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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan GLS Manual
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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 LX
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan LX 19 28 $17,055 $18,445
4-Door Wagon SE 19 28 $19,399 $21,285
4-Door Sedan SHO 17 25 $26,265 $29,000
4-Door Sedan SE Comfort 18 27 $17,833 $19,525
4-Door Wagon SE Comfort 18 27 $19,399 $21,285
4-Door Sedan SE 19 28 $17,833 $19,525
Pricing
Invoice Price
$18,676
$17,055
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$20,750
$18,445
Monthly Payment Estimate
$346 / month
$307 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 23 mpg 19 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 32 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Mid-Size Midsize Car
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in) 35.3 38.9
Passenger Volume (ft³) 95 101.0
Front Head Room (in) 39.7 39.2
Second Hip Room (in) - TBD - 56.3
Front Shoulder Room (in) 55.8 57.4
Second Head Room (in) 37.8 36.2
Passenger Capacity 5 6
Second Shoulder Room (in) 54.6 56.6
Front Leg Room (in) 41.5 42.2
Front Hip Room (in) - TBD - 55.8
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - 24.8
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 68.5 73.0
Track Width, Front (in) 59.0 61.6
Min Ground Clearance (in) 4.3 5.4
Length, Overall (in) 184.1 197.5
Height, Overall (in) 57.4 55.1
Track Width, Rear (in) 59.1 61.4
Wheelbase (in) 106.4 108.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 15 15.8
Brakes
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.1 x 0.98 10.8 x 1.00
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA Yes
Brake ABS System Four-Wheel NA
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 9.6 x 0.39 NA
Brake Type Pwr-Assisted Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA 8.9 x 1.5
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 18.5 16.0
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.8 2.96
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 14.3 16.9
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 37.4 38.0
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Power Rack & Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size P195/65R15 P205/65R15
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P195/65R15 P205/65R15
Spare Tire Size P195/65R15 T135/70R15
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - TBD - N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - TBD - 125
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - TBD - N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - TBD - 1250
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3120 3294
Wheels
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6 15 x 6.0
Spare Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6 15 x 4.0
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6 15 x 6.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 6.9 11.6
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - 540
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 90 130
Engine
Displacement 1.8L/109 3.0L/182
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 150 @ 5700 145 @ 5250
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas V6
Fuel System SMPI SEFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 155 @ 1750 170 @ 3250
Engine Order Code NA 99U
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 23 19
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 32 28
Transmission
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 Electronic
Drivetrain Front-Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 4.10 2.26
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.12 1.54
Trans Order Code NA 44L
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.70 3.77
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.03 0.69
Trans Description Cont. Manual w/OD Automatic w/OD,
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.50 2.77
Summary
Vehicle Name Volkswagen Passat Ford Taurus
Body Style 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - 0.71
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Four-link w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - 36
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - 0.75
Suspension Type - Rear Independent Quadralink
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Torsion Beam w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - 36
Suspension Type - Front Independent Indep MacPherson
 
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