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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 SUV
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door SUV 19 23 $30,909 $35,125
4-Door SUV 4WD 18 22 $32,493 $36,925
Pricing
Invoice Price
$19,790
$30,909
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$21,750
$35,125
Monthly Payment Estimate
$363 / month
$585 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating Read Our Full Review
Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 22 mpg 19 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 31 mpg 23 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Mid-Size Mid-Size Station Wgn
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in) 57.7 55.2
Second Leg Room (in) 35.3 36.4
Front Head Room (in) 39.7 38.1
Passenger Volume (ft³) 95 110
Second Hip Room (in) 56.7 55.2
Front Shoulder Room (in) 55.8 57.8
Second Head Room (in) 37.8 38.6
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 54.6 57.0
Front Leg Room (in) 41.5 40.7
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in) 59.6 61.0
Wheelbase (in) 106.4 103.0
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 68.7 71.5
Track Width, Front (in) 59.6 61.6
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.8 7.7
Length, Overall (in) 185.2 180.3
Height, Overall (in) 57.6 65.7
Rear Door Opening Width (in) - - TBD -
Rear Door Opening Height (in) - - TBD -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 15 -
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) - 39.8
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) - - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) - 75.0
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in) - NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) - NA
Brakes
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
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 11.3 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 9.6 x 0.39 11.7 x - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 16.4 19.8
Steering
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.8 2.6
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - 43.3
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 14.3 17.4
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 37.4 41.3
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P195/65HR15 225/70SR16
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P195/65HR15 225/70SR16
Spare Tire Size P195/65HR15 225/70SR16
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) N/A - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) N/A 200
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) N/A - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) N/A 2000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3212 3715
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6 16 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material Steel Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material Steel Aluminum
Front Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6 16 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6 16 x 6.5
Rear Wheel Material Steel Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 7.1 9.5
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 90 80
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 166 @ 1950 222 @ 4400
Engine Order Code NA 1MZ-FE
Displacement 1.8L/109 3.0L/183
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 170 @ 5900 220 @ 5800
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas V6
Fuel System SMPI EFI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 31 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 22 19
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.78 3.94
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.43 1.41
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 3.14
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.18 2.19
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.70 3.08
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.03 1.02
Trans Description Cont. Manual w/OD Automatic
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High - NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low - NA
Summary
Vehicle Name Volkswagen Passat Lexus RX 300
Body Style 4 Door Sdn 4 Door SUV
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - 32
Suspension Type - Front Four-link Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) NA MacPherson Strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - 32
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Rear Independent Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Torsion Beam MacPherson Strut
 
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