Compare 2001 Volkswagen New Passat vs 2001 Ford Taurus

2001 Volkswagen New Passat
2001 Ford Taurus
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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 20 29 $20,863 $22,825
4-Door Wagon Automatic GLS 20 29 $21,586 $23,625
4-Door Sedan V6 Manual GLS 20 29 $22,049 $24,250
4-Door Wagon V6 Manual GLS 20 29 $22,772 $25,050
4-Door Sedan V6 Automatic GLS 18 26 $23,122 $25,325
4-Door Wagon V6 Automatic GLS 18 26 $23,845 $26,125
4-Door Sedan V6 Automatic w/4Motion GLS 20 29 $24,951 $27,075
4-Door Wagon V6 Automatic w/4Motion GLS 20 29 $25,674 $27,875
4-Door Sedan V6 Manual GLX 20 29 $26,114 $28,750
4-Door Wagon V6 Manual GLX 20 29 $26,837 $29,550
4-Door Sedan V6 Automatic GLX 18 26 $27,187 $29,825
4-Door Wagon V6 Automatic GLX 18 26 $27,910 $30,625
4-Door Sedan V6 Automatic w/4Motion GLX 20 29 $29,016 $31,575
4-Door Wagon V6 Automatic w/4Motion GLX 20 29 $29,739 $32,375
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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
Pricing
Invoice Price
$19,790
$17,356
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$21,750
$18,550
Monthly Payment Estimate
$363 / month
$309 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
22 mpg 20 mpg
Highway
31 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
35.3 38.9
Front Head Room (in)
39.7 40.0
Passenger Volume (ft³)
95.3 104.7
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 55.7
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.8 57.3
Second Head Room (in)
37.8 38.1
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
54.6 56.6
Front Leg Room (in)
41.5 42.2
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 54.5
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
59.0 61.6
Min Ground Clearance (in)
4.3 5.4
Length, Overall (in)
184.1 197.6
Height, Overall (in)
57.5 57.8
Track Width, Rear (in)
59.1 62.1
Wheelbase (in)
106.4 108.5
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - 26.0
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
68.5 73.0
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
15 17.0
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.1 x 0.98 10.9 x 1.0
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes
Brake ABS System
Four-Wheel NA
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
9.6 x 0.39 NA
Brake Type
Pwr-Assisted Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA 8.9 x 1.5
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
16.4 18.0
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
14.3 17.0
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.4 39.7
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Power Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.8 2.68
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P195/65HR15 P215/60R16
Spare Tire Size
P195/65HR15 T135/70D16
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P195/65HR15 P215/60R16
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 125
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 1250
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3122 3326
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6 16 x 6
Spare Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6 16 x 4
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6 16 x 6
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
7.4 11.6
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 600
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
90 115
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
170 @ - TBD - 155 @ 4900
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas V6
Fuel System
SMPI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
155 @ 1750 185 @ 3950
Engine Order Code
NA 99U
Displacement
1.8L/109 3.0L/181
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
22 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
31 27
Transmission
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.84 NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA Electronic
Drivetrain
Front-Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.44 2.26
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.12 1.54
Trans Order Code
NA 44L
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.70 3.77
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.03 0.69
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Automatic w/OD,
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.50 2.77
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.30 1.00
Trans Type
5 4
Summary
Vehicle Name
Volkswagen New Passat Ford Taurus
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - .73
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Four-link w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - 22.1
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - .81
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Quadralink
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Torsion Beam w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - 22.1
Suspension Type - Front
Independent MacPherson Strut

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