Compare 2017 Toyota Camry vs 2017 Volkswagen Passat

2017 Toyota Camry
2017 Volkswagen Passat
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Hybrid LE CVT
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Camry Hybrid LE CVT 42 38 $24,647 $26,790
Camry Hybrid SE CVT 40 37 $25,756 $27,995
Camry Hybrid XLE CVT 40 37 $27,729 $30,140
Camry LE Automatic 24 33 $21,109 $23,070
Camry SE Automatic 24 33 $21,694 $23,840
Camry XLE Automatic 24 33 $23,942 $26,310
Camry XLE V6 Automatic 21 30 $28,547 $31,370
Camry XSE Automatic 24 33 $23,942 $26,310
Camry XSE V6 Automatic 21 30 $28,547 $31,370
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1.8T S Automatic
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Passat 1.8T S Automatic 23 34 $21,520 $22,440
Passat 1.8T SE Automatic 23 34 $24,450 $25,495
Passat 1.8T SE w/Technology Automatic 23 34 $26,847 $27,995
Passat 1.8T SEL Premium Automatic 23 34 $29,724 $30,995
Passat R-Line w/Comfort Pkg Automatic 23 34 $22,993 $23,975
Passat V6 SE w/Technology DSG 20 28 $28,093 $29,295
Passat V6 SEL Premium DSG 20 28 $32,601 $33,995
Pricing
Invoice Price
$24,647
$21,520
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$26,790
$22,440
Monthly Payment Estimate
$447 / month
$374 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.0
6.7
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2017 Toyota Camry is a comfortable commuter without much pretension; a very good appliance for car buyers who prefer substance over style. The 2017 Volkswagen Passat is a conservative pick in the mid-size pack with generous interior space.
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Fuel Economy
City
42 mpg 23 mpg
Highway
38 mpg 34 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Cars Mid-Size Cars
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
54.5 -
Passenger Capacity
5 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
Second Head Room (in)
38.1 37.8
Passenger Volume (ft³)
102.7 102
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.6 57
Front Leg Room (in)
41.6 42.4
Exterior Dimensions
Wheelbase (in)
109.3 110.4
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.7 72.2
Track Width, Front (in)
62.8 62.1
Min Ground Clearance (in)
6.1 5.4
Length, Overall (in)
190.9 191.9
Height, Overall (in)
57.9 58.5
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.4 61
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
13.1 15.9
Brakes
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
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)
11.1 10.7
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
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
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
010B NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P205/65VR16 P215/60TR16
Rear Tire Order Code
010B NA
Front Tire Size
P205/65VR16 P215/60TR16
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3485 3263
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 X 7 16 X 6.5
Front Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 X 7 16 X 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
200 @ 5700 170 @ 4800
Engine Type
Gas/Electric I-4 Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
Sequential MPI Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
156 @ 4500 184 @ 1500
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.5 L/152 1.8 L/110
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
38 34
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
42 23
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
40 27
Transmission
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Trans Description Cont.
CVT w/OD Automatic w/OD
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.29 3.87
Trans Type
1 6
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
First Gear Ratio (:1)
- 4.04
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
- 1.56
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.85
Reverse Ratio (:1)
- 3.19
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
- 2.37
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 1.16
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.67
Summary
Body Style
Sedan Sedan
Vehicle Name
Toyota Camry Volkswagen Passat
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear
Strut Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Strut Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
4.5 6.5
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- 100
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- 1000
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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