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
Second Leg Room (in)
37.7 39.1
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
Exterior Dimensions
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
NA - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.7 75.0
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
NA - TBD -
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
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
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.00 2.9
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
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P235/45HR17 P245/55R19
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
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 1000
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
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3455 3760
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Alloy Alloy
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
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
Fuel System
FSI SFI
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
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
25 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
31 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
22 21
Transmission
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.90 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic
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
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
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - 0.63
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
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.5 7.8
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
6 -

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