2011 Chrysler
200 LX
vs. 2011 Volkswagen
Jetta TDI

2011 Volkswagen Jetta TDI

10.0

starting from

$24,865

Reasons to buy the Volkswagen Jetta TDI

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Fantastic highway fuel efficiency
42 mpg
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Turbocharged engine improves performance
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Good city fuel efficiency
30 mpg
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Fantastic range on the highway
609 miles
2011 Chrysler 200 LX

9.5

Runner-up

Chrysler 200 LX

starting from

$19,995

Reasons to buy the Chrysler 200 LX

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Spacious front seats
55.4 ft3
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Better suspension
Independent
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Fast 0-60 time
6.4 seconds
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Zippy 1/4 mile time
14.9 s s @ 94.9 mph mph
Luxury Features 10.0 vs 7.8
2011 Volkswagen Jetta TDI Winner: Jetta TDI
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  • Almost the same
Entertainment System 10.0 vs 9.2
2011 Volkswagen Jetta TDI Winner: Jetta TDI
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  • Almost the same
  • The Jetta TDI has 2 more speakers, providing a better entertainment experience, 6 vs 4
Practicality 10.0 vs 9.7
2011 Volkswagen Jetta TDI Winner: Jetta TDI
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  • Almost the same
  • A single tank lasts more than 20% longer, 609 miles vs 507 miles
  • Room for more than 10% more stuff, 15.5 ft3 vs 13.6 ft3
Performance 9.8 vs 10.0
2011 Chrysler 200 LX Winner: 200 LX
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  • The 200 LX's power-to-weight ratio is more than 10% better, providing a sportier ride, 19.6 lb/hp vs 22.9 lb/hp
  • More than 20% more powerful, 173 HP @ 6,000 RPM vs 140 HP @ 4,000 RPM
Cost 9.8 vs 10.0
2011 Chrysler 200 LX Winner: 200 LX
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  • The best price we've seen is $4,870 cheaper (around 20% less), $19,995 vs $24,865
Safety Features 10.0 vs 10.0
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  • Child door locks come standard
Road Tests 10.0 vs 9.9
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Crash Test Ratings 10.0 vs -
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Overall 10.0 vs 9.5

Luxury Features

Volkswagen
Jetta TDI
2011 Volkswagen Jetta TDI
2011 Chrysler 200 LX Chrysler
200 LX
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moon roof Standard vs Not Available Enjoy additional natural light with the Jetta TDI's standard sun roof
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power seats Not Available vs Not Available Neither has a power seat option
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keyless entry Standard vs Standard Both have keyless entry
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leather Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers a leather interior

Entertainment System

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Jetta TDI
2011 Volkswagen Jetta TDI
2011 Chrysler 200 LX Chrysler
200 LX
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Number of speakers 6 vs 4 Fewer speakers
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Has speed sensitive volume No vs No Neither offers speed-sensitive volume
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CD player Standard vs Standard CD player comes standard
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premium radio Standard vs Not Available Have your pick of music from around the world with the Jetta TDI's satellite radio
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Has auxiliary audio input Yes vs Yes Both have an audio-in jack so you can plug in your own MP3 player to the stereo
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Has subwoofer No vs No Neither has a subwoofer; audio won't have that deep thumping bass sound
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entertainment system Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers an entertainment system

Practicality

Volkswagen
Jetta TDI
2011 Volkswagen Jetta TDI
2011 Chrysler 200 LX Chrysler
200 LX
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Passengers 5 vs 5 Average number of seats
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Highway driving range 609 miles vs 507 miles Both can go pretty far on the highway on a single tank, however the Jetta TDI in particular gets exceptional range
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Cargo space 15.5 ft3 vs 13.6 ft3 Both have OK cargo room
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front seats 48.7 ft3 vs 55.4 ft3 The 200 LX has roomy front seats, but the Jetta TDI is very cramped
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folding rear seats Standard vs Standard Both have a rear seat that folds down for extra storage space
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power outlets Standard vs Standard Both have power outlets
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roof rails Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers roof rails
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navigation system Optional vs Not Available The Jetta TDI offers an optional navigation system; not available on the 200 LX
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Cupholders 4 vs 4 OK number of cupholders
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front air conditioning Standard vs Standard A/C for hot summer days comes standard

