Compare 2010 Subaru Outback vs 2010 Volkswagen Passat

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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
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
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
Exterior Dimensions
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
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
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 - -
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 - -
Trunk Volume (ft³)
- 14.2
Brakes
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 -
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
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Electromechanical
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
NA 3.0
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
NA - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
NA 16.4
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.1 35.8
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
215/60R16 P235/45HR17
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
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2700 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2700 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
200 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
200 NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3495 3331
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 17 x 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Steel Alloy
Spare Wheel Material
NA - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 17 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Alloy
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 7.6
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 140
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type
Gas 4-Cyl Gas Turbocharged I4
Fuel System
MPFI Electronic Fuel Injection
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
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
24 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
29 31
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
22 22
Transmission
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
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
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Wagon 4 Door Sdn
Vehicle Name
Subaru Outback Volkswagen Passat Sedan
Suspension
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
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
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.8 7.5
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
7 7

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