Compare 2018 Volkswagen Passat vs 2018 Toyota Camry

2018 Volkswagen Passat
2018 Toyota Camry
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2.0T S Automatic
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Passat 2.0T S Automatic 25 36 $22,052 $22,995
Passat 2.0T SE Automatic 25 36 $25,217 $26,295
Passat 2.0T SE w/Technology Automatic 25 36 $28,382 $29,595
Passat 2.0T SEL Premium Automatic 25 36 $30,353 $31,650
Passat R-Line Automatic 25 36 $23,970 $24,995
Passat V6 GT DSG 19 28 $27,952 $29,145
Passat V6 SEL Premium DSG 19 28 $33,230 $34,650
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Hybrid LE CVT
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Camry Hybrid LE CVT 51 53 $25,715 $27,950
Camry Hybrid SE CVT 44 47 $27,279 $29,650
Camry Hybrid XLE CVT 44 47 $29,808 $32,400
Camry L Automatic 29 41 $21,635 $23,645
Camry LE Automatic 28 39 $22,098 $24,150
Camry SE Automatic 28 39 $23,069 $25,350
Camry XLE Automatic 28 39 $26,026 $28,600
Camry XLE V6 Automatic 22 33 $31,441 $34,550
Camry XSE Automatic 28 39 $26,527 $29,150
Camry XSE V6 Automatic 22 32 $31,942 $35,100
Pricing
Invoice Price
$22,052
$25,715
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$22,995
$27,950
Monthly Payment Estimate
$383 / month
$466 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.5
7.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2018 Volkswagen Passat does little wrong, but its stoicism means it isn’t much fun. The 2018 Toyota Camry remains among the most competitive mid-size sedans, with a sleeker design, higher fuel economy, and carefully calibrated features and options for every buyer.
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Fuel Economy
City
25 mpg 51 mpg
Highway
36 mpg 53 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Cars Mid-Size Cars
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Volume (ft³)
102 99.9
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.9 57.7
Second Leg Room (in)
39.1 38
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Leg Room (in)
42.4 42.1
Second Head Room (in)
37.8 37.6
Second Shoulder Room (in)
57 55.7
Front Head Room (in)
38.3 38.3
Front Hip Room (in)
- 55.4
Second Hip Room (in)
- 54.6
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.4 5.7
Length, Overall (in)
191.9 192.1
Height, Overall (in)
58.5 56.9
Track Width, Rear (in)
61 63.2
Wheelbase (in)
110.4 111.2
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.2 72.4
Track Width, Front (in)
62.1 63
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
15.9 15.1
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)
10.7 11.1
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.3 12
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.5 13
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.4 37.4
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Front Tire Size
P215/60TR16 P205/65VR16
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA 010B
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P215/60TR16 P205/65VR16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA 010B
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 -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3274 3472
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 X 6.5 16 X 6.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 X 6.5 16 X 6.5
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
330 -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
140 -
Engine
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4 Gas/Electric I-4
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Port/Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
184 @ 1500 163 @ 3600
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.0 L/121 2.5 L/152
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
174 @ 5000 208 @ 5700
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
29 52
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
36 53
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
25 51
Transmission
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.14 -
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD CVT w/OD
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.67 -
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.46 -
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.23 3.29
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.56 -
Trans Type
6 1
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.85 -
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.19 -
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.51 -
Summary
Vehicle Name
Volkswagen Passat Toyota Camry
Body Style
Sedan Sedan
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.1 3.4
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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