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 Head Room (in)
37.8 39.3
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
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
58.0 65.7
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
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
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.5 18.5
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.8 36.1
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
Tires
Spare Tire Size
P235/45HR17 NA
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
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 200
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
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3331 3386
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Alloy Steel
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
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
7.6 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
140 - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
200 @ 5100-6000 170 @ 5600
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
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
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.91 0.82
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
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
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sdn 4 Door Wagon
Vehicle Name
Volkswagen Passat Sedan Subaru Outback
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Double wishbone
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
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
7 6
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.5 8.5

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