Compare 2019 Volkswagen Passat vs 2019 Subaru Legacy

2019 Volkswagen Passat
2019 Subaru Legacy
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Automatic 2.0T Wolfsburg Edition
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Automatic 2.0T Wolfsburg Edition 25 36 $24,257 $25,295
Automatic 2.0T SE R-Line 25 36 $28,765 $29,995
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2.5i
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2.5i 25 34 $21,301 $22,545
2.5i Premium 25 34 $23,316 $24,695
2.5i Sport 25 34 $25,250 $26,795
2.5i Limited 25 34 $27,455 $29,245
3.6R Limited 20 28 $29,529 $31,545
Pricing
Invoice Price
$24,257
$21,301
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$25,295
$22,545
Monthly Payment Estimate
$422 / month
$376 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.0
6.3
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2019 Volkswagen Passat is roomy and has a luxurious ride, but rivals have eclipsed it in almost every other way. The 2019 Subaru Legacy is no thrill machine, but this under-the-radar mid-size sedan is hard to beat for its comfort, safety, and value.
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Fuel Economy
City
25 mpg 25 mpg
Highway
36 mpg 34 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Cars Mid-Size Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
57 57.3
Front Head Room (in)
38.3 40
Passenger Volume (ft³)
102 104.6
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.9 58.1
Second Leg Room (in)
39.1 38.1
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Leg Room (in)
42.4 42.9
Second Head Room (in)
37.8 37
Second Hip Room (in)
- 55
Front Hip Room (in)
- 55.5
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
62.1 62.2
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.4 5.9
Length, Overall (in)
191.9 188.8
Height, Overall (in)
58.5 59
Track Width, Rear (in)
61 62.8
Wheelbase (in)
110.4 108.3
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.2 72.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
15.9 15
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.3 11.6
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 11.8
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.5 18.5
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.4 36.8
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P215/55HR17 P225/55VR17
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P215/55HR17 P225/55VR17
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3285 3514
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7 17 X 7
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7 17 X 7
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
330 490
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
140 110
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
174 @ 5000 175 @ 5800
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4 Regular Unleaded H-4
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Sequential MPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
184 @ 1500 174 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.0 L/121 2.5 L/152
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
25 25
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
29 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
36 34
Transmission
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.85 -
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.19 3.67
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.51 -
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.14 -
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD CVT w/OD
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.67 -
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.46 3.58 - 0.62
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.23 3.90
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.56 -
Trans Type
6 6
Summary
Vehicle Name
Volkswagen Passat Subaru Legacy
Body Style
Sedan Sedan
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Double Wishbone
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.1 6.0
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
Overall Side Crash Rating
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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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2019 Volkswagen Passat
  • 2019 VW Passat is available in two trim levels
  • Rebates: Unadvertised discounts + $500 for select customers
  • Finance: From 2.9% APR for 60 months
  • Lease: From $259 per month for 39 months
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2019 Subaru Legacy
  • 2019 Legacy selection looking good
  • $1,000 dealer discounting likely
  • Lease from $215 for 36 months
  • Get 0% APR for 36 months
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