Compare 2010 Subaru Outback vs 2010 Volkswagen Passat

2010 Subaru Outback
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4-Door Wgn H4 Automatic 2.5i
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Outback 4-Door Wgn H4 Automatic 2.5i 22 29 $22,581 $23,995
Outback 4-Door Wgn H4 Automatic 2.5i Ltd 22 29 $26,270 $27,995
Outback 4-Door Wgn H4 Automatic 2.5i Ltd PZEV 22 29 $26,579 $28,295
Outback 4-Door Wgn H4 Automatic 2.5i Ltd Pwr Moon 22 29 $27,099 $28,990
Outback 4-Door Wgn H4 Automatic 2.5i Ltd Pwr Moon PZEV 22 29 $27,408 $29,290
Outback 4-Door Wgn H4 Automatic 2.5i Ltd Pwr Moon/Navigation 22 29 $28,767 $30,990
Outback 4-Door Wgn H4 Automatic 2.5i Ltd Pwr Moon/Navigation PZEV 22 29 $29,076 $31,290
Outback 4-Door Wgn H4 Automatic 2.5i PZEV 22 29 $22,890 $24,295
Outback 4-Door Wgn H4 Automatic 2.5i Prem All-Weather PZEV 22 29 $24,555 $26,095
Outback 4-Door Wgn H4 Automatic 2.5i Prem All-Weather/HK Aud 22 29 $25,075 $26,790
Outback 4-Door Wgn H4 Automatic 2.5i Prem All-Weather/HK Aud PZEV 22 29 $25,384 $27,090
Outback 4-Door Wgn H4 Automatic 2.5i Prem All-Weathr/Pwr Moon 22 29 $25,075 $26,790
Outback 4-Door Wgn H4 Automatic 2.5i Prem All-Weathr/Pwr Moon PZEV 22 29 $25,384 $27,090
Outback 4-Door Wgn H4 Automatic 2.5i Prem HK Audio 22 29 $24,658 $26,290
Outback 4-Door Wgn H4 Automatic 2.5i Prem HK Audio PZEV 22 29 $24,967 $26,590
Outback 4-Door Wgn H4 Automatic 2.5i Prem Pwr Moon 22 29 $24,658 $26,290
Outback 4-Door Wgn H4 Automatic 2.5i Prem Pwr Moon PZEV 22 29 $24,967 $26,590
Outback 4-Door Wgn H4 Automatic 2.5i Prem Wth/HK Aud/Pwr Moon 22 29 $25,904 $27,785
Outback 4-Door Wgn H4 Automatic 2.5i Prem Wth/HK Aud/Pwr Moon PZEV 22 29 $26,213 $28,085
Outback 4-Door Wgn H4 Automatic 2.5i Premium 22 29 $23,829 $25,295
Outback 4-Door Wgn H4 Automatic 2.5i Premium All-Weather 22 29 $24,246 $25,795
Outback 4-Door Wgn H4 Automatic 2.5i Premium PZEV 22 29 $24,138 $25,595
Outback 4-Door Wgn H4 Manual 2.5i 19 27 $21,663 $22,995
Outback 4-Door Wgn H4 Manual 2.5i PZEV 19 27 $21,972 $23,295
Outback 4-Door Wgn H4 Manual 2.5i Prem 19 27 $22,911 $24,295
Outback 4-Door Wgn H4 Manual 2.5i Prem All-Weather 19 27 $23,328 $24,795
Outback 4-Door Wgn H4 Manual 2.5i Prem All-Weather PZEV 19 27 $23,637 $25,095
Outback 4-Door Wgn H4 Manual 2.5i Prem All-Weather/HK Audio 19 27 $24,157 $25,790
Outback 4-Door Wgn H4 Manual 2.5i Prem All-Weather/HK Audio PZEV 19 27 $24,466 $26,090
Outback 4-Door Wgn H4 Manual 2.5i Prem All-Weather/Pwr Moon 19 27 $24,157 $25,790
Outback 4-Door Wgn H4 Manual 2.5i Prem All-Weather/Pwr Moon PZEV 19 27 $24,466 $26,090
Outback 4-Door Wgn H4 Manual 2.5i Prem HK Audio 19 27 $23,740 $25,290
Outback 4-Door Wgn H4 Manual 2.5i Prem HK Audio PZEV 19 27 $24,049 $25,590
Outback 4-Door Wgn H4 Manual 2.5i Prem PZEV 19 27 $23,220 $24,595
Outback 4-Door Wgn H4 Manual 2.5i Prem Pwr Moon 19 27 $23,740 $25,290
Outback 4-Door Wgn H4 Manual 2.5i Prem Pwr Moon PZEV 19 27 $24,049 $25,590
Outback 4-Door Wgn H4 Manual 2.5i Prem Wthr/HK Aud/Pwr Moon 19 27 $24,986 $26,785
Outback 4-Door Wgn H4 Manual 2.5i Prem Wthr/HK Aud/Pwr Moon PZEV 19 27 $25,295 $27,085
Outback 4-Door Wgn H6 Automatic 3.6R 18 25 $26,186 $27,995
Outback 4-Door Wgn H6 Automatic 3.6R Ltd 18 25 $29,024 $30,995
Outback 4-Door Wgn H6 Automatic 3.6R Ltd Pwr Moon 18 25 $29,853 $31,990
Outback 4-Door Wgn H6 Automatic 3.6R Ltd Pwr Moon/Navigation 18 25 $31,521 $33,990
Outback 4-Door Wgn H6 Automatic 3.6R Prem HK Audio 18 25 $28,062 $29,990
Outback 4-Door Wgn H6 Automatic 3.6R Prem HK Audio/Pwr Moon 18 25 $28,891 $30,985
Outback 4-Door Wgn H6 Automatic 3.6R Prem Pwr Moon 18 25 $28,062 $29,990
Outback 4-Door Wgn H6 Automatic 3.6R Premium 18 25 $27,233 $28,995
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4-Door DSG Komfort FWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Passat Sedan 4-Door DSG Komfort FWD 22 31 $25,412 $27,195
Passat Sedan 4-Door DSG Komfort FWD PZEV 22 31 $25,412 $27,195
Passat Sedan 4-Door DSG Komfort FWD SULEV 22 31 $25,277 $26,995
Passat Wagon 4-Door Automatic Komfort FWD 22 31 $26,861 $28,755
Passat Wagon 4-Door Automatic Komfort FWD PZEV 22 31 $26,861 $28,755
Passat Wagon 4-Door Automatic Komfort FWD SULEV 22 31 $26,526 $28,395
Pricing
Invoice Price
$22,581
$25,412
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$23,995
$27,195
Monthly Payment Estimate
$400 / month
$453 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.2
