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2012 Volkswagen Jetta 2.5 SE PZEV vs. 2012 Volkswagen Jetta 2.0 TDI

To start off, both 2012 Volkswagen Jetta 2.5 SE PZEV and 2012 Volkswagen Jetta 2.0 TDI were released in the same year (2012). Therefore the support and the availability on parts for both vehicles should be relatively similar. At 2,500 cc (5 cylinders), 2012 Volkswagen Jetta 2.5 SE PZEV is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2012 Volkswagen Jetta 2.5 SE PZEV (170 HP @ 5700 RPM) has 30 more horse power than 2012 Volkswagen Jetta 2.0 TDI. (140 HP @ 4000 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2012 Volkswagen Jetta 2.5 SE PZEV should accelerate faster than 2012 Volkswagen Jetta 2.0 TDI.

Both vehicles are front wheel drive (FWD). Which offers better traction when its slippery than rear wheel drive vehicles. With that said, do keep in mind that many other factors such as speed and the wear on your tires can also have significant impact on traction and control. Let's talk about torque, 2012 Volkswagen Jetta 2.0 TDI (320 Nm @ 1750 RPM) has 80 more torque (in Nm) than 2012 Volkswagen Jetta 2.5 SE PZEV. (240 Nm @ 4250 RPM). This means 2012 Volkswagen Jetta 2.0 TDI will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2012 Volkswagen Jetta 2.5 SE PZEV.

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2012 Volkswagen Jetta 2.5 SE PZEV 2012 Volkswagen Jetta 2.0 TDI
Make Volkswagen Volkswagen
Model Jetta Jetta
Year Released 2012 2012
Body Type Sedan Sedan
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2500 cc 2000 cc
Engine Cylinders 5 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 170 HP 140 HP
Engine RPM 5700 RPM 4000 RPM
Torque 240 Nm 320 Nm
Torque RPM 4250 RPM 1750 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Diesel
Drive Type Front Front
Transmission Type 5-speed manual 6-speed manual
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 4 doors 4 doors
Vehicle Weight 1400 kg 1400 kg
Vehicle Length 4644 mm 4644 mm
Vehicle Width 1778 mm 1778 mm
Vehicle Height 1482 mm 1482 mm
Wheelbase Size 2651 mm 2651 mm
Fuel Consumption Highway 7.1 L/100km 5.6 L/100km
Fuel Consumption City 10.2 L/100km 7.8 L/100km
Fuel Tank Capacity 55 L 55 L


 

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