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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Hybrid 5-Door HB SEL 42 37 $25,337 $27,170
Hybrid 5-Door HB SE 42 37 $22,539 $24,170
Energi 5-Door HB SEL 40 36 $29,499 $31,635
4-Door Sedan 2.5L Manual S *Ltd Avail*
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 2.5L Manual S S 22 32 $19,990 $20,845
4-Door Sedan 2.5L Manual S PZEV S 22 32 $19,990 $20,845
4-Door Sedan 2.5L Automatic S S 22 31 $21,045 $21,945
4-Door Sedan 2.5L Automatic S PZEV S 22 31 $21,045 $21,945
4-Door Sedan 2.5L Manual PZEV SE 22 32 $22,963 $23,945
4-Door Sedan 3.6L V6 DSG SE w/Sunroof 20 28 $28,448 $29,665
4-Door Sedan 2.5L Automatic PZEV SE w/Snrf/Nav 22 31 $25,888 $26,995
4-Door Sedan 3.6L V6 DSG SEL Premium 20 28 $32,860 $34,265
4-Door Sedan 2.5L Automatic SE w/Snrf/Nav 22 31 $25,888 $26,995
4-Door Sedan 2.0L Manual TDI SE 31 43 $25,582 $26,675
4-Door Sedan 2.0L DSG TDI SE w/Sunroof 30 40 $27,500 $28,675
4-Door Sedan 2.5L Automatic SE 22 31 $24,017 $25,045
4-Door Sedan 2.5L Automatic PZEV SE 22 31 $24,017 $25,045
4-Door Sedan 2.5L Automatic SE w/Sunroof 22 31 $24,785 $25,845
4-Door Sedan 2.5L Automatic PZEV SE w/Sunroof 22 31 $24,785 $25,845
4-Door Sedan 2.0L DSG TDI SE w/Sunroof & Nav 30 40 $29,130 $30,375
4-Door Sedan 2.0L DSG TDI SEL Premium 30 40 $32,026 $33,395
4-Door Sedan 2.5L Manual SE 22 32 $22,963 $23,945
4-Door Sedan 2.5L Automatic Wolfsburg Ed 22 31 $22,532 $23,495
4-Door Sedan 2.5L Automatic PZEV Wolfsburg Ed 22 31 $22,532 $23,495
4-Door Sedan 1.8T Automatic SEL Premium 24 34 $30,011 $31,295
4-Door Sedan 1.8T Automatic PZEV SEL Premium 24 34 $30,011 $31,295
4-Door Sedan 1.8T Automatic S 24 34 $21,189 $22,095
4-Door Sedan 1.8T Automatic Wolfsburg Ed 24 34 $23,194 $24,185
4-Door Sedan 1.8T Automatic SE 24 34 $24,815 $25,875
4-Door Sedan 1.8T Automatic SE w/Sunroof SE w/Sunroof 24 34 $25,601 $26,695
4-Door Sedan 1.8T Automatic PZEV SE w/Sunroof 24 34 $25,601 $26,695
4-Door Sedan 1.8T Automatic SE w/Sunroof & Nav 24 34 $26,752 $27,895
4-Door Sedan 1.8T Automatic PZEV SE w/Sunroof & Nav 24 34 $26,752 $27,895
4-Door Sedan 1.8T Manual S 24 35 $20,134 $20,995
4-Door Sedan 1.8T Manual PZEV S 24 35 $20,134 $20,995
4-Door Sedan 1.8T Manual SE 24 35 $23,759 $24,775
4-Door Sedan 1.8T Manual PZEV SE 24 35 $23,759 $24,775
4-Door Sedan 2.5L Automatic S w/Nav 22 31 $21,332 $22,245
4-Door Sedan 2.5L Automatic PZEV S w/Nav 22 31 $21,332 $22,245
4-Door Sedan 1.8T Manual Sport 24 35 $25,390 $26,475
4-Door Sedan 1.8T Automatic Sport 24 34 $26,541 $27,675
4-Door Sedan 1.8T Manual PZEV Sport 24 35 $25,390 $26,475
4-Door Sedan 1.8T Automatic PZEV Sport 24 34 $26,541 $27,675
4-Door Sedan 1.8T Automatic PZEV Wolfsburg Ed 24 34 $23,012 $23,995
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$19,990
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
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$20,845
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$347 / month
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TCC's Bottom Line Compared to the Toyota Prius, the 2014 Ford C-Max Hybrid and C-Max Energi provide more driving enjoyment as well as a more comfortable, stylish interior -- even if they don't quite measure up in real-world fuel efficiency. The 2014 VW Passat gains a good new four-cylinder, while it keeps its grip on TDI economy, excellent interior room, and top-notch crash-test scores.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City N/A mpg 22 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway N/A mpg 32 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification - Mid-Size Cars
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity - 5
Second Head Room (in) - 37.8
Second Shoulder Room (in) - 57
Front Head Room (in) - 38.3
Front Shoulder Room (in) - 56.9
Passenger Volume (ft³) - 102
Second Leg Room (in) - 39.1
Front Leg Room (in) - 42.4
Exterior Dimensions
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) - 72.2
Track Width, Front (in) - 62.1
Min Ground Clearance (in) - 5.4
Length, Overall (in) - 191.6
Height, Overall (in) - 58.5
Track Width, Rear (in) - 61
Wheelbase (in) - 110.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) - 15.9
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) - NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) - Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) - 12.3
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) - NA
Brake ABS System - 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) - Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) - 10.7
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) - 18.5
Steering
Steering Type - Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) - 36.4
Tires
Front Tire Size - P215/60TR16
Spare Tire Size - Compact
Front Tire Order Code - NA
Spare Tire Order Code - NA
Rear Tire Size - P215/60TR16
Rear Tire Order Code - NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - 150
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - 1000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) - 3166
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in) - Compact
Rear Wheel Material - Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) - 16 X 6.5
Front Wheel Material - Steel
Spare Wheel Material - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) - 16 X 6.5
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - 330
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - 140
Engine
Engine Order Code - NA
Displacement - 2.5 L/151
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM - 170 @ 5700
Engine Type - Regular Unleaded I-5
Fuel System - Sequential MPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM - 177 @ 4250
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) - 32
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) - 22
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) - 26
Transmission
Third Gear Ratio (:1) - 1.27
Trans Type - 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) - 0.66
Trans Description Cont. Again - NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) - 3.65
Second Gear Ratio (:1) - 2.12
Trans Order Code - NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) - 0.87
Trans Description Cont. - Manual w/OD
Drivetrain - Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) - 3.60
First Gear Ratio (:1) - 3.78
Summary
Body Style - Sedan
Vehicle Name - Volkswagen Passat
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) - Strut
Suspension Type - Rear - Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) - Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front - Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year - 6.9
Crash Test Ratings
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Side Barrier Rating Driver -
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat -
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat -
Combined Side Rating Front Seat -
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat -
Rollover Rating -
 
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