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  • 2009 Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen

    #7 in 2009 Wagons

  • 2009 Subaru Outback

    #2 in 2009 Wagons

  • 2009 Volvo V50

    #9 in 2009 Wagons

  • Prices

    • MSRP
    • $19,075
    • $23,295
    • $29,800
    • Avg. Paid
    • $4,521
    • $6,604
    • $5,136

    U.S. News Scores

    • Overall
    • 8.0 /10
    • 8.4 /10
    • 7.9 /10
    • Critics' Rating
    • 9.5 /10
    • 8.7 /10
    • 8.8 /10
    • Performance
    • 8.7 /10
    • 8.0 /10
    • 7.4 /10
    • Interior
    • 8.1 /10
    • 7.8 /10
    • 7.9 /10
    • Cost to Own
    • 9.3 /10
    • 9.2 /10
    • 9.0 /10
    • Safety
    • 9.3 /10
    • N/A
    • N/A
    • Reliability
    • 2.0 /5
    • 4.0 /5
    • 3.0 /5

    Pros & Cons

    • Pros
      • High fuel economy for the class
      • Three available engines
      • Large cargo space for the class
      • Composed handling
      • Standard all-wheel drive
      • Large cargo space
      • Powerful turbocharged engine
      • Available all-wheel drive
    • Cons
      • No all-wheel drive available
      • Tight back seat
      • Available sport suspension makes the ride rough
      • Smaller interior space than classmates

    General Specs

    • Transmission
    • Manual
    • Automatic
    • Automatic
    • Drivetrain
    • Front Wheel Drive
    • All Wheel Drive
    • Front Wheel Drive
    • Fuel/Engine
    • Gas I5 2.5L/151.0
    • Gas 4-Cyl 2.5L/150
    • Gas I5 2.4L/149
    • MPG
    • 21 City / 30 Hwy
    • 20 City / 26 Hwy
    • 20 City / 31 Hwy

    Exterior

    Body
    • Body Style
    • 4 Door
    • 4 Door Wagon
    • 5 Door Wagon
    Dimensions
    • Wheelbase (in.)
    • 101.5
    • 105.1
    • 103.9
    • Length, Overall (in.)
    • 179.4
    • 188.7
    • 178.0
    • Width, Max w/o mirrors (in.)
    • 70.1
    • 69.7
    • 69.7
    • Height, Overall (in.)
    • 59.2
    • 63.2
    • 57.4
    Doors & Windows
    • Rear Defrost
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Power Windows
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    Exterior Features
    • Sun/Moon Roof
    • Optional
    •  
    • Standard
    • Panoramic Roof
    • Optional
    •  
    •  
    • Sun/Moonroof
    • Optional
    •  
    • Standard
    • Sunroof Sunshield
    •  
    •  
    • Standard
    • Rear Spoiler
    •  
    • Standard
    •  
    Measurements
    • Base Curb Weight (lbs.)
    • 3228
    • 3365
    • 3321
    Tires & Wheels
    • Tires - Front All-Season
    •  
    • Standard
    •  
    • Tires - Front Performance
    • Standard
    •  
    • Standard
    • Tires - Rear All-Season
    •  
    • Standard
    •  
    • Tires - Rear Performance
    • Standard
    •  
    • Standard
    • Tire Pressure Monitoring System
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Aluminum Wheels
    • Optional
    • Optional
    • Standard
    • Wheel Locks
    •  
    • Optional
    •  
    • Steel Wheels
    • Standard
    • Standard
    •  
    • Wheel Covers
    •  
    • Standard
    •  
    Towing
    • Trailer Hitch Receiver
    •  
    • Optional
    •  
    ADVERTISEMENT – CONTINUE READING BELOW

