Compare 2002 Volkswagen Passat vs 2002 Mercedes-Benz C Class

2002 Volkswagen Passat
2002 Mercedes-Benz C Class
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4-Door Sedan Manual GLS
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Manual GLS 22 31 $19,790 $21,750
4-Door Wagon Manual GLS 22 31 $20,513 $22,550
4-Door Sedan Automatic GLS 21 30 $20,863 $22,825
4-Door Wagon Automatic GLS 21 30 $21,586 $23,625
4-Door Sedan V6 Manual GLS 20 28 $22,049 $24,250
4-Door Wagon V6 Manual GLS 20 28 $22,772 $25,050
4-Door Sedan V6 Automatic GLS 20 27 $23,122 $25,325
4-Door Wagon V6 Automatic GLS 19 27 $23,845 $26,125
4-Door Sedan V6 4MOTION Automatic GLS 19 26 $24,951 $27,075
4-Door Wagon V6 4MOTION Automatic GLS 19 26 $25,674 $27,875
4-Door Sedan V6 Manual GLX 20 28 $26,114 $28,750
4-Door Wagon V6 Manual GLX 20 28 $26,837 $29,550
4-Door Sedan V6 Automatic GLX 20 27 $27,187 $29,825
4-Door Wagon V6 Automatic GLX 19 27 $27,910 $30,625
4-Door Sedan V6 4MOTION Automatic GLX 19 26 $29,016 $31,575
4-Door Wagon V6 4MOTION Automatic GLX 19 26 $29,739 $32,375
4-Door Sedan W8 4MOTION Automatic 18 25 $34,729 $37,900
4-Door Wagon W8 4MOTION Automatic 18 25 $35,452 $38,700
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2-Door Coupe 2.3L
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe 2.3L 19 29 $23,203 $24,950
4-Door Sedan 2.6L 17 26 $28,411 $30,550
4-Door Sedan 3.2L 19 25 $34,363 $36,950
4-Door Wagon 3.2L 19 25 $35,758 $38,450
4-Door Sedan 3.2L AMG 17 22 $46,407 $49,900
Pricing
Invoice Price
$19,790
$23,203
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$21,750
$24,950
Monthly Payment Estimate
$363 / month
$416 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
22 mpg 19 mpg
Highway
31 mpg 29 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
35.3 33.0
Front Head Room (in)
39.7 38.8
Passenger Volume (ft³)
95 85.0
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 56.0
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.8 53.1
Second Head Room (in)
37.8 41.7
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
54.6 54.3
Front Leg Room (in)
41.5 41.4
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 55.1
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
59.5 58.8
Min Ground Clearance (in)
4.9 5.8
Length, Overall (in)
185.2 178.3
Height, Overall (in)
57.5 55.2
Track Width, Rear (in)
59.4 57.6
Wheelbase (in)
106.4 106.9
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
68.7 68.0
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
15 15.3
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.1 x 0.98 - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel, 4-Channel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
9.6 x 0.39 - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
16.4 16.0
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
14.3 17.7
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.4 35.3
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.8 3.3
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P195/65HR15 P205/55HR16
Spare Tire Size
P195/65HR15 Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P195/65HR15 P205/55HR16
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)
3225 3305
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6 16 x 7
Spare Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6 - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6 16 x 7
Front Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
7.1 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
80 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
90 90
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
170 @ 5900 192 @ 5500
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas V6
Fuel System
SMPI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
166 @ 1950 200 @ 2500-4800
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
1.8L/108.7 2.3L/140
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
22 19
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
31 29
Transmission
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.84 1.00
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.44 4.06
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.18 2.61
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.70 3.27
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.03 1.25
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.84
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.78 4.46
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.43 1.72
Trans Type
5 6
Summary
Vehicle Name
Volkswagen Passat Mercedes-Benz C-Class
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 2 Door Coupe
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Four-link w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Independent 5-arm
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Torsion Beam w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Independent 3-link

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