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Selected Style 4-Door Wagon w/Sunroof
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Wagon 16 25 $30,926 $32,900
4-Door Wagon w/Sunroof 16 25 $30,926 $32,900
4-Door Manual Turbo FWD
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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
$30,926
$23,479
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$32,900
$25,200
Monthly Payment Estimate
$548 / month
$420 / month
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2009 Volvo V70 looks a lot more with the times than the Volvo wagons of the past, but there’s just as much of an emphasis on utility and safety. 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 25 mpg 29 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Midsize Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in) 54.8 - TBD -
Passenger Volume (ft³) 98 97.1
Second Leg Room (in) 34.6 37.7
Front Head Room (in) 37.8 37.6
Second Hip Room (in) 55.1 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in) 57.4 55.7
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Head Room (in) 38.5 38.6
Second Shoulder Room (in) 56.5 54.6
Front Leg Room (in) 41.9 41.4
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in) 62.4 61.1
Wheelbase (in) 110.8 106.7
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
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD - 5.2
Length, Overall (in) 189.9 188.0
Rear Door Opening Width (in) - TBD - NA
Height, Overall (in) 60.6 59.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) - TBD - NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) 33.3 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
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
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) 12.4 x - TBD - 13.5 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) 11.9 x - TBD - 12 x - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 18.5 18.5
Steering
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Electromechanical
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.8 3.00
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 16.0 16.4
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 36.7 35.8
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P225/55R16 P215/55HR16
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P225/55R16 P215/55HR16
Spare Tire Size - TBD - - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 330 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 330 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 3300 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 3300 NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3527 3338
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 7 16 x 7
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Alloy
Spare Wheel Material - TBD - - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 7 16 x 7
Spare Wheel Size (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Alloy
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - 7.6
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - 140
Engine
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 @ 6400 200 @ 5100-6000
Engine Type Gas I6 Turbocharged gas I4
Fuel System MPFI FSI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 25 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 16 21
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 20 -
Transmission
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
Drivetrain Front wheel drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.86 1.11
Trans Description Cont. Again Geartronic NA
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
Summary
Vehicle Name Volvo V70 Volkswagen Passat Wagon
Body Style 5dr Wagon 4 Door Wgn
Suspension
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 -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs 4-link
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 5 -
 
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