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Selected Style 4-Door DSG Komfort FWD SULEV *Ltd Avail*
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door DSG FWD Komfort 22 31 $25,412 $27,195
4-Door DSG FWD SULEV Komfort 22 31 $25,277 $26,995
4-Door DSG FWD PZEV Komfort 22 31 $25,412 $27,195
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan FWD S 22 31 $18,433 $19,695
4-Door Sedan FWD SE 22 29 $19,613 $21,225
4-Door Sedan FWD SEL 22 31 $22,700 $24,655
4-Door Sedan FWD SPORT 18 27 $24,364 $26,505
4-Door Sedan AWD SEL 18 25 $25,813 $28,115
4-Door Sedan AWD SPORT 17 24 $26,030 $28,355
Pricing
Invoice Price
$25,277
$18,433
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$26,995
$19,695
Monthly Payment Estimate
$450 / month
$328 / month
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TCC's Bottom Line Whether as a sedan or wagon, the 2010 Volkswagen Passat handles family business, performing with more grace than most mid-size models, with an understated stylishness shining through. If you seek proof that Detroit in general, and Ford in particular, can build a comfortable, high-quality, fine-driving, and hyper-efficient sedan that is more than competitive, look to the 2010 Ford Fusion.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 22 mpg 22 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 31 mpg 31 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Mid-Size Mid-Size Sedan
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in) 54.6 56.5
Front Leg Room (in) 41.4 42.3
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Front Hip Room (in) - TBD - 54.0
Second Leg Room (in) 37.7 37.1
Front Head Room (in) 38.4 38.7
Second Hip Room (in) - TBD - 53.3
Front Shoulder Room (in) 55.7 57.4
Passenger Volume (ft³) 96.3 100.3
Second Head Room (in) 37.8 37.8
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in) 58.0 56.9
Track Width, Rear (in) 61.1 61.3
Wheelbase (in) 106.7 107.4
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 71.7 80.1
Track Width, Front (in) 61.1 61.7
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.2 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in) 188.2 190.6
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 14.2 16.5
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.0 x - TBD - - TBD -
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 12.3 x - TBD - - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 18.5 17.5
Steering
Steering Type Electromechanical Pwr rack & pinion w/electric variable assist
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.0 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 16.4 16.0
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 35.8 39.0
Tires
Spare Tire Size P235/45HR17 Compact
Front Tire Order Code NA T6M
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P235/45HR17 P205/60VR16
Rear Tire Order Code NA T6M
Front Tire Size P235/45HR17 P205/60VR16
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3331 3285
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material Alloy Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7.5 16 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material Alloy Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material - TBD - - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7.5 16 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 7.6 - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 140 - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 200 @ 5100-6000 175 @ 6000
Engine Type Gas Turbocharged I4 Gas I4
Fuel System Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 207 @ 1800-5000 172 @ 4500
Engine Order Code NA 99A
Displacement 2.0L/121 2.5L/152
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 22 22
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 25 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 31 31
Transmission
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.99 3.19
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.05 1.84
Trans Order Code NA 446
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.50 4.38
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.9 1.03
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/manual shift Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.76 0.68
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.46 3.45
Clutch Size (in) NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.3 1.31
Trans Type 6 6
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.91 0.84
Summary
Body Style 4 Door Sdn 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name Volkswagen Passat Sedan Ford Fusion
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) 4-link w/Stabilizer Bar
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Independent Independent SLA
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - 0.63
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) MacPherson Strut w/Stabilizer Bar
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - 0.94
Suspension Type - Rear Independent Independent Multi-link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 7.5 7.5
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 7 7
 
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