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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 Head Room (in) 38.1 37.8
Passenger Capacity 5 5
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
Exterior Dimensions
Length, Overall (in) 197.6 184.1
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 17.0 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 1.5 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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 18.0 16.4
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 39.7 37.4
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
Tires
Front Tire Size P215/60R16 P195/65HR15
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
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1250 - TBD -
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 -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3326 3122
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
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
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
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas I4
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
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 29 31
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 19 24
Transmission
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
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
Summary
Body Style 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name Ford Taurus Volkswagen Passat
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) .81 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Quadralink Independent
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 -
 
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