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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
4-Door I4 Manual LX
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door I4 Manual LX 22 31 $19,101 $21,055
4-Door I4 Automatic LX 21 31 $19,823 $21,855
4-Door I4 Automatic PZEV LX 21 31 $19,823 $21,855
4-Door I4 Manual LX-P 22 31 $20,004 $22,055
4-Door I4 Automatic LX-P 21 31 $20,727 $22,855
4-Door I4 Automatic PZEV LX-P 21 31 $20,727 $22,855
4-Door I4 Manual EX 22 31 $21,608 $23,830
4-Door I4 Automatic EX 21 31 $22,331 $24,630
4-Door I4 Automatic PZEV EX 21 31 $22,331 $24,630
4-Door I4 Manual EX-L 22 31 $23,596 $26,030
4-Door I4 Automatic EX-L 21 31 $24,319 $26,830
4-Door I4 Automatic PZEV EX-L 21 31 $24,319 $26,830
4-Door I4 Manual w/Navi EX-L 22 31 $25,403 $28,030
4-Door I4 Automatic w/Navi EX-L 21 31 $26,126 $28,830
4-Door I4 Automatic w/Navi PZEV EX-L 21 31 $26,126 $28,830
4-Door V6 Automatic EX 19 29 $24,296 $26,805
4-Door V6 Automatic EX-L 19 29 $26,375 $29,105
4-Door V6 Automatic w/Navi EX-L 19 29 $28,182 $31,105
Pricing
Invoice Price
$25,277
$19,101
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$26,995
$21,055
Monthly Payment Estimate
$450 / month
$351 / month
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TCC Rating
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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. Honda hasn’t changed much about the Accord, and that’s a good thing. In base four-cylinder form, the 2010 Honda Accord feels sophisticated beyond its price range, and even as a $30,000 coupe or sedan, the top V-6 models offer compelling refinement, performance, and luxury.
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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 Large
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Front Hip Room (in) - TBD - 56.6
Second Leg Room (in) 37.7 37.2
Front Head Room (in) 38.4 41.4
Second Hip Room (in) - TBD - 54.3
Front Shoulder Room (in) 55.7 58.2
Passenger Volume (ft³) 96.3 106.0
Second Head Room (in) 37.8 38.5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 54.6 56.4
Front Leg Room (in) 41.4 42.5
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in) 61.1 62.6
Wheelbase (in) 106.7 110.2
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 71.7 72.7
Track Width, Front (in) 61.1 62.6
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.2 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in) 188.2 194.1
Height, Overall (in) 58.0 58.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 14.2 14.0
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.0 x - TBD - 11.1 x - 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 - 11.1 x - 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 18.5
Steering
Steering Type Electromechanical Pwr rack & pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.0 2.56
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 16.4 13.08
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 35.8 37.7
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P235/45HR17 P215/60HR16
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P235/45HR17 P215/60HR16
Spare Tire Size P235/45HR17 Compact
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
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
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3331 3204
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7.5 16 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material Alloy Steel
Spare Wheel Material - TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7.5 16 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in) - TBD - Compact
Rear Wheel Material Alloy Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 7.6 8.6
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 140 - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type Gas Turbocharged I4 Gas I4
Fuel System Electronic Fuel Injection MPFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 207 @ 1800-5000 161 @ 4300
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 2.0L/121 2.4L/144
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 200 @ 5100-6000 177 @ 6500
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 25 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 31 31
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 22 22
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.99 3.58
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.05 1.78
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.50 4.39
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.9 0.87
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/manual shift Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.76 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.46 3.27
Clutch Size (in) NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.3 1.15
Trans Type 6 5
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.91 0.65
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Summary
Body Style 4 Door Sdn 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name Volkswagen Passat Sedan Honda Accord Sdn
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Independent Double wishbone
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - 0.51
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) MacPherson Strut NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - 1.04
Suspension Type - Rear Independent Multi-link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) 4-link NA
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 7.5 7.5
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 7 7
 
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