Chevrolet Impala vs. Volkswagen Passat

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Key Specs

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book
$27,895
$22,995

Expert Rating

Expert Rating

Owner Reviews

Owner Reviews
4.57 / 5
58 Reviews

Horsepower

Horsepower
197 - 305 hp
174 hp

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Optional

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera

Engine Type

Engine Type
ECOTEC 2.5L DOHC 4
3.6L DOHC V6 DI
2.0L TSI 174 HP 16V Turbo 4

Interior Features

Alarm

Alarm
Optional

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors
Optional

Steering Wheel Controls

Steering Wheel Controls
Optional

Cruise Control

Cruise Control

Power Windows

Power Windows

Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost

Power Steering

Power Steering

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
45.8 in.
42.4 in.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
39.9 in.
38.3 in.

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
39.8 in.
39.1 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
37.4 in.
37.8 in.

Trunk Volume

Trunk Volume
18.8 cu. ft.
15.9 cu. ft.

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Optional

MP3 Player

MP3 Player
Optional

Satellite Radio

Satellite Radio

WiFi Hotspot

WiFi Hotspot

Standard Seat

Standard Seat

Passengers

Passengers
5
5

Power Driver Seat

Power Driver Seat

Pass Through Rear Seat

Pass Through Rear Seat

Driver Lumbar

Driver Lumbar

Exterior Features

Standard Wheels

Standard Wheels
Aluminum

Rear Spoiler

Rear Spoiler
Optional
Optional

Tire Width

Tire Width
P235/50R18
P215/60TR16

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
111.7 in.
110.4 in.

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
38.8 ft.
36.4 ft.

Length

Length
201.3 in.
191.9 in.

Width

Width
73 in.
72.2 in.

Mechanical Specs

Horsepower

Horsepower
197 - 305 hp
3274 lbs.

Torque

Torque
191 - 264 ft. lbs.
174 hp

Maximum Tongue Weight

Maximum Tongue Weight
100 lbs.
184 ft. lbs.

4wheel Disc Brakes

4wheel Disc Brakes
100 lbs.

Performance Tires

Performance Tires
Optional

Engine Cylinders

Engine Cylinders

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive
4 Cylinder

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
18.5 gal.
18.5 gal.

Combined

Combined
23 - 26 mpg
31 mpg

City

City
18 - 22 mpg
25 mpg

Highway

Highway
28 - 30 mpg
36 mpg

Safety Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes

Automatic Headlights

Automatic Headlights

Child Safety Locks

Child Safety Locks

Stability Control

Stability Control

Traction Control

Traction Control

Rear Parking Sensors

Rear Parking Sensors
Optional

Automated Emergency Braking

Automated Emergency Braking

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Front Side Airbag

Front Side Airbag

Rear Side Airbag

Rear Side Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag

Tech Specs

Vehicle Name

Vehicle Name
Chevrolet Impala
Volkswagen Passat

Body Style

Body Style
Sedan
Sedan

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive
Front Wheel Drive

EPA Classification

EPA Classification
Large Cars
Mid-Size Cars

Passenger Capacity

Passenger Capacity
5
5

Passenger Volume

Passenger Volume
105 ft³.
102 ft³.

Fuel Economy Est-Combined

Fuel Economy Est-Combined
22 - 25 mpg.
3274 lbs.

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
18 - 22 mpg.
29 mpg.

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
28 - 30 mpg.
25 mpg.

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

Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.1, 8.0, 8.1
36 mpg.

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.

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

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.

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

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.

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

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.
100 lbs.
100 lbs.

Engine Order Code

Engine Order Code
LCV - LFX
Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4

Engine Type

Engine Type
Gas I4 - Gas/Ethanol V6
2.0 L/121

Displacement

Displacement
2.5L/150 - 3.6L/217
Gasoline Direct Injection

Fuel System

Fuel System
Direct Injection
6

Trans Order Code

Trans Order Code
M7W - MHG
Automatic w/OD

Trans Type

Trans Type
6
4.46

Trans Description Cont.

Trans Description Cont.
Automatic
2.51

First Gear Ratio (:1)

First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.48 - 4.58
1.56

Second Gear Ratio (:1)

Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.87 - 2.96
1.14

Third Gear Ratio (:1)

Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.84 - 1.91
0.85

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.41 - 1.45
0.67

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00
3.19

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.74 - 0.75
3.23

Reverse Ratio (:1)

Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.88 - 2.94
330

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.77 - 3.23
6.1

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
512 - 800
140

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
150
Strut

Total Cooling System Capacity

Total Cooling System Capacity
7.5 qts.
Multi-Link

Suspension Type - Front

Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut
Strut

Suspension Type - Rear

Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link
Multi-Link

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs
P215/60TR16

Shock Absorber Diameter - Front

Shock Absorber Diameter - Front
N/A mm.
P215/60TR16

Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear

Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear
N/A mm.
Compact

Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front

Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front
1.1 in.
16 X 6.5 in.

Front Tire Order Code

Front Tire Order Code
QGK
16 X 6.5 in.

Rear Tire Order Code

Rear Tire Order Code
QGK
Compact in.

Spare Tire Order Code

Spare Tire Order Code
QCL
Aluminum

Front Tire Size

Front Tire Size
P235/50R18
Aluminum

Rear Tire Size

Rear Tire Size
P235/50R18
Steel

Spare Tire Size

Spare Tire Size
T125/70R17
Rack-Pinion

Front Wheel Size

Front Wheel Size
18 in.
36.4 ft.

Rear Wheel Size

Rear Wheel Size
18 in.
4-Wheel Disc

Spare Wheel Size

Spare Wheel Size
17 in.
4-Wheel

Front Wheel Material

Front Wheel Material
Steel
Yes

Rear Wheel Material

Rear Wheel Material
Steel
Yes

Spare Wheel Material

Spare Wheel Material
Steel
12.3 in.

Steering Type

Steering Type
Electric Rack & Pinion
10.7 in.

Steering Ratio (:1), Overall

Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.2
18.5 gal.

Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)

Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.73
38.3 in.

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb
38.8 ft.
42.4 in.

Brake Type

Brake Type
Pwr
56.9 in.

Brake ABS System

Brake ABS System
4-Wheel
37.8 in.

Disc - Front

Disc - Front
Yes
39.1 in.

Disc - Rear

Disc - Rear
Yes
57 in.

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
12.6 x 1.2 in.
110.4 in.

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
12.4 x 0.9 in.
191.9 in.

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
18.5 gal.
72.2 in.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
39.90 in.
58.5 in.

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
45.80 in.
62.1 in.

Front Shoulder Room

Front Shoulder Room
57.90 in.
61 in.

Front Hip Room

Front Hip Room
54.90 in.
5.4 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
37.40 in.
15.9 ft³.

Second Leg Room

Second Leg Room
39.80 in.
Passat

Second Shoulder Room

Second Shoulder Room
56.90 in.
Intermediate

Second Hip Room

Second Hip Room
54.10 in.
Sedan

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
111.70 in.
2.0

Length, Overall

Length, Overall
201.30 in.
DOHC

Width, Max w/o mirrors

Width, Max w/o mirrors
73.00 in.
iron

Height, Overall

Height, Overall
58.90 in.
4

Track Width, Front

Track Width, Front
62.20 in.
4