Compare 2010 Volkswagen Passat Wagon vs 2010 Kia Rondo

2010 Volkswagen Passat Wagon
2010 Kia Rondo
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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 Wagon LX
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Wagon LX 20 27 $18,550 $19,195
Pricing
Invoice Price
$26,526
$18,550
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$28,395
$19,195
Monthly Payment Estimate
$473 / month
$320 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.0
7.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
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Fuel Economy
City
22 mpg 20 mpg
Highway
31 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Midsize Station Wagons
Number of Passenger Doors
- 4
Interior Dimensions
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.7 57.7
Passenger Volume (ft³)
97.1 155.9
Second Head Room (in)
38.6 40.2
Second Shoulder Room (in)
54.6 56.9
Front Leg Room (in)
41.4 41.3
Passenger Capacity
5 7
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 54.6
Second Leg Room (in)
37.7 38.2
Front Head Room (in)
38.3 41.6
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 53.9
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.2 6.1
Length, Overall (in)
188.0 179.0
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
NA - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
59.7 66.9
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.1 61.8
Wheelbase (in)
106.7 106.3
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
NA - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.7 71.7
Track Width, Front (in)
61.1 62.0
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
61.82 - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
NA - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
NA 6.5
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
NA - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
NA - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
35.8 31.7
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
NA - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
NA - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
NA - TBD -
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.0 x - TBD - 10.8 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)
12.3 x - TBD - 11.0 x - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.5 15.9
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.4 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.8 35.4
Steering Type
Electromechanical Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.00 2.9
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Front Tire Size
P235/45HR17 P205/60HR16
Spare Tire Size
- TBD - T125/80D16
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P235/45HR17 P205/60HR16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3455 3406
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - 16 x - TBD -
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 - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 16 x 6.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
7.6 2.3
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
140 - TBD -
Engine
Displacement
2.0L/121 2.4L/144
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
200 @ 5100-6000 175 @ 6000
Engine Type
Turbocharged gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System
FSI - TBD -
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
207 @ 1800-5000 169 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
31 27
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
22 20
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
25 22
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.30 1.00
Trans Type
6 4
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 2.48
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.05 1.53
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.06/3.14 4.04
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.90 0.71
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.76 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.46 2.84
Summary
Vehicle Name
Volkswagen Passat Wagon Kia Rondo
Body Style
4 Door Wgn 4 Door
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
4-link w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
MacPherson Strut w/Coil Springs
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
6 6
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.5 8.5

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