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
Second Shoulder Room (in)
54.6 56.6
Front Leg Room (in)
41.4 42.2
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
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
58.0 58.6
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
14.2 16.9
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.0 x - TBD - NA
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.5 18.0
Steering
Steering Type
Electromechanical Pwr Rack & Pinion
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
Tires
Spare Tire Size
P215/55HR16 Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
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
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
N/A NA
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
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
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
140 130
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Fuel System
Turbocharged SMPI SMPI
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
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
32 27
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
23 20
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.93 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.36 2.77
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
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sdn 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
Volkswagen Passat Sedan Ford Taurus
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Four-link MacPherson strut
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

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