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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan 2.4L Manual FWD
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Manual FWD 2.4L 20 28 $22,903 $24,365
4-Door Sedan Manual FWD 2.4L w/Snrf 20 28 $22,903 $24,365
4-Door Sedan Automatic FWD 2.4L 20 28 $22,903 $24,365
4-Door Sedan Automatic FWD 2.4L w/Snrf 20 28 $22,903 $24,365
4-Door Sedan Automatic FWD 2.5T 19 27 $26,804 $28,515
4-Door Sedan Automatic FWD 2.5T w/Snrf 19 27 $26,804 $28,515
4-Door Sedan Automatic AWD 2.5T 18 26 $28,543 $30,365
4-Door Sedan Automatic AWD 2.5T w/Snrf 18 26 $28,543 $30,365
4-Door Sedan GL Manual
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Manual GL 24 31 $15,228 $16,700
4-Door Sedan Automatic GL 22 29 $16,092 $17,575
4-Door Sedan TDI Manual GL 42 49 $16,764 $17,995
4-Door Sedan TDI Automatic GL 34 45 $17,913 $19,180
4-Door Sedan Manual GLS 24 31 $16,087 $17,650
4-Door Sedan Automatic GLS 22 29 $16,951 $18,525
4-Door Sedan Turbo Manual GLS 25 31 $17,486 $19,200
4-Door Sedan Turbo Automatic GLS 23 29 $18,350 $20,075
4-Door Sedan GLS Wolfsburg 25 31 $17,713 $19,450
4-Door Sedan TDI Manual GLS 42 49 $17,414 $18,700
4-Door Sedan TDI Automatic GLS 34 45 $18,565 $19,885
4-Door Sedan V6 Manual GLS 19 28 $18,164 $19,950
4-Door Sedan V6 Automatic GLS 19 26 $19,028 $20,825
4-Door Sedan V6 Manual GLX 19 28 $22,094 $24,300
4-Door Sedan V6 Automatic GLX 19 26 $22,958 $25,175
4-Door Wagon Manual GLS 24 31 $16,944 $18,600
4-Door Wagon Automatic GLS 22 29 $17,808 $19,475
4-Door Wagon V6 Manual GLS 19 28 $19,022 $20,900
4-Door Wagon V6 Automatic GLS 19 26 $19,886 $21,775
4-Door Wagon V6 Manual GLX 19 28 $23,087 $25,400
4-Door Wagon V6 Automatic GLX 19 26 $23,951 $26,275
Pricing
Invoice Price
$22,903
$15,228
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$24,365
$16,700
Monthly Payment Estimate
$406 / month
$278 / month
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2008 Volvo S40 has the efficiency and compactness of a small car with the available safety features and poise of a larger sport sedan.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 20 mpg 24 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 28 mpg 31 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in) 37.2 37.2
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 54.1 52.9
Front Leg Room (in) 41.6 41.3
Front Hip Room (in) 53.7 - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in) 34.4 - TBD -
Front Head Room (in) 38.9 38.7
Passenger Volume (ft³) 92 88
Second Hip Room (in) 50.7 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in) 55.2 53.7
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Length, Overall (in) 176.2 172.3
Height, Overall (in) 57.2 56.9
Track Width, Rear (in) 60.3 58.8
Wheelbase (in) 103.9 98.9
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 69.7 68.3
Track Width, Front (in) 60.4 - TBD -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 12.6 13.0
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.0 x - TBD - 9.1 x - TBD -
Brake Type Pwr Pwr-Assisted
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.8 x - TBD - 11.0 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-wheel Four-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 15.9 14.5
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 15.3 15.6
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 34.9 35.8
Steering Type Pwr Speed Sensitive Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.9 3.0
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Front Tire Size 205/55R16 P195/65HR15
Spare Tire Size - TBD - P195/65HR15
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size 205/55R16 P195/65HR15
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 2000 N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 2000 N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 200 N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 200 N/A
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3220 2853
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in) - TBD - 15 x 6.0
Rear Wheel Material Alloy Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5 15 x 6.0
Front Wheel Material Alloy Steel
Spare Wheel Material - TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5 15 x 6.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - 5.8
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - 90
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type Gas I5 Gas I4
Fuel System EFI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 170 @ 4400 122 @ 2600
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 2.4L/149 2.0L/121
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 168 @ 6000 115 @ 5200
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 28 31
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 20 24
Transmission
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.77 2.12
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 4.25 4.24
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.87 1.03
Trans Description Cont. Manual Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.07 3.78
Clutch Size (in) NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.19 1.36
Trans Type 5 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.70 0.84
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front-Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) - TBD - 3.06
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) - NA
Summary
Body Style 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan GL
Vehicle Name Volvo S40 Volkswagen Jetta
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) NA Torsion-Beam
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) NA MacPherson Strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) NA - TBD -
 
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