Compare 2001 Ford Taurus vs 2001 Volkswagen Passat

2001 Ford Taurus
2001 Volkswagen Passat
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4-Door Sedan LX
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 Wagon SE 18 26 $18,907 $20,480
4-Door Sedan SEL 18 27 $20,118 $21,825
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4-Door Sedan Manual GLS
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Manual GLS 24 31 $19,519 $21,450
4-Door Wagon Manual GLS 24 31 $20,242 $22,250
4-Door Sedan Automatic GLS 20 29 $20,592 $22,525
4-Door Wagon Automatic GLS 20 29 $21,315 $23,325
4-Door Sedan V6 Manual GLS 20 29 $21,868 $24,050
4-Door Wagon V6 Manual GLS 20 29 $22,591 $24,850
4-Door Sedan V6 Automatic GLS 18 26 $22,941 $25,125
4-Door Wagon V6 Automatic GLS 18 26 $23,664 $25,925
4-Door Sedan V6 Automatic w/4Motion GLS 17 24 $24,770 $26,875
4-Door Wagon V6 Automatic w/4Motion GLS 17 24 $25,493 $27,675
4-Door Sedan V6 Manual GLX 20 29 $25,626 $28,210
4-Door Wagon V6 Manual GLX 20 29 $26,348 $29,010
4-Door Sedan V6 Automatic GLX 18 26 $26,699 $29,285
4-Door Wagon V6 Automatic GLX 18 26 $27,421 $30,085
4-Door Sedan V6 Automatic w/4Motion GLX 17 24 $28,528 $31,035
4-Door Wagon V6 Automatic w/4Motion GLX 17 24 $29,250 $31,835
Pricing
Invoice Price
$17,356
$19,519
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$18,550
$21,450
Monthly Payment Estimate
$309 / month
$358 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
20 mpg 24 mpg
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
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
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.1 59.1
Wheelbase (in)
108.5 106.4
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
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
Spare 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
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
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6 15 x 6
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
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
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
185 @ 3950 155 @ 1750
Engine Order Code
99U NA
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

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