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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 LX Standard FFV
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan LX Standard 20 28 $18,198 $19,630
4-Door Sedan FFV LX Standard 19 27 $18,198 $19,630
4-Door Sedan SE Standard 20 28 $18,475 $20,155
4-Door Sedan FFV SE Standard 19 27 $18,475 $20,155
4-Door Sedan SES Standard 20 28 $19,667 $21,480
4-Door Sedan FFV SES Standard 19 27 $19,667 $21,480
4-Door Sedan SES Deluxe 20 27 $20,657 $22,580
4-Door Sedan SEL Deluxe 20 27 $21,377 $23,380
4-Door Sedan SEL Premium 20 27 $21,891 $23,950
4-Door Wagon SE Standard 19 26 $19,959 $21,805
4-Door Wagon FFV SE Standard 19 26 $19,959 $21,805
4-Door Wagon SE Premium 19 26 $21,251 $23,240
4-Door Wagon SEL Deluxe 19 26 $21,602 $23,630
Pricing
Invoice Price
$19,790
$18,198
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$21,750
$19,630
Monthly Payment Estimate
$363 / month
$327 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 22 mpg 19 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 31 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Mid-Size Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in) 35.3 38.9
Front Head Room (in) 39.7 40.0
Passenger Volume (ft³) 95 104.7
Second Hip Room (in) 56.7 55.7
Front Shoulder Room (in) 55.8 57.3
Second Head Room (in) 37.8 38.1
Passenger Capacity 5 6
Second Shoulder Room (in) 54.6 56.6
Front Leg Room (in) 41.5 42.2
Front Hip Room (in) 57.7 54.5
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in) 59.6 61.6
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.8 5.4
Length, Overall (in) 185.2 197.6
Height, Overall (in) 57.6 56.1
Track Width, Rear (in) 59.6 62.1
Wheelbase (in) 106.4 108.5
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - 26.0
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 68.7 73.0
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 15 17.0
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.3 x 0.98 10.9 x 1.0
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA Yes
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel NA
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 9.6 x 0.39 NA
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
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 Pwr 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
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) N/A 125
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) N/A NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) N/A 1250
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) N/A NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3212 3336
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) 7.1 11.6
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 90 130
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 170 @ 5900 155 @ 4900
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas/Ethanol V6
Fuel System SMPI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 166 @ 1950 185 @ 3950
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 1.8L/109 3.0L/182
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 22 19
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 31 27
Transmission
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.84 NA
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.44 2.26
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.18 1.54
Trans Order Code NA NA
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) 3.78 2.77
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.43 1.00
Trans Type 5 4
Summary
Vehicle Name Volkswagen Passat Ford Taurus
Body Style 4 Door Sdn 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - .73
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
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 - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Four-link MacPherson Strut
 
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