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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan TDI Manual
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Body Style

Transmission

Engine

Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Manual GLX 19 26 $19,694 $21,890
4-Door Sedan Automatic GLX 18 25 $19,694 $21,890
4-Door Wagon Manual GLX 19 26 $20,078 $22,320
4-Door Wagon Automatic GLX 18 25 $20,078 $22,320
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 CE Manual
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Engine

Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Automatic LE 23 30 $17,446 $19,928
4-Door Sedan V6 Automatic LE 20 28 $19,469 $22,238
4-Door Sedan Automatic XLE 23 30 $19,152 $21,878
4-Door Sedan V6 Automatic XLE 20 28 $21,088 $24,088
4-Door Sedan Manual CE 23 31 $14,568 $16,448
4-Door Sedan Automatic CE 23 30 $15,277 $17,248
4-Door Sedan V6 Manual CE 20 28 $17,103 $19,308
Pricing
Invoice Price
$17,498
$14,568
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$19,430
$16,448
Monthly Payment Estimate
$324 / month
$274 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 38 mpg 23 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 47 mpg 31 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Mid-Size Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in) -TBD- 54.1
Front Shoulder Room (in) 55.0 56.2
Second Head Room (in) 36.6 37.6
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 54.0 56.1
Front Leg Room (in) 45.1 43.5
Front Hip Room (in) -TBD- 54.0
Second Leg Room (in) 37.0 35.5
Front Head Room (in) 39.3 38.6
Passenger Volume (ft³) 98.7 96.9
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in) 58.4 61.1
Min Ground Clearance (in) 4.4 5.3
Length, Overall (in) 181.5 188.5
Height, Overall (in) 56.4 55.4
Track Width, Rear (in) 56.0 59.9
Wheelbase (in) 103.3 105.2
Liftover Height (in) -TBD- 24.8
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 67.5 70.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 14.4 14.1
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.1 x 0.79 10.0 x 1.1
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA Yes
Brake ABS System NA NA
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 8.9 x -TBD- NA
Brake Type Pwr-Assisted Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA 9.0 x - TBD -
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 18.5 18.5
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) -TBD- 37.7
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 17.5 17.4
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 35.1 35.4
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Power Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.1 3.1
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P195/60R14 P195/70R14
Spare Tire Size -TBD- P195/70R14
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P195/60R14 P195/70R14
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) -TBD- N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) -TBD- 2000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) -TBD- N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) -TBD- 200
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3009 2998
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material -TBD- Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 14 x 6 14 x 5.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) -TBD- 14 x 5.5
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 14 x 6 14 x 5.5
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 6.4 7.3
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) -TBD- 582
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 120 80
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 90 @ 3750 133 @ 5200
Engine Type Diesel I4 Gas 4-Cyl
Fuel System TDI EFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 149 @ 1900 147 @ 4400
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 1.9L/116 2.2L/134
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 38 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 47 31
Transmission
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.76 0.73
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Drivetrain Front-Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.60 3.15
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.12 1.96
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.16 3.94
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.97 0.95
Trans Description Cont. Manual w/OD Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.75 3.54
Clutch Size (in) -TBD- 3.94
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.36 1.25
Trans Type 5 5
Summary
Vehicle Name Volkswagen Passat Toyota Camry
Body Style 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) -TBD- - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 0.94 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Independent MacPherson Strut
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Torsion Beam NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) -TBD- - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Independent MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 0.71 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) MacPherson Strut NA
 
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