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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 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 CE Manual
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Manual CE 23 32 $15,003 $16,938
4-Door Sedan Automatic CE 23 30 $15,712 $17,738
4-Door Sedan V6 Manual CE 20 28 $17,563 $19,828
4-Door Sedan Automatic LE 23 30 $17,699 $20,218
4-Door Sedan V6 Automatic LE 19 27 $19,748 $22,558
4-Door Sedan Automatic XLE 23 30 $19,810 $22,628
4-Door Sedan V6 Automatic XLE 19 27 $21,771 $24,868
Pricing
Invoice Price
$18,676
$15,003
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$20,750
$16,938
Monthly Payment Estimate
$346 / month
$282 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 23 mpg 23 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 32 mpg 32 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Mid-Size Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
Front Leg Room (in) 41.5 43.4
Front Hip Room (in) - TBD - 54.0
Second Leg Room (in) 35.3 35.5
Front Head Room (in) 39.7 38.6
Passenger Volume (ft³) 95 96.9
Second Hip Room (in) - TBD - 54.1
Front Shoulder Room (in) 55.8 56.2
Second Head Room (in) 37.8 37.0
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 54.6 56.1
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in) 59.1 59.8
Wheelbase (in) 106.4 105.1
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - 24.6
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 68.5 70.1
Track Width, Front (in) 59.0 60.8
Min Ground Clearance (in) 4.3 5.1
Length, Overall (in) 184.1 188.4
Height, Overall (in) 57.4 55.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 15 14.1
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 9.6 x 0.39 NA
Brake Type Pwr-Assisted Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA 9.0 x - TBD -
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.1 x 0.98 10.0 x 1.1
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA Yes
Brake ABS System Four-Wheel NA
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 18.5 18.5
Steering
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Power Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.8 3.1
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - 37.7
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 14.3 17.4
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 37.4 36.1
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P195/65R15 P195/70R14
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P195/65R15 P195/70R14
Spare Tire Size P195/65R15 P195/70R14
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - TBD - 200
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
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3120 2999
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6 14 x 5.5
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6 14 x 5.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6 14 x 5.5
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 6.9 7.3
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 90 80
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - 582
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 155 @ 1750 147 @ 4400
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 1.8L/109 2.2L/132
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 150 @ 5700 133 @ 5200
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas 4-Cyl
Fuel System SMPI EFI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 32 32
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 23 23
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.50 3.54
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - 8.8
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.30 1.25
Trans Type 5 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.84 0.73
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Drivetrain Front-Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 4.10 3.15
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.12 1.96
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.70 3.94
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.03 0.95
Trans Description Cont. Manual w/OD Manual w/OD
Summary
Body Style 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name Volkswagen Passat Toyota Camry
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Torsion Beam NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - 32
Suspension Type - Front Independent MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - 0.63
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Four-link NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - 32
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - 0.67
Suspension Type - Rear Independent MacPherson Strut
 
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