Compare 2019 Subaru Legacy vs 2019 Volkswagen Passat

2019 Subaru Legacy
2019 Volkswagen Passat
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2.5i
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Legacy 2.5i 25 34 $21,301 $22,545
Legacy 2.5i Limited 25 34 $27,455 $29,245
Legacy 2.5i Premium 25 34 $23,316 $24,695
Legacy 2.5i Sport 25 34 $25,250 $26,795
Legacy 3.6R Limited 20 28 $29,529 $31,545
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2.0T SE R-Line Automatic
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Passat 2.0T SE R-Line Automatic 25 36 $28,765 $29,995
Passat 2.0T Wolfsburg Edition Automatic 25 36 $24,257 $25,295

Pricing

Invoice Price

$21,301
$28,765

Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price

$22,545
$29,995

Monthly Payment Estimate

$376 / month
$500 / month

The Car Connection's Take

TCC Rating

6.3
6.0

TCC’s Bottom Line

The 2019 Subaru Legacy is no thrill machine, but this under-the-radar mid-size sedan is hard to beat for its comfort, safety, and value. The 2019 Volkswagen Passat is roomy and has a luxurious ride, but rivals have eclipsed it in almost every other way.

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Fuel Economy

City

25 mpg 25 mpg

Highway

34 mpg 36 mpg

Vehicle

EPA Classification

Midsize Cars Midsize 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 P235/40HR19

Rear Tire Order Code

NA NA

Front Tire Size

P225/55VR17 P235/40HR19

Spare Tire Size

Compact Compact

Front Tire Order Code

NA NA

Weight Information

Base Curb Weight (lbs)

3514 3285

Wheels

Rear Wheel Size (in)

17 X 7 19 X 8

Front Wheel Material

Steel Aluminum

Spare Wheel Material

Steel Steel

Front Wheel Size (in)

17 X 7 19 X 8

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 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

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

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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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