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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 $18,789 $20,535
4-Door Sedan Limited 20 29 $21,561 $23,565
4-Door Sedan GLS Manual
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Manual GLS 22 31 $19,790 $21,750
4-Door Sedan Automatic GLS 21 30 $20,863 $22,825
4-Door Sedan V6 Manual GLS 20 28 $22,049 $24,250
4-Door Sedan V6 Automatic GLS 20 27 $23,122 $25,325
4-Door Sedan V6 4MOTION Automatic GLS 19 26 $24,951 $27,075
4-Door Sedan V6 Manual GLX 20 28 $26,114 $28,750
4-Door Sedan V6 Automatic GLX 20 27 $27,187 $29,825
4-Door Sedan V6 4MOTION Automatic GLX 19 26 $29,016 $31,575
4-Door Sedan W8 4MOTION Automatic 18 25 $34,729 $37,900
4-Door Wagon Manual GLS 22 31 $20,513 $22,550
4-Door Wagon Automatic GLS 21 30 $21,586 $23,625
4-Door Wagon V6 Manual GLS 20 28 $22,772 $25,050
4-Door Wagon V6 Automatic GLS 19 27 $23,845 $26,125
4-Door Wagon V6 4MOTION Automatic GLS 19 26 $25,674 $27,875
4-Door Wagon V6 Manual GLX 20 28 $26,837 $29,550
4-Door Wagon V6 Automatic GLX 19 27 $27,910 $30,625
4-Door Wagon V6 4MOTION Automatic GLX 19 26 $29,739 $32,375
4-Door Wagon W8 4MOTION Automatic 18 25 $35,452 $38,700
Pricing
Invoice Price
$18,789
$19,790
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$20,535
$21,750
Monthly Payment Estimate
$342 / month
$363 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 20 mpg 22 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 29 mpg 31 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Mid-Size Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in) 53.3 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in) 58.0 55.8
Second Head Room (in) 37.4 37.8
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
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in) 62.0 59.5
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.7 4.9
Length, Overall (in) 194.6 185.2
Height, Overall (in) 56.6 57.5
Track Width, Rear (in) 61.1 59.4
Wheelbase (in) 109.0 106.4
Liftover Height (in) 29.8 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 72.7 68.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 16.7 15
Brakes
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 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) NA Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) NA 9.6 x 0.39
Brake Type Power Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) 8.9 x 1.8 NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 17.5 16.4
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 16.8 14.3
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
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code QGY NA
Front Tire Size P205/70R15 P195/65HR15
Spare Tire Size compact P195/65HR15
Front Tire Order Code QGY NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P205/70R15 P195/65HR15
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - TBD - NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1000 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - TBD - NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 100 NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3368 3225
Wheels
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
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6.0 15 x 6
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 10.4 7.1
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - 80
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 102 90
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 175 @ 5200 170 @ 5900
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas I4
Fuel System SFI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 195 @ 4000 166 @ 1950
Engine Order Code LG8 NA
Displacement 3.1L/191 1.8L/108.7
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 20 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 29 31
Transmission
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) NA 0.84
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 2.38 3.44
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.57 2.18
Trans Order Code MX0 NA
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 3.78
Clutch Size (in) NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 1.43
Trans Type 4 5
Summary
Vehicle Name Buick Century Volkswagen Passat
Body Style 4dr Sdn Custom 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) 32 - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 1.18 - TBD -
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
 
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