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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan TDI Manual
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Transmission

Engine

Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Manual TDI 38 47 $17,498 $19,430
4-Door Wagon Manual TDI 38 47 $17,882 $19,860
4-Door Sedan Automatic GLX 18 25 $19,694 $21,890
4-Door Sedan Manual GLX 19 26 $19,694 $21,890
4-Door Wagon Automatic GLX 18 25 $20,078 $22,320
4-Door Wagon Manual GLX 19 26 $20,078 $22,320
4-Door Sedan Base
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Other

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Base 26 37 $13,771 $14,990
4-Door Sedan ES 26 37 $15,369 $16,785
Pricing
Invoice Price
$17,498
$13,771
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$19,430
$14,990
Monthly Payment Estimate
$324 / month
$250 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 38 mpg 26 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 47 mpg 37 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Mid-Size Mid-size
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in) 54.0 54.7
Front Leg Room (in) 45.1 42.3
Front Hip Room (in) -TBD- 52.8
Second Leg Room (in) 37.0 38.1
Passenger Volume (ft³) 98.7 95.9
Front Head Room (in) 39.3 38.1
Second Hip Room (in) -TBD- 52.7
Front Shoulder Room (in) 55.0 55.2
Second Head Room (in) 36.6 36.8
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in) 56.4 54.1
Track Width, Rear (in) 56.0 60.2
Wheelbase (in) 103.3 108.0
Liftover Height (in) -TBD- 25.1
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 67.5 71.0
Track Width, Front (in) 58.4 60.2
Min Ground Clearance (in) 4.4 5.6
Length, Overall (in) 181.5 186.0
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 14.4 15.7
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 8.9 x -TBD- NA
Brake Type Pwr-Assisted Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA 7.9 x 1.3
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.1 x 0.79 10.2 x 0.9
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA Yes
Brake ABS System NA NA
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 18.5 16.0
Steering
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.1 3.1
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) -TBD- 38.6
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 17.5 17.5
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 35.1 37.0
Tires
Spare Tire Size -TBD- T125/70D14
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P195/60R14 P195/70R14
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P195/60R14 P195/70R14
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) -TBD- NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) -TBD- 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) -TBD- NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) -TBD- 1000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3009 2911
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in) 14 x 6 14 x 6
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material -TBD- Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 14 x 6 14 x 6
Spare Wheel Size (in) -TBD- 15 x 4
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 6.4 8.5
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 120 90
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) -TBD- 510
Engine
Fuel System TDI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 149 @ 1900 129 @ 5000
Engine Order Code NA ECB
Displacement 1.9L/116 2.0L/122
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 90 @ 3750 132 @ 6000
Engine Type Diesel I4 Gas I4
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 47 37
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 38 26
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.75 3.54
Clutch Size (in) -TBD- 9.0
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.36 1.36
Trans Type 5 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.76 0.72
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Drivetrain Front-Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.60 3.42
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.12 2.13
Trans Order Code NA DD5
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.16 2.83
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.97 1.03
Trans Description Cont. Manual w/OD Manual
Summary
Body Style 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan Base
Vehicle Name Volkswagen Passat Dodge Stratus
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Torsion Beam NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) -TBD- 30.1
Suspension Type - Front Independent Independent SLA
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 0.71 0.55
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) MacPherson Strut NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) -TBD- 30.1
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 0.94 1.22
Suspension Type - Rear Independent Independent SLA
 
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