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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan 1.8T Manual S
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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
Pricing
Invoice Price
$20,100
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$21,955
Monthly Payment Estimate
$366 / month
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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 35 mpg 34 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Mid-Size Cars Mid-Size Cars
Interior Dimensions
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
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
Second Hip Room (in) - 54.7
Front Hip Room (in) - 55.6
Exterior Dimensions
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
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 72.2 72.8
Track Width, Front (in) 62.1 62.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 15.9 15.8
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
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
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
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P215/60TR16 P205/65HR16
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P215/60TR16 P205/65HR16
Spare Tire Size Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1000 -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1000 -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 100 -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 150 -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3172 3192
Wheels
Front Wheel Material Steel Aluminum
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 Aluminum
Rear 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
Engine Type Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4 Regular Unleaded I-4
Fuel System Direct Gasoline Injection Direct Gasoline Injection
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
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 24 24
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 28 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 35 34
Transmission
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
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
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) - 0.69
Summary
Vehicle Name Volkswagen Passat Honda Accord Sedan
Body Style Sedan Sedan
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Strut Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 6.4 (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
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