Toyota Prius vs. Volkswagen Passat

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Key Specs

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book
$23,475
$22,995

Expert Rating

Expert Rating

Owner Reviews

Owner Reviews
4.62 / 5
78 Reviews

Horsepower

Horsepower
121 hp
174 hp

Bluetooth

Bluetooth

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera

Engine Type

Engine Type
1.8L 4
2.0L TSI 174 HP 16V Turbo 4

Interior Features

Alarm

Alarm
Optional
Optional

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry

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
42.3 in.
42.4 in.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
39.4 in.
38.3 in.

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
33.4 in.
39.1 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
37.4 in.
37.8 in.

Bluetooth

Bluetooth

MP3 Player

MP3 Player

AUX Input

AUX Input

CD Player

CD Player

Climate Control

Climate Control

Exterior Features

Standard Wheels

Standard Wheels
Aluminum

Rear Spoiler

Rear Spoiler
Optional

Tire Width

Tire Width
P195/65SR15
P215/60TR16

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
106.3 in.
110.4 in.

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
33.5 ft.
36.4 ft.

Length

Length
178.7 in.
191.9 in.

Width

Width
69.3 in.
72.2 in.

Mechanical Specs

Weight

Weight
3075 lbs.
3274 lbs.

Horsepower

Horsepower
121 hp
174 hp

Torque

Torque
105 ft. lbs.
184 ft. lbs.

Gas Electric Hybrid

Gas Electric Hybrid
100 lbs.

4wheel Disc Brakes

4wheel Disc Brakes

Engine Cylinders

Engine Cylinders
4 Cylinder

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive
4 Cylinder

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
11.3 gal.
18.5 gal.

Combined

Combined
52 mpg
31 mpg

City

City
54 mpg
25 mpg

Highway

Highway
50 mpg
36 mpg

CVT Transmission

CVT Transmission

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

Child Safety Locks

Child Safety Locks

Stability Control

Stability Control

Traction Control

Traction Control

Automated Emergency Braking

Automated Emergency Braking

Lane Keeping Assist

Lane Keeping Assist
Optional

Lane Departure Warning

Lane Departure Warning
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
Toyota Prius
Volkswagen Passat

Body Style

Body Style
Hatchback
Sedan

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive
Front Wheel Drive

EPA Classification

EPA Classification
Mid-Size Cars
Mid-Size Cars

Passenger Capacity

Passenger Capacity
5
5

Passenger Volume

Passenger Volume
93.1 ft³.
102 ft³.

Base Curb Weight

Base Curb Weight
3075 lbs.
3274 lbs.

Fuel Economy Est-Combined

Fuel Economy Est-Combined
52 mpg.
29 mpg.

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City

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

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy

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

Engine Type

Engine Type
Gas/Electric I-4
1000 lbs.

Displacement

Displacement
1.8 L/110
100 lbs.

Fuel System

Fuel System
Sequential MPI
1000 lbs.

Trans Type

Trans Type
1
100 lbs.

Trans Description Cont.

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

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.11
2.0 L/121

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

Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
3.4
Gasoline Direct Injection

Suspension Type - Front

Suspension Type - Front
Strut
6

Suspension Type - Rear

Suspension Type - Rear
Double Wishbone
Automatic w/OD

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut
4.46

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Double Wishbone
2.51

Front Tire Size

Front Tire Size
P195/65SR15
1.56

Rear Tire Size

Rear Tire Size
P195/65SR15
1.14

Front Wheel Size

Front Wheel Size
15 X 6.5 in.
0.85

Rear Wheel Size

Rear Wheel Size
15 X 6.5 in.
0.67

Front Wheel Material

Front Wheel Material
Aluminum
3.19

Rear Wheel Material

Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum
3.23

Steering Type

Steering Type
Rack-Pinion
330

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb
33.5 ft.
6.1

Brake Type

Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc
140

Brake ABS System

Brake ABS System
4-Wheel
Strut

Disc - Front

Disc - Front
Yes
Multi-Link

Disc - Rear

Disc - Rear
Yes
Strut

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
10 in.
Multi-Link

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
10.2 in.
P215/60TR16

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
11.3 gal.
P215/60TR16

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
39.4 in.
Compact

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
42.3 in.
16 X 6.5 in.

Front Shoulder Room

Front Shoulder Room
55 in.
16 X 6.5 in.

Front Hip Room

Front Hip Room
53.4 in.
Compact in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
37.4 in.
Aluminum

Second Leg Room

Second Leg Room
33.4 in.
Aluminum

Second Shoulder Room

Second Shoulder Room
53 in.
Steel

Second Hip Room

Second Hip Room
51.9 in.
Rack-Pinion

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
106.3 in.
36.4 ft.

Length, Overall

Length, Overall
178.7 in.
4-Wheel Disc

Width, Max w/o mirrors

Width, Max w/o mirrors
69.3 in.
4-Wheel

Height, Overall

Height, Overall
58.1 in.
Yes

Track Width, Front

Track Width, Front
60.2 in.
Yes

Track Width, Rear

Track Width, Rear
60.6 in.
12.3 in.

Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up

Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up
24.6 ft³.
10.7 in.

Model Group

Model Group
Prius
18.5 gal.

Vehicle Segment

Vehicle Segment
Intermediate
38.3 in.

Vehicle Type

Vehicle Type
Hatchback
42.4 in.

Engine Displacement Units

Engine Displacement Units
1.8
56.9 in.

Engine Camshaft

Engine Camshaft
DOHC
37.8 in.

Engine Block Type

Engine Block Type
aluminum
39.1 in.

Engine Cylinder Count

Engine Cylinder Count
4
57 in.

Engine Valve Count

Engine Valve Count
4
110.4 in.