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Volkswagen Passat vs. Volvo S60

In comparing the Volkswagen Passat to the Volvo S60, the Volkswagen Passat has the advantage in the areas of new vehicle base pricing, typical lower range of pricing for one- to five-year-old used cars, and interior volume. The Volvo S60 has the advantage in the areas of fuel efficiency, overall quality score and base engine power. Based on this comparison of the Volkswagen Passat versus the Volvo S60, the two cars are fairly comparable.

Volkswagen Passat versus Volvo S60 Pricing

A one- to five-year-old used Volkswagen Passat ranges from $18,989 to $26,552 while a used Volvo S60 from the same model year range is priced between $28,149 to $39,883. For a new model, the Volkswagen Passat's price is between $24,675 and $32,409, with the Volvo S60 priced between $42,152 and $52,698.

Volkswagen Passat versus Volvo S60 Quality Rating

The iSeeCars Overall Quality rating for the Volkswagen Passat is 8.0 out of 10 while the Volvo S60's quality rating is 8.5 out of 10. This results in the Volkswagen Passat being ranked 8 out of 8 Best Midsize Cars for the Money and the Volvo S60 being ranked 5 out of 8 Best Luxury Small Cars for the Money.

Engine Power and Fuel Efficiency Comparison

For engine performance, the Volkswagen Passat’s base engine makes 174 horsepower, and the Volvo S60 base engine makes 247 horsepower. The Passat is rated to deliver an average of 28 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 666 miles. The S60 is rated to deliver an average of 30 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 557 miles. The Passat uses regular unleaded, and the S60 uses premium unleaded.

Passenger Space Comparison

The Volkswagen Passat, a midsize car, has the advantage of offering more interior volume, reflected in more front shoulder room, front leg room, rear head room, rear shoulder room, rear leg room, and trunk space. The Volkswagen Passat and Volvo S60 are comparable in regards to front head room.

Safety Ratings Comparison

When comparing crash test ratings from NHTSA, the Volvo S60 has higher safety ratings than the Volkswagen Passat, with an average rating of 5 out of 5 Stars compared to 4.75 out of 5 Stars. When comparing IIHS evaluations, the Volvo S60 has the advantage with a Top Safety Pick+ award.

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2022 Volkswagen Passat

Pricing

New Asking Price:

$24,675 - $32,409

Used Asking Price:

$18,989 - $26,552

5-Year Depreciation (lower is better):

48%

Pricing

New Asking Price:

$42,152 - $52,698

Used Asking Price:

$28,149 - $39,883

5-Year Depreciation (lower is better):

57%

iSeeCars Scores & Rankings

Overall Score:

8.0 / 10

Reliability:

7.6 / 10

Retained Value:

6.9 / 10

Safety:

9.5 / 10

iSeeCars Scores & Rankings

Overall Score:

8.5 / 10

Reliability:

8.7 / 10

Retained Value:

6.8 / 10

Safety:

10.0 / 10

iSeeCars Rankings

8 / 8
9 / 13
10 / 13
10 / 13
10 / 13

iSeeCars Rankings

3 / 39
6 / 39

Summary Review

Not yet available

Summary Review

Not yet available

Pros and Cons

Not yet available

Pros and Cons

Not yet available

Available Body Styles

Sedan

Available Body Styles

Sedan

Available Drivetrain Options

Gasoline

Available Drivetrain Options

Gasoline

Trim Levels

R-Line, SE, Limited Edition

Trim Levels

B5 Ultimate Bright Theme, B5 Core Black Edition, B5 Plus Black Edition, B5 Ultimate Black Edition, B5 Core Dark Theme, B5 Plus Dark Theme, B5 Ultimate Dark Theme

Warranty Information

Warranty, Bumper-to-Bumper:

4 years / 50000 miles

Warranty, Powertrain

4 years / 50000 miles

Warranty, Roadside Assistance:

3 years / 36000 miles

Warranty Information

Warranty, Bumper-to-Bumper:

4 years / 50000 miles

Warranty, Powertrain

4 years / 50000 miles

Warranty, Roadside Assistance:

4 years

Safety Ratings

NHTSA Safety Rating (last 5 year average):

4.75 out of 5 Stars

IIHS Safety Rating:

Not yet available

Safety Ratings

NHTSA Safety Rating (last 5 year average):

5 out of 5 Stars

IIHS Safety Rating:

