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4-Door Sedan I4 Manual
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan I4 Manual 22 30 $14,559 $15,999
4-Door Sedan I4 Automatic 22 30 $15,308 $16,799
4-Door Sedan V6 Automatic 19 27 $16,082 $17,649
4-Door Sedan V6 Automatic GLS 19 27 $17,034 $18,799
4-Door Sedan V6 Automatic LX 19 27 $17,840 $19,799
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4-Door Sedan Manual GL
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Manual GL 22 31 $19,878 $21,780
4-Door Sedan Automatic GL 21 30 $20,951 $22,855
4-Door Sedan TDI Automatic GL 27 38 $21,137 $23,060
4-Door Sedan Manual GLS 22 31 $21,323 $23,380
4-Door Sedan Automatic GLS 21 30 $22,396 $24,455
4-Door Sedan TDI Automatic GLS 27 38 $22,582 $24,660
4-Door Sedan 4MOTION Manual GLS 21 30 $23,153 $25,130
4-Door Sedan 4MOTION Automatic GLS 20 28 $24,226 $26,205
4-Door Sedan V6 Manual GLX 20 28 $27,105 $29,780
4-Door Sedan V6 Automatic GLX 19 27 $28,178 $30,855
4-Door Sedan V6 4MOTION Automatic GLX 19 26 $30,008 $32,605
4-Door Sedan 4MOTION Automatic W8 18 25 $35,477 $38,660
4-Door Sedan 4MOTION 6-spd Manual W8 17 24 $36,731 $40,160
Pricing
Invoice Price
$14,559
$19,878
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$15,999
$21,780
Monthly Payment Estimate
$267 / month
$363 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
22 mpg 22 mpg
Highway
30 mpg 31 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
37.6 37.8
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.7 54.6
Front Leg Room (in)
43.3 41.5
Front Hip Room (in)
55.8 - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in)
36.2 35.3
Front Head Room (in)
39.3 39.7
Passenger Volume (ft³)
100.0 95
Second Hip Room (in)
54.4 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.9 55.8
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 5.8
Length, Overall (in)
186.9 185.2
Height, Overall (in)
56.0 57.6
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.2 59.6
Wheelbase (in)
106.3 106.4
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.7 68.7
Track Width, Front (in)
60.6 59.6
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
14.1 15
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
NA 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.3 x - TBD - 9.6 x 0.39
Brake Type
Pwr-Assisted Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.0 x - TBD - 11.3 x 0.98
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
17.2 16.4
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
14.1 14.3
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.4 37.4
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.92 2.8
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Front Tire Size
P205/65R15 P195/65HR15
Spare Tire Size
Compact P195/65HR15
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P205/65R15 P195/65HR15
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA N/A
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3181 3212
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact 15 x 6
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6 15 x 6
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6 15 x 6
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
7.7 7.1
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
95 90
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System
MPI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
147 @ 3000 166 @ 1950-5000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.4L/143 1.8L/109
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
138 @ 5500 170 @ 5900
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
30 31
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
22 22
Transmission
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.46 3.44
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.95 2.18
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.88 3.70
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.94 1.03
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.46 3.78
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.30 1.43
Trans Type
5 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.78 0.84
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sdn
Vehicle Name
Hyundai Sonata Volkswagen Passat Sedan
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.00 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Torsion Beam
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Four-link
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.45 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Double-wishbone NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -

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