Compare 2010 Volkswagen Passat Sedan vs 2010 Subaru Outback

2010 Volkswagen Passat Sedan
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4-Door DSG FWD SULEV Komfort
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door DSG FWD SULEV Komfort 22 31 $25,277 $26,995
4-Door DSG FWD Komfort 22 31 $25,412 $27,195
4-Door DSG FWD PZEV Komfort 22 31 $25,412 $27,195
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4-Door Wagon H4 Manual 2.5i
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Wagon H4 Manual 2.5i 19 27 $21,663 $22,995
4-Door Wagon H4 Manual 2.5i PZEV 19 27 $21,972 $23,295
4-Door Wagon H4 Automatic 2.5i 22 29 $22,581 $23,995
4-Door Wagon H4 Automatic 2.5i PZEV 22 29 $22,890 $24,295
4-Door Wagon H4 Manual 2.5i Prem 19 27 $22,911 $24,295
4-Door Wagon H4 Manual 2.5i PZEV Prem 19 27 $23,220 $24,595
4-Door Wagon H4 Manual 2.5i Prem All-Weather 19 27 $23,328 $24,795
4-Door Wagon H4 Manual 2.5i PZEV Prem All-Weather 19 27 $23,637 $25,095
4-Door Wagon H4 Manual 2.5i Prem HK Audio 19 27 $23,740 $25,290
4-Door Wagon H4 Manual 2.5i Prem Pwr Moon 19 27 $23,740 $25,290
4-Door Wagon H4 Automatic 2.5i Premium 22 29 $23,829 $25,295
4-Door Wagon H4 Manual 2.5i PZEV Prem HK Audio 19 27 $24,049 $25,590
4-Door Wagon H4 Manual 2.5i PZEV Prem Pwr Moon 19 27 $24,049 $25,590
4-Door Wagon H4 Automatic 2.5i PZEV Premium 22 29 $24,138 $25,595
4-Door Wagon H4 Manual 2.5i Prem All-Weather/HK Audio 19 27 $24,157 $25,790
4-Door Wagon H4 Manual 2.5i Prem All-Weather/Pwr Moon 19 27 $24,157 $25,790
4-Door Wagon H4 Automatic 2.5i Premium All-Weather 22 29 $24,246 $25,795
4-Door Wagon H4 Manual 2.5i PZEV Prem All-Weather/HK Audio 19 27 $24,466 $26,090
4-Door Wagon H4 Manual 2.5i PZEV Prem All-Weather/Pwr Moon 19 27 $24,466 $26,090
4-Door Wagon H4 Automatic 2.5i PZEV Prem All-Weather 22 29 $24,555 $26,095
4-Door Wagon H4 Automatic 2.5i Prem HK Audio 22 29 $24,658 $26,290
4-Door Wagon H4 Automatic 2.5i Prem Pwr Moon 22 29 $24,658 $26,290
4-Door Wagon H4 Automatic 2.5i PZEV Prem HK Audio 22 29 $24,967 $26,590
4-Door Wagon H4 Automatic 2.5i PZEV Prem Pwr Moon 22 29 $24,967 $26,590
4-Door Wagon H4 Manual 2.5i Prem Wthr/HK Aud/Pwr Moon 19 27 $24,986 $26,785
4-Door Wagon H4 Automatic 2.5i Prem All-Weather/HK Aud 22 29 $25,075 $26,790
4-Door Wagon H4 Automatic 2.5i Prem All-Weathr/Pwr Moon 22 29 $25,075 $26,790
4-Door Wagon H4 Manual 2.5i PZEV Prem Wthr/HK Aud/Pwr Moon 19 27 $25,295 $27,085
4-Door Wagon H4 Automatic 2.5i PZEV Prem All-Weather/HK Aud 22 29 $25,384 $27,090
4-Door Wagon H4 Automatic 2.5i PZEV Prem All-Weathr/Pwr Moon 22 29 $25,384 $27,090
4-Door Wagon H4 Automatic 2.5i Prem Wth/HK Aud/Pwr Moon 22 29 $25,904 $27,785
4-Door Wagon H4 Automatic 2.5i Ltd 22 29 $26,270 $27,995
4-Door Wagon H6 Automatic 3.6R 18 25 $26,186 $27,995
4-Door Wagon H4 Automatic 2.5i PZEV Prem Wth/HK Aud/Pwr Moon 22 29 $26,213 $28,085
4-Door Wagon H4 Automatic 2.5i PZEV Ltd 22 29 $26,579 $28,295
4-Door Wagon H4 Automatic 2.5i Ltd Pwr Moon 22 29 $27,099 $28,990
4-Door Wagon H6 Automatic 3.6R Premium 18 25 $27,233 $28,995
4-Door Wagon H4 Automatic 2.5i PZEV Ltd Pwr Moon 22 29 $27,408 $29,290
4-Door Wagon H6 Automatic 3.6R Prem HK Audio 18 25 $28,062 $29,990
4-Door Wagon H6 Automatic 3.6R Prem Pwr Moon 18 25 $28,062 $29,990
4-Door Wagon H6 Automatic 3.6R Prem HK Audio/Pwr Moon 18 25 $28,891 $30,985
4-Door Wagon H4 Automatic 2.5i Ltd Pwr Moon/Navigation 22 29 $28,767 $30,990
4-Door Wagon H6 Automatic 3.6R Ltd 18 25 $29,024 $30,995
4-Door Wagon H4 Automatic 2.5i PZEV Ltd Pwr Moon/Navigation 22 29 $29,076 $31,290
4-Door Wagon H6 Automatic 3.6R Ltd Pwr Moon 18 25 $29,853 $31,990
4-Door Wagon H6 Automatic 3.6R Ltd Pwr Moon/Navigation 18 25 $31,521 $33,990
Pricing
Invoice Price
$25,277
$21,663
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$26,995
$22,995
Monthly Payment Estimate
$450 / month
$383 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.0
8.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
Whether as a sedan or wagon, the 2010 Volkswagen Passat handles family business, performing with more grace than most mid-size models, with an understated stylishness shining through. The 2010 Subaru Outback isn’t especially swoopy or fast, and it hardly carries a luxe image. But with more interior refinement and new features, along with rutted-trail ability that sidelines tough-looking rivals, this Subaru will win more fans.
