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Selected Style 4-Door Value Edition Manual
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Manual Value Edition 23 32 $21,118 $22,950
4-Door Manual 2.0T 23 32 $21,985 $23,900
4-Door Automatic Value Edition 22 31 $22,191 $24,025
4-Door Automatic 2.0T 22 31 $23,058 $24,975
4-Door Automatic 3.6L V6 19 28 $27,513 $29,950
4-Door 4MOTION Automatic 3.6L V6 18 27 $29,413 $31,900
4-Door Sedan SE
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan SE 20 27 $19,400 $20,830
4-Door Sedan SEL 20 27 $21,127 $22,980
Pricing
Invoice Price
$21,118
$19,400
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$22,950
$20,830
Monthly Payment Estimate
$383 / month
$347 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 23 mpg 20 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 32 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Mid-Size Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in) - TBD - 54.4
Second Leg Room (in) 37.7 38.3
Front Head Room (in) 38.4 40.0
Passenger Volume (ft³) 96.3 103.9
Second Hip Room (in) - TBD - 55.7
Front Shoulder Room (in) 55.7 57.3
Second Head Room (in) 37.8 38.1
Passenger Capacity 5 6
Second Shoulder Room (in) 54.6 56.6
Front Leg Room (in) 41.4 42.2
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - 29.7
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 71.7 73.0
Track Width, Front (in) 61.1 61.6
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.2 5.4
Length, Overall (in) 188.2 197.7
Height, Overall (in) 58.0 58.6
Track Width, Rear (in) 61.1 62.1
Wheelbase (in) 106.7 108.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 14.2 16.9
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA 8.9 x 1.5
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 12.3 x - TBD - 10.9 x 1.0
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA Yes
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel NA
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.0 x - TBD - NA
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 18.5 18.0
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.00 2.68
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 16.4 17.0
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 35.8 39.7
Steering Type Electromechanical Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size P215/55HR16 P215/60R16
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P215/55HR16 P215/60R16
Spare Tire Size P215/55HR16 Compact
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) N/A 125
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) N/A NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) N/A 1250
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) N/A NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3305 3306
Wheels
Front Wheel Material Alloy Steel
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 7 16 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in) 16 x 7 - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material Alloy Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 7 16 x - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 7.6 11.6
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 140 130
Engine
Displacement 2.0L/121 3.0L/182
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 200 @ 5100-6000 153 @ 5000
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas V6
Fuel System Turbocharged SMPI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 207 @ 1800-5000 185 @ 3950
Engine Order Code - TBD - 99U
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 32 27
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 23 20
Transmission
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.47 1.00
Trans Type Manual w/OD 4
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.11 NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.99 2.26
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.09 1.54
Trans Order Code - TBD - 44N
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.94/3.09 3.96
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.10 0.69
Trans Description Cont. NA Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.93 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.36 2.77
Summary
Vehicle Name Volkswagen Passat Sedan Ford Taurus
Body Style 4 Door Sdn 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Independent Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - 0.73
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) MacPherson Strut MacPherson strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - 0.81
Suspension Type - Rear Independent Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Four-link MacPherson strut
 
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