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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan GLS Automatic
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Engine

Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Automatic GLS 21 31 $18,676 $20,750
4-Door Sedan Manual GLS 23 32 $18,676 $20,750
4-Door Sedan Automatic GLS TDI 31 44 $19,078 $21,200
4-Door Sedan Manual GLS TDI 39 50 $19,078 $21,200
4-Door Wagon Automatic GLS 21 31 $19,167 $21,300
4-Door Wagon Manual GLS 23 32 $19,167 $21,300
4-Door Sedan V6 Automatic GLS 18 29 $20,855 $23,190
4-Door Sedan V6 Manual GLS 20 29 $20,855 $23,190
4-Door Sedan Automatic GLX 18 29 $23,589 $26,250
4-Door Sedan Manual GLX 20 29 $23,589 $26,250
4-Door Sedan LX
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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan LX 19 28 $17,055 $18,445
4-Door Sedan SE 19 28 $17,833 $19,525
4-Door Sedan SE Comfort 18 27 $17,833 $19,525
4-Door Wagon SE 19 28 $19,399 $21,285
4-Door Wagon SE Comfort 18 27 $19,399 $21,285
4-Door Sedan SHO 17 25 $26,265 $29,000
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 21 mpg 19 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 31 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Mid-Size Midsize Car
Interior Dimensions
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
Second Leg Room (in) 35.3 38.9
Front Head Room (in) 39.7 39.2
Passenger Volume (ft³) 95 101.0
Second Hip Room (in) - TBD - 56.3
Front Shoulder Room (in) 55.8 57.4
Exterior Dimensions
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
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 15 15.8
Brakes
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
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 18.5 16.0
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 37.4 38.0
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Power Rack & Pinion
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
Tires
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
Rear Tire Size P195/65R15 P205/65R15
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - TBD - N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - TBD - 1250
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - TBD - N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - TBD - 125
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3236 3294
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6 15 x 6.0
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
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 6.9 11.6
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 90 130
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - 540
Engine
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas V6
Fuel System SMPI SEFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 155 @ 1750 170 @ 3250
Engine Order Code NA 99U
Displacement 1.8L/109 3.0L/182
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 150 @ 5700 145 @ 5250
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 31 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 21 19
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.73 3.77
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 0.69
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD, Automatic w/OD,
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.66 2.77
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.41 1.00
Trans Type 5 4
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.74 NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again Elect w/Tiptronic Electronic
Drivetrain Front-Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 4.10 2.26
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.99 1.54
Trans Order Code NA 44L
Summary
Body Style 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name Volkswagen Passat Ford Taurus
Suspension
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
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - 0.71
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Four-link w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - 36
 
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