Compare 2015 Toyota Camry vs 2015 Volkswagen Passat

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4-Door Sedan I4 Automatic LE
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Camry 4-Door Sedan I4 Automatic LE 25 35 $21,017 $22,970
Camry 4-Door Sedan I4 Automatic SE 25 35 $21,694 $23,840
Camry 4-Door Sedan I4 Automatic XLE 25 35 $23,797 $26,150
Camry 4-Door Sedan I4 Automatic XSE 25 35 $23,797 $26,150
Camry 4-Door Sedan V6 Automatic XLE 21 31 $28,546 $31,370
Camry 4-Door Sedan V6 Automatic XSE 21 31 $28,546 $31,370
Camry Hybrid 4-Door Sedan LE 43 39 $24,647 $26,790
Camry Hybrid 4-Door Sedan SE 40 38 $25,756 $27,995
Camry Hybrid 4-Door Sedan XLE 40 38 $27,583 $29,980
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4-Door Sedan 1.8T Automatic Limited Edition
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Passat 4-Door Sedan 1.8T Automatic Limited Edition 24 36 $23,011 $23,995
Passat 4-Door Sedan 1.8T Automatic Limited Edition PZEV 24 36 $23,011 $23,995
Passat 4-Door Sedan 1.8T Automatic S 24 36 $21,520 $22,440
Passat 4-Door Sedan 1.8T Automatic S PZEV 24 36 $21,520 $22,440
Passat 4-Door Sedan 1.8T Automatic SE 24 36 $25,203 $26,280
Passat 4-Door Sedan 1.8T Automatic SE PZEV 24 36 $25,203 $26,280
Passat 4-Door Sedan 1.8T Automatic SE w/Sunroof & Nav 24 36 $26,952 $28,105
Passat 4-Door Sedan 1.8T Automatic SE w/Sunroof & Nav PZEV 24 36 $26,952 $28,105
Passat 4-Door Sedan 1.8T Automatic SEL Premium 24 36 $30,486 $31,790
Passat 4-Door Sedan 1.8T Automatic SEL Premium PZEV 24 36 $30,486 $31,790
Passat 4-Door Sedan 1.8T Automatic Sport 24 36 $26,962 $28,115
Passat 4-Door Sedan 1.8T Automatic Sport PZEV 24 36 $26,962 $28,115
Passat 4-Door Sedan 1.8T Automatic Wolfsburg Ed 24 36 $23,377 $24,375
Passat 4-Door Sedan 1.8T Automatic Wolfsburg Ed PZEV 24 36 $23,377 $24,375
Passat 4-Door Sedan 1.8T Manual S 24 35 $20,465 $21,340
Passat 4-Door Sedan 1.8T Manual S PZEV 24 35 $20,465 $21,340
Passat 4-Door Sedan 1.8T Manual Sport 24 35 $25,810 $26,915
Passat 4-Door Sedan 1.8T Manual Sport PZEV 24 35 $25,810 $26,915
Passat 4-Door Sedan 2.0L DSG TDI SE w/Sunroof & Nav 30 42 $29,585 $30,850
Passat 4-Door Sedan 2.0L Manual TDI SE 30 44 $25,985 $27,095
Passat 4-Door Sedan 2.0L TDI DSG SE w/Sunroof 30 42 $27,931 $29,125
Passat 4-Door Sedan 2.0L TDI DSG SEL Premium 30 42 $32,534 $33,925
Passat 4-Door Sedan 3.6L V6 DSG SEL Premium 20 28 $34,519 $35,995

Pricing

Invoice Price

$21,017
$23,011

Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price

$22,970
$23,995

Monthly Payment Estimate

$383 / month
$400 / month

The Car Connection's Take

TCC Rating

7.8
8.0

TCC’s Bottom Line

The 2015 Toyota Camry ups its game with a thorough refresh that, while not daring, makes it more enjoyable for driver and passenger alike. The 2015 Volkswagen Passat provides a refreshing alternative to the usual mid-sizers, offering a huge interior and the segment's only diesel engine option.

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Fuel Economy

City

25 mpg 24 mpg

Highway

35 mpg 36 mpg

Vehicle

EPA Classification

Midsize Cars Midsize Cars

Interior Dimensions

Passenger Volume (ft³)

102.7 102

Second Head Room (in)

38.1 37.8

Second Shoulder Room (in)

56.6 57

Front Leg Room (in)

41.6 42.4

Passenger Capacity

5 5

Front Hip Room (in)

54.5 -

Second Leg Room (in)

38.9 39.1

Front Head Room (in)

38.8 38.3

Second Hip Room (in)

54.5 -

Front Shoulder Room (in)

58 56.9

Exterior Dimensions

Min Ground Clearance (in)

6.1 5.4

Length, Overall (in)

190.9 191.6

Height, Overall (in)

57.9 58.5

Track Width, Rear (in)

62.4 61

Wheelbase (in)

109.3 110.4

Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)

71.7 72.2

Track Width, Front (in)

62.8 62.1

Cargo Area Dimensions

Trunk Volume (ft³)

15.4 15.9

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 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)

11.7 12.3

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)

17 18.5

Steering

Steering Type

Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)

- 36.4

Tires

Rear Tire Size

P205/65VR16 P215/55HR17

Rear Tire Order Code

NA NA

Front Tire Size

P205/65VR16 P215/55HR17

Spare Tire Size

Compact Compact

Front Tire Order Code

NA NA

Spare Tire Order Code

NA NA

Weight Information

Base Curb Weight (lbs)

3240 3230

Wheels

Front Wheel Material

Steel Aluminum

Spare Wheel Material

Steel Steel

Front Wheel Size (in)

16 X 7 17 X 7

Spare Wheel Size (in)

Compact Compact

Rear Wheel Material

Steel Aluminum

Rear Wheel Size (in)

16 X 7 17 X 7

Engine

SAE Net Torque @ RPM

170 @ 4100 184 @ 1500

Engine Order Code

NA NA

Displacement

2.5 L/152 1.8 L/110

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM

178 @ 6000 170 @ 4800

Engine Type

Regular Unleaded I-4 Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4

Fuel System

Sequential MPI Gasoline Direct Injection

Mileage

Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)

28 28

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)

35 36

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)

25 24

Transmission

First Gear Ratio (:1)

3.30 4.04

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)

3.63 3.65

Third Gear Ratio (:1)

1.42 1.56

Trans Type

6 6

Drivetrain

Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)

0.71 0.85

Trans Description Cont. Again

NA NA

Reverse Ratio (:1)

4.15 3.19

Second Gear Ratio (:1)

1.90 2.37

Trans Order Code

NA NA

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)

1.00 1.16

Trans Description Cont.

Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)

0.61 0.67

Summary

Vehicle Name

Toyota Camry Volkswagen Passat

Body Style

Sedan Sedan

Suspension

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)

Strut Multi-Link

Suspension Type - Front

Strut Strut

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)

Strut Strut

Suspension Type - Rear

Strut Multi-Link

Emissions

Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year

6.3 (Est) 6.3 (Est)

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

Electrical

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)

- 330

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)

- 140

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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