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Selected Style L-200 Manual
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
L-200 Manual 23 31 $16,360 $17,735
L-200 Automatic 24 32 $17,096 $18,535
L-300 Automatic 21 29 $19,166 $20,785
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
$16,360
$19,790
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$17,735
$21,750
Monthly Payment Estimate
$296 / month
$363 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 23 mpg 22 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 31 mpg 31 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Mid-size Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in) 54.0 56.7
Front Shoulder Room (in) 55.7 55.8
Second Head Room (in) 38.0 37.8
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 56.1 54.6
Front Leg Room (in) 42.3 41.5
Front Hip Room (in) 51.7 57.7
Second Leg Room (in) 35.4 35.3
Front Head Room (in) 39.3 39.7
Passenger Volume (ft³) 96.9 95
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.7 5.8
Length, Overall (in) 190.4 185.2
Height, Overall (in) 56.4 57.6
Track Width, Rear (in) 59.4 59.6
Wheelbase (in) 106.5 106.4
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 68.5 68.7
Track Width, Front (in) 59.8 59.6
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 17.5 15
Brakes
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
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) 11.3 x 0.4 NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.3 x 1.0 11.3 x 0.98
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 15.7 16.4
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 15.7 14.3
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 36.6 37.4
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.9 2.8
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code N/A NA
Front Tire Size P195/65R15 P195/65HR15
Spare Tire Size T115/70R16 P195/65HR15
Front Tire Order Code N/A NA
Spare Tire Order Code N/A NA
Rear Tire Size P195/65R15 P195/65HR15
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 150 N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - TBD - N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1000 N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - TBD - N/A
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2989 3212
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in) 16 x - TBD - 15 x 6
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 15 x - TBD - 15 x 6
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 15 x - TBD - 15 x 6
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 9.0 7.1
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - 90
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type Gas L4 Gas I4
Fuel System SPFI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 142 @ 4400 166 @ 1950
Engine Order Code N/A NA
Displacement 2.2L/134 1.8L/109
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 135 @ 5200 170 @ 5900
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 23 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 31 31
Transmission
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) - TBD - 3.44
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.76 2.18
Trans Order Code N/A NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 4.50 3.70
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.89 1.03
Trans Description Cont. Manual Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.38 3.78
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.18 1.43
Trans Type 5 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.70 0.84
Trans Description Cont. Again w/OD NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) - NA
Summary
Body Style 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sdn
Vehicle Name Saturn LS Volkswagen Passat
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Indep. Multi-Link Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Stabilizer Bar Torsion Beam
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut Four-link
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Stabilizer Bar NA
 
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