TOP SAFETY PICK +

Base Drivetrain Specifications

Horsepower:

174 hp @ 5200 rpm

Torque:

206 foot-lbs @ 1700 rpm

Power-to-Weight Ratio (higher is better):

0.052 hp per pound

Base Drivetrain Specifications

Horsepower:

247 hp @ 5400 rpm

Torque:

258 foot-lbs @ 1800 rpm

Power-to-Weight Ratio (higher is better):

0.065 hp per pound

Engine Specifications

Engine Size:

2 liters

Engine Configuration:

Inline

Number of Cylinders:

4

Transmission:

Automatic

Standard/Optional Drivetrain Type:

FWD

EPA Fuel Economy (City/Highway/Combined MPG):

24 / 36 / 28

Range (city/hwy):

444 / 666 miles

Recommended Fuel Type:

Regular Unleaded

Engine Specifications

Engine Size:

2 liters

Engine Configuration:

Inline

Number of Cylinders:

4

Transmission:

Automatic

Standard/Optional Drivetrain Type:

FWD / AWD

EPA Fuel Economy (City/Highway/Combined MPG):

26 / 35 / 30

Range (city/hwy):

413 / 557 miles

Recommended Fuel Type:

Premium Unleaded

Standard/Optional Features

Apple CarPlay:

Standard

Android Auto:

Standard

Wireless Smartphone Charging:

N/A

Keyless Entry:

Standard

Keyless Ignition:

Standard

Adaptive Cruise Control:

Standard

Heated Seats:

Standard

Cooled/Ventilated Seats:

N/A

Leather Upholstery:

Standard

Navigation System:

Available

Sunroof/Moonroof:

Standard

Heated Steering Wheel:

N/A

Standard/Optional Features

Apple CarPlay:

Standard

Android Auto:

Standard

Wireless Smartphone Charging:

N/A

Keyless Entry:

Standard

Keyless Ignition:

Standard

Adaptive Cruise Control:

Available

Heated Seats:

Available

Cooled/Ventilated Seats:

N/A

Leather Upholstery:

Available

Navigation System:

Standard

Sunroof/Moonroof:

Standard

Heated Steering Wheel:

Available

Safety Equipment

Forward Collision Warning:

Standard

Pedestrian Detection:

Standard

Lane Departure Warning:

Standard

Lane Keeping Assist:

Standard

Blind Spot Monitoring:

Standard

Rear Cross-Traffic Alert:

Standard

360-Degree Camera:

N/A

Rear Seat Reminder:

N/A

Driver Attention Monitoring:

N/A

Safety Equipment

Forward Collision Warning:

Standard

Pedestrian Detection:

Standard

Lane Departure Warning:

Standard

Lane Keeping Assist:

Standard

Blind Spot Monitoring:

Standard

Rear Cross-Traffic Alert:

Standard

360-Degree Camera:

Available

Rear Seat Reminder:

N/A

Driver Attention Monitoring:

Standard

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room:

37.4 inches

Front Leg Room:

42.4 inches

Front Shoulder Room:

56.9 inches

Rear Head Room:

37.8 inches

Rear Leg Room:

39.1 inches

Rear Shoulder Room:

57 inches

Cargo Space:

15.9 cubic feet

Overall Interior Volume:

102.0 cubic feet

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room:

37.4 inches

Front Leg Room:

42.3 inches

Front Shoulder Room:

56.1 inches

Rear Head Room:

37.2 inches

Rear Leg Room:

35.2 inches

Rear Shoulder Room:

54.5 inches

Cargo Space:

11.6 cubic feet

Overall Interior Volume:

93.0 cubic feet

Exterior Dimensions

Curb Weight:

3369 lbs

Width:

72.6 inches

Height:

58.7 inches

Length:

193.6 inches

Wheelbase:

110.4 inches

Ground Clearance:

5.7 inches

Exterior Dimensions

Curb Weight:

3777 lbs

Width:

80.3 inches

Height:

56.6 inches

Length:

188.1 inches

Wheelbase:

113.1 inches

Ground Clearance:

5.6 inches

Standard Wheel/Tire Information

Wheel Size:

18.0 inches

Wheel Type:

painted alloy

Tire Size:

P235/45R18

Standard Wheel/Tire Information

Wheel Size:

18.0 x 8.0 inches

Wheel Type:

painted alloy

Tire Size:

235/45R18