Compare 2010 Volkswagen Passat Wagon vs 2010 Toyota Venza

2010 Volkswagen Passat Wagon
2010 Toyota Venza
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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 I4 FWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Wagon I4 FWD 21 29 $23,777 $26,275
4-Door Wagon I4 AWD 20 28 $25,090 $27,725
4-Door Wagon V6 FWD 19 26 $25,290 $28,100
4-Door Wagon V6 AWD 18 25 $26,595 $29,550
Pricing
Invoice Price
$26,526
$23,777
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$28,395
$26,275
Monthly Payment Estimate
$473 / month
$438 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.0
7.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
Either as an alternative to a mid-size sedan or a taller crossover SUV, the 2010 Toyota Venza makes a lot of sense; it's just hard to muster much excitement.
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Fuel Economy
City
22 mpg 21 mpg
Highway
31 mpg 29 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Sport Utility
Interior Dimensions
Front Head Room (in)
38.3 39.6
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 56.5
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.7 60.0
Passenger Volume (ft³)
97.1 108
Second Head Room (in)
38.6 39.3
Second Shoulder Room (in)
54.6 59.0
Front Leg Room (in)
41.4 40.2
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 56.0
Second Leg Room (in)
37.7 39.1
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
61.1 64.2
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.2 8.1
Length, Overall (in)
188.0 189.0
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
NA - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
59.7 63.4
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - 27.7
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.1 64.4
Wheelbase (in)
106.7 109.3
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
NA - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.7 75.0
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
NA - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
NA - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
61.82 70.1
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
NA NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
NA NA
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 30.7
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
NA - TBD -
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.3 x - TBD - 12.8 x - TBD -
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 - 11.7 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.5 17.7
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.4 17.0
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.8 39.1
Steering Type
Electromechanical Electric Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.00 2.9
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P235/45HR17 P245/55R19
Spare Tire Size
- TBD - T165/90D18
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P235/45HR17 P245/55R19
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 150
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 1000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3455 3760
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 19 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - 18 x 4
Rear Wheel Material
Alloy Alloy
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 19 x 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Alloy Alloy
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 Torque @ RPM
207 @ 1800-5000 182 @ 4200
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.0L/121 2.7L/163
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
200 @ 5100-6000 182 @ 5800
Engine Type
Turbocharged gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System
FSI SFI
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
25 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
31 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
22 21
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.76 0.61
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.46 3.33
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.30 1.42
Trans Type
6 6
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.91 0.71
Trans Description Cont. Again
Tiptronic NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.99 4.15
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.05 1.90
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.06/3.14 2.28
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.90 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Summary
Vehicle Name
Volkswagen Passat Wagon Toyota Venza
Body Style
4 Door Wgn 4 Door Wagon
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
MacPherson Strut w/Stabilizer Bar
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 0.98
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Dual-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
4-link w/Stabilizer Bar
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - 0.63
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.5 7.8
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
6 -

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