8.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2010 Subaru Outback isn’t especially swoopy or fast, and it hardly carries a luxe image. But with more interior refinement and new features, along with rutted-trail ability that sidelines tough-looking rivals, this Subaru will win more fans. Whether as a sedan or wagon, the 2010 Volkswagen Passat handles family business, performing with more grace than most mid-size models, with an understated stylishness shining through.
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Fuel Economy
City
22 mpg 22 mpg
Highway
29 mpg 31 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Station Wagon Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.3 55.7
Passenger Volume (ft³)
105.4 96.3
Second Head Room (in)
39.3 37.8
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.1 54.6
Front Leg Room (in)
43.0 41.4
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in)
37.8 37.7
Front Head Room (in)
40.8 38.4
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
61.0 61.1
Min Ground Clearance (in)
8.7 5.2
Length, Overall (in)
188.2 188.2
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
NA -
Height, Overall (in)
65.7 58.0
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.0 61.1
Wheelbase (in)
107.9 106.7
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.7 71.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
- TBD - -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
NA -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
NA -
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- TBD - -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
- TBD - -
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- TBD - -
Trunk Volume (ft³)
- 14.2
Brakes
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)
11.3 x - TBD - 11.0 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Power Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.6 x - TBD - 12.3 x - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.5 18.5
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
NA 16.4
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.1 35.8
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Electromechanical
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
NA 3.0
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
NA - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
215/60R16 P235/45HR17
Spare Tire Size
NA P235/45HR17
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
215/60R16 P235/45HR17
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
200 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
200 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2700 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2700 NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3495 3331
Wheels
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 17 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Alloy
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 17 x 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Steel Alloy
Spare Wheel Material
NA - TBD -
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 Torque @ RPM
170 @ 4000 207 @ 1800-5000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.5L/150 2.0L/121
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
170 @ 5600 200 @ 5100-6000
Engine Type
Gas 4-Cyl Gas Turbocharged I4
Fuel System
MPFI Electronic Fuel Injection
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
29 31
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
22 22
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
24 25
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 1.3
Trans Type
1 6
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.91
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 3.99
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 2.05
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 3.50
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.9
Trans Description Cont.
CVT Automatic w/manual shift
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.76
First Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 3.46
Summary
Vehicle Name
Subaru Outback Volkswagen Passat Sedan
Body Style
4 Door Wagon 4 Door Sdn
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
NA - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Double wishbone Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA 4-link
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA MacPherson Strut
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
7 7
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.8 7.5

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