Compare 2014 Volkswagen Passat vs 2013 Hyundai Sonata

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4-Door Sedan 2.5L Manual S S
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 2.5L Manual S PZEV S 22 32 $19,990 $20,845
4-Door Sedan 2.5L Manual S S 22 32 $19,990 $20,845
4-Door Sedan 1.8T Manual PZEV S 24 35 $20,134 $20,995
4-Door Sedan 1.8T Manual S 24 35 $20,134 $20,995
4-Door Sedan 2.5L Automatic S PZEV S 22 31 $21,045 $21,945
4-Door Sedan 2.5L Automatic S S 22 31 $21,045 $21,945
4-Door Sedan 1.8T Automatic S 24 34 $21,189 $22,095
4-Door Sedan 2.5L Automatic PZEV S w/Nav 22 31 $21,332 $22,245
4-Door Sedan 2.5L Automatic S w/Nav 22 31 $21,332 $22,245
4-Door Sedan 2.5L Automatic PZEV Wolfsburg Ed 22 31 $22,532 $23,495
4-Door Sedan 2.5L Automatic Wolfsburg Ed 22 31 $22,532 $23,495
4-Door Sedan 2.5L Manual PZEV SE 22 32 $22,963 $23,945
4-Door Sedan 2.5L Manual SE 22 32 $22,963 $23,945
4-Door Sedan 1.8T Automatic PZEV Wolfsburg Ed 24 34 $23,012 $23,995
4-Door Sedan 1.8T Automatic Wolfsburg Ed 24 34 $23,194 $24,185
4-Door Sedan 1.8T Manual PZEV SE 24 35 $23,759 $24,775
4-Door Sedan 1.8T Manual SE 24 35 $23,759 $24,775
4-Door Sedan 2.5L Automatic PZEV SE 22 31 $24,017 $25,045
4-Door Sedan 2.5L Automatic SE 22 31 $24,017 $25,045
4-Door Sedan 2.5L Automatic PZEV SE w/Sunroof 22 31 $24,785 $25,845
4-Door Sedan 2.5L Automatic SE w/Sunroof 22 31 $24,785 $25,845
4-Door Sedan 1.8T Automatic SE 24 34 $24,815 $25,875
4-Door Sedan 1.8T Manual PZEV Sport 24 35 $25,390 $26,475
4-Door Sedan 1.8T Manual Sport 24 35 $25,390 $26,475
4-Door Sedan 2.0L Manual TDI SE 31 43 $25,582 $26,675
4-Door Sedan 1.8T Automatic PZEV SE w/Sunroof 24 34 $25,601 $26,695
4-Door Sedan 1.8T Automatic SE w/Sunroof SE w/Sunroof 24 34 $25,601 $26,695
4-Door Sedan 2.5L Automatic PZEV SE w/Snrf/Nav 22 31 $25,888 $26,995
4-Door Sedan 2.5L Automatic SE w/Snrf/Nav 22 31 $25,888 $26,995
4-Door Sedan 1.8T Automatic PZEV Sport 24 34 $26,541 $27,675
4-Door Sedan 1.8T Automatic Sport 24 34 $26,541 $27,675
4-Door Sedan 1.8T Automatic PZEV SE w/Sunroof & Nav 24 34 $26,752 $27,895
4-Door Sedan 1.8T Automatic SE w/Sunroof & Nav 24 34 $26,752 $27,895
4-Door Sedan 2.0L DSG TDI SE w/Sunroof 30 40 $27,500 $28,675
4-Door Sedan 3.6L V6 DSG SE w/Sunroof 20 28 $28,448 $29,665
4-Door Sedan 2.0L DSG TDI SE w/Sunroof & Nav 30 40 $29,130 $30,375
4-Door Sedan 1.8T Automatic PZEV SEL Premium 24 34 $30,011 $31,295
4-Door Sedan 1.8T Automatic SEL Premium 24 34 $30,011 $31,295
4-Door Sedan 2.0L DSG TDI SEL Premium 30 40 $32,026 $33,395
4-Door Sedan 3.6L V6 DSG SEL Premium 20 28 $32,860 $34,265
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4-Door Sedan 2.4L Automatic GLS
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 2.4L Automatic GLS 24 35 $20,010 $20,895
4-Door Sedan 2.4L Automatic GLS PZEV 24 35 $20,010 $20,895
4-Door Sedan 2.4L Automatic SE 24 35 $22,277 $23,545
4-Door Sedan 2.0T Automatic SE 22 34 $23,727 $25,095
4-Door Sedan 2.4L Automatic Limited 24 35 $24,170 $25,845
4-Door Sedan 2.4L Automatic Limited PZEV 24 35 $24,170 $25,845
4-Door Sedan 2.4L Automatic Limited PZEV w/Wine Int 24 35 $24,170 $25,845
4-Door Sedan 2.4L Automatic Limited w/Wine Int 24 35 $24,170 $25,845
4-Door Sedan 2.0T Automatic Limited 22 34 $25,790 $27,595
4-Door Sedan 2.0T Automatic Limited w/Wine Int 22 34 $25,790 $27,595
Pricing
Invoice Price
$19,990
$20,010
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$20,845
$20,895
Monthly Payment Estimate
$347 / month
$348 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.8
8.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2014 VW Passat gains a good new four-cylinder, while it keeps its grip on TDI economy, excellent interior room, and top-notch crash-test scores. With a standout design; perky performance; great gas mileage; and exceptional value for the money, the 2013 Hyundai Sonata is one of the best buys among mid-size sedans.
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Fuel Economy
