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Volkswagen Passat vs. Volvo V60

When we compare the Volkswagen Passat to the Volvo V60, the Volkswagen Passat has the advantage in the areas of typical lower range of pricing for one- to five-year-old used cars, and fuel efficiency. The Volvo V60 has the advantage in the areas of interior volume, overall quality score and base engine power. Based on this comparison of the Volkswagen Passat versus the Volvo V60, the Volvo V60 is a better car than the Volkswagen Passat.

Volkswagen Passat versus Volvo V60 Pricing

A one- to five-year-old used Volkswagen Passat ranges from $18,989 to $26,552 while a used Volvo V60 from the same model year range is priced between $36,980 to $46,978.

Volkswagen Passat versus Volvo V60 Quality Rating

The iSeeCars Overall Quality rating for the Volkswagen Passat is 8.0 out of 10 while the Volvo V60's quality rating is 8.2 out of 10. This results in the Volkswagen Passat being ranked 8 out of 8 Best Midsize Cars for the Money and the Volvo V60 being ranked 2 out of 11 Best Luxury Wagons.

Engine Power and Fuel Efficiency Comparison

For engine performance, the Volkswagen Passat’s base engine makes 174 horsepower, and the Volvo V60 base engine makes 250 horsepower. The Passat is rated to deliver an average of 28 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 666 miles. The V60 is rated to deliver an average of 27 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 541 miles. The Passat uses regular unleaded, and the V60 uses premium unleaded.

Passenger Space Comparison

The Volvo V60, a compact car, has the advantage of offering more interior volume, reflected in more rear head room and trunk space. The Volkswagen Passat, a midsize car, has the advantage in the areas of front shoulder room, front leg room, rear shoulder room and rear leg room. The Volkswagen Passat and Volvo V60 are comparable in regards to front head room.

Safety Ratings Comparison

When comparing crash test ratings from NHTSA, the Volvo V60 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 V60 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:

-

Used Asking Price:

$36,980 - $46,978

5-Year Depreciation (lower is better):

55.1%

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:

8.2 / 10

Reliability:

7.5 / 10

Retained Value:

7.2 / 10

Safety:

10.0 / 10

iSeeCars Rankings

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

iSeeCars Rankings

2 / 11
2 / 11

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

Wagon

Available Drivetrain Options

Gasoline

Available Drivetrain Options

Gasoline

Trim Levels

R-Line, SE, Limited Edition

Trim Levels

T5 Momentum, T5 Inscription, T5 R-Design

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:

250 hp @ 5500 rpm

Torque:

258 foot-lbs @ 1500 rpm

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

0.066 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

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

23 / 34 / 27

Range (city/hwy):

366 / 541 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:

N/A

Heated Seats:

N/A

Cooled/Ventilated Seats:

N/A

Leather Upholstery:

Standard

Navigation System:

N/A

Sunroof/Moonroof:

Standard

Heated Steering Wheel:

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:

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:

N/A

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

Cargo Space, 2nd-row seat folded down:

Not applicable

Cargo Space, 3rd-row seat folded down:

Not applicable

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:

38.1 inches

Rear Leg Room:

35.2 inches

Rear Shoulder Room:

54.5 inches

Cargo Space:

23.2 cubic feet

Cargo Space, 2nd-row seat folded down:

50.9 cubic feet

Cargo Space, 3rd-row seat folded down:

Not yet available

Overall Interior Volume:

117.2 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:

3813 lbs

Width:

80.3 inches

Height:

56.6 inches

Length:

187.4 inches

Wheelbase:

113.1 inches

Ground Clearance:

5.8 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:

alloy

Tire Size:

235/45R18