Hyundai Sonata vs. Volkswagen Passat

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Key Specs

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book
$22,050
$22,995

Expert Rating

Expert Rating

Owner Reviews

Owner Reviews

Horsepower

Horsepower
185 hp
174 hp

Bluetooth

Bluetooth

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera

Engine Type

Engine Type
2.4L GDI 4
2.0L TSI 174 HP 16V Turbo 4

Interior Features

Alarm

Alarm
Optional

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry

Universal Garage Door Opener

Universal Garage Door Opener
Optional
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
45.5 in.
42.4 in.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
40.4 in.
38.3 in.

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
35.6 in.
39.1 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
38 in.
37.8 in.

Trunk Volume

Trunk Volume
16.3 cu. ft.
15.9 cu. ft.

Bluetooth

Bluetooth

MP3 Player

MP3 Player

Smart Device Integration

Smart Device Integration

AUX Input

AUX Input

Standard Seat

Standard Seat

Passengers

Passengers
5
5

Pass Through Rear Seat

Pass Through Rear Seat

Exterior Features

Standard Wheels

Standard Wheels
Aluminum
Aluminum

Tire Width

Tire Width
P205/65HR16
P215/60TR16

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
110.4 in.
110.4 in.

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
35.8 ft.
36.4 ft.

Length

Length
191.1 in.
191.9 in.

Width

Width
73.4 in.
72.2 in.

Mechanical Specs

Weight

Weight
3250 lbs.
3274 lbs.

Horsepower

Horsepower
185 hp
174 hp

Torque

Torque
178 ft. lbs.
184 ft. lbs.

4wheel Disc Brakes

4wheel Disc Brakes
100 lbs.

Engine Cylinders

Engine Cylinders
4 Cylinder

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
18.5 gal.
18.5 gal.

Combined

Combined
31 mpg
31 mpg

City

City
25 mpg
25 mpg

Highway

Highway
36 mpg
36 mpg

Manual Mode

Manual Mode

Safety Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes

Automatic Headlights

Automatic Headlights

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Child Safety Locks

Child Safety Locks

Stability Control

Stability Control

Traction Control

Traction Control

Automated Emergency Braking

Automated Emergency Braking

Blind Spot Monitor

Blind Spot Monitor
Optional

Cross Traffic Alert

Cross Traffic Alert
Optional

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Front Side Airbag

Front Side Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Tech Specs

Vehicle Name

Vehicle Name
Hyundai Sonata
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
106.1 ft³.
102 ft³.

Base Curb Weight

Base Curb Weight
3250 lbs.
3274 lbs.

Fuel Economy Est-Combined

Fuel Economy Est-Combined
29 mpg.
29 mpg.

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City

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

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
36 mpg.
36 mpg.

Engine Type

Engine Type
Regular Unleaded I-4
1000 lbs.

Displacement

Displacement
2.4 L/144
100 lbs.

Fuel System

Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection
1000 lbs.

Trans Type

Trans Type
6
100 lbs.

Trans Description Cont.

Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD
Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4

First Gear Ratio (:1)

First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.21
2.0 L/121

Second Gear Ratio (:1)

Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.64
Gasoline Direct Injection

Third Gear Ratio (:1)

Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.80
6

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.39
Automatic w/OD

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00
4.46

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.77
2.51

Reverse Ratio (:1)

Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.38
1.56

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.89
1.14

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
640
0.85

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

Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.1
0.67

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
150
3.19

Suspension Type - Front

Suspension Type - Front
Strut
3.23

Suspension Type - Rear

Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link
330

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut
6.1

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link
140

Front Tire Size

Front Tire Size
P205/65HR16
Strut

Rear Tire Size

Rear Tire Size
P205/65HR16
Multi-Link

Spare Tire Size

Spare Tire Size
Compact
Strut

Front Wheel Size

Front Wheel Size
16 X 6.5 in.
Multi-Link

Rear Wheel Size

Rear Wheel Size
16 X 6.5 in.
P215/60TR16

Spare Wheel Size

Spare Wheel Size
Compact in.
P215/60TR16

Front Wheel Material

Front Wheel Material
Aluminum
Compact

Rear Wheel Material

Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum
16 X 6.5 in.

Spare Wheel Material

Spare Wheel Material
Steel
16 X 6.5 in.

Steering Type

Steering Type
Rack-Pinion
Compact in.

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb
35.8 ft.
Aluminum

Brake Type

Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc
Aluminum

Brake ABS System

Brake ABS System
4-Wheel
Steel

Disc - Front

Disc - Front
Yes
Rack-Pinion

Disc - Rear

Disc - Rear
Yes
36.4 ft.

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
12 in.
4-Wheel Disc

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
11.2 in.
4-Wheel

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
18.5 gal.
Yes

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
40.4 in.
Yes

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
45.5 in.
12.3 in.

Front Shoulder Room

Front Shoulder Room
57.9 in.
10.7 in.

Front Hip Room

Front Hip Room
55.3 in.
18.5 gal.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
38 in.
38.3 in.

Second Leg Room

Second Leg Room
35.6 in.
42.4 in.

Second Shoulder Room

Second Shoulder Room
56.5 in.
56.9 in.

Second Hip Room

Second Hip Room
56.1 in.
37.8 in.

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
110.4 in.
39.1 in.

Length, Overall

Length, Overall
191.1 in.
57 in.

Width, Max w/o mirrors

Width, Max w/o mirrors
73.4 in.
110.4 in.

Height, Overall

Height, Overall
58.1 in.
191.9 in.

Track Width, Front

Track Width, Front
63.5 in.
72.2 in.

Track Width, Rear

Track Width, Rear
63.8 in.
58.5 in.

Min Ground Clearance

Min Ground Clearance
5.3 in.
62.1 in.

Trunk Volume

Trunk Volume
16.3 ft³.
61 in.

Model Group

Model Group
Sonata
5.4 in.

Vehicle Segment

Vehicle Segment
Intermediate
15.9 ft³.

Vehicle Type

Vehicle Type
Sedan
Passat

Engine Displacement Units

Engine Displacement Units
2.4
Intermediate

Engine Camshaft

Engine Camshaft
DOHC
Sedan

Engine Block Type

Engine Block Type
aluminum
2.0

Engine Cylinder Count

Engine Cylinder Count
4
DOHC

Engine Valve Count

Engine Valve Count
4
iron