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Compare 2020 Hyundai Sonata vs 2020 Volkswagen Passat

2020 Hyundai Sonata
2020 Volkswagen Passat
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Limited 1.6T
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Sonata Limited 1.6T 27 36 $31,737 $33,500
Sonata SE 2.5L 28 38 $22,716 $23,600
Sonata SEL 2.5L 27 37 $24,444 $25,700
Sonata SEL Plus 1.6T 27 36 $26,267 $27,650
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2.0T R-Line Automatic
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Passat 2.0T R-Line Automatic 23 34 $27,471 $28,645
Passat 2.0T S Automatic 23 34 $22,052 $22,995
Passat 2.0T SE Automatic 23 34 $24,786 $25,845
Passat 2.0T SEL Automatic 23 34 $29,820 $31,095

2020 Hyundai Sonata vs. 2020 Volkswagen Passat: Compare Cars

The death of the family sedan is a farce. The 2020 Hyundai Sonata and 2020 Volkswagen Passat prove that mid-size sedans are still a great option to consider before buying a crossover SUV.

 
Pricing
Invoice Price
$31,737
$27,471
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$33,500
$28,645
Monthly Payment Estimate
$558 / month
$477 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.0
5.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
The Hyundai Sonata finds its magic again for 2020, with a distinctive luxury-car vibe plus some features you won’t find in rival sedans. The 2020 VW Passat’s new-look exterior comes for free; it’s the same price or less than the outgoing version.
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Fuel Economy
City
27 mpg 23 mpg
Highway
36 mpg 34 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Large Cars Mid-Size Cars
Interior Dimensions
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.9 56.9
Second Head Room (in)
38.4 37.8
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.1 57
Front Leg Room (in)
46.1 42.4
Front Hip Room (in)
54.6 -
Second Leg Room (in)
34.8 39.1
Front Head Room (in)
40 38.3
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Hip Room (in)
54.4 -
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- 102
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.3 5.4
Length, Overall (in)
192.9 193.6
Height, Overall (in)
56.9 58
Track Width, Rear (in)
63.3 61
Wheelbase (in)
111.8 110.4
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73.2 72.2
Track Width, Front (in)
63.1 62.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
16.3 15.9
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.8 10.7
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.8 12.3
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.9 36.4
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P235/45VR18 P235/40HR19
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P235/45VR18 P235/40HR19
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3336 3325
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 X 7.5 19 X 8
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 X 7.5 19 X 8
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
640 -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
130 -
Engine
Displacement
1.6 L/98 2.0 L/121
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
180 @ 5500 174 @ 5200
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4 Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
Port/Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
195 @ 1500 206 @ 1700
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
31 27
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
36 34
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
27 23
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.37 3.88
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.86 1.56
Trans Type
8 6
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.22 0.85
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.80 -
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.24 3.19
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.91 2.51
Trans Order Code
NA P6
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.42 1.14
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.67
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.72 4.46
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.64 -
Summary
Body Style
Sedan Sedan
Vehicle Name
Hyundai Sonata Volkswagen Passat
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
5.7 6.6
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
- 18.5
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
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
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Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
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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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