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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan GLS Manual
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Manual GLS 24 31 $19,519 $21,450
4-Door Wagon Manual GLS 24 31 $20,242 $22,250
4-Door Sedan Automatic GLS 20 29 $20,592 $22,525
4-Door Wagon Automatic GLS 20 29 $21,315 $23,325
4-Door Sedan V6 Manual GLS 20 29 $21,868 $24,050
4-Door Wagon V6 Manual GLS 20 29 $22,591 $24,850
4-Door Sedan V6 Automatic GLS 18 26 $22,941 $25,125
4-Door Wagon V6 Automatic GLS 18 26 $23,664 $25,925
4-Door Sedan V6 Automatic w/4Motion GLS 17 24 $24,770 $26,875
4-Door Wagon V6 Automatic w/4Motion GLS 17 24 $25,493 $27,675
4-Door Sedan V6 Manual GLX 20 29 $25,626 $28,210
4-Door Wagon V6 Manual GLX 20 29 $26,348 $29,010
4-Door Sedan V6 Automatic GLX 18 26 $26,699 $29,285
4-Door Wagon V6 Automatic GLX 18 26 $27,421 $30,085
4-Door Sedan V6 Automatic w/4Motion GLX 17 24 $28,528 $31,035
4-Door Wagon V6 Automatic w/4Motion GLX 17 24 $29,250 $31,835
4-Door Sedan LX
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan LX 20 27 $17,356 $18,550
4-Door Sedan SE 20 27 $17,868 $19,325
4-Door Sedan SES 20 27 $18,781 $20,340
4-Door Wagon SE 18 26 $18,907 $20,480
4-Door Sedan SEL 18 27 $20,118 $21,825
Pricing
Invoice Price
$19,519
$17,356
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$21,450
$18,550
Monthly Payment Estimate
$358 / month
$309 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 24 mpg 20 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 31 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Mid-Size Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in) - TBD - 55.7
Front Shoulder Room (in) 55.8 57.3
Second Head Room (in) 37.8 38.1
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 54.6 56.6
Front Leg Room (in) 41.5 42.2
Front Hip Room (in) - TBD - 54.5
Second Leg Room (in) 35.3 38.9
Front Head Room (in) 39.7 40.0
Passenger Volume (ft³) 95.3 104.7
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in) 59.0 61.6
Min Ground Clearance (in) 4.3 5.4
Length, Overall (in) 184.1 197.6
Height, Overall (in) 57.5 57.8
Track Width, Rear (in) 59.1 62.1
Wheelbase (in) 106.4 108.5
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - 26.0
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 68.5 73.0
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 15 17.0
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.1 x 0.98 10.9 x 1.0
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
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 16.4 18.0
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 14.3 17.0
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 37.4 39.7
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Power Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.8 2.68
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P195/65HR15 P215/60R16
Spare Tire Size P195/65HR15 T135/70D16
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P195/65HR15 P215/60R16
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - TBD - NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - TBD - 1250
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - TBD - NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - TBD - 125
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3122 3326
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6 16 x 6
Spare Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6 16 x 4
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6 16 x 6
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 7.4 11.6
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - 600
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 90 115
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 150 @ 5700 155 @ 4900
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas V6
Fuel System SMPI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 155 @ 1750 185 @ 3950
Engine Order Code NA 99U
Displacement 1.8L/109 3.0L/181
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 24 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 31 27
Transmission
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) 3.44 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
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.30 1.00
Trans Type 5 4
Summary
Vehicle Name Volkswagen Passat Ford Taurus
Body Style 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - 22.1
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - .81
Suspension Type - Rear Independent Quadralink
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Torsion Beam w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - 22.1
Suspension Type - Front Independent MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - .73
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Four-link w/Coil Springs
 
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