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4-Door Sedan S 2.0L Manual
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 2.0L Manual S 26 32 $12,961 $13,499
4-Door Sedan 2.0L Automatic S 26 31 $13,921 $14,499
4-Door Sedan 2.0L Manual GS 26 32 $14,113 $14,699
4-Door Wagon 2.0L Manual SX 26 32 $14,401 $14,999
4-Door Sedan 2.0L Manual w/ABS GS 26 32 $14,573 $15,199
4-Door Wagon 2.0L Manual w/ABS SX 26 32 $14,861 $15,499
4-Door Sedan 2.0L Automatic GS 26 31 $15,073 $15,699
4-Door Wagon 2.0L Automatic SX 26 31 $15,361 $15,999
4-Door Sedan 2.0L Automatic w/ABS GS 26 31 $15,533 $16,199
4-Door Wagon 2.0L Automatic w/ABS SX 26 31 $15,821 $16,499
4-Door Sedan 2.0L Automatic AWD GS 24 28 $16,033 $16,699
4-Door Wagon 2.0L Automatic AWD SX 24 28 $16,321 $16,999
4-Door Sedan 2.0L Automatic AWD w/ABS GS 24 28 $16,493 $17,199
4-Door Wagon 2.0L Automatic AWD w/ABS SX 24 28 $16,781 $17,499
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4-Door Sedan GL Manual
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
$12,961
$19,790
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$13,499
$21,750
Monthly Payment Estimate
$225 / month
$363 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
26 mpg 22 mpg
Highway
32 mpg 31 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
36.0 35.3
Passenger Volume (ft³)
90 95
Front Head Room (in)
40.7 39.7
Second Hip Room (in)
49.7 56.7
Front Shoulder Room (in)
53.7 55.8
Second Head Room (in)
37.6 37.8
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
52.9 54.6
Front Leg Room (in)
41.4 41.5
Front Hip Room (in)
48.8 57.7
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
67.7 68.7
Track Width, Front (in)
57.1 59.6
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.9 5.8
Length, Overall (in)
171.3 185.2
Height, Overall (in)
60.8 57.6
Track Width, Rear (in)
56.9 59.6
Wheelbase (in)
97.6 106.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
14.6 15
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- 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
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
- TBD - NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
13.2 16.4
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.0 14.3
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
32.8 37.4
Steering Type
Pwr Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.11 2.8
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P185/65R14 P195/65HR15
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P185/65R14 P195/65HR15
Spare Tire Size
T125/70D15 P195/65HR15
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
N/A N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
N/A N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
N/A N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
N/A N/A
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2604 3212
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
14 x - TBD - 15 x 6
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact 15 x 6
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
14 x - TBD - 15 x 6
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
7.4 7.1
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
700 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
80 90
Engine
Displacement
2.0L/122 1.8L/109
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
141 @ 5700 170 @ 5900
Engine Type
Gas L4 Gas I4
Fuel System
NA SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
135 @ 3000 166 @ 1950
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
26 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
32 31
Transmission
Trans Type
5 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.82 0.84
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.25 3.44
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.90 2.18
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.72 3.70
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.97 1.03
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.55 3.78
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.31 1.43
Summary
Vehicle Name
Suzuki Aerio Volkswagen Passat
Body Style
4dr Sedan 4 Door Sdn
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
MacPherson Strut Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA Torsion Beam
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut Four-link

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