Compare 2021 Toyota Camry vs 2021 Volkswagen Passat

2021 Toyota Camry
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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 $22,916 $25,045
Camry LE Automatic AWD 25 34 $24,197 $26,445
Camry SE Automatic 28 39 $24,170 $26,560
Camry SE Automatic AWD 25 34 $25,444 $27,960
Camry SE Nightshade Automatic 28 39 $24,807 $27,260
Camry SE Nightshade Automatic AWD 25 34 $26,081 $28,660
Camry TRD V6 Automatic 22 31 $29,357 $32,260
Camry XLE Automatic 27 38 $27,250 $29,945
Camry XLE Automatic AWD 25 34 $28,524 $31,345
Camry XLE V6 Automatic 22 33 $31,913 $35,070
Camry XSE Automatic 27 38 $27,750 $30,495
Camry XSE Automatic AWD 25 34 $29,024 $31,895
Camry XSE V6 Automatic 22 32 $32,413 $35,620
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2.0T R-Line Automatic
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Passat 2.0T R-Line Automatic 24 36 $28,765 $29,995
Passat 2.0T S Automatic 24 36 $23,011 $23,995
Passat 2.0T SE Automatic 24 36 $25,888 $26,995
Pricing
Invoice Price
$25,088
$28,765
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$27,270
$29,995
Monthly Payment Estimate
$455 / month
$500 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.0
5.7
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2021 Toyota Camry elevates its family-sedan game with grabby looks and hybrid power. The 2021 Volkswagen Passat base model offers good value at a time when new car prices are spiking.
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Fuel Economy
City
51 mpg 24 mpg
Highway
53 mpg 36 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Midsize Cars Midsize Cars
Interior Dimensions
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
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.7 57
Front Leg Room (in)
42.1 42.4
Exterior Dimensions
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
Height, Overall (in)
56.9 58
Track Width, Rear (in)
63.2 61
Wheelbase (in)
111.2 110.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
15.1 15.9
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12 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)
13.2 18.5
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.4 36.4
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P205/65VR16 P235/40HR19
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P205/65VR16 P235/40HR19
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3480 3314
Wheels
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
Front Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Engine
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
Fuel System
Port/Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
52 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
53 36
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
51 24
Transmission
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
Trans Description Cont.
CVT w/OD Automatic w/OD
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 1.14
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.67
First Gear Ratio (:1)
- 4.46
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
- 1.56
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.85
Reverse Ratio (:1)
- 3.19
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
- 2.51
Summary
Vehicle Name
Toyota Camry Volkswagen Passat
Body Style
Sedan Sedan
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
3.4 6.4
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
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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