City
22 mpg 24 mpg
Highway
32 mpg 35 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Cars Large Cars
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Volume (ft³)
102 103.8
Second Leg Room (in)
39.1 34.6
Front Leg Room (in)
42.4 45.5
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Head Room (in)
37.8 37.8
Second Shoulder Room (in)
57 56.7
Front Head Room (in)
38.3 40.0
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.9 57.9
Front Hip Room (in)
- 55.2
Second Hip Room (in)
- 54.9
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
58.5 57.9
Track Width, Rear (in)
61 62.9
Wheelbase (in)
110.4 110.0
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.2 72.2
Track Width, Front (in)
62.1 62.9
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.4 5.5
Length, Overall (in)
191.6 189.8
Liftover Height (in)
- - TBD -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
15.9 16.4
Brakes
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.7 11.2 x - TBD -
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.3 11.8 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake Type
- Pwr-Assisted
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.5 18.5
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.4 35.8
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- 2.94
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- N/A
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- 14.5
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P215/60TR16 P205/65R16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P215/60TR16 P205/65R16
Spare Tire Size
Compact T125/80D16
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3166 3316
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 X 6.5 16 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 X 6.5 16 x 6.5
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
330 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
140 110
Engine
Engine Type
Regular Unleaded I-5 Gas I4
Fuel System
Sequential MPI Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
177 @ 4250 184 @ 4250
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.5 L/151 2.4L/144
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
170 @ 5700 198 @ 6300
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
26 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
32 35
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
22 24
Transmission
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.87 1.386
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Automatic w/Manual Shift
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.60 3.385
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.78 4.212
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.27 1.800
Trans Type
5 6
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.66 1.000
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.65 2.885
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.12 2.637
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.772
Clutch Size (in)
- NA
Summary
Vehicle Name
Volkswagen Passat Hyundai Sonata
Body Style
Sedan Sedan
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link w/Coil Springs
Suspension Type - Front
Strut MacPherson Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut w/Coil Springs
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- N/A
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- 0.6
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- N/A
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- 0.9
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.9 (Est) 6.5
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- 7
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- 2.69
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
Overall Side Crash Rating
Side Barrier Rating
Side Barrier Rating Driver
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
Rollover Rating

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