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Selected Style 4-Door Wagon w/Snrf
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Wagon 16 24 $30,517 $32,465
4-Door Wagon w/Snrf 16 24 $30,517 $32,465
4-Door Manual Turbo FWD *Ltd Avail*
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Manual FWD Turbo 21 29 $23,479 $25,200
4-Door Automatic FWD Turbo 20 28 $24,552 $26,275
4-Door Automatic FWD Komfort 20 28 $27,179 $29,100
4-Door Automatic FWD Lux 20 28 $29,222 $31,300
4-Door Automatic 4Motion VR6 16 24 $36,669 $39,200
Pricing
Invoice Price
$30,517
$23,479
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$32,465
$25,200
Monthly Payment Estimate
$541 / month
$420 / month
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2008 Volvo V70 is the modern interpretation of the legendary Volvo wagons, with just as much utility but a lot more style and comfort. With its especially roomy, versatile, and quiet interior and especially powerful and refined powertrains, the 2008 Volkswagen Passat Wagon is a great family alternative to an SUV.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 16 mpg 21 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 24 mpg 29 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Midsize Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in) 38.6 38.6
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 56.5 54.6
Front Leg Room (in) 41.9 41.4
Front Hip Room (in) 54.8 - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in) 34.6 37.7
Front Head Room (in) 38.8 37.6
Passenger Volume (ft³) - TBD - 97.1
Second Hip Room (in) 55.1 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in) 57.4 55.7
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD - 5.2
Length, Overall (in) 189.9 188.0
Rear Door Opening Width (in) - TBD - NA
Height, Overall (in) 60.9 59.7
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in) 62.4 61.1
Wheelbase (in) 110.9 106.7
Rear Door Opening Height (in) - TBD - NA
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 73.3 71.7
Track Width, Front (in) 62.5 61.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) 72.1 NA
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in) NA NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) NA NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) - TBD - NA
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) - TBD - NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) 37.3 35.8
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) - TBD - NA
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) - TBD - NA
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) - TBD - NA
Brakes
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) 11.9 x - TBD - 12 x - TBD -
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) 12.4 x - TBD - 13.5 x - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 18.5 18.5
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 16.0 16.4
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 36.7 35.8
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Electromechanical
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.8 3.00
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Front Tire Size P225/55R16 P215/55HR16
Spare Tire Size - TBD - - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P225/55R16 P215/55HR16
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 3307 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 3307 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 330 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 330 NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3527 3338
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material Alloy Alloy
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 7 16 x 7
Front Wheel Material Alloy Alloy
Spare Wheel Material - TBD - - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 7 16 x 7
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - 7.6
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - 140
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type Gas I6 Turbocharged gas I4
Fuel System MPFI FSI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 236 @ 3200 207 @ 1800-5000
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 3.2L/195 2.0L/121
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 235 @ 6200 200 @ 5100-6000
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 24 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 16 21
Transmission
Drivetrain Front wheel drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) - TBD - 3.99
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.37 2.09
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.32 3.94/3.09
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.16 1.10
Trans Description Cont. Automatic Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.69 0.93
First Gear Ratio (:1) 4.15 3.36
Clutch Size (in) NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.57 1.47
Trans Type 6 6
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.86 1.11
Trans Description Cont. Again Geartronic NA
Summary
Body Style 5dr Wagon 4 Door Wgn
Vehicle Name Volvo V70 Volkswagen Passat Wagon
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs 4-link
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs MacPherson Strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
 
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