Advertisement
Find a Car
Go!

Add a Vehicle to Compare




Change a Vehicle to Compare




Compare 2001 Ford Taurus vs 2001 Volkswagen Passat

2001 Ford Taurus Change
2001 Volkswagen Passat Change
+ Add a Car
Selected Style 4-Door Sedan LX
Switch Style

Body Style

Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan LX 20 27 $17,356 $18,550
4-Door Sedan SE 20 27 $17,868 $19,325
4-Door Sedan SES 20 27 $18,781 $20,340
4-Door Sedan SEL 18 27 $20,118 $21,825
4-Door Wagon SE 18 26 $18,907 $20,480
4-Door Sedan GLS Manual
Switch Style

Body Style

Transmission

Engine

Trim

Other

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Wagon Manual GLS 24 31 $20,242 $22,250
4-Door Wagon Automatic GLS 20 29 $21,315 $23,325
4-Door Wagon V6 Manual GLS 20 29 $22,591 $24,850
4-Door Wagon V6 Automatic GLS 18 26 $23,664 $25,925
4-Door Wagon V6 Automatic w/4Motion GLS 17 24 $25,493 $27,675
4-Door Wagon V6 Manual GLX 20 29 $26,348 $29,010
4-Door Wagon V6 Automatic GLX 18 26 $27,421 $30,085
4-Door Wagon V6 Automatic w/4Motion GLX 17 24 $29,250 $31,835
4-Door Sedan Manual GLS 24 31 $19,519 $21,450
4-Door Sedan Automatic GLS 20 29 $20,592 $22,525
4-Door Sedan V6 Manual GLS 20 29 $21,868 $24,050
4-Door Sedan V6 Automatic GLS 18 26 $22,941 $25,125
4-Door Sedan V6 Automatic w/4Motion GLS 17 24 $24,770 $26,875
4-Door Sedan V6 Manual GLX 20 29 $25,626 $28,210
4-Door Sedan V6 Automatic GLX 18 26 $26,699 $29,285
4-Door Sedan V6 Automatic w/4Motion GLX 17 24 $28,528 $31,035
Pricing
Invoice Price
$17,356
$19,519
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$18,550
$21,450
Monthly Payment Estimate
$309 / month
$358 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating Read Our Full Review
Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 20 mpg 24 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 27 mpg 31 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Mid-Size Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in) 54.5 - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in) 38.9 35.3
Front Head Room (in) 40.0 39.7
Passenger Volume (ft³) 104.7 95.3
Second Hip Room (in) 55.7 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in) 57.3 55.8
Second Head Room (in) 38.1 37.8
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 56.6 54.6
Front Leg Room (in) 42.2 41.5
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in) 62.1 59.1
Wheelbase (in) 108.5 106.4
Liftover Height (in) 26.0 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 73.0 68.5
Track Width, Front (in) 61.6 59.0
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.4 4.3
Length, Overall (in) 197.6 184.1
Height, Overall (in) 57.8 57.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 17.0 15
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) 8.9 x 1.5 NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.9 x 1.0 11.1 x 0.98
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) Yes NA
Brake ABS System NA Four-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) NA Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) NA 9.6 x 0.39
Brake Type Power Pwr-Assisted
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 18.0 16.4
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.68 2.8
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 17.0 14.3
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 39.7 37.4
Steering Type Power Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P215/60R16 P195/65HR15
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P215/60R16 P195/65HR15
Spare Tire Size T135/70D16 P195/65HR15
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 125 - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1250 - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3326 3122
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6 15 x 6
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6 15 x 6
Spare Wheel Size (in) 16 x 4 15 x 6
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 11.6 7.4
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 600 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 115 90
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 185 @ 3950 155 @ 1750
Engine Order Code 99U NA
Displacement 3.0L/181 1.8L/109
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 155 @ 4900 150 @ 5700
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas I4
Fuel System SMPI SMPI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 27 31
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 20 24
Transmission
Clutch Size (in) NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 1.30
Trans Type 4 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) NA 0.84
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again Electronic NA
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front-Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 2.26 3.44
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.54 2.12
Trans Order Code 44L NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.77 3.70
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.69 1.03
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD, Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 2.77 3.50
Summary
Vehicle Name Ford Taurus Volkswagen Passat
Body Style 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) 22.1 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) .73 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs Four-link
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) 22.1 - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) .81 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Quadralink Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs Torsion Beam
 
© 2014 The Car Connection. All Rights Reserved. The Car Connection is published by High Gear Media. Stock photography by izmo, Inc. Send us feedback.