Compare 2002 Buick Century vs 2002 Volkswagen Passat

2002 Buick Century
2002 Volkswagen Passat
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4-Door Sedan Custom
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Custom 20 29 $18,789 $20,535
4-Door Sedan Limited 20 29 $21,561 $23,565
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4-Door Sedan Manual GLS
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Manual GLS 22 31 $19,790 $21,750
4-Door Wagon Manual GLS 22 31 $20,513 $22,550
4-Door Sedan Automatic GLS 21 30 $20,863 $22,825
4-Door Wagon Automatic GLS 21 30 $21,586 $23,625
4-Door Sedan V6 Manual GLS 20 28 $22,049 $24,250
4-Door Wagon V6 Manual GLS 20 28 $22,772 $25,050
4-Door Sedan V6 Automatic GLS 20 27 $23,122 $25,325
4-Door Wagon V6 Automatic GLS 19 27 $23,845 $26,125
4-Door Sedan V6 4MOTION Automatic GLS 19 26 $24,951 $27,075
4-Door Wagon V6 4MOTION Automatic GLS 19 26 $25,674 $27,875
4-Door Sedan V6 Manual GLX 20 28 $26,114 $28,750
4-Door Wagon V6 Manual GLX 20 28 $26,837 $29,550
4-Door Sedan V6 Automatic GLX 20 27 $27,187 $29,825
4-Door Wagon V6 Automatic GLX 19 27 $27,910 $30,625
4-Door Sedan V6 4MOTION Automatic GLX 19 26 $29,016 $31,575
4-Door Wagon V6 4MOTION Automatic GLX 19 26 $29,739 $32,375
4-Door Sedan W8 4MOTION Automatic 18 25 $34,729 $37,900
4-Door Wagon W8 4MOTION Automatic 18 25 $35,452 $38,700
Pricing
Invoice Price
$18,789
$19,790
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$20,535
$21,750
Monthly Payment Estimate
$342 / month
$363 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
20 mpg 22 mpg
Highway
29 mpg 31 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
37.4 37.8
Passenger Capacity
6 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
57.1 54.6
Front Leg Room (in)
42.4 41.5
Front Hip Room (in)
54.4 - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in)
36.9 35.3
Passenger Volume (ft³)
101.8 95
Front Head Room (in)
39.4 39.7
Second Hip Room (in)
53.3 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.0 55.8
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.7 4.9
Length, Overall (in)
194.6 185.2
Height, Overall (in)
56.6 57.5
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.1 59.4
Wheelbase (in)
109.0 106.4
Liftover Height (in)
29.8 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.7 68.7
Track Width, Front (in)
62.0 59.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
16.7 15
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes NA
Brake ABS System
4 Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
NA 9.6 x 0.39
Brake Type
Power Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
8.9 x 1.8 NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.8 x 1.3 11.1 x 0.98
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
17.5 16.4
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.8 14.3
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.5 37.4
Steering Type
Pwr Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.04 2.8
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Front Tire Size
P205/70R15 P195/65HR15
Spare Tire Size
compact P195/65HR15
Front Tire Order Code
QGY NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P205/70R15 P195/65HR15
Rear Tire Order Code
QGY NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3368 3225
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
15 x 4.0 15 x 6
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6.0 15 x 6
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6.0 15 x 6
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
10.4 7.1
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
102 90
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 80
Engine
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas I4
Fuel System
SFI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
195 @ 4000 166 @ 1950
Engine Order Code
LG8 NA
Displacement
3.1L/191 1.8L/108.7
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
175 @ 5200 170 @ 5900
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
29 31
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
20 22
Transmission
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.38 3.44
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.57 2.18
Trans Order Code
MX0 NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.05 3.70
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.70 1.03
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.92 3.78
Clutch Size (in)
NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.43
Trans Type
4 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.84
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Summary
Body Style
4dr Sdn Custom 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
Buick Century Volkswagen Passat
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.18 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
4-wheel Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Independent Torsion Beam
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
32 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
4-wheel Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Independent Four-link
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
32 - TBD -

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