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4-Door Sedan V6 Manual
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan I4 Manual 22 30 $14,104 $15,499
4-Door Sedan V6 Manual 20 27 $14,104 $15,499
4-Door Sedan I4 Automatic 22 30 $14,853 $16,299
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
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4-Door Sedan Manual GL
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Manual GL 22 31 $19,790 $21,750
4-Door Wagon Manual GL 22 31 $20,513 $22,550
4-Door Sedan Automatic GL 21 30 $20,863 $22,825
4-Door Sedan Manual GLS 22 31 $20,816 $22,885
4-Door Wagon Automatic GL 21 30 $21,586 $23,625
4-Door Wagon Manual GLS 22 31 $21,538 $23,685
4-Door Sedan Automatic GLS 21 30 $21,889 $23,960
4-Door Wagon Automatic GLS 21 30 $22,611 $24,760
4-Door Sedan V6 Manual GLS 20 28 $23,074 $25,385
4-Door Wagon V6 Manual GLS 20 28 $23,797 $26,185
4-Door Sedan V6 Automatic GLS 19 27 $24,147 $26,460
4-Door Wagon V6 Automatic GLS 19 27 $24,870 $27,260
4-Door Sedan V6 Manual GLX 20 28 $26,114 $28,750
4-Door Wagon V6 Manual GLX 20 28 $26,837 $29,550
4-Door Sedan V6 Automatic GLX 19 27 $27,187 $29,825
4-Door Wagon V6 Automatic GLX 19 27 $27,910 $30,625
4-Door Sedan V6 4MOTION Automatic GLX 19 26 $29,016 $31,575
4-Door Wagon V6 4MOTION Automatic GLX 19 26 $29,739 $32,375
4-Door Sedan 4MOTION Automatic W8 18 25 $34,729 $37,900
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
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
20 mpg 22 mpg
Highway
27 mpg 31 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
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
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
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 5.8
Length, Overall (in)
186.9 185.2
Height, Overall (in)
56.0 57.6
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
14.1 15
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.3 x - TBD - 9.6 x 0.39
Brake Type
Pwr-Assisted Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA 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 )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
NA 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
17.2 16.4
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
14.1 14.3
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.4 37.4
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 -
Tires
Front Tire Size
P205/65HR15 P195/65HR15
Spare Tire Size
Compact P195/65HR15
Front Tire Order Code
N/A NA
Spare Tire Order Code
N/A NA
Rear Tire Size
P205/65HR15 P195/65HR15
Rear Tire Order Code
N/A NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
200 N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA N/A
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3181 3212
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - 15 x 6
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
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
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
7.7 7.1
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
95 90
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas I4
Fuel System
MPI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
181 @ 4000 166 @ 1950
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.7L/162 1.8L/109
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
170 @ 6000 170 @ 5900
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
27 31
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
20 22
Transmission
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.95 2.18
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.06 3.70
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.94 1.03
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Manual w/OD
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
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sdn
Vehicle Name
Hyundai Sonata Volkswagen Passat
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Torsion Beam
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 -

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