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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 Wagon SE 18 26 $18,907 $20,480
4-Door Sedan SEL 18 27 $20,118 $21,825
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 Manual GLS 24 31 $16,087 $17,650
4-Door Sedan TDI Manual GL 42 49 $16,764 $17,995
4-Door Sedan Automatic GLS 22 29 $16,951 $18,525
4-Door Wagon Manual GLS 24 31 $16,944 $18,600
4-Door Sedan TDI Manual GLS 42 49 $17,414 $18,700
4-Door Sedan TDI Automatic GL 34 45 $17,913 $19,180
4-Door Sedan Turbo Manual GLS 25 31 $17,486 $19,200
4-Door Sedan GLS Wolfsburg 25 31 $17,713 $19,450
4-Door Wagon Automatic GLS 22 29 $17,808 $19,475
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 Turbo Automatic GLS 23 29 $18,350 $20,075
4-Door Sedan V6 Automatic GLS 19 26 $19,028 $20,825
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 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 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
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 20 mpg 24 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 27 mpg 31 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Mid-Size Compact
Interior Dimensions
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
Second Hip Room (in) 55.7 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in) 57.3 53.7
Second Head Room (in) 38.1 37.2
Exterior Dimensions
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
Track Width, Front (in) 61.6 - TBD -
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.4 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in) 197.6 172.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 17.0 13.0
Brakes
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
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 18.0 14.5
Steering
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
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 17.0 15.6
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 N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 125 N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1250 N/A
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3326 2853
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6 15 x 6.0
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
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
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 11.6 5.8
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 122 @ 2600
Engine Order Code 99U NA
Displacement 3.0L/181 2.0L/121
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 155 @ 4900 115 @ 5200
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas I4
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 27 31
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 20 24
Transmission
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
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
Summary
Body Style 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan GL
Vehicle Name Ford Taurus Volkswagen Jetta
Suspension
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
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) 22.1 - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) .81 - TBD -
 
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