Compare 2010 Volkswagen Passat Wagon vs 2010 Audi A6

2010 Volkswagen Passat Wagon
2010 Audi A6
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4-Door Automatic FWD SULEV Komfort
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Automatic FWD SULEV Komfort 22 31 $26,526 $28,395
4-Door Automatic FWD Komfort 22 31 $26,861 $28,755
4-Door Automatic FWD PZEV Komfort 22 31 $26,861 $28,755
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4-Door Sedan FrontTrak 3.2L Premium
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan FrontTrak 3.2L Premium 18 28 $42,036 $45,200
4-Door Sedan FrontTrak 3.2L Premium Plus 18 28 $42,036 $45,200
4-Door Sedan quattro 3.0T Premium 18 26 $46,686 $50,200
4-Door Sedan quattro 3.0T Premium Plus 18 26 $46,686 $50,200
4-Door Sedan quattro 3.0T Prestige 18 26 $46,686 $50,200
4-Door Avant Wagon quattro 3.0T Premium 18 26 $49,578 $53,310
4-Door Avant Wagon quattro 3.0T Premium Plus 18 26 $49,578 $53,310
4-Door Avant Wagon quattro 3.0T Prestige 18 26 $49,578 $53,310
4-Door Sedan quattro 4.2L Prestige 16 23 $55,010 $59,150
Pricing
Invoice Price
$26,526
$42,036
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$28,395
$45,200
Monthly Payment Estimate
$473 / month
$753 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.0
8.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
The Audi A6 still has elegance and agility in its corner, though 0-60 mph times and rear-seat room continue to lag the competition.
TCC Likes
TCC Dislikes
Fuel Economy
City
22 mpg 18 mpg
Highway
31 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Midsize
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.7 57.1
Passenger Volume (ft³)
97.1 96.2
Second Head Room (in)
38.6 37.8
Second Shoulder Room (in)
54.6 55.9
Front Leg Room (in)
41.4 41.3
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in)
37.7 36.9
Front Head Room (in)
38.3 37.5
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
61.1 63.5
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.2 4.6
Length, Overall (in)
188.0 193.5
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
NA -
Height, Overall (in)
59.7 57.4
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.1 63.7
Wheelbase (in)
106.7 111.9
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
NA -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.7 73.0
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
NA -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
NA -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
61.82 -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
NA -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
NA -
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
NA -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
NA -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
35.8 -
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
NA -
Trunk Volume (ft³)
- 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)
11.0 x - TBD - - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.3 x - TBD - - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.5 21.1
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.4 16.1
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.8 39.0
Steering Type
Electromechanical Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.00 2.74
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA H7E
Front Tire Size
P235/45HR17 P245/45R17
Spare Tire Size
- TBD - Full-Size
Front Tire Order Code
NA H7E
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P235/45HR17 P245/45R17
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3455 3858
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - Alloy
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 17 x 8
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - Full-Size
Rear Wheel Material
Alloy Alloy
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 17 x 8
Front Wheel Material
Alloy Alloy
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
7.6 10.1
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 380
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
140 180
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
207 @ 1800-5000 243 @ 3250
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.0L/121 3.2L/195
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
200 @ 5100-6000 265 @ 6500
Engine Type
Turbocharged gas I4 Gas V6
Fuel System
FSI Electronic Fuel Injection
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
31 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
22 18
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
25 22
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.76 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.46 2.51-0.38
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.30 NA
Trans Type
6 1
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.91 NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
Tiptronic NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.99 2.51
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.05 NA
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.06/3.14 4.88
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.90 NA
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Continuously Variable Ratio
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Summary
Vehicle Name
Volkswagen Passat Wagon Audi A6
Body Style
4 Door Wgn 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Trapezoidal-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
4-link NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Four-Link
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
MacPherson Strut NA
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
6 6
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.5 8.5

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