Performance

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Jetta TDI
2011 Volkswagen Jetta TDI
2011 Chrysler 200 LX Chrysler
200 LX
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Horsepower 140 HP @ 4,000 RPM vs 173 HP @ 6,000 RPM Underpowered
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Number of gears 6 vs 4 The Jetta TDI has an OK number of gears, while the 200 LX has very few
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Transmission Semi-automatic transmission vs Automatic transmission The Jetta TDI's semi-automatic transmission is a rare find for this class of vehicle
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paddle shifters Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers paddle shifters
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Air compressor Turbocharger vs None The Jetta TDI's Turbocharger lets it maximize power output, quite rare for this class of vehicle
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Power-to-weight ratio 22.9 lb/hp vs 19.6 lb/hp Both {better} and {worse} are sluggish relative to their competitors
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Drivetrain type front-wheel drive vs front-wheel drive Neither has a good drivetrain for off-road or bad weather driving
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Curb-to-curb turning radius 36.4 ft vs 36.5 ft Both cars corner comparably to other vehicles in their class

Cost

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Jetta TDI
2011 Volkswagen Jetta TDI
2011 Chrysler 200 LX Chrysler
200 LX
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MSRP $24,865 vs $19,995 The 200 LX has a great price and the Jetta TDI is pretty reasonable
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In-city gas mileage 30 mpg vs 21 mpg The Jetta TDI has great city mileage and the 200 LX is pretty reasonable
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basic warranty miles 36,000 mile vs 36,000 mile Shorter basic warranty
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basic warranty years 3 year vs 3 year Shorter-lasting basic warranty

Safety Features

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Jetta TDI
2011 Volkswagen Jetta TDI
2011 Chrysler 200 LX Chrysler
200 LX
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antilock brakes Standard vs Standard Both come standard with ABS brakes
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Stability control system Yes vs Yes Both have electronic stability control
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Airbags 5 vs 5 OK number of airbags
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Rear brakes Unknown vs Disc
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child door locks Standard vs Standard Child door locks come standard
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Roadside assistance system None vs None

Road Tests

Volkswagen
Jetta TDI
2011 Volkswagen Jetta TDI
2011 Chrysler 200 LX Chrysler
200 LX
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0-60 mph 8.3 seconds vs 6.4 seconds The 200 LX has a good 0-60 time, but the Jetta TDI is just average
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Braking distance at 60mph 113 ft vs 123 ft The Jetta TDI has above average braking ability for this class of vehicle, but the 200 LX is just OK
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1/4 mile 16.2 s s @ 86.7 mph mph vs 14.9 s s @ 94.9 mph mph The 200 LX's 1/4 mile time is zippy, but the Jetta TDI's is just OK
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Lateral acceleration 0.82 g vs 0.82 g Both have unremarkable cornering abilities
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Top speed 130 mph vs 120 mph The Jetta TDI's top speed is average for this class of vehicle, but the 200 LX is just OK

Crash Test Ratings

Volkswagen
Jetta TDI
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2011 Chrysler 200 LX Chrysler
200 LX
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Rollover resistance 4 stars vs Unknown
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Front driver crash test 4 stars vs Unknown
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Driver side crash test 4 stars vs Unknown

Other Vehicles to Consider

2011 Chrysler 200 LX 2012 Chevrolet Impala LT 200 LX vs Impala LT
2011 Chrysler 200 LX 2011 Toyota Corolla 200 LX vs Corolla
2011 Chrysler 200 LX 2011 Dodge Charger R/T 200 LX vs Charger R/T
2011 Chrysler 200 LX 2012 Chevrolet Cruze LT 200 LX vs Cruze LT
2011 Chrysler 200 LX 2011 Nissan Maxima SV 200 LX vs Maxima SV
2011 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 2012 Audi A3 Premium Jetta TDI vs A3 Premium
2011 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 2011 Volkswagen Golf Jetta TDI vs Golf
2011 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 2012 Ford Fusion SE Jetta TDI vs Fusion SE
2011 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 2011 Toyota Camry SE Jetta TDI vs Camry SE
2011 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 2011 BMW 335d Jetta TDI vs 335d

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