    Interior

    Convenience & Comfort
    • Alarm
    • Standard
    • Optional
    • Standard
    • Auxiliary Pwr Outlet
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Cruise Control
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Vehicle Anti-Theft System
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Fog Lamps
    •  
    • Optional
    • Standard
    • Auto-Off Headlights
    •  
    • Standard
    •  
    • HID headlights
    •  
    •  
    • Optional
    • Interior Cargo Shade
    • Standard
    • Optional
    • Standard
    • Luggage Rack
    •  
    • Optional
    •  
    • Front Reading Lamps
    • Standard
    •  
    • Standard
    • Rear Reading Lamps
    • Standard
    •  
    • Standard
    • Remote Engine Start
    •  
    • Optional
    •  
    • Adjustable Steering Wheel
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Steering Wheel Controls
    •  
    •  
    • Standard
    • Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel
    •  
    •  
    • Standard
    • Trip Computer
    •  
    •  
    • Standard
    • Remote Trunk Release
    • Standard
    •  
    • Standard
    • Universal Garage Door Opener
    •  
    • Optional
    •  
    • Intermittent Wipers
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Rain Sensing Wipers
    •  
    •  
    • Optional
    • Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Rear Floor Mats
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Keyless Entry
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Power Door Locks
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Electrochromic rearview mirror
    •  
    • Optional
    •  
    • Heated Exterior Driver Mirror
    • Standard
    •  
    • Standard
    • Heated Mirrors
    • Standard
    •  
    • Standard
    • Heated Exterior Passenger Mirror
    • Standard
    •  
    • Standard
    • Power Mirrors
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Power Passenger 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
    • 97.4
    • 93
    • Front Head Room (in.)
    • 38.4
    • 40.5
    • 38.1
    • Front Leg Room (in.)
    • 41.1
    • 44.1
    • 41.6
    • Front Shoulder Room (in.)
    • 54.8
    • 54.4
    • 55.2
    • Front Hip Room (in.)
    • - TBD -
    • 51.0
    • 53.7
    • Second Head Room (in.)
    • 38.1
    • 39.1
    • 38.1
    • Second Leg Room (in.)
    • 35.5
    • 33.9
    • 34.4
    • Second Shoulder Room (in.)
    • 53.1
    • 53.7
    • 54.1
    • Second Hip Room (in.)
    • - TBD -
    • 52.6
    • 50.7
    • Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (cu. ft.)
    • 66.9
    • 66.2
    • 62.6
    • Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (cu. ft.)
    • 32.8
    • 33.5
    • 27.4
    Entertainment
    • AM/FM Stereo
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Auxiliary Audio Input
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • CD Player
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • HD Radio
    •  
    •  
    • Standard
    • MP3 Player
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Satellite Radio
    •  
    • Optional
    •  
    • Premium Sound System
    •  
    • Optional
    •  
    Heating & Cooling
    • Climate Control
    • Standard
    •  
    •  
    • A/C
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    Navigation & Communication
    • Wireless Cell Phone Hookup
    • Optional
    •  
    •  
    Seats
    • Cloth Seats
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Leather Seats
    •  
    •  
    • Optional
    • Heated Front Seats
    • Standard
    •  
    • Optional
    • Heated Passenger Seat
    • Standard
    •  
    • Optional
    • Driver Lumbar
    • Standard
    •  
    • Standard
    • Passenger Lumbar
    • Standard
    •  
    •  
    • Power Driver Seat
    • Standard
    •  
    • Standard
    • Power Passenger Seat
    • Standard
    •  
    •  
    • Pass-Through Rear Seat
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • 2nd Row Bench Seat
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Bucket Seats
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    ADVERTISEMENT – CONTINUE READING BELOW

    Safety

    Airbags
    • Driver Air Bag
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Passenger Air Bag On/Off Switch
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Passenger Air Bag
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Front Head Air Bag
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Rear Head Air Bag
    •  
    •  
    • Standard
    • Front Side Air Bag
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Rear Side Air Bag
    • Optional
    •  
    •  
    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
    • Standard
    • Child Safety Locks
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Integrated Turn Signal Mirrors
    • Standard
    •  
    • Standard
    • Traction Control
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    ADVERTISEMENT – CONTINUE READING BELOW

    Mechanical

    Engine & Performance
    • All Wheel Drive
    •  
    • Standard
    •  
    • Front Wheel Drive
    • Standard
    •  
    • Standard
    • 4 Cylinder Engine
    •  
    • Standard
    •  
    • 5 Cylinder Engine
    • Standard
    •  
    • Standard
    • Engine Type
    • Gas I5
    • Gas 4-Cyl
    • Gas I5
    • Displacement
    • 2.5L/151.0
    • 2.5L/150
    • 2.4L/149
    • Horsepower (Net @ RPM)
    • 170 @ 5700
    • 169 @ 4400
    • 168 @ 6000
    • Torque (Net @ RPM)
    • 177 @ 4250
    • 175 @ 6000
    • 170 @ 4400
    • Transmission
    • Manual
    • Automatic,
    • Automatic,
    • Turning diameter
    • 35.8
    • 35.4
    • 34.9
    Fuel
    • Gasoline Fuel
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
    • 21
    • 20
    • 20
    • EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
    • 30
    • 26
    • 31
    • Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal.)
    • 14.5
    • 16.9
    • 15.9
    Suspension
    • Suspension Type - Front
    • Independent
    • MacPherson Strut
    • MacPherson Strut
    • Suspension Type - Rear
    • Multilink
    • Multi-Link
    • Multi-Link
    • Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
    • MacPherson strut
    • w/Lower L-Arms
    •  
    • Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
    •  
    • w/antisquat
    •  
    Transmission
    • Automatic
    •  
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Automatic Transmission w/Manual Mode
    •  
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • 4-Speed Automatic
    •  
    • Standard
    •  
    • 5-Speed Automatic
    •  
    •  
    • Standard
    • Manual
    • Standard
    •  
    •  
    • 5-Speed Manual
    • Standard
    •  
    •  

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