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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan GL Manual
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Manual GL 22 31 $19,790 $21,750
4-Door Sedan Automatic GL 21 30 $20,863 $22,825
4-Door Sedan Manual GLS 22 31 $20,816 $22,885
4-Door Sedan Automatic GLS 21 30 $21,889 $23,960
4-Door Sedan V6 Manual GLS 20 28 $23,074 $25,385
4-Door Sedan V6 Automatic GLS 19 27 $24,147 $26,460
4-Door Sedan V6 Manual GLX 20 28 $26,114 $28,750
4-Door Sedan V6 Automatic GLX 19 27 $27,187 $29,825
4-Door Sedan V6 4MOTION Automatic GLX 19 26 $29,016 $31,575
4-Door Sedan 4MOTION Automatic W8 18 25 $34,729 $37,900
4-Door Wagon Manual GL 22 31 $20,513 $22,550
4-Door Wagon Automatic GL 21 30 $21,586 $23,625
4-Door Wagon Manual GLS 22 31 $21,538 $23,685
4-Door Wagon Automatic GLS 21 30 $22,611 $24,760
4-Door Wagon V6 Manual GLS 20 28 $23,797 $26,185
4-Door Wagon V6 Automatic GLS 19 27 $24,870 $27,260
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 4MOTION Automatic W8 18 25 $35,452 $38,700
4-Door Sedan 4MOTION 6-spd Manual W8 17 24 $35,984 $39,400
4-Door Wagon 4MOTION 6-spd Manual W8 17 24 $36,706 $40,200
4-Door Sedan LS
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan LS 19 29 $22,175 $24,235
4-Door Sedan GS 17 27 $25,835 $28,235
Pricing
Invoice Price
$19,790
$22,175
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$21,750
$24,235
Monthly Payment Estimate
$363 / month
$404 / 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 Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in) 37.8 37.4
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 54.6 57.1
Front Leg Room (in) 41.5 42.4
Front Hip Room (in) 57.7 54.4
Second Leg Room (in) 35.3 36.9
Front Head Room (in) 39.7 39.4
Passenger Volume (ft³) 95 102
Second Hip Room (in) 56.7 53.3
Front Shoulder Room (in) 55.8 58.0
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.8 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in) 185.2 196.2
Height, Overall (in) 57.6 56.6
Track Width, Rear (in) 59.6 61.3
Wheelbase (in) 106.4 109.0
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 68.7 72.7
Track Width, Front (in) 59.6 62.0
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 15 16.7
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 9.6 x 0.39 - TBD -
Brake Type Pwr Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.3 x 0.98 - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 16.4 17
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 14.3 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 37.4 37.5
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Variable-Effort Pwr
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.8 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Front Tire Size P195/65HR15 P215/70R15
Spare Tire Size P195/65HR15 Compact
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P195/65HR15 P215/70R15
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) N/A 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) N/A - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) N/A 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) N/A - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3212 3438
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6 - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6 15 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material Steel - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6 15 x - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 7.1 - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 90 102
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas V6
Fuel System SMPI SFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 166 @ 1950 225 @ 4000
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 1.8L/109 3.8L/231
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 170 @ 5900 200 @ 5200
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 31 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 22 19
Transmission
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.18 1.568
Trans Order Code NA MX0
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.70 - TBD -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.03 0.705
Trans Description Cont. Manual w/OD Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.78 2.921
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.43 1.000
Trans Type 5 4
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.84 NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.44 2.385
Summary
Body Style 4 Door Sdn 4 Door Sedan LS
Vehicle Name Volkswagen Passat Buick Regal
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Independent Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Torsion Beam Sport
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Four-link Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) NA Sport
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
 
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