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Selected Style LW-200 Automatic
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
LW-200 Automatic 24 32 $18,752 $20,335
LW-300 Automatic 21 29 $20,914 $22,685
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
$18,752
$19,790
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$20,335
$21,750
Monthly Payment Estimate
$339 / month
$363 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 24 mpg 22 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 32 mpg 31 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Mid-size Wagon Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in) 35.4 35.3
Front Head Room (in) 39.3 39.7
Passenger Volume (ft³) 98.0 95
Second Hip Room (in) 54.0 56.7
Front Shoulder Room (in) 55.7 55.8
Second Head Room (in) 39.6 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
Exterior Dimensions
Rear Door Opening Height (in) - TBD - -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 68.5 68.7
Track Width, Front (in) 59.8 59.6
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.7 5.8
Length, Overall (in) 190.4 185.2
Rear Door Opening Width (in) - TBD - -
Height, Overall (in) 57.3 57.6
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in) 59.4 59.6
Wheelbase (in) 106.5 106.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) 33.5 -
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) - TBD - -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) - TBD - -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) - TBD - -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) 79 -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in) NA -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) N/A -
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) - TBD - -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) - TBD - -
Trunk Volume (ft³) - 15
Brakes
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.3 x 1.0 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
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) 11.3 x 0.4 NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 15.7 16.4
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.9 2.8
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
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
Tires
Rear Tire Size P195/65R15 P195/65HR15
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
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - TBD - N/A
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
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3086 3212
Wheels
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6 15 x 6
Spare Wheel Size (in) 15 x - TBD - 15 x 6
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6 15 x 6
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 9.0 7.1
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - 90
Engine
Displacement 2.2L/134 1.8L/109
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 135 @ 5200 170 @ 5900
Engine Type Gas L4 Gas I4
Fuel System SPFI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 142 @ 4400 166 @ 1950
Engine Order Code N/A NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 24 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 32 31
Transmission
Clutch Size (in) NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 1.43
Trans Type 4 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) NA 0.84
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) - TBD - 3.44
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.61 2.18
Trans Order Code N/A NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.91 3.70
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.68 1.03
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 2.96 3.78
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) - NA
Summary
Vehicle Name Saturn LW Volkswagen Passat
Body Style 4 Door Wagon 4 Door Sdn
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Stabilizer Bar NA
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
 
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