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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 22 31 $19,790 $21,750
4-Door Sedan Automatic GLS 21 30 $20,863 $22,825
4-Door Sedan V6 Manual GLS 20 28 $22,049 $24,250
4-Door Sedan V6 Automatic GLS 20 27 $23,122 $25,325
4-Door Sedan V6 4MOTION Automatic GLS 19 26 $24,951 $27,075
4-Door Sedan V6 Manual GLX 20 28 $26,114 $28,750
4-Door Sedan V6 Automatic GLX 20 27 $27,187 $29,825
4-Door Sedan V6 4MOTION Automatic GLX 19 26 $29,016 $31,575
4-Door Sedan W8 4MOTION Automatic 18 25 $34,729 $37,900
4-Door Wagon Manual GLS 22 31 $20,513 $22,550
4-Door Wagon Automatic GLS 21 30 $21,586 $23,625
4-Door Wagon V6 Manual GLS 20 28 $22,772 $25,050
4-Door Wagon V6 Automatic GLS 19 27 $23,845 $26,125
4-Door Wagon V6 4MOTION Automatic GLS 19 26 $25,674 $27,875
4-Door Wagon V6 Manual GLX 20 28 $26,837 $29,550
4-Door Wagon V6 Automatic GLX 19 27 $27,910 $30,625
4-Door Wagon V6 4MOTION Automatic GLX 19 26 $29,739 $32,375
4-Door Wagon W8 4MOTION Automatic 18 25 $35,452 $38,700
2-Door Coupe 2.3L
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe 2.3L 19 29 $23,203 $24,950
4-Door Sedan 2.6L 17 26 $28,411 $30,550
4-Door Sedan 3.2L 19 25 $34,363 $36,950
4-Door Sedan 3.2L AMG 17 22 $46,407 $49,900
4-Door Wagon 3.2L 19 25 $35,758 $38,450
Pricing
Invoice Price
$19,790
$23,203
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$21,750
$24,950
Monthly Payment Estimate
$363 / month
$416 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 22 mpg 19 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 31 mpg 29 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Mid-Size Compact
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in) - TBD - 55.1
Second Leg Room (in) 35.3 33.0
Front Head Room (in) 39.7 38.8
Passenger Volume (ft³) 95 85.0
Second Hip Room (in) - TBD - 56.0
Front Shoulder Room (in) 55.8 53.1
Second Head Room (in) 37.8 41.7
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 54.6 54.3
Front Leg Room (in) 41.5 41.4
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 68.7 68.0
Track Width, Front (in) 59.5 58.8
Min Ground Clearance (in) 4.9 5.8
Length, Overall (in) 185.2 178.3
Height, Overall (in) 57.5 55.2
Track Width, Rear (in) 59.4 57.6
Wheelbase (in) 106.4 106.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 15 15.3
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.1 x 0.98 - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel, 4-Channel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 9.6 x 0.39 - TBD -
Brake Type Pwr Power
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 16.4 16.0
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.8 3.3
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 14.3 17.7
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 37.4 35.3
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size P195/65HR15 P205/55HR16
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P195/65HR15 P205/55HR16
Spare Tire Size P195/65HR15 Compact
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3225 3305
Wheels
Front Wheel Material Steel Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material Steel Aluminum
Front Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6 16 x 7
Spare Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6 - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material Steel Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6 16 x 7
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 7.1 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 80 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 90 90
Engine
Displacement 1.8L/108.7 2.3L/140
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 170 @ 5900 192 @ 5500
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas V6
Fuel System SMPI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 166 @ 1950 200 @ 2500-4800
Engine Order Code NA NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 31 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 22 19
Transmission
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.43 1.72
Trans Type 5 6
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.84 1.00
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.44 4.06
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.18 2.61
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.70 3.27
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.03 1.25
Trans Description Cont. Manual w/OD Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA 0.84
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.78 4.46
Summary
Vehicle Name Volkswagen Passat Mercedes-Benz C-Class
Body Style 4 Door Sedan 2 Door Coupe
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Independent Independent 3-link
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Four-link w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Independent Independent 5-arm
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Torsion Beam w/Coil Springs
 
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