Compare 2003 Volkswagen Passat vs 2003 Buick Regal

2003 Volkswagen Passat
2003 Buick Regal
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4-Door Sedan Manual GL
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Manual GL 22 31 $19,790 $21,750
4-Door Wagon Manual GL 22 31 $20,513 $22,550
4-Door Sedan Automatic GL 21 30 $20,863 $22,825
4-Door Sedan Manual GLS 22 31 $20,816 $22,885
4-Door Wagon Automatic GL 21 30 $21,586 $23,625
4-Door Wagon Manual GLS 22 31 $21,538 $23,685
4-Door Sedan Automatic GLS 21 30 $21,889 $23,960
4-Door Wagon Automatic GLS 21 30 $22,611 $24,760
4-Door Sedan V6 Manual GLS 20 28 $23,074 $25,385
4-Door Wagon V6 Manual GLS 20 28 $23,797 $26,185
4-Door Sedan V6 Automatic GLS 19 27 $24,147 $26,460
4-Door Wagon V6 Automatic GLS 19 27 $24,870 $27,260
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 19 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 4MOTION Automatic W8 18 25 $34,729 $37,900
4-Door Wagon 4MOTION Automatic W8 18 25 $35,452 $38,700
4-Door Sedan 4MOTION 6-spd Manual W8 17 24 $35,984 $39,400
4-Door Wagon 4MOTION 6-spd Manual W8 17 24 $36,706 $40,200
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4-Door Sedan LS
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan LS 19 29 $22,175 $24,235
4-Door Sedan GS 17 27 $25,835 $28,235
Pricing
Invoice Price
$19,790
$22,175
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$21,750
$24,235
Monthly Payment Estimate
$363 / month
$404 / 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 Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
56.7 53.3
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.8 58.0
Second Head Room (in)
37.8 37.4
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
54.6 57.1
Front Leg Room (in)
41.5 42.4
Front Hip Room (in)
57.7 54.4
Second Leg Room (in)
35.3 36.9
Front Head Room (in)
39.7 39.4
Passenger Volume (ft³)
95 102
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
59.6 62.0
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.8 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
185.2 196.2
Height, Overall (in)
57.6 56.6
Track Width, Rear (in)
59.6 61.3
Wheelbase (in)
106.4 109.0
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
68.7 72.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
15 16.7
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.3 x 0.98 - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel NA
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes NA
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 17
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
14.3 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.4 37.5
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Variable-Effort Pwr
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.8 - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P195/65HR15 P215/70R15
Spare Tire Size
P195/65HR15 Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P195/65HR15 P215/70R15
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
N/A - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
N/A 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
N/A - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
N/A 100
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3212 3438
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
Steel - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6 15 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6 - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6 15 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
7.1 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
90 102
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
170 @ 5900 200 @ 5200
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas V6
Fuel System
SMPI SFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
166 @ 1950 225 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
1.8L/109 3.8L/231
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
22 19
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
31 29
Transmission
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.84 NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.44 2.385
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.18 1.568
Trans Order Code
NA MX0
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.70 - TBD -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.03 0.705
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.78 2.921
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.43 1.000
Trans Type
5 4
Summary
Vehicle Name
Volkswagen Passat Buick Regal
Body Style
4 Door Sdn 4 Door Sedan LS
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Torsion Beam Sport
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Four-link Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA Sport

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