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Volkswagen Passat vs. Volvo V60 Cross Country

When comparing the Volkswagen Passat to the Volvo V60 Cross Country, the Volkswagen Passat has the advantage in the areas of new vehicle base pricing and fuel efficiency. The Volvo V60 Cross Country 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 Cross Country, the Volvo V60 Cross Country is a better car than the Volkswagen Passat.

Volkswagen Passat versus Volvo V60 Cross Country Pricing

For a new model, the Volkswagen Passat's price is between $24,734 and $32,553, with the Volvo V60 Cross Country priced between $51,538 and $58,754.

Volkswagen Passat versus Volvo V60 Cross Country Quality Rating

The iSeeCars Overall Quality rating for the Volkswagen Passat is 8.0 out of 10 while the Volvo V60 Cross Country's quality rating is 8.2 out of 10. This results in the Volkswagen Passat being ranked 10 out of 13 Best Midsize Cars and the Volvo V60 Cross Country being ranked 3 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 Cross Country 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 V60 Cross Country is rated to deliver an average of 26 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 477 miles. The Passat uses regular unleaded, and the V60 Cross Country uses premium unleaded.

Passenger Space Comparison

The Volvo V60 Cross Country, 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 Cross Country are comparable in regards to front head room.

Safety Ratings Comparison

When comparing crash test ratings from NHTSA, the Volvo V60 Cross Country 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.

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2022 Volkswagen Passat

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2023 Volvo V60 Cross Country

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Pricing

New Asking Price:

$24,734 - $32,553

Used Asking Price:

$21,197 - $30,996

5-Year Depreciation (lower is better):

48%

Pricing

New Asking Price:

$51,538 - $58,754

Used Asking Price:

-

5-Year Depreciation (lower is better):

54.2%

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:

7.1 / 10

Retained Value:

7.4 / 10

Safety:

10.0 / 10

iSeeCars Rankings

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

Midsize Cars with Best Resale Value

11 / 13

iSeeCars Rankings

3 / 11

Most Reliable Luxury Wagons

3 / 11

Luxury Wagons with Best Resale Value

10 / 11

Summary Review

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Pros and Cons

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Available Body Styles

Sedan

Available Body Styles

Wagon

Available Drivetrain Options

Gasoline

Available Drivetrain Options

Gasoline

Trim Levels

Limited Edition, R-Line, SE

Trim Levels

B5 Plus, B5 Ultimate

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:

Not yet available

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):

0.061 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:

AWD

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

23 / 30 / 26

Range (city/hwy):

366 / 477 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:

Standard

Heated Seats:

Standard

Cooled/Ventilated Seats:

Available

Leather Upholstery:

Standard

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:

Standard

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:

29 cubic feet

Cargo Space, 2nd-row seat folded down:

60.5 cubic feet

Cargo Space, 3rd-row seat folded down:

Not yet available

Overall Interior Volume:

123.0 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:

4082 lbs

Width:

80.3 inches

Height:

59.2 inches

Length:

188.5 inches

Wheelbase:

113.2 inches

Ground Clearance:

7.8 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 7.5 inches

Wheel Type:

painted alloy

Tire Size:

215/55R18