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Fuel Economy
City
22 mpg 19 mpg
Highway
31 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Mid-Size Station Wagon
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
54.6 56.1
Front Leg Room (in)
41.4 43.0
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in)
37.7 37.8
Front Head Room (in)
38.4 40.8
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.7 56.3
Passenger Volume (ft³)
96.3 105.4
Second Head Room (in)
37.8 39.3
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.1 61.0
Wheelbase (in)
106.7 107.9
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.7 71.7
Track Width, Front (in)
61.1 61.0
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.2 8.7
Length, Overall (in)
188.2 188.2
Height, Overall (in)
58.0 65.7
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- NA
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- - TBD -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
14.2 -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
- NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
- - TBD -
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
- - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
- NA
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.0 x - TBD - 11.3 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.3 x - TBD - 11.6 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 NA
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - NA
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.4 NA
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.8 36.1
Tires
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P235/45HR17 215/60R16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P235/45HR17 215/60R16
Spare Tire Size
P235/45HR17 NA
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 200
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 2700
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 2700
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 200
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3331 3386
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 16 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material
Alloy Steel
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 16 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - NA
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
Engine Type
Gas Turbocharged I4 Gas 4-Cyl
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection MPFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
207 @ 1800-5000 170 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.0L/121 2.5L/150
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
200 @ 5100-6000 170 @ 5600
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
22 19
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
25 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
31 27
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.99 - TBD -
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.05 1.95
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.50 4.44
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.9 0.97
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/manual shift Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.76 0.69
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.46 3.45
Clutch Size (in)
NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.3 1.30
Trans Type
6 6
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.91 0.82
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sdn 4 Door Wagon
Vehicle Name
Volkswagen Passat Sedan Subaru Outback
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
4-link NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Front
Independent MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
MacPherson Strut NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - NA
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Double wishbone
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.5 8.5
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
7 6

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