Compare 2015 Volkswagen Passat vs 2014 Toyota Camry

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4-Door Sedan Manual PZEV 1.8T S
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Manual 1.8T S 24 35 $20,465 $21,340
4-Door Sedan Manual PZEV 1.8T S 24 35 $20,465 $21,340
4-Door Sedan Automatic 1.8T S 24 36 $21,520 $22,440
4-Door Sedan Automatic 1.8T Limited Edition 24 36 $23,011 $23,995
4-Door Sedan Automatic PZEV 1.8T Limited Edition 24 36 $23,011 $23,995
4-Door Sedan Automatic 1.8T Wolfsburg Ed 24 36 $23,377 $24,375
4-Door Sedan Automatic PZEV 1.8T Wolfsburg Ed 24 36 $23,377 $24,375
4-Door Sedan Automatic 1.8T SE 24 36 $25,203 $26,280
4-Door Sedan Manual 1.8T Sport 24 35 $25,810 $26,915
4-Door Sedan Manual PZEV 1.8T Sport 24 35 $25,810 $26,915
4-Door Sedan Manual 2.0L TDI SE 30 44 $25,985 $27,095
4-Door Sedan Automatic 1.8T SE w/Sunroof & Nav 24 36 $26,952 $28,105
4-Door Sedan Automatic PZEV 1.8T SE w/Sunroof & Nav 24 36 $26,952 $28,105
4-Door Sedan Automatic 1.8T Sport 24 36 $26,962 $28,115
4-Door Sedan Automatic PZEV 1.8T Sport 24 36 $26,962 $28,115
4-Door Sedan DSG 2.0L TDI SE w/Sunroof 30 42 $27,931 $29,125
4-Door Sedan DSG 2.0L TDI SE w/Sunroof & Nav 30 42 $29,585 $30,850
4-Door Sedan Automatic 1.8T SEL Premium 24 36 $30,486 $31,790
4-Door Sedan Automatic PZEV 1.8T SEL Premium 24 36 $30,486 $31,790
4-Door Sedan DSG 2.0L TDI SEL Premium 30 42 $32,534 $33,925
4-Door Sedan DSG 3.6L V6 SEL Premium 20 28 $34,519 $35,995
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4-Door Sedan I4 Automatic L
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan I4 Automatic L 25 35 $20,345 $22,235
2014.5 4-Door Sedan I4 Automatic L 25 35 $20,520 $22,425
4-Door Sedan I4 Automatic LE 25 35 $20,753 $22,680
2014.5 4-Door Sedan I4 Automatic LE 25 35 $20,926 $22,870
4-Door Sedan I4 Automatic SE 25 35 $21,294 $23,400
2014.5 4-Door Sedan I4 Automatic SE 25 35 $21,603 $23,740
4-Door Sedan I4 Automatic SE Sport 25 35 $22,386 $24,525
4-Door Sedan I4 Automatic XLE 25 35 $22,618 $24,855
2014.5 4-Door Sedan I4 Automatic SE Sport 25 35 $22,694 $24,865
2014.5 4-Door Sedan I4 Automatic XLE 25 35 $23,487 $25,810
4-Door Sedan V6 Automatic SE 21 31 $24,807 $27,260
2014.5 4-Door Sedan V6 Automatic SE 21 31 $25,344 $27,850
4-Door Sedan V6 Automatic XLE 21 31 $27,723 $30,465
2014.5 4-Door Sedan V6 Automatic XLE 21 31 $27,941 $30,705
Pricing
Invoice Price
$20,465
$20,345
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$21,340
$22,235
Monthly Payment Estimate
$356 / month
$371 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.0
7.8
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 Toyota Camry may not be as attractive as some of its competitors, but it's now more than ever the most sensible choice for shoppers focused on value, frugality and comfort above all else.
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Fuel Economy
City
24 mpg 25 mpg
Highway
35 mpg 35 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Cars Mid-Size Cars
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Head Room (in)
37.8 38.1
Second Shoulder Room (in)
57 56.6
Front Head Room (in)
38.3 38.8
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.9 58
Passenger Volume (ft³)
102 102.7
Second Leg Room (in)
39.1 38.9
Front Leg Room (in)
42.4 41.6
Front Hip Room (in)
- 54.5
Second Hip Room (in)
- 54.5
Exterior Dimensions
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.2 71.7
Track Width, Front (in)
62.1 62.4
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.4 6.1
Length, Overall (in)
191.6 189.2
Height, Overall (in)
58.5 57.9
Track Width, Rear (in)
61 62
Wheelbase (in)
110.4 109.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
15.9 15.4
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.3 11.7
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.5 17
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.4 36.7
Tires
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P215/60TR16 P205/65VR16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P215/60TR16 P205/65VR16
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3172 3185
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 X 6.5 16 X 6.5
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
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
330 -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
140 -
Engine
Displacement
1.8 L/110 2.5 L/152
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
170 @ 4800 178 @ 6000
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4 Regular Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Sequential MPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
184 @ 1500 170 @ 4100
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
24 25
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
28 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
35 35
Transmission
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.27 1.42
Trans Type
5 6
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.66 0.71
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.65 3.63
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.12 1.90
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.87 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Automatic w/OD
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.60 4.15
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.78 3.30
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.61
Summary
Body Style
Sedan Sedan
Vehicle Name
Volkswagen Passat Toyota Camry
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Strut
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Strut
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.3 (Est) 6.5
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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