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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 Leg Room (in) 35.3 36.2
Front Head Room (in) 39.7 38.9
Passenger Volume (ft³) 95 98
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
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 68.7 70.7
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 15 12.5
Brakes
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 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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 16.4 17.5
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.8 - TBD -
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
Tires
Rear Tire Size P195/65HR15 P225/55HR16
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
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) N/A 100
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
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3212 3568
Wheels
Front Wheel Material Steel Aluminum
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
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
Displacement 1.8L/109 3.2L/195
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
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 22 19
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 31 26
Transmission
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.43 1.60
Trans Type 5 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.84 0.75
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again 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
Summary
Vehicle Name Volkswagen Passat Cadillac CTS
Body Style 4 Door Sdn 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) NA w/Anti-sway bar
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
 
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