Compare 2021 Toyota Camry vs 2020 Volkswagen Passat

2021 Toyota Camry
2020 Volkswagen Passat
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Hybrid LE CVT
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Camry Hybrid LE CVT 51 53 $25,088 $27,270
Camry Hybrid SE CVT 44 47 $26,483 $28,785
Camry Hybrid XLE CVT 44 47 $29,597 $32,170
Camry Hybrid XSE CVT 44 47 $30,102 $32,720
Camry LE Automatic 28 39 $22,848 $24,970
Camry LE Automatic AWD 25 34 $24,129 $26,370
Camry SE Automatic 28 39 $24,101 $26,485
Camry SE Automatic AWD 25 34 $25,375 $27,885
Camry SE Nightshade Automatic 28 39 $24,739 $27,185
Camry SE Nightshade Automatic AWD 25 34 $26,013 $28,585
Camry TRD V6 Automatic 22 31 $29,290 $32,185
Camry XLE Automatic 27 38 $27,181 $29,870
Camry XLE Automatic AWD 25 34 $28,455 $31,270
Camry XLE V6 Automatic 22 33 $31,846 $34,995
Camry XSE Automatic 27 38 $27,681 $30,420
Camry XSE Automatic AWD 25 34 $28,955 $31,820
Camry XSE V6 Automatic 22 32 $32,346 $35,545
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2.0T R-Line Automatic
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Passat 2.0T R-Line Automatic 23 34 $27,471 $28,645
Passat 2.0T S Automatic 23 34 $22,052 $22,995
Passat 2.0T SE Automatic 23 34 $24,786 $25,845
Passat 2.0T SEL Automatic 23 34 $29,820 $31,095
Pricing
Invoice Price
$25,088
$27,471
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$27,270
$28,645
Monthly Payment Estimate
$455 / month
$477 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.0
5.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2021 Toyota Camry elevates its family-sedan game with grabby looks and hybrid power. The 2020 VW Passat’s new-look exterior comes for free; it’s the same price or less than the outgoing version.
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Fuel Economy
City
51 mpg 23 mpg
Highway
53 mpg 34 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Midsize Cars Midsize Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.7 57
Front Leg Room (in)
42.1 42.4
Front Hip Room (in)
55.4 -
Passenger Volume (ft³)
99.9 102
Second Leg Room (in)
38 39.1
Front Head Room (in)
38.3 38.3
Second Hip Room (in)
54.6 -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.7 56.9
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Head Room (in)
37.6 37.8
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
56.9 58
Track Width, Rear (in)
63.2 61
Wheelbase (in)
111.2 110.4
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.4 72.2
Track Width, Front (in)
63 62.1
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.7 5.4
Length, Overall (in)
192.1 193.6
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
15.1 15.9
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.1 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)
12 12.3
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)
13.2 18.5
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.4 36.4
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P205/65VR16 P235/40HR19
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P205/65VR16 P235/40HR19
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3480 3325
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 X 6.5 19 X 8
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 X 6.5 19 X 8
Engine
Fuel System
Port/Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
163 @ 3600 206 @ 1700
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.5 L/152 2.0 L/121
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
208 @ 5700 174 @ 5200
Engine Type
Gas/Electric I-4 Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
51 23
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
52 27
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
53 34
Transmission
Trans Description Cont.
CVT w/OD Automatic w/OD
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.29 3.88
Trans Type
1 6
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Trans Order Code
NA P6
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.85
Reverse Ratio (:1)
- 3.19
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
- 2.51
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 1.14
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.67
First Gear Ratio (:1)
- 4.46
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
- 1.56
Summary
Vehicle Name
Toyota Camry Volkswagen Passat
Body Style
Sedan Sedan
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
3.4 6.6
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- 100
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- 1000
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- 100
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
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Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
--
Overall Side Crash Rating
--
Side Barrier Rating
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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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2021 Toyota Camry
  • 2021 Camry is available
  • Lease: From $229/mo. (2020)
  • Finance: From 0% APR for 60 mo. (2020)
  • Rebate: $1,500 cash rebate (2020)
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2020 Volkswagen Passat
  • 2021 VW Passat is here; 2020s still available
  • Rebates: Unadvertised discounts + $500 for select customers
  • Finance: From 0% APR for 72 months
  • Lease: From $259 per month for 39 months
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