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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan LX
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan LX 19 29 $16,477 $17,885
4-Door Sedan SE 19 29 $17,232 $18,935
4-Door Sedan SES 19 29 $18,011 $19,810
4-Door Sedan SEL 20 28 $19,146 $21,085
4-Door Wagon SE 19 29 $18,260 $20,090
4-Door Sedan GLS Manual
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Manual GLS 24 31 $19,293 $21,200
4-Door Sedan Automatic GLS 20 29 $20,366 $22,275
4-Door Sedan V6 Manual GLS 20 29 $21,642 $23,800
4-Door Sedan V6 Automatic GLS 18 26 $22,715 $24,875
4-Door Sedan V6 Automatic w/4Motion GLS 17 24 $24,441 $26,525
4-Door Sedan V6 Manual GLX 20 29 $25,124 $27,655
4-Door Sedan V6 Automatic GLX 18 26 $26,187 $28,730
4-Door Sedan V6 Automatic w/4Motion GLX 17 24 $27,923 $30,380
4-Door Wagon Manual GLS 24 31 $20,016 $22,000
4-Door Wagon Automatic GLS 20 29 $21,089 $23,075
4-Door Wagon V6 Manual GLS 20 29 $22,365 $24,600
4-Door Wagon V6 Automatic GLS 18 26 $23,438 $25,675
4-Door Wagon v6 Automatic w/4Motion GLS 17 24 $25,164 $27,325
4-Door Wagon V6 Manual GLX 20 29 $25,847 $28,455
4-Door Wagon V6 Automatic GLX 18 26 $26,920 $29,530
4-Door Wagon V6 Automatic w/4Motion GLX 17 24 $28,646 $31,180
Pricing
Invoice Price
$16,477
$19,293
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$17,885
$21,200
Monthly Payment Estimate
$298 / month
$353 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 19 mpg 24 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 29 mpg 31 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Mid-Size Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in) 56.6 54.6
Front Leg Room (in) 42.2 41.5
Front Hip Room (in) 54.5 - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in) 38.9 35.3
Front Head Room (in) 40.0 39.7
Passenger Volume (ft³) 104.7 95
Second Hip Room (in) 55.7 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in) 57.3 55.8
Second Head Room (in) 38.1 37.8
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in) 57.8 57.5
Track Width, Rear (in) 62.1 59.1
Wheelbase (in) 108.5 106.4
Liftover Height (in) 26.0 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 73.0 68.5
Track Width, Front (in) 61.6 59.0
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.4 4.3
Length, Overall (in) 197.6 184.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 17.0 15
Brakes
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 1.5 NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.9 x 1.0 11.1 x 0.98
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) Yes NA
Brake ABS System NA Four-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) NA Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 18.0 16.4
Steering
Steering Type Power Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.68 2.8
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 17.0 14.3
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 39.7 37.4
Tires
Spare Tire Size T135/70D16 P195/65HR15
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P215/60R16 P195/65HR15
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P215/60R16 P195/65HR15
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 125 - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1250 - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3326 3122
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6 15 x 6
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6 15 x 6
Spare Wheel Size (in) 16 x 4 15 x 6
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 11.6 7.4
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 115 90
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 600 - TBD -
Engine
Fuel System SMPI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 185 @ 3950 155 @ 1750
Engine Order Code 99U NA
Displacement 3.0L/181 1.8L/109
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 155 @ 4900 150 @ 5700
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas I4
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 29 31
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 19 24
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 2.77 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) 2.26 3.44
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.54 2.12
Trans Order Code 44L NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.77 3.70
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.69 1.03
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD, Manual w/OD
Summary
Body Style 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name Ford Taurus Volkswagen Passat
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs Torsion Beam
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) .87 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) .73 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs Four-link
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) .87 - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) .81 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Quadralink Independent
 
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