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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
Pricing
Invoice Price
$19,790
$27,750
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$21,750
$30,000
Monthly Payment Estimate
$363 / month
$500 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 22 mpg 19 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 31 mpg 26 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Mid-Size Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in) 56.7 53.8
Front Shoulder Room (in) 55.8 56.6
Second Head Room (in) 37.8 36.9
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 54.6 56.2
Front Leg Room (in) 41.5 42.4
Front Hip Room (in) 57.7 53.4
Second Leg Room (in) 35.3 36.2
Front Head Room (in) 39.7 38.9
Passenger Volume (ft³) 95 98
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in) 59.6 60.3
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.8 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in) 185.2 190.1
Height, Overall (in) 57.6 56.7
Track Width, Rear (in) 59.6 60.0
Wheelbase (in) 106.4 113.4
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 68.7 70.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 15 12.5
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.3 x 0.98 - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel Yes
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 9.6 x 0.39 - TBD -
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 16.4 17.5
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 14.3 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 37.4 - TBD -
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr-assisted
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.8 - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code NA QWJ
Front Tire Size P195/65HR15 P225/55HR16
Spare Tire Size P195/65HR15 Compact
Front Tire Order Code NA QWJ
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P195/65HR15 P225/55HR16
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) N/A 100
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) N/A 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) N/A 1000
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) N/A 100
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3212 3568
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material Steel - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6 16 x 7.0
Spare Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6 Compact
Rear Wheel Material Steel Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6 16 x 7.0
Front Wheel Material Steel Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 7.1 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 90 - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 170 @ 5900 220 @ 6000
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas V6
Fuel System SMPI SFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 166 @ 1950 220 @ 3400
Engine Order Code NA LA3
Displacement 1.8L/109 3.2L/195
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 22 19
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 31 26
Transmission
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.84 0.75
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.44 3.02
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.18 2.21
Trans Order Code NA M82
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.70 3.42
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.03 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Manual w/OD Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.78 3.42
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.43 1.60
Trans Type 5 5
Summary
Vehicle Name Volkswagen Passat Cadillac CTS
Body Style 4 Door Sdn 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Independent Multi-link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Torsion Beam w/Anti-sway bar
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Four-link Independent SLA
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) NA w/Anti-sway bar
 
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