Compare 2010 Volkswagen Passat Wagon vs 2010 Audi A6

2010 Volkswagen Passat Wagon
2010 Audi A6
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4-Door Automatic FWD SULEV Komfort
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Automatic FWD SULEV Komfort 22 31 $26,526 $28,395
4-Door Automatic FWD Komfort 22 31 $26,861 $28,755
4-Door Automatic FWD PZEV Komfort 22 31 $26,861 $28,755
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4-Door Sedan FrontTrak 3.2L Premium
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan FrontTrak 3.2L Premium 18 28 $42,036 $45,200
4-Door Sedan FrontTrak 3.2L Premium Plus 18 28 $42,036 $45,200
4-Door Sedan quattro 3.0T Premium 18 26 $46,686 $50,200
4-Door Sedan quattro 3.0T Premium Plus 18 26 $46,686 $50,200
4-Door Sedan quattro 3.0T Prestige 18 26 $46,686 $50,200
4-Door Avant Wagon quattro 3.0T Premium 18 26 $49,578 $53,310
4-Door Avant Wagon quattro 3.0T Premium Plus 18 26 $49,578 $53,310
4-Door Avant Wagon quattro 3.0T Prestige 18 26 $49,578 $53,310
4-Door Sedan quattro 4.2L Prestige 16 23 $55,010 $59,150
Pricing
Invoice Price
$26,526
$42,036
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$28,395
$45,200
Monthly Payment Estimate
$473 / month
$753 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.0
8.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
The Audi A6 still has elegance and agility in its corner, though 0-60 mph times and rear-seat room continue to lag the competition.
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TCC Dislikes
Fuel Economy
City
22 mpg 18 mpg
Highway
31 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Midsize
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
38.6 37.8
Second Shoulder Room (in)
54.6 55.9
Front Leg Room (in)
41.4 41.3
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in)
37.7 36.9
Front Head Room (in)
38.3 37.5
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.7 57.1
Passenger Volume (ft³)
97.1 96.2
Exterior Dimensions
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
NA -
Height, Overall (in)
59.7 57.4
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.1 63.7
Wheelbase (in)
106.7 111.9
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
NA -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.7 73.0
Track Width, Front (in)
61.1 63.5
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.2 4.6
Length, Overall (in)
188.0 193.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
NA -
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
NA -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
NA -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
35.8 -
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
NA -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
NA -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
NA -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
61.82 -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
NA -
Trunk Volume (ft³)
- 15.9
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.0 x - TBD - - 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)
12.3 x - TBD - - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.5 21.1
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.8 39.0
Steering Type
Electromechanical Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.00 2.74
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.4 16.1
Tires
Spare Tire Size
- TBD - Full-Size
Front Tire Order Code
NA H7E
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P235/45HR17 P245/45R17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA H7E
Front Tire Size
P235/45HR17 P245/45R17
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3455 3858
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Alloy Alloy
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 17 x 8
Front Wheel Material
Alloy Alloy
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - Alloy
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 17 x 8
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - Full-Size
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
7.6 10.1
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 380
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
140 180
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
200 @ 5100-6000 265 @ 6500
Engine Type
Turbocharged gas I4 Gas V6
Fuel System
FSI Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
207 @ 1800-5000 243 @ 3250
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.0L/121 3.2L/195
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
22 18
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
25 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
31 28
Transmission
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.91 NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
Tiptronic NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.99 2.51
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.05 NA
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.06/3.14 4.88
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.90 NA
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Continuously Variable Ratio
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.76 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.46 2.51-0.38
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.30 NA
Trans Type
6 1
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Wgn 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
Volkswagen Passat Wagon Audi A6
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Trapezoidal-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
4-link NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Four-Link
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
MacPherson Strut NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
6 6
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.5 8.5

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