Compare 2013 Audi S6 vs 2013 Volkswagen Passat

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4-Door Sedan Prestige
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Prestige 17 27 $66,868 $71,900
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4-Door dn 2.5L Manual S PZEV S
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door dn 2.5L Manual S PZEV S 22 32 $19,990 $20,845
4-Door dn 2.5L Manual S S 22 32 $19,990 $20,845
4-Door dn 2.5L Automatic S PZEV S 22 31 $21,045 $21,945
4-Door dn 2.5L Automatic S S 22 31 $21,045 $21,945
4-Door Sedan 2.5L Automatic PZEV S w/Appearance 22 31 $22,005 $22,945
4-Door Sedan 2.5L Automatic S w/Appearance 22 31 $22,005 $22,945
4-Door Sedan 2.5L Automatic PZEV Wolfsburg Edition 22 31 $22,532 $23,495
4-Door Sedan 2.5L Automatic Wolfsburg Edition 22 31 $22,532 $23,495
4-Door Sedan 2.5L Manual PZEV SE 22 32 $22,963 $23,945
4-Door Sedan 2.5L Manual SE 22 32 $22,963 $23,945
4-Door Sedan 2.5L Automatic PZEV SE 22 31 $24,017 $25,045
4-Door Sedan 2.5L Automatic SE 22 31 $24,017 $25,045
4-Door Sedan 2.5L Automatic PZEV SE w/Sunroof 22 31 $24,785 $25,845
4-Door Sedan 2.5L Automatic SE w/Sunroof 22 31 $24,785 $25,845
4-Door Sedan 2.0L Manual TDI SE 31 43 $25,150 $26,225
4-Door Sedan 2.5L Automatic PZEV SE w/Sunroof & Nav 22 31 $25,888 $26,995
4-Door Sedan 2.5L Automatic SE w/Sunroof & Nav 22 31 $25,888 $26,995
4-Door Sedan 2.0L DSG TDI SE w/Sunroof 30 40 $27,068 $28,225
4-Door Sedan 2.5L Automatic PZEV SEL 22 31 $27,738 $28,925
4-Door Sedan 2.5L Automatic SEL 22 31 $27,738 $28,925
4-Door Sedan 3.6L V6 DSG SE w/Sunroof 20 28 $28,037 $29,235
4-Door Sedan 2.0L DSG TDI SE w/Sunroof & Nav 30 40 $28,660 $29,885
4-Door Sedan 2.5L Automatic PZEV SEL Premium 22 31 $29,178 $30,425
4-Door Sedan 2.5L Automatic SEL Premium 22 31 $29,178 $30,425
4-Door Sedan 3.6L V6 DSG SE w/Sunroof & Nav 20 28 $29,628 $30,895
4-Door Sedan 2.0L DSG TDI SEL Premium 30 40 $31,564 $32,915
4-Door Sedan 3.6L V6 DSG SEL Premium 20 28 $32,151 $33,525
Pricing
Invoice Price
$66,868
$19,990
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$71,900
$20,845
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1198 / month
$347 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
Marginally less refined than the last version, today's VW Passat hits important marks with excellent diesel fuel economy, superior passenger space and top safety scores.
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Fuel Economy
City
17 mpg 22 mpg
Highway
27 mpg 32 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Midsize Mid-Size
Number of Passenger Doors
4 -
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
37.4 39.1
Front Head Room (in)
37.2 38.3
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.5 56.9
Passenger Volume (ft³)
98.0 102.0
Second Head Room (in)
37.8 37.8
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.3 57.0
Front Leg Room (in)
41.3 42.4
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73.8 72.2
Track Width, Front (in)
63.6 62.1
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 5.4
Length, Overall (in)
193.9 191.6
Height, Overall (in)
57.8 58.5
Track Width, Rear (in)
63.2 61.0
Wheelbase (in)
114.6 110.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
14.1 15.9
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
15.7 x - TBD - 12.3 x 1.0
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)
14.0 x - TBD - 10.7 x 0.4
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
19.8 18.5
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - 3.0
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - NA
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.1 16.4
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
39.0 36.4
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P255/40R19 P215/60TR16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P255/40R19 P215/60TR16
Spare Tire Size
Compact - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4398 3166
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
19 x 8.5 16 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
19 x 8.5 16 x - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 9.0
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 140
Engine
Fuel System
Direct Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
406 @ 1400 177 @ 4250
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
4.0L/244 2.5L/151
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
420 @ 5500 - 6400 170 @ 5700
Engine Type
Turbocharged Gas V8 Gas I5
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
20 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
27 32
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
17 22
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.093 3.65
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.025 0.86
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.625 NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.519 -
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.692 3.78
Clutch Size (in)
NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.406 1.27
Trans Type
7 5
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.787 0.66
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.944 3.60
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.150 2.12
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Summary
Body Style
Sedan 4 Door Sdn
Vehicle Name
Audi S6 Volkswagen Passat
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front
Independent MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
N/A NA
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent 4-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
N/A NA
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
9.2 7.0
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- 7
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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