Compare 2006 Volkswagen Passat Sedan vs 2006 Ford Taurus

2006 Volkswagen Passat Sedan
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4-Door Manual Value Edition
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Manual Value Edition 23 32 $21,118 $22,950
4-Door Manual 2.0T 23 32 $21,985 $23,900
4-Door Automatic Value Edition 22 31 $22,191 $24,025
4-Door Automatic 2.0T 22 31 $23,058 $24,975
4-Door Automatic 3.6L V6 19 28 $27,513 $29,950
4-Door 4MOTION Automatic 3.6L V6 18 27 $29,413 $31,900
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4-Door Sedan SE
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan SE 20 27 $19,400 $20,830
4-Door Sedan SEL 20 27 $21,127 $22,980
Pricing
Invoice Price
$21,118
$19,400
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$22,950
$20,830
Monthly Payment Estimate
$383 / month
$347 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
23 mpg 20 mpg
Highway
32 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 54.4
Second Leg Room (in)
37.7 38.3
Front Head Room (in)
38.4 40.0
Passenger Volume (ft³)
96.3 103.9
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 55.7
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.7 57.3
Second Head Room (in)
37.8 38.1
Passenger Capacity
5 6
Second Shoulder Room (in)
54.6 56.6
Front Leg Room (in)
41.4 42.2
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.1 62.1
Wheelbase (in)
106.7 108.5
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - 29.7
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.7 73.0
Track Width, Front (in)
61.1 61.6
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.2 5.4
Length, Overall (in)
188.2 197.7
Height, Overall (in)
58.0 58.6
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
14.2 16.9
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA 8.9 x 1.5
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.3 x - TBD - 10.9 x 1.0
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel NA
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.0 x - TBD - NA
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.5 18.0
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.00 2.68
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.4 17.0
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.8 39.7
Steering Type
Electromechanical Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P215/55HR16 P215/60R16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P215/55HR16 P215/60R16
Spare Tire Size
P215/55HR16 Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
N/A 125
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
N/A NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
N/A 1250
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
N/A NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3305 3306
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7 16 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material
Alloy Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7 16 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7 - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Alloy Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
7.6 11.6
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
140 130
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
207 @ 1800-5000 185 @ 3950
Engine Order Code
- TBD - 99U
Displacement
2.0L/121 3.0L/182
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
200 @ 5100-6000 153 @ 5000
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas V6
Fuel System
Turbocharged SMPI SMPI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
32 27
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
23 20
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.47 1.00
Trans Type
Manual w/OD 4
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.11 NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.99 2.26
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.09 1.54
Trans Order Code
- TBD - 44N
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.94/3.09 3.96
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.10 0.69
Trans Description Cont.
NA Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.93 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.36 2.77
Summary
Vehicle Name
Volkswagen Passat Sedan Ford Taurus
Body Style
4 Door Sdn 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - 0.73
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
MacPherson Strut MacPherson strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 0.81
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Four-link MacPherson strut

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