Compare 2017 Subaru Legacy vs 2017 Volkswagen Passat

2017 Subaru Legacy
2017 Volkswagen Passat
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2.5i
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Legacy 2.5i 25 34 $20,796 $21,995
Legacy 2.5i Limited 25 34 $27,083 $28,840
Legacy 2.5i Premium 25 34 $22,670 $23,995
Legacy 2.5i Sport 25 34 $24,512 $25,995
Legacy 3.6R Limited 20 28 $29,617 $31,640
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1.8T S Automatic
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Passat 1.8T S Automatic 23 34 $21,520 $22,440
Passat 1.8T SE Automatic 23 34 $24,450 $25,495
Passat 1.8T SE w/Technology Automatic 23 34 $26,847 $27,995
Passat 1.8T SEL Premium Automatic 23 34 $29,724 $30,995
Passat R-Line w/Comfort Pkg Automatic 23 34 $22,993 $23,975
Passat V6 SE w/Technology DSG 20 28 $28,093 $29,295
Passat V6 SEL Premium DSG 20 28 $32,601 $33,995
Pricing
Invoice Price
$20,796
$21,520
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$21,995
$22,440
Monthly Payment Estimate
$367 / month
$374 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.3
6.7
TCC’s Bottom Line
The safety and all-weather performance of the 2017 Subaru Legacy are convincing enough. Consider the roomy sedan's value at any trim and decent gas mileage, and it's no wonder it was our Best Car to Buy for 2015. The 2017 Volkswagen Passat is a conservative pick in the mid-size pack with generous interior space.
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Fuel Economy
City
25 mpg 23 mpg
Highway
34 mpg 34 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Cars Mid-Size Cars
Interior Dimensions
Front Leg Room (in)
42.9 42.4
Front Hip Room (in)
55.5 -
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Leg Room (in)
38.1 39.1
Front Head Room (in)
40 38.3
Second Hip Room (in)
55 -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.1 56.9
Second Head Room (in)
37 37.8
Passenger Volume (ft³)
104.6 102
Second Shoulder Room (in)
57.3 57
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.8 61
Wheelbase (in)
108.3 110.4
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.4 72.2
Track Width, Front (in)
62.2 62.1
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.9 5.4
Length, Overall (in)
188.8 191.9
Height, Overall (in)
59 58.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
15 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)
11.6 12.3
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 18.5
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.8 36.4
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P225/55VR17 P215/60TR16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P225/55VR17 P215/60TR16
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3470 3263
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7 16 X 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7 16 X 6.5
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
490 330
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
110 140
Engine
Displacement
2.5 L/152 1.8 L/110
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
175 @ 5800 170 @ 4800
Engine Type
Regular Unleaded H-4 Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
Sequential MPI Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
174 @ 4000 184 @ 1500
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
29 27
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
34 34
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
25 23
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.90 3.87
Trans Type
6 6
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.67 3.19
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Trans Description Cont.
CVT w/OD Automatic w/OD
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.58 - 0.62 4.04
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.67
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
- 1.56
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.85
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
- 2.37
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 1.16
Summary
Body Style
Sedan Sedan
Vehicle Name
Subaru Legacy Volkswagen Passat
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Double Wishbone Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear
Double Wishbone Multi-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.0 6.5
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- 1000
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- 100
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- 1000
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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