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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan 1.8T Manual S
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 3.6L V6 DSG SEL Premium 20 28 $34,198 $35,660
4-Door Sedan 2.0L Manual TDI SE 31 43 $25,726 $26,825
4-Door Sedan 2.0L DSG TDI SE w/Sunroof 30 40 $27,657 $28,840
4-Door Sedan 2.0L DSG TDI SE w/Sunroof & Nav 30 40 $29,292 $30,545
4-Door Sedan 2.0L DSG TDI SEL Premium 30 40 $32,208 $33,585
4-Door Sedan 1.8T Automatic SEL Premium 24 34 $30,186 $31,475
4-Door Sedan 1.8T Automatic PZEV SEL Premium 24 34 $30,186 $31,475
4-Door Sedan 1.8T Automatic S 24 35 $21,309 $22,220
4-Door Sedan 1.8T Automatic SE 24 34 $24,952 $26,020
4-Door Sedan 1.8T Automatic SE w/Sunroof & Nav 24 34 $26,690 $27,830
4-Door Sedan 1.8T Automatic PZEV SE w/Sunroof & Nav 24 34 $26,690 $27,830
4-Door Sedan 1.8T Manual S 24 35 $20,253 $21,120
4-Door Sedan 1.8T Manual PZEV S 24 35 $20,253 $21,120
4-Door Sedan 1.8T Manual Sport 24 35 $25,543 $26,635
4-Door Sedan 1.8T Automatic Sport 24 35 $26,694 $27,835
4-Door Sedan 1.8T Manual PZEV Sport 24 35 $25,543 $26,635
4-Door Sedan 1.8T Automatic PZEV Sport 24 35 $26,694 $27,835
4-Door Sedan 1.8T Automatic Wolfsburg Ed 24 34 $23,145 $24,135
4-Door Sedan 1.8T Automatic PZEV Wolfsburg Ed 24 34 $23,145 $24,135
4-Door I4 Manual LX
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door I4 Manual Sport 24 34 $21,705 $23,715
4-Door I4 CVT PZEV Sport 26 34 $22,435 $24,515
4-Door I4 CVT PZEV EX-L 27 36 $25,860 $28,270
4-Door I4 CVT PZEV EX 27 36 $23,497 $25,680
4-Door I4 CVT PZEV LX 27 36 $20,829 $22,755
4-Door I4 CVT EX-L 27 36 $25,860 $28,270
4-Door V6 Automatic w/Navi EX-L 21 34 $29,371 $32,120
4-Door I4 CVT EX 27 36 $23,497 $25,680
4-Door I4 CVT w/Navi PZEV EX-L 27 36 $27,479 $30,045
4-Door I4 CVT LX 27 36 $20,829 $22,755
4-Door V6 Automatic EX-L 21 34 $27,752 $30,345
4-Door V6 Automatic Touring 21 34 $30,612 $33,480
4-Door I4 CVT Sport 26 34 $22,435 $24,515
4-Door I4 Manual EX 24 34 $22,768 $24,880
4-Door I4 CVT w/Navi EX-L 27 36 $27,479 $30,045
4-Door V6 Automatic PZEV EX-L 21 34 $27,752 $30,345
4-Door V6 Automatic w/Navi PZEV EX-L 21 34 $29,371 $32,120
4-Door I4 Manual LX 24 34 $20,100 $21,955
4-Door V6 Automatic PZEV Touring 21 34 $30,612 $33,480
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2015 Volkswagen Passat provides a refreshing alternative to the usual mid-sizers, offering a huge interior and the segment's only diesel engine option. The 2014 Honda Accord keeps with this model's super-sensible reputation; but with accessible safety technology, great fuel economy, and unparalleled composure, the affordable models in the lineup are better deals than they've ever been.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 24 mpg 24 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 24 mpg 24 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Mid-Size Cars Mid-Size Cars
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Head Room (in) 37.8 37.5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 57 56.5
Front Head Room (in) 38.3 39.1
Front Shoulder Room (in) 56.9 58.6
Passenger Volume (ft³) 102 103.2
Second Leg Room (in) 39.1 38.5
Front Leg Room (in) 42.4 42.5
Front Hip Room (in) - 55.6
Second Hip Room (in) - 54.7
Exterior Dimensions
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 72.2 72.8
Track Width, Front (in) 62.1 62.8
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.4 5.8
Length, Overall (in) 191.6 191.4
Height, Overall (in) 58.5 57.7
Track Width, Rear (in) 61 62.7
Wheelbase (in) 110.4 109.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 15.9 15.8
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.7 11.1
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 12.3 11.1
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 18.5 17.2
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 36.4 38.1
Steering Type Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Front Tire Size P215/60TR16 P205/65HR16
Spare Tire Size Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P215/60TR16 P205/65HR16
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 100 -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 150 -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1000 -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1000 -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3230 3192
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material Steel Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 X 6.5 16 X 6.5
Front Wheel Material Steel Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 X 6.5 16 X 6.5
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 330 -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 140 -
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 184 @ 1500 181 @ 3900
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 1.8 L/110 2.4 L/144
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 170 @ 6200 185 @ 6400
Engine Type Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4 Regular Unleaded I-4
Fuel System Direct Gasoline Injection Direct Gasoline Injection
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 35 (Est) 34
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 24 (Est) 24
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 29 (Est) 28
Transmission
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.78 3.64
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.27 1.36
Trans Type 5 6
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.66 0.83
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.65 4.10
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.12 2.08
Trans Order Code NA NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.87 1.02
Trans Description Cont. Manual w/OD Manual w/OD
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.60 3.67
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) - 0.69
Summary
Body Style Sedan Sedan
Vehicle Name Volkswagen Passat Honda Accord Sedan
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front Strut Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 6.5 (Est) 6.5 (Est)
Crash Test Ratings
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
Overall Side Crash Rating
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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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