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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan Custom
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Custom 20 29 $18,318 $20,020
4-Door Sedan Limited 20 29 $21,036 $22,991
4-Door Sedan GLS Manual
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Manual GLS 24 31 $19,519 $21,450
4-Door Wagon Manual GLS 24 31 $20,242 $22,250
4-Door Sedan Automatic GLS 20 29 $20,592 $22,525
4-Door Wagon Automatic GLS 20 29 $21,315 $23,325
4-Door Sedan V6 Manual GLS 20 29 $21,868 $24,050
4-Door Wagon V6 Manual GLS 20 29 $22,591 $24,850
4-Door Sedan V6 Automatic GLS 18 26 $22,941 $25,125
4-Door Wagon V6 Automatic GLS 18 26 $23,664 $25,925
4-Door Sedan V6 Automatic w/4Motion GLS 17 24 $24,770 $26,875
4-Door Wagon V6 Automatic w/4Motion GLS 17 24 $25,493 $27,675
4-Door Sedan V6 Manual GLX 20 29 $25,626 $28,210
4-Door Wagon V6 Manual GLX 20 29 $26,348 $29,010
4-Door Sedan V6 Automatic GLX 18 26 $26,699 $29,285
4-Door Wagon V6 Automatic GLX 18 26 $27,421 $30,085
4-Door Sedan V6 Automatic w/4Motion GLX 17 24 $28,528 $31,035
4-Door Wagon V6 Automatic w/4Motion GLX 17 24 $29,250 $31,835
Pricing
Invoice Price
$18,318
$19,519
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$20,020
$21,450
Monthly Payment Estimate
$334 / month
$358 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 20 mpg 24 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 29 mpg 31 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Mid-Size Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity 6 5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 57.1 54.6
Front Leg Room (in) 42.4 41.5
Front Hip Room (in) 54.4 - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in) 36.9 35.3
Front Head Room (in) 39.4 39.7
Passenger Volume (ft³) 101.8 95.3
Second Hip Room (in) 53.3 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in) 58.0 55.8
Second Head Room (in) 37.4 37.8
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in) 56.6 57.5
Track Width, Rear (in) 61.1 59.1
Wheelbase (in) 109.0 106.4
Liftover Height (in) 29.8 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 72.7 68.5
Track Width, Front (in) 62.0 59.0
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.7 4.3
Length, Overall (in) 194.6 184.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 16.7 15
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) NA Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) NA 9.6 x 0.39
Brake Type Power Pwr-Assisted
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) 8.9 x 1.8 NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.8 x 1.3 11.1 x 0.98
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) Yes NA
Brake ABS System 4 Wheel Four-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 17.5 16.4
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 37.5 37.4
Steering Type Pwr Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.04 2.8
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 16.8 14.3
Tires
Spare Tire Size T125/70D15 P195/65HR15
Front Tire Order Code QGY NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P205/70R15 P195/65HR15
Rear Tire Order Code QGY NA
Front Tire Size P205/70R15 P195/65HR15
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - TBD - - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 100 - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - TBD - - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1000 - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3368 3122
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6.0 15 x 6
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6.0 15 x 6
Spare Wheel Size (in) 15 x 4.0 15 x 6
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 10.4 7.4
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 102 90
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 600 - TBD -
Engine
Fuel System SFI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 195 @ 4000 155 @ 1750
Engine Order Code LG8 NA
Displacement 3.1L/191 1.8L/109
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 175 @ 5200 150 @ 5700
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas I4
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 29 31
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 20 24
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.05 3.70
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.70 1.03
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD, Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 2.92 3.50
Clutch Size (in) NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 1.30
Trans Type 4 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) NA 0.84
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again Electronic NA
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front-Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 2.38 3.44
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.57 2.12
Trans Order Code MX0 NA
Summary
Body Style 4dr Sdn Custom 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name Buick Century Volkswagen Passat
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear 4-wheel Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Independent Torsion Beam
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) 32 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front 4-wheel Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Independent Four-link
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) 32 - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 1.18 - TBD -
 
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