Compare 2008 Volkswagen Passat vs 2008 Volvo V50

2008 Volkswagen Passat
2008 Volvo V50
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4-Door Automatic Komfort FWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Passat Sedan 4-Door Automatic Komfort FWD 19 28 $26,064 $27,900
Passat Sedan 4-Door Automatic Lux FWD 19 28 $28,107 $30,100
Passat Sedan 4-Door Automatic Turbo FWD 19 28 $23,432 $25,065
Passat Sedan 4-Door Automatic VR6 4Motion 16 24 $35,556 $38,000
Passat Sedan 4-Door Automatic VR6 FWD 17 26 $33,597 $36,050
Passat Sedan 4-Door Manual Turbo FWD 21 29 $22,359 $23,990
Passat Wagon 4-Door Automatic Komfort FWD 20 28 $27,179 $29,100
Passat Wagon 4-Door Automatic Lux FWD 20 28 $29,222 $31,300
Passat Wagon 4-Door Automatic Turbo FWD 20 28 $24,552 $26,275
Passat Wagon 4-Door Automatic VR6 4Motion 16 24 $36,669 $39,200
Passat Wagon 4-Door Manual Turbo FWD 21 29 $23,479 $25,200
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4-Door Wgn 2.4L FWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
V50 4-Door Wgn 2.4L FWD 20 28 $25,206 $26,815
V50 4-Door Wgn 2.4L FWD w/Snrf 20 28 $25,206 $26,815
V50 4-Door Wgn 2.5T AWD 18 26 $29,671 $31,565
V50 4-Door Wgn 2.5T AWD w/Snrf 18 26 $29,671 $31,565
V50 4-Door Wgn 2.5T FWD 19 27 $27,932 $29,715
V50 4-Door Wgn 2.5T FWD w/Snrf 19 27 $27,932 $29,715
Pricing
Invoice Price
$26,064
$25,206
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$27,900
$26,815
Monthly Payment Estimate
$465 / month
$447 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.8
8.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
With its especially roomy, versatile, and quiet interior and especially powerful and refined powertrains, the 2008 Volkswagen Passat Wagon is a great family alternative to an SUV. The 2008 Volvo V50 has the efficiency and compactness of a small car with the available safety features and poise of a larger sport wagon.
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Fuel Economy
City
19 mpg 20 mpg
Highway
28 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Small Station Wagon
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
37.7 34.4
Front Head Room (in)
38.4 38.9
Passenger Volume (ft³)
96.3 93
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 50.7
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.7 55.2
Second Head Room (in)
37.8 38.1
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
54.6 54.1
Front Leg Room (in)
41.4 41.6
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 53.7
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.7 69.7
Track Width, Front (in)
61.1 60.4
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.2 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
188.2 178.0
Height, Overall (in)
58.0 57.4
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.1 60.3
Wheelbase (in)
106.7 103.9
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- - TBD -
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- - TBD -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
14.2 -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- 64.7
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
- 62.6
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
- NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
- NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- 33.3
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
- 27.4
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- - TBD -
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.5 x - TBD - 11.8 x - TBD -
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)
12.0 x - TBD - 11.0 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.5 15.9
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.4 15.4
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.8 34.9
Steering Type
Electromechanical Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.0 2.9
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P235/45R17 P205/55R16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P235/45R17 P205/55R16
Spare Tire Size
P235/45R17 - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 200
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 200
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 2000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 2000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3246 3321
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Alloy Alloy
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 16 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Alloy Alloy
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 16 x 6.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
7.6 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
140 - TBD -
Engine
Displacement
2.0L/121 2.4L/149
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
200 @ 5100-6000 168 @ 6000
Engine Type
Gas Turbocharged I4 Gas I5
Fuel System
SFI EFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
207 @ 1800-5000 170 @ 4400
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
19 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
28 28
Transmission
Trans Type
6 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.85 1.02
Trans Description Cont. Again
Tiptronic Geartronic
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.19 5.11
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.37 3.03
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.50 2.44
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.16 1.34
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic,
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.67 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.04 4.66
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.56 1.98
Summary
Vehicle Name
Volkswagen Passat Sedan Volvo V50
Body Style
4 Door Sdn 5 Door Wagon
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
MacPherson Strut NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - NA
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
4-link NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Front
Independent MacPherson Strut

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