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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 20 27 $17,356 $18,550
4-Door Sedan SE 20 27 $17,868 $19,325
4-Door Sedan SES 20 27 $18,781 $20,340
4-Door Sedan SEL 18 27 $20,118 $21,825
4-Door Wagon SE 18 26 $18,907 $20,480
4-Door Sedan GL Manual
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Manual GL 24 31 $15,228 $16,700
4-Door Sedan Automatic GL 22 29 $16,092 $17,575
4-Door Sedan TDI Manual GL 42 49 $16,764 $17,995
4-Door Sedan TDI Automatic GL 34 45 $17,913 $19,180
4-Door Sedan Manual GLS 24 31 $16,087 $17,650
4-Door Sedan Automatic GLS 22 29 $16,951 $18,525
4-Door Sedan Turbo Manual GLS 25 31 $17,486 $19,200
4-Door Sedan Turbo Automatic GLS 23 29 $18,350 $20,075
4-Door Sedan GLS Wolfsburg 25 31 $17,713 $19,450
4-Door Sedan TDI Manual GLS 42 49 $17,414 $18,700
4-Door Sedan TDI Automatic GLS 34 45 $18,565 $19,885
4-Door Sedan V6 Manual GLS 19 28 $18,164 $19,950
4-Door Sedan V6 Automatic GLS 19 26 $19,028 $20,825
4-Door Sedan V6 Manual GLX 19 28 $22,094 $24,300
4-Door Sedan V6 Automatic GLX 19 26 $22,958 $25,175
4-Door Wagon Manual GLS 24 31 $16,944 $18,600
4-Door Wagon Automatic GLS 22 29 $17,808 $19,475
4-Door Wagon V6 Manual GLS 19 28 $19,022 $20,900
4-Door Wagon V6 Automatic GLS 19 26 $19,886 $21,775
4-Door Wagon V6 Manual GLX 19 28 $23,087 $25,400
4-Door Wagon V6 Automatic GLX 19 26 $23,951 $26,275
Pricing
Invoice Price
$17,356
$15,228
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$18,550
$16,700
Monthly Payment Estimate
$309 / month
$278 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating Read Our Full Review
Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 20 mpg 24 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 27 mpg 31 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Mid-Size Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in) 55.7 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in) 57.3 53.7
Second Head Room (in) 38.1 37.2
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 56.6 52.9
Front Leg Room (in) 42.2 41.3
Front Hip Room (in) 54.5 - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in) 38.9 - TBD -
Front Head Room (in) 40.0 38.7
Passenger Volume (ft³) 104.7 88
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in) 61.6 - TBD -
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.4 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in) 197.6 172.3
Height, Overall (in) 57.8 56.9
Track Width, Rear (in) 62.1 58.8
Wheelbase (in) 108.5 98.9
Liftover Height (in) 26.0 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 73.0 68.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 17.0 13.0
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.9 x 1.0 11.0 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) Yes NA
Brake ABS System NA Four-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) NA Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) NA 9.1 x - TBD -
Brake Type Power Pwr-Assisted
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) 8.9 x 1.5 NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 18.0 14.5
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 17.0 15.6
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 39.7 35.8
Steering Type Power Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.68 3.0
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
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
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1250 N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 125 N/A
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3326 2853
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6 15 x 6.0
Spare Wheel Size (in) 16 x 4 15 x 6.0
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6 15 x 6.0
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 11.6 5.8
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 600 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 115 90
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 155 @ 4900 115 @ 5200
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas I4
Fuel System SMPI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 185 @ 3950 122 @ 2600
Engine Order Code 99U NA
Displacement 3.0L/181 2.0L/121
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 20 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 27 31
Transmission
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 3.06
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.54 2.12
Trans Order Code 44L NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.77 4.24
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 3.78
Clutch Size (in) NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 1.36
Trans Type 4 5
Summary
Vehicle Name Ford Taurus Volkswagen Jetta
Body Style 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan GL
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) 22.1 - TBD -
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) 22.1 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) .73 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs MacPherson Strut
 
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