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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan 2.5L Manual S *Ltd Avail*
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 2.5L Manual S S 22 32 $19,990 $20,845
4-Door Sedan 2.5L Manual S PZEV S 22 32 $19,990 $20,845
4-Door Sedan 2.5L Automatic S S 22 31 $21,045 $21,945
4-Door Sedan 2.5L Automatic S PZEV S 22 31 $21,045 $21,945
4-Door Sedan 2.5L Manual PZEV SE 22 32 $22,963 $23,945
4-Door Sedan 3.6L V6 DSG SE w/Sunroof 20 28 $28,448 $29,665
4-Door Sedan 2.5L Automatic PZEV SE w/Snrf/Nav 22 31 $25,888 $26,995
4-Door Sedan 3.6L V6 DSG SEL Premium 20 28 $32,860 $34,265
4-Door Sedan 2.5L Automatic SE w/Snrf/Nav 22 31 $25,888 $26,995
4-Door Sedan 2.0L Manual TDI SE 31 43 $25,582 $26,675
4-Door Sedan 2.0L DSG TDI SE w/Sunroof 30 40 $27,500 $28,675
4-Door Sedan 2.5L Automatic SE 22 31 $24,017 $25,045
4-Door Sedan 2.5L Automatic PZEV SE 22 31 $24,017 $25,045
4-Door Sedan 2.5L Automatic SE w/Sunroof 22 31 $24,785 $25,845
4-Door Sedan 2.5L Automatic PZEV SE w/Sunroof 22 31 $24,785 $25,845
4-Door Sedan 2.0L DSG TDI SE w/Sunroof & Nav 30 40 $29,130 $30,375
4-Door Sedan 2.0L DSG TDI SEL Premium 30 40 $32,026 $33,395
4-Door Sedan 2.5L Manual SE 22 32 $22,963 $23,945
4-Door Sedan 2.5L Automatic Wolfsburg Ed 22 31 $22,532 $23,495
4-Door Sedan 2.5L Automatic PZEV Wolfsburg Ed 22 31 $22,532 $23,495
4-Door Sedan 1.8T Automatic SEL Premium 24 34 $30,011 $31,295
4-Door Sedan 1.8T Automatic PZEV SEL Premium 24 34 $30,011 $31,295
4-Door Sedan 1.8T Automatic S 24 34 $21,189 $22,095
4-Door Sedan 1.8T Automatic Wolfsburg Ed 24 34 $23,194 $24,185
4-Door Sedan 1.8T Automatic SE 24 34 $24,815 $25,875
4-Door Sedan 1.8T Automatic SE w/Sunroof SE w/Sunroof 24 34 $25,601 $26,695
4-Door Sedan 1.8T Automatic PZEV SE w/Sunroof 24 34 $25,601 $26,695
4-Door Sedan 1.8T Automatic SE w/Sunroof & Nav 24 34 $26,752 $27,895
4-Door Sedan 1.8T Automatic PZEV SE w/Sunroof & Nav 24 34 $26,752 $27,895
4-Door Sedan 1.8T Manual S 24 35 $20,134 $20,995
4-Door Sedan 1.8T Manual PZEV S 24 35 $20,134 $20,995
4-Door Sedan 1.8T Manual SE 24 35 $23,759 $24,775
4-Door Sedan 1.8T Manual PZEV SE 24 35 $23,759 $24,775
4-Door Sedan 2.5L Automatic S w/Nav 22 31 $21,332 $22,245
4-Door Sedan 2.5L Automatic PZEV S w/Nav 22 31 $21,332 $22,245
4-Door Sedan 1.8T Manual Sport 24 35 $25,390 $26,475
4-Door Sedan 1.8T Automatic Sport 24 34 $26,541 $27,675
4-Door Sedan 1.8T Manual PZEV Sport 24 35 $25,390 $26,475
4-Door Sedan 1.8T Automatic PZEV Sport 24 34 $26,541 $27,675
4-Door Sedan 1.8T Automatic PZEV Wolfsburg Ed 24 34 $23,012 $23,995
4-Door Sedan 2.4L Automatic GLS *Ltd Avail*
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4-Door Sedan 2.4L Automatic GLS 24 35 $20,010 $20,895
4-Door Sedan 2.4L Automatic GLS PZEV 24 35 $20,010 $20,895
4-Door Sedan 2.4L Automatic SE 24 35 $22,277 $23,545
4-Door Sedan 2.4L Automatic Limited 24 35 $24,170 $25,845
4-Door Sedan 2.4L Automatic Limited PZEV 24 35 $24,170 $25,845
4-Door Sedan 2.4L Automatic Limited w/Wine Int 24 35 $24,170 $25,845
4-Door Sedan 2.4L Automatic Limited PZEV w/Wine Int 24 35 $24,170 $25,845
4-Door Sedan 2.0T Automatic SE 22 34 $23,727 $25,095
4-Door Sedan 2.0T Automatic Limited 22 34 $25,790 $27,595
4-Door Sedan 2.0T Automatic Limited w/Wine Int 22 34 $25,790 $27,595
Pricing
Invoice Price
$19,990
$20,010
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$20,845
$20,895
Monthly Payment Estimate
$347 / month
$348 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC Rating
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2014 VW Passat gains a good new four-cylinder, while it keeps its grip on TDI economy, excellent interior room, and top-notch crash-test scores. With a standout design; perky performance; great gas mileage; and exceptional value for the money, the 2013 Hyundai Sonata is one of the best buys among mid-size sedans.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 22 mpg 24 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 32 mpg 35 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Mid-Size Cars Large Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in) 57 56.7
