Compare 2021 Volkswagen Passat vs 2021 Volkswagen Tiguan

2021 Volkswagen Passat
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2.0T R-Line Automatic
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Passat 2.0T R-Line Automatic 24 36 $28,765 $29,995
Passat 2.0T S Automatic 24 36 $23,011 $23,995
Passat 2.0T SE Automatic 24 36 $25,888 $26,995
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2.0T S 4MOTION
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Tiguan 2.0T S 4MOTION 21 27 $25,482 $26,545
Tiguan 2.0T S FWD 23 29 $24,235 $25,245
Tiguan 2.0T SE 4MOTION 21 27 $27,547 $28,695
Tiguan 2.0T SE FWD 23 29 $26,299 $27,395
Tiguan 2.0T SE R-Line Black 4MOTION 21 27 $30,619 $31,895
Tiguan 2.0T SE R-Line Black FWD 23 29 $29,371 $30,595
Tiguan 2.0T SEL 4MOTION 21 27 $32,492 $33,845
Tiguan 2.0T SEL FWD 23 29 $31,243 $32,545
Tiguan 2.0T SEL Premium R-Line 4MOTION 21 27 $37,531 $39,095
Pricing
Invoice Price
$28,765
$25,482
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$29,995
$26,545
Monthly Payment Estimate
$500 / month
$442 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
5.7
6.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2021 Volkswagen Passat base model offers good value at a time when new car prices are spiking. The 2021 Volkswagen Tiguan compact crossover is spacious and comfortable, and also the league-leader in modesty,
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Fuel Economy
City
24 mpg 21 mpg
Highway
36 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Midsize Cars Small SUV 4WD
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Volume (ft³)
102 101.1
Second Leg Room (in)
39.1 38.7
Front Leg Room (in)
42.4 40.2
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Head Room (in)
37.8 38.9
Second Shoulder Room (in)
57 55.8
Front Head Room (in)
38.3 39.6
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.9 57
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
58 66.3
Track Width, Rear (in)
61 61.8
Wheelbase (in)
110.4 109.8
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.2 72.4
Track Width, Front (in)
62.1 62.2
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.4 7.9
Length, Overall (in)
193.6 185.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
15.9 -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
- 37.6
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
- 73.5
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
- 37.6
Brakes
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
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.3 13.4
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.5 15.9
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.4 37.7
Tires
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P235/40HR19 P215/65HR17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P235/40HR19 P215/65HR17
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 1500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 1500
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 150
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 150
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
- 1500
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3314 3825
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
19 X 8 17 X 7
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
19 X 8 17 X 7
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Engine
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4 Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
206 @ 1700 221 @ 1600
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.0 L/121 2.0 L/121
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
174 @ 5200 184 @ 4400
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
28 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
36 27
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
24 21
Transmission
Trans Order Code
P6 VJ
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.14 1.43
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive All Wheel
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.67 1.00
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.46 5.59
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.88 3.33
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.56 1.95
Trans Type
6 8
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.85 1.21
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.19 3.99
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.51 3.14
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.67
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.81
Summary
Vehicle Name
Volkswagen Passat Volkswagen Tiguan
Body Style
Sedan 4MOTION
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.4 7.4
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- 360
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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