TBD -
Second Shoulder Room (in) 52.8
Second Leg Room (in) 31.5
Second Head Room (in) 37.3
Front Hip Room (in) - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in) 53.8
Front Leg Room (in) 42.3
Front Head Room (in) 37.5
Passenger Capacity 4


EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 31


Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 32.8
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.2
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 17.8


Body Style 4 Door Sedan GL
Vehicle Name Volkswagen Jetta
Vehicle Name Volkswagen Jetta


Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) MacPherson Strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 0.71
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 0.79
Suspension Type - Rear Independent
Suspension Type - Front Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Torsion-Beam


Front Tire Order Code
Rear Tire Order Code
Spare Tire Order Code
Front Tire Size P195/60R14
Rear Tire Size P195/60R14
Spare Tire Size Compact


Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) N/A


Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.29
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.94
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.46
Trans Description Cont. Again
Trans Description Cont. Manual w/OD
Trans Type 5
Trans Order Code
Drivetrain Front-Wheel Drive
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.67
Clutch Size (in) - TBD -
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.17
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.81
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.97


EPA Classification Compact

Weight Information

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2590


Front Wheel Material Steel
Rear Wheel Material Steel
Spare Wheel Material Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 14 x 6
Rear Wheel Size (in) 14 x 6
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact