Buick LaCrosse vs. Volkswagen Passat

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Key Specs

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book
$29,565
$22,995

Expert Rating

Expert Rating

Owner Reviews

Owner Reviews
4.69 / 5
13 Reviews

Horsepower

Horsepower
194 hp
174 hp

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Optional

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera

Engine Type

Engine Type
2.5L 4
2.0L TSI 174 HP 16V Turbo 4

Interior Features

Alarm

Alarm
Optional

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera

Universal Garage Door Opener

Universal Garage Door Opener

Heated Mirrors

Heated Mirrors
Optional

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors
Optional

Steering Wheel Controls

Steering Wheel Controls

Cruise Control

Cruise Control

Power Windows

Power Windows

Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost

Power Steering

Power Steering

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
42 in.
42.4 in.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
38.4 in.
38.3 in.

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
38 in.
39.1 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
37.2 in.
37.8 in.

Trunk Volume

Trunk Volume
14.3 - 15 cu. ft.
15.9 cu. ft.

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Optional

MP3 Player

MP3 Player
Optional

WiFi Hotspot

WiFi Hotspot

Smart Device Integration

Smart Device Integration
Optional

Climate Control

Climate Control

AC

AC
5

Dual Zone

Dual Zone

Exterior Features

Standard Wheels

Standard Wheels
Aluminum
Aluminum

Tire Width

Tire Width
P235/50R18
P215/60TR16

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
114.4 in.
110.4 in.

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
38 ft.
36.4 ft.

Length

Length
197.5 in.
191.9 in.

Width

Width
73.5 in.
72.2 in.

Mechanical Specs

Weight

Weight
3490 - 3598 lbs.
3274 lbs.

Horsepower

Horsepower
194 hp
174 hp

Torque

Torque
187 ft. lbs.
184 ft. lbs.

Maximum Tongue Weight

Maximum Tongue Weight
100 lbs.
100 lbs.

4wheel Disc Brakes

4wheel Disc Brakes

Performance Tires

Performance Tires

Engine Cylinders

Engine Cylinders
4 Cylinder

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive
Front Wheel Drive

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
15.8 gal.
18.5 gal.

Combined

Combined
26 - 30 mpg
31 mpg

City

City
21 - 25 mpg
25 mpg

Highway

Highway
30 - 35 mpg
36 mpg

Safety Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes

Automatic Headlights

Automatic Headlights

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Stability Control

Stability Control

Traction Control

Traction Control

HID Headlights

HID Headlights

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag
Optional

Front Side Airbag

Front Side Airbag
Optional

Tech Specs

Vehicle Name

Vehicle Name
Buick LaCrosse
Volkswagen Passat

Body Style

Body Style
Sedan
Sedan

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive
Front Wheel Drive

EPA Classification

EPA Classification
Midsize Cars
Mid-Size Cars

Passenger Capacity

Passenger Capacity
5
5

Passenger Volume

Passenger Volume
102.0 ft³.
102 ft³.

Base Curb Weight

Base Curb Weight
3490 lbs.
3274 lbs.

Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year

Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.1
29 mpg.

Fuel Economy Est-Combined

Fuel Economy Est-Combined
29 mpg.
25 mpg.

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
25 mpg.
36 mpg.

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
35 mpg.
1000 lbs.

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.
1000 lbs.
100 lbs.

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.
100 lbs.
1000 lbs.

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.
1000 lbs.
100 lbs.

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.
100 lbs.
Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4

Engine Order Code

Engine Order Code
LHN
2.0 L/121

Engine Type

Engine Type
Gas I4
Gasoline Direct Injection

Displacement

Displacement
2.5L/
6

Fuel System

Fuel System
Direct Injection
Automatic w/OD

Trans Order Code

Trans Order Code
MNH
4.46

Trans Type

Trans Type
6
2.51

Trans Description Cont.

Trans Description Cont.
Automatic
1.56

First Gear Ratio (:1)

First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.584
1.14

Second Gear Ratio (:1)

Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.964
0.85

Third Gear Ratio (:1)

Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.912
0.67

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.446
3.19

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00
3.23

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.746
330

Reverse Ratio (:1)

Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.940
6.1

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.64
140

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
512
Strut

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
150
Multi-Link

Total Cooling System Capacity

Total Cooling System Capacity
7.6 qts.
Strut

Suspension Type - Front

Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut
Multi-Link

Suspension Type - Rear

Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link
P215/60TR16

Front Tire Order Code

Front Tire Order Code
R3X
P215/60TR16

Rear Tire Order Code

Rear Tire Order Code
R3X
Compact

Front Tire Size

Front Tire Size
P235/50R18
16 X 6.5 in.

Rear Tire Size

Rear Tire Size
P235/50R18
16 X 6.5 in.

Front Wheel Size

Front Wheel Size
18 in.
Compact in.

Rear Wheel Size

Rear Wheel Size
18 in.
Aluminum

Front Wheel Material

Front Wheel Material
Aluminum
Aluminum

Rear Wheel Material

Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum
Steel

Steering Type

Steering Type
Pwr
Rack-Pinion

Steering Ratio (:1), Overall

Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.2
36.4 ft.

Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)

Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.75
4-Wheel Disc

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb
38.0 ft.
4-Wheel

Brake Type

Brake Type
Pwr
Yes

Brake ABS System

Brake ABS System
4-Wheel
Yes

Disc - Front

Disc - Front
Yes
12.3 in.

Disc - Rear

Disc - Rear
Yes
10.7 in.

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
11.8 in.
18.5 gal.

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
11.3 in.
38.3 in.

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
15.8 gal.
42.4 in.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
38.40 in.
56.9 in.

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
42.00 in.
37.8 in.

Front Shoulder Room

Front Shoulder Room
57.70 in.
39.1 in.

Front Hip Room

Front Hip Room
54.80 in.
57 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
37.20 in.
110.4 in.

Second Leg Room

Second Leg Room
38.00 in.
191.9 in.

Second Shoulder Room

Second Shoulder Room
56.60 in.
72.2 in.

Second Hip Room

Second Hip Room
55.10 in.
58.5 in.

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
114.4 in.
62.1 in.

Length, Overall

Length, Overall
197.50 in.
61 in.

Width, Max w/o mirrors

Width, Max w/o mirrors
73.50 in.
5.4 in.

Height, Overall

Height, Overall
57.50 in.
15.9 ft³.

Track Width, Front

Track Width, Front
62.90 in.
Passat

Track Width, Rear

Track Width, Rear
63.10 in.
Intermediate

Trunk Volume

Trunk Volume
14.3 ft³.
Sedan

Model Group

Model Group
LaCrosse
2.0

Vehicle Segment

Vehicle Segment
Intermediate
DOHC

Vehicle Type

Vehicle Type
Sedan
iron

Engine Displacement Units

Engine Displacement Units
2.5
4

Engine Camshaft

Engine Camshaft
DOHC
4