Compare 2003 Volkswagen Passat vs 2003 Lexus RX 300

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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 SUV
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door SUV 19 23 $30,909 $35,125
4-Door SUV 4WD 18 22 $32,493 $36,925
Pricing
Invoice Price
$19,790
$30,909
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$21,750
$35,125
Monthly Payment Estimate
$363 / month
$585 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
22 mpg 19 mpg
Highway
31 mpg 23 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Mid-Size Station Wgn
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
37.8 38.6
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
54.6 57.0
Front Leg Room (in)
41.5 40.7
Front Hip Room (in)
57.7 55.2
Second Leg Room (in)
35.3 36.4
Passenger Volume (ft³)
95 110
Front Head Room (in)
39.7 38.1
Second Hip Room (in)
56.7 55.2
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.8 57.8
Exterior Dimensions
Length, Overall (in)
185.2 180.3
Height, Overall (in)
57.6 65.7
Track Width, Rear (in)
59.6 61.0
Wheelbase (in)
106.4 103.0
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
68.7 71.5
Track Width, Front (in)
59.6 61.6
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.8 7.7
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- - TBD -
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- - TBD -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
15 -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
- 75.0
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
- NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
- NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
- 39.8
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- - TBD -
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
9.6 x 0.39 11.7 x - 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 11.3 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
16.4 19.8
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.4 41.3
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.8 2.6
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - 43.3
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
14.3 17.4
Tires
Front Tire Size
P195/65HR15 225/70SR16
Spare Tire Size
P195/65HR15 225/70SR16
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P195/65HR15 225/70SR16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
N/A - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
N/A 2000
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
N/A - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
N/A 200
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3212 3715
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6 16 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6 16 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6 16 x 6.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
7.1 9.5
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
90 80
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas V6
Fuel System
SMPI EFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
166 @ 1950 222 @ 4400
Engine Order Code
NA 1MZ-FE
Displacement
1.8L/109 3.0L/183
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
170 @ 5900 220 @ 5800
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
31 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
22 19
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.70 3.08
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.03 1.02
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Automatic
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.78 3.94
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.43 1.41
Trans Type
5 4
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 3.14
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.18 2.19
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
- NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
- NA
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sdn 4 Door SUV
Vehicle Name
Volkswagen Passat Lexus RX 300
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Torsion Beam MacPherson Strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - 32
Suspension Type - Front
Four-link Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA MacPherson Strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - 32

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