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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan GS
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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan GS 28 37 $10,837 $11,580
4-Door Sedan LS 28 37 $12,240 $13,120
4-Door Wagon LS 28 37 $13,336 $14,325
2-Door HB GL Manual (CA/NE)
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Transmission

Engine

Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door HB Automatic GL 22 28 $13,753 $14,900
2-Door HB Manual GL 24 31 $13,753 $14,900
2-Door HB TDI Automatic GL 34 45 $14,937 $16,195
2-Door HB TDI Manual GL 42 49 $14,937 $16,195
4-Door HB Automatic GLS 22 28 $15,078 $16,350
4-Door HB Manual GLS 24 31 $15,078 $16,350
4-Door HB TDI Automatic GLS 34 45 $16,037 $17,400
4-Door HB TDI Manual GLS 42 49 $16,037 $17,400
Pricing
Invoice Price
$10,837
$13,753
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$11,580
$14,900
Monthly Payment Estimate
$193 / month
$248 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 28 mpg 24 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 37 mpg 31 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 52.1 51.7
Front Leg Room (in) 42.5 41.3
Front Hip Room (in) 50.2 - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in) 34.0 33.3
Front Head Room (in) 39.1 38.5
Passenger Volume (ft³) 87.2 88.0
Second Hip Room (in) 49.4 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in) 51.6 53.7
Second Head Room (in) 36.8 37.7
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in) 53.3 56.7
Track Width, Rear (in) 56.5 58.8
Wheelbase (in) 98.4 98.9
Liftover Height (in) 26.4 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 67.0 68.3
Track Width, Front (in) 56.5 59.6
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD - 3.9
Length, Overall (in) 174.7 163.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 12.8 -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³) - 18.0
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³) - - TBD -
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) NA Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) NA 9.1 x 0.35
Brake Type Power Pwr-Assisted
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) 9.0 x 1.48 NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.1 x 0.87 11.3 x 0.87
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) Yes NA
Brake ABS System NA Four-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 12.7 14.5
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 31.5 35.1
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.1 3.2
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 17.0 15.8
Tires
Spare Tire Size T115/70D14 P195/65R15
Front Tire Order Code T71 NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P185/65R14 P195/65R15
Rear Tire Order Code T71 NA
Front Tire Size P185/65R14 P195/65R15
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA N/A
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2469 2723
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 14 x 5.5 15 x 6
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 14 x 5.5 15 x 6
Spare Wheel Size (in) 14 x 4.0 15 x 6
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 8.85 5.8
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 75 90
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 540 - TBD -
Engine
Fuel System SEFI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 125 @ 3750 122 @ 2600
Engine Order Code 99P NA
Displacement 2.0L/122 2.0L/121
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 110 @ 5000 115 @ 5200
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas I4
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 37 31
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 28 24
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.85 4.24
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.91 1.03
Trans Description Cont. Manual w/OD Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.31 3.78
Clutch Size (in) 8.86 - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.23 1.36
Trans Type 5 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.72 0.84
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front-Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.17 3.06
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.83 2.12
Trans Order Code 445 NA
Summary
Body Style 4 Door Sedan 2 Door Hatchback GL
Vehicle Name Mercury Tracer Volkswagen New Golf
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear Quadralink Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs Torsion Beam
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) 30 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 0.51 0.79
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) NA MacPherson Strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) 32 - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 1.00 0.71
 
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