Compare 2013 Volkswagen Passat vs 2013 Nissan Altima

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4-Door dn 2.5L Manual S PZEV S
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door dn 2.5L Manual S PZEV S 22 32 $19,990 $20,845
4-Door dn 2.5L Manual S S 22 32 $19,990 $20,845
4-Door dn 2.5L Automatic S PZEV S 22 31 $21,045 $21,945
4-Door dn 2.5L Automatic S S 22 31 $21,045 $21,945
4-Door Sedan 2.5L Automatic PZEV S w/Appearance 22 31 $22,005 $22,945
4-Door Sedan 2.5L Automatic S w/Appearance 22 31 $22,005 $22,945
4-Door Sedan 2.5L Automatic PZEV Wolfsburg Edition 22 31 $22,532 $23,495
4-Door Sedan 2.5L Automatic Wolfsburg Edition 22 31 $22,532 $23,495
4-Door Sedan 2.5L Manual PZEV SE 22 32 $22,963 $23,945
4-Door Sedan 2.5L Manual SE 22 32 $22,963 $23,945
4-Door Sedan 2.5L Automatic PZEV SE 22 31 $24,017 $25,045
4-Door Sedan 2.5L Automatic SE 22 31 $24,017 $25,045
4-Door Sedan 2.5L Automatic PZEV SE w/Sunroof 22 31 $24,785 $25,845
4-Door Sedan 2.5L Automatic SE w/Sunroof 22 31 $24,785 $25,845
4-Door Sedan 2.0L Manual TDI SE 31 43 $25,150 $26,225
4-Door Sedan 2.5L Automatic PZEV SE w/Sunroof & Nav 22 31 $25,888 $26,995
4-Door Sedan 2.5L Automatic SE w/Sunroof & Nav 22 31 $25,888 $26,995
4-Door Sedan 2.0L DSG TDI SE w/Sunroof 30 40 $27,068 $28,225
4-Door Sedan 2.5L Automatic PZEV SEL 22 31 $27,738 $28,925
4-Door Sedan 2.5L Automatic SEL 22 31 $27,738 $28,925
4-Door Sedan 3.6L V6 DSG SE w/Sunroof 20 28 $28,037 $29,235
4-Door Sedan 2.0L DSG TDI SE w/Sunroof & Nav 30 40 $28,660 $29,885
4-Door Sedan 2.5L Automatic PZEV SEL Premium 22 31 $29,178 $30,425
4-Door Sedan 2.5L Automatic SEL Premium 22 31 $29,178 $30,425
4-Door Sedan 3.6L V6 DSG SE w/Sunroof & Nav 20 28 $29,628 $30,895
4-Door Sedan 2.0L DSG TDI SEL Premium 30 40 $31,564 $32,915
4-Door Sedan 3.6L V6 DSG SEL Premium 20 28 $32,151 $33,525
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4-Door Sedan I4 2.5
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan I4 2.5 27 38 $20,356 $21,760
4-Door Sedan I4 2.5 S 27 38 $20,376 $22,280
4-Door Sedan I4 2.5 SV 27 38 $22,018 $24,080
2-Door Coupe I4 2.5 S 23 32 $23,910 $25,230
4-Door Sedan V6 3.5 S 22 31 $23,550 $25,760
4-Door Sedan V6 3.5 SV 22 31 $25,831 $28,260
4-Door Sedan I4 2.5 SL 27 38 $25,959 $28,400
4-Door Sedan V6 3.5 SL 22 31 $27,929 $30,560
Pricing
Invoice Price
$19,990
$20,356
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$20,845
$21,760
Monthly Payment Estimate
$347 / month
$363 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.8
8.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
Marginally less refined than the last version, today's VW Passat hits important marks with excellent diesel fuel economy, superior passenger space and top safety scores. Briskly updated in the right ways, the 2013 Nissan Altima sedan promises good looks and great gas mileage for those who don't mind a CVT.
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Fuel Economy
City
22 mpg 27 mpg
Highway
32 mpg 38 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Midsize
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
57.0 56.400
Front Leg Room (in)
42.4 45.000
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 54.000
Second Leg Room (in)
39.1 36.100
Front Head Room (in)
38.3 40.000
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 52.100
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.9 56.400
Passenger Volume (ft³)
102.0 101.900
Second Head Room (in)
37.8 37.100
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
58.5 57.900
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.0 62.400
Wheelbase (in)
110.4 109.300
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - 26.900
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.2 72.000
Track Width, Front (in)
62.1 62.400
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.4 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
191.6 191.500
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
15.9 15.400
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.7 x 0.4 11.500 x 0.350
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 1.0 11.700 x 1.020
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.5 18.000
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.4 36.100
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.0 2.900
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
NA - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.4 16.400
Tires
Spare Tire Size
- TBD - T135/90R16
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P215/60TR16 P215/60R16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P215/60TR16 P215/60R16
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3166 3108
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x - TBD - 16 x 7
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x - TBD - 16 x 7
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - Compact
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
9.0 7.200
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
140 110
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
170 @ 5700 182 @ 6000
Engine Type
Gas I5 Gas I4
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
177 @ 4250 180 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.5L/151 2.5L/152
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
22 27
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
26 31
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
32 38
Transmission
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.66 NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.60 0.745
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.12 NA
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.65 4.828
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.86 NA
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Continuously Variable Ratio
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.78 - TBD -
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.27 NA
Trans Type
5 1
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sdn Sedan
Vehicle Name
Volkswagen Passat Nissan Altima
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
NA NA
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
NA NA
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
4-Link Multi-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.0 5.9
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
7 - TBD -
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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