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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 GXE Manual
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Manual GXE 22 27 $19,470 $21,499
4-Door Sedan Automatic GXE 21 28 $20,814 $23,249
4-Door Sedan Manual SE 22 27 $20,916 $23,499
4-Door Sedan Automatic SE 21 28 $21,806 $24,499
4-Door Sedan Automatic GLE 21 28 $23,943 $26,899
Pricing
Invoice Price
$18,676
$19,470
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$20,750
$21,499
Monthly Payment Estimate
$346 / month
$358 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 21 mpg 22 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 31 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Mid-Size Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in) 35.3 34.3
Front Head Room (in) 39.7 40.1
Passenger Volume (ft³) 95 99.6
Second Hip Room (in) - TBD - 55.9
Front Shoulder Room (in) 55.8 56.8
Second Head Room (in) 37.8 37.4
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 54.6 56.2
Front Leg Room (in) 41.5 43.9
Front Hip Room (in) - TBD - 54.3
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - 25.3
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 68.5 69.7
Track Width, Front (in) 59.0 60.2
Min Ground Clearance (in) 4.3 6.1
Length, Overall (in) 184.1 189.5
Height, Overall (in) 57.4 55.7
Track Width, Rear (in) 59.1 59.4
Wheelbase (in) 106.4 106.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 15 14.5
Brakes
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.1 x 0.98 10.94 x 0.87
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System Four-Wheel NA
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 9.6 x 0.39 10.87 x 0.35
Brake Type Pwr-Assisted Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 18.5 18.5
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.8 2.9
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 14.3 16.7
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 37.4 34.8
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size P195/65R15 P205/65SR15
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P195/65R15 P205/65SR15
Spare Tire Size P195/65R15 T125/70D16
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - TBD - 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - TBD - N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - TBD - 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - TBD - N/A
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3236 3012
Wheels
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material Steel - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6 15 x 6.0
Spare Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6 16 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 6.8
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - 356
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 90 110
Engine
Displacement 1.8L/109 3.0L/182
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 150 @ 5700 190 @ 5600
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas V6
Fuel System SMPI EFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 155 @ 1750 205 @ 4000
Engine Order Code NA NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 21 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 31 27
Transmission
Clutch Size (in) NA 9.45
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.41 1.27
Trans Type 5 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.74 0.80
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again Elect w/Tiptronic NA
Drivetrain Front-Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 4.10 3.43
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.99 1.85
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.73 3.82
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 0.95
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD, Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.66 3.29
Summary
Vehicle Name Volkswagen Passat Nissan Maxima
Body Style 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan GXE
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - 1.25
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Four-link w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - 32
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - 0.79
Suspension Type - Rear Independent Multi-Link Beam
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Torsion Beam w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - 25
Suspension Type - Front Independent Independent Strut
 
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