Compare 2018 Subaru Legacy vs 2018 Volkswagen Passat

2018 Subaru Legacy
2018 Volkswagen Passat
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2.5i
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Legacy 2.5i 25 34 $20,979 $22,195
Legacy 2.5i Limited 25 34 $27,317 $29,095
Legacy 2.5i Premium 25 34 $22,946 $24,295
Legacy 2.5i Sport 25 34 $24,835 $26,345
Legacy 3.6R Limited 20 28 $29,897 $31,945
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2.0T S Automatic
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Passat 2.0T S Automatic 25 36 $22,052 $22,995
Passat 2.0T SE Automatic 25 36 $25,217 $26,295
Passat 2.0T SE w/Technology Automatic 25 36 $28,382 $29,595
Passat 2.0T SEL Premium Automatic 25 36 $30,353 $31,650
Passat R-Line Automatic 25 36 $23,970 $24,995
Passat V6 GT DSG 19 28 $27,952 $29,145
Passat V6 SEL Premium DSG 19 28 $33,230 $34,650
Pricing
Invoice Price
$20,979
$22,052
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$22,195
$22,995
Monthly Payment Estimate
$370 / month
$383 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.2
6.5
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2018 Subaru Legacy may be the best mid-size sedan that buyers largely miss. It skips performance for a good safety record and relative value—not bad things. The 2018 Volkswagen Passat does little wrong, but its stoicism means it isn’t much fun.
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Fuel Economy
City
25 mpg 25 mpg
Highway
34 mpg 36 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Cars Mid-Size Cars
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Volume (ft³)
104.6 102
Second Shoulder Room (in)
57.3 57
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
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
59 58.5
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
15 15.9
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.5 18.5
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.8 36.4
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
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
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3514 3274
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7 16 X 6.5
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
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
490 330
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
110 140
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
174 @ 4000 184 @ 1500
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.5 L/152 2.0 L/121
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
175 @ 5800 174 @ 5000
Engine Type
Regular Unleaded H-4 Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
Sequential MPI Gasoline Direct Injection
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
29 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
34 36
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
25 25
Transmission
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.58 - 0.62 4.46
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.90 3.23
Trans Type
6 6
Drivetrain
All Wheel 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
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 1.14
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.67
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
- 1.56
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.85
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
- 2.51
Summary
Vehicle Name
Subaru Legacy Volkswagen Passat
Body Style
Sedan Sedan
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Double Wishbone Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Double Wishbone Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.0 6.1
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)
- 100
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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