Compare 2008 Volkswagen Passat Sedan vs 2009 Toyota Camry

2008 Volkswagen Passat Sedan
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4-Door Manual Turbo FWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Manual FWD Turbo 21 29 $22,359 $23,990
4-Door Automatic FWD Turbo 19 28 $23,432 $25,065
4-Door Automatic FWD Komfort 19 28 $26,064 $27,900
4-Door Automatic FWD Lux 19 28 $28,107 $30,100
4-Door Automatic FWD VR6 17 26 $33,597 $36,050
4-Door Automatic 4Motion VR6 16 24 $35,556 $38,000
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4-Door Sedan I4 Manual (Natl)
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan I4 Manual 21 31 $17,707 $19,145
4-Door Sedan I4 Automatic 21 31 $18,678 $20,195
4-Door Sedan I4 Manual LE 21 31 $18,643 $20,600
4-Door Sedan I4 Automatic LE 21 31 $19,593 $21,650
4-Door Sedan I4 Manual SE 21 31 $19,633 $21,815
4-Door Sedan I4 Automatic SE 21 31 $20,533 $22,815
4-Door Sedan V6 Automatic LE 19 28 $21,793 $24,215
4-Door Sedan V6 Automatic SE 19 28 $22,939 $25,490
4-Door Sedan I4 Automatic XLE 21 31 $23,016 $25,575
4-Door Sedan V6 Automatic XLE 19 28 $25,823 $28,695
Pricing
Invoice Price
$22,359
$17,707
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$23,990
$19,145
Monthly Payment Estimate
$400 / month
$319 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.8
7.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2008 Volkswagen Passat is a roomy, comfortable mid-size sedan that feels sportier and more luxurious than most. The 2009 Toyota Camry remains one of the best choices for those looking for a reliable and roomy—albeit plainly dressed—family sedan.
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Fuel Economy
City
21 mpg 21 mpg
Highway
29 mpg 31 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
Front Leg Room (in)
41.4 41.7
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 54.6
Second Leg Room (in)
37.7 38.3
Front Head Room (in)
38.4 38.8
Passenger Volume (ft³)
96.3 101.4
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 53.9
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.7 57.8
Second Head Room (in)
37.8 37.8
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
54.6 56.9
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.1 61.6
Wheelbase (in)
106.7 109.3
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.7 71.7
Track Width, Front (in)
61.1 62.0
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.2 5.5
Length, Overall (in)
188.2 189.2
Height, Overall (in)
58.0 57.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
14.2 15.0
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.0 x - TBD - 11.06 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.5 x - TBD - 11.65 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.5 18.5
Steering
Steering Type
Electromechanical Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.0 3.2
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.4 16.0
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.8 36.1
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 - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 100
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 1000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3206 3263
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 16 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material
Alloy Steel
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 16 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 17 x - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Alloy Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
7.6 - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
140 - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
207 @ 1800-5000 161 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.0L/121 2.4L/144
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
200 @ 5100-6000 158 @ 6000
Engine Type
Gas Turbocharged I4 Gas I4
Fuel System
SFI EFI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
29 31
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
21 21
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
- 25
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.93 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.36 3.54
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.47 1.33
Trans Type
6 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.11 0.73
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.99 3.58
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.09 2.05
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.94/3.09 3.94
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.10 0.97
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Manual w/OD
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sdn 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
Volkswagen Passat Sedan Toyota Camry
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
4-link NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - 0.63
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
MacPherson Strut NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 0.95
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Dual-link
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- 7

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