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Compare 2009 Volkswagen Passat vs 2008 Volvo V50

2009 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 29 $26,436 $28,300
Passat Wagon 4-Door Automatic Komfort FWD 19 28 $27,727 $29,690
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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
$26,436
$25,206
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$28,300
$26,815
Monthly Payment Estimate
$472 / month
$447 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.0
8.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
Volkswagen’s especially roomy 2009 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
29 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Small Station Wagon
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 53.7
Passenger Volume (ft³)
96.3 93
Second Leg Room (in)
37.7 34.4
Front Head Room (in)
38.4 38.9
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 50.7
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.7 55.2
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Head Room (in)
37.8 38.1
Second Shoulder Room (in)
54.6 54.1
Front Leg Room (in)
41.4 41.6
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.1 60.3
Wheelbase (in)
106.7 103.9
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
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- - TBD -
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- - TBD -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
14.2 -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
- 27.4
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- - TBD -
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
Brakes
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 - 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)
11.0 x - TBD - 11.0 x - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.5 15.9
Steering
Steering Type
Electromechanical Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.0 2.9
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
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P235/45HR17 P205/55R16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P235/45HR17 P205/55R16
Spare Tire Size
P235/45HR17 - TBD -
Front 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)
3344 3321
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 16 x 6.5
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)
- TBD - - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Alloy Alloy
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
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
207 @ 1800-5000 170 @ 4400
Engine Order Code
NA NA
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
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
29 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
19 20
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
23 -
Transmission
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
Trans Type
6 5
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.85 1.02
Trans Description Cont. Again
Tiptronic Geartronic
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,
Summary
Vehicle Name
Volkswagen Passat Sedan Volvo V50
Body Style
4 Door Sdn 5 Door Wagon
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Front
Independent MacPherson Strut
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
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
6 -

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