Compare 2003 Volkswagen Passat vs 2003 Cadillac CTS

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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
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 19 26 $27,750 $30,000
Pricing
Invoice Price
$19,790
$27,750
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$21,750
$30,000
Monthly Payment Estimate
$363 / month
$500 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
22 mpg 19 mpg
Highway
31 mpg 26 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
37.8 36.9
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
54.6 56.2
Front Leg Room (in)
41.5 42.4
Front Hip Room (in)
57.7 53.4
Second Leg Room (in)
35.3 36.2
Passenger Volume (ft³)
95 98
Front Head Room (in)
39.7 38.9
Second Hip Room (in)
56.7 53.8
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.8 56.6
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.8 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
185.2 190.1
Height, Overall (in)
57.6 56.7
Track Width, Rear (in)
59.6 60.0
Wheelbase (in)
106.4 113.4
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
68.7 70.7
Track Width, Front (in)
59.6 60.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
15 12.5
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel Yes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
9.6 x 0.39 - 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)
11.3 x 0.98 - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
16.4 17.5
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
14.3 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.4 - TBD -
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr-assisted
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.8 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Front Tire Size
P195/65HR15 P225/55HR16
Spare Tire Size
P195/65HR15 Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA QWJ
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P195/65HR15 P225/55HR16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA QWJ
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
N/A 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
N/A 1000
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
N/A 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
N/A 100
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3212 3568
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6 Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6 16 x 7.0
Front Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6 16 x 7.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
7.1 - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
90 - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas V6
Fuel System
SMPI SFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
166 @ 1950 220 @ 3400
Engine Order Code
NA LA3
Displacement
1.8L/109 3.2L/195
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
170 @ 5900 220 @ 6000
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
31 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
22 19
Transmission
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.44 3.02
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.18 2.21
Trans Order Code
NA M82
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.70 3.42
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.03 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.78 3.42
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.43 1.60
Trans Type
5 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.84 0.75
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sdn 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
Volkswagen Passat Cadillac CTS
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Multi-link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Torsion Beam w/Anti-sway bar
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Four-link Independent SLA
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA w/Anti-sway bar
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -

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