Compare 2009 Volvo V70 vs 2008 Volkswagen Passat Wagon

2009 Volvo V70
2008 Volkswagen Passat Wagon
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4-Door Wagon w/Sunroof
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Wagon 16 25 $30,926 $32,900
4-Door Wagon w/Sunroof 16 25 $30,926 $32,900
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4-Door Manual FWD Turbo
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Manual FWD Turbo 21 29 $23,479 $25,200
4-Door Automatic FWD Turbo 20 28 $24,552 $26,275
4-Door Automatic FWD Komfort 20 28 $27,179 $29,100
4-Door Automatic FWD Lux 20 28 $29,222 $31,300
4-Door Automatic 4Motion VR6 16 24 $36,669 $39,200
Pricing
Invoice Price
$30,926
$23,479
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$32,900
$25,200
Monthly Payment Estimate
$548 / month
$420 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.0
7.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2009 Volvo V70 looks a lot more with the times than the Volvo wagons of the past, but there’s just as much of an emphasis on utility and safety. With its especially roomy, versatile, and quiet interior and especially powerful and refined powertrains, the 2008 Volkswagen Passat Wagon is a great family alternative to an SUV.
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Fuel Economy
City
16 mpg 21 mpg
Highway
25 mpg 29 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Midsize Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
55.1 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.4 55.7
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Head Room (in)
38.5 38.6
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.5 54.6
Front Leg Room (in)
41.9 41.4
Front Hip Room (in)
54.8 - TBD -
Passenger Volume (ft³)
98 97.1
Second Leg Room (in)
34.6 37.7
Front Head Room (in)
37.8 37.6
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
62.5 61.1
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 5.2
Length, Overall (in)
189.9 188.0
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - NA
Height, Overall (in)
60.6 59.7
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.4 61.1
Wheelbase (in)
110.8 106.7
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - NA
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73.3 71.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - NA
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- TBD - NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
72.1 NA
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
NA NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
NA NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- TBD - NA
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
33.3 35.8
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - NA
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.4 x - TBD - 13.5 x - TBD -
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)
11.9 x - TBD - 12 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.5 18.5
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.0 16.4
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.7 35.8
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Electromechanical
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.8 3.00
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P225/55R16 P215/55HR16
Spare Tire Size
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P225/55R16 P215/55HR16
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
330 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3300 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3300 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
330 NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3527 3338
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7 16 x 7
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Alloy
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7 16 x 7
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Alloy
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 7.6
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 140
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
235 @ 6400 200 @ 5100-6000
Engine Type
Gas I6 Turbocharged gas I4
Fuel System
MPFI FSI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
236 @ 3200 207 @ 1800-5000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
3.2L/195 2.0L/121
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
16 21
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
20 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
25 29
Transmission
Drivetrain
Front wheel drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.86 1.11
Trans Description Cont. Again
Geartronic NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 3.99
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.37 2.09
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.32 3.94/3.09
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.16 1.10
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.69 0.93
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.15 3.36
Clutch Size (in)
NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.57 1.47
Trans Type
6 6
Summary
Body Style
5dr Wagon 4 Door Wgn
Vehicle Name
Volvo V70 Volkswagen Passat Wagon
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs 4-link
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs MacPherson Strut
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
5 -

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