Front Head Room (in) 38.3 40.0
Front Shoulder Room (in) 56.9 57.9
Passenger Volume (ft³) 102 103.8
Second Leg Room (in) 39.1 34.6
Front Leg Room (in) 42.4 45.5
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Head Room (in) 37.8 37.8
Second Hip Room (in) - 54.9
Front Hip Room (in) - 55.2
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in) 62.1 62.9
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.4 5.5
Length, Overall (in) 191.6 189.8
Height, Overall (in) 58.5 57.9
Track Width, Rear (in) 61 62.9
Wheelbase (in) 110.4 110.0
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 72.2 72.2
Liftover Height (in) - - TBD -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 15.9 16.4
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 12.3 11.8 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) 10.7 11.2 x - TBD -
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Brake Type - Pwr-Assisted
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 18.5 18.5
Steering
Steering Type Rack-Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 36.4 35.8
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) - 2.94
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - N/A
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall - 14.5
Tires
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P215/60TR16 P205/65R16
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P215/60TR16 P205/65R16
Spare Tire Size Compact T125/80D16
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 150 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1000 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1000 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 100 NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3166 3316
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 X 6.5 16 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 X 6.5 16 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 140 110
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 330 - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 170 @ 5700 198 @ 6300
Engine Type Regular Unleaded I-5 Gas I4
Fuel System Sequential MPI Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 177 @ 4250 184 @ 4250
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 2.5 L/151 2.4L/144
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 22 24
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 26 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 32 35
Transmission
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.66 1.000
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.65 2.885
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.12 2.637
Trans Order Code NA NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.87 1.386
Trans Description Cont. Manual w/OD Automatic w/Manual Shift
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.60 3.385
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.78 4.212
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.27 1.800
Trans Type 5 6
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) - 0.772
Clutch Size (in) - NA
Summary
Body Style Sedan Sedan
Vehicle Name Volkswagen Passat Hyundai Sonata
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Multi-Link w/Coil Springs
Suspension Type - Front Strut MacPherson Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Strut w/Coil Springs
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - 0.6
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - N/A
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - 0.9
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - N/A
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 6.9 6.5
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score - 7
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - 2.69
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
Overall Side Crash Rating
Side Barrier Rating
Side Barrier Rating Driver
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
Rollover Rating
 
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