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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan GLS Manual
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Transmission

Engine

Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Manual GLS 23 32 $18,676 $20,750
4-Door Sedan Automatic GLS 21 31 $18,676 $20,750
4-Door Sedan V6 Manual GLS 20 29 $20,855 $23,190
4-Door Sedan V6 Automatic GLS 18 29 $20,855 $23,190
4-Door Wagon Manual GLS 23 32 $19,167 $21,300
4-Door Wagon Automatic GLS 21 31 $19,167 $21,300
4-Door Sedan Manual GLX 20 29 $23,589 $26,250
4-Door Sedan Automatic GLX 18 29 $23,589 $26,250
4-Door Sedan Manual GLS TDI 39 50 $19,078 $21,200
4-Door Sedan Automatic GLS TDI 31 44 $19,078 $21,200
4-Door Sedan LS 25th Anniversary
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan LS 19 30 $19,256 $21,045
4-Door Sedan GS 17 27 $21,767 $23,790
4-Door Sedan LS 25th Anniversary 19 30 $19,164 $20,945
Pricing
Invoice Price
$18,676
$19,164
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$20,750
$20,945
Monthly Payment Estimate
$346 / month
$349 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 23 mpg 19 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 32 mpg 30 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Mid-Size Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 54.6 57.1
Front Leg Room (in) 41.5 42.4
Front Hip Room (in) - TBD - 54.4
Second Leg Room (in) 35.3 36.9
Front Head Room (in) 39.7 39.4
Passenger Volume (ft³) 95 101.8
Second Hip Room (in) - TBD - 53.3
Front Shoulder Room (in) 55.8 58.0
Second Head Room (in) 37.8 37.4
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in) 57.4 56.6
Track Width, Rear (in) 59.1 61.3
Wheelbase (in) 106.4 109.0
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - 29.8
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 68.5 72.7
Track Width, Front (in) 59.0 62.0
Min Ground Clearance (in) 4.3 5.7
Length, Overall (in) 184.1 196.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 15 16.7
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 9.6 x 0.39 10.9 x 0.4
Brake Type Pwr-Assisted Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.1 x 0.98 10.8 x 1.3
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System Four-Wheel 4 Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 18.5 17.5
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 37.4 37.5
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Variable-Effort Pwr
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.8 2.76
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - NA
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 14.3 15.2
Tires
Spare Tire Size P195/65R15 T125/70D15
Front Tire Order Code NA QNX
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P195/65R15 P225/60R16
Rear Tire Order Code NA QNX
Front Tire Size P195/65R15 P225/60R16
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - TBD - NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - TBD - NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - TBD - NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - TBD - NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3120 3447
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material Steel Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6 16 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material Steel Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6 16 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6 15 x 4.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 6.9 10.2
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 90 105
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - 690
Engine
Fuel System SMPI SFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 155 @ 1750 220 @ 4000
Engine Order Code NA L36
Displacement 1.8L/109 3.8L/231
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 150 @ 5700 195 @ 5200
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas V6
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 32 30
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 23 19
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.70 3.05
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.03 0.71
Trans Description Cont. Manual w/OD Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.50 2.92
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.30 1.00
Trans Type 5 4
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.84 NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Drivetrain Front-Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 4.10 2.39
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.12 1.57
Trans Order Code NA NA
Summary
Body Style 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name Volkswagen Passat Buick Regal
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear Independent Tri-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Torsion Beam w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - 32
Suspension Type - Front Independent MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - 0.55
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Four-link w/Lower Control Arm
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - 32
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - 1.18
 
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