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 Hip Room (in)
56.7 53.8
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.8 56.6
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
Front Head Room (in)
39.7 38.9
Passenger Volume (ft³)
95 98
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
Rear Tire Order Code
NA QWJ
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
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
N/A 100
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
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 - City (MPG)
22 19
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
31 26
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
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
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

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