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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan I4 Manual
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan I4 Manual 22 30 $14,104 $15,499
4-Door Sedan I4 Automatic 22 30 $14,853 $16,299
4-Door Sedan V6 Manual 20 27 $14,104 $15,499
4-Door Sedan V6 Automatic 19 27 $14,853 $16,299
4-Door Sedan V6 Manual GLS 20 27 $15,698 $17,349
4-Door Sedan V6 Automatic GLS 19 27 $16,447 $18,149
4-Door Sedan V6 Manual LX 20 27 $16,710 $18,574
4-Door Sedan V6 Automatic LX 19 27 $17,459 $19,374
4-Door Sedan GL Manual
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Manual GL 22 31 $19,790 $21,750
4-Door Sedan Automatic GL 21 30 $20,863 $22,825
4-Door Sedan Manual GLS 22 31 $20,816 $22,885
4-Door Sedan Automatic GLS 21 30 $21,889 $23,960
4-Door Sedan V6 Manual GLS 20 28 $23,074 $25,385
4-Door Sedan V6 Automatic GLS 19 27 $24,147 $26,460
4-Door Sedan V6 Manual GLX 20 28 $26,114 $28,750
4-Door Sedan V6 Automatic GLX 19 27 $27,187 $29,825
4-Door Sedan V6 4MOTION Automatic GLX 19 26 $29,016 $31,575
4-Door Sedan 4MOTION Automatic W8 18 25 $34,729 $37,900
4-Door Wagon Manual GL 22 31 $20,513 $22,550
4-Door Wagon Automatic GL 21 30 $21,586 $23,625
4-Door Wagon Manual GLS 22 31 $21,538 $23,685
4-Door Wagon Automatic GLS 21 30 $22,611 $24,760
4-Door Wagon V6 Manual GLS 20 28 $23,797 $26,185
4-Door Wagon V6 Automatic GLS 19 27 $24,870 $27,260
4-Door Wagon V6 Manual GLX 20 28 $26,837 $29,550
4-Door Wagon V6 Automatic GLX 19 27 $27,910 $30,625
4-Door Wagon V6 4MOTION Automatic GLX 19 26 $29,739 $32,375
4-Door Wagon 4MOTION Automatic W8 18 25 $35,452 $38,700
4-Door Sedan 4MOTION 6-spd Manual W8 17 24 $35,984 $39,400
4-Door Wagon 4MOTION 6-spd Manual W8 17 24 $36,706 $40,200
Pricing
Invoice Price
$14,104
$19,790
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$15,499
$21,750
Monthly Payment Estimate
$258 / month
$363 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 22 mpg 22 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 30 mpg 31 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Mid-Size Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in) 55.8 57.7
Second Leg Room (in) 36.2 35.3
Front Head Room (in) 39.3 39.7
Passenger Volume (ft³) 100.0 95
Second Hip Room (in) 54.4 56.7
Front Shoulder Room (in) 56.9 55.8
Second Head Room (in) 37.6 37.8
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 55.7 54.6
Front Leg Room (in) 43.3 41.5
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in) 60.2 59.6
Wheelbase (in) 106.3 106.4
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 71.7 68.7
Track Width, Front (in) 60.6 59.6
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD - 5.8
Length, Overall (in) 186.9 185.2
Height, Overall (in) 56.0 57.6
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 14.1 15
Brakes
Brake Type Pwr-Assisted Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) 9.0 x - TBD - NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.1 x - TBD - 11.3 x 0.98
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) Yes NA
Brake ABS System NA 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) NA Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) NA 9.6 x 0.39
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 17.2 16.4
Steering
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.92 2.8
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 14.1 14.3
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 34.4 37.4
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code N/A NA
Rear Tire Size P205/65HR15 P195/65HR15
Rear Tire Order Code N/A NA
Front Tire Size P205/65HR15 P195/65HR15
Spare Tire Size Compact P195/65HR15
Front Tire Order Code N/A NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 200 N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 2000 N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA N/A
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3181 3212
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6.0 15 x 6
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6.0 15 x 6
Spare Wheel Size (in) - TBD - 15 x 6
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 7.7 7.1
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 95 90
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 147 @ 3000 166 @ 1950
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 2.4L/143 1.8L/109
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 138 @ 5500 170 @ 5900
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System MPI SMPI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 30 31
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 22 22
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.46 3.78
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.30 1.43
Trans Type 5 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.78 0.84
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.46 3.44
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.95 2.18
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.88 3.70
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.94 1.03
Trans Description Cont. Manual w/OD Manual w/OD
Summary
Vehicle Name Hyundai Sonata Volkswagen Passat
Body Style 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sdn
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Independent Four-link
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Double-wishbone NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Independent Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Multi-Link Torsion Beam
 
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