Volkswagen Passat (2014)
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Volkswagen Passat (2014): 28 facts and highlights

1. better fuel economy (city)

Fuel economy is a measurement of fuel efficiency, based on how far you can travel with a certain amount of petrol (gasoline). A lower fuel economy means the car will be cheaper to run.
9.8l/100 km
Citroen C5 HDi 115 (2014): 5.3l/100 km

2. better fuel economy (highway)

Fuel economy is a measurement of fuel efficiency, based on how far you can travel with a certain amount of petrol (gasoline). A lower fuel economy means the car will be cheaper to run.
6.9l/100 km
Citroen C5 HDi 115 (2014): 4.2l/100 km

3. higher maximum torque

Torque is a measurement of an engine’s power, closely related to horsepower. More torque indicates a more powerful car, and is also a good indication of its acceleration.
184Nm
Tesla Roadster: 10000Nm

4. more horsepower

Horsepower is the most common unit for measuring the power of an engine.
170hp
Opel VXR8 GTS (2014): 585hp

5. greater cargo volume

A larger cargo area is more practical as it allows you to transport more things.
450l
Tesla Model S 70 (2016): 894l

6. more headroom (front)

More headroom in the front of the car makes for a more comfortable driving experience, and is especially important for taller people.
973mm
Volkswagen Jetta (2014): 1.08m

7. Has a turbocharged engine

A turbocharger compresses the air entering the cylinders, allowing more air (and therefore more fuel) to be added - resulting in a more powerful explosion. This leads to an increase in horsepower without increasing the size and weight of the engine.
Volkswagen Passat (2014)
40% have it

8. height

1.49m
Audi S4 Premium Plus (2014): 1.41m

9. Has Bluetooth

Bluetooth is a wireless technology that allows you to easily transfer data between different devices, such as smartphones, tablets and computers.
Volkswagen Passat (2014)
91% have it

10. more valves

An intake valve allows the air/fuel mixture to enter the combustion chamber. An engine with more valves tends to increase performance.
16
Rolls-Royce Ghost II (2014): 48

11. larger fuel tank

A larger fuel tank means that you have to stop to refill less often.
70l
Audi A8 (2014): 90.1l

12. smaller turn radius

The turn radius indicates the smallest circular turn a car can make. With a smaller turn radius it is easier to perform a U-turn in one attempt instead of having to reverse back and forth in order to turn around.
11.1m
Mitsubishi Lancer GT (2014): 10m

13. weight

1.47t
Volkswagen Jetta (2014): 1.85kg

14. more airbags

Airbags are designed to cushion occupants in the event of an impact. The standard number is around six as some cars now incorporate additional ones, such as knee airbags, side airbags and side curtain airbags.
4
Mercedes-Benz E250 BlueTEC Sedan (2014): 11

15. Has a petrol (gasoline) engine

A petrol (gasoline) engine offers several advantages over diesel. For example the engines tend to be lighter and cheaper than their diesel counterparts. Petrol engines also tend to have higher horsepower, and the fuel is more readily available.
Volkswagen Passat (2014)
84% have it

16. more headroom (rear)

More headroom in the rear of the car makes for a more comfortable passenger experience, and is especially important for taller people. It is also useful if you are transporting cargo in the rear of the vehicle.
960mm
Volkswagen Jetta (2014): 1.05m

17. Has fully independent suspension

This allows all four wheels to move up and down independently, providing a smoother ride when, for example, going over bumps in the road.
Volkswagen Passat (2014)
90% have it

18. better fuel economy (combined)

Fuel economy is a measurement of fuel efficiency, based on how far you can travel with a certain amount of petrol (gasoline). A lower fuel economy means the car will be cheaper to run.
8.3l/100 km
Citroen C5 HDi 115 (2014): 4.6l/100 km

19. longer wheelbase

The wheelbase is the distance between the center of the front and rear wheels. A longer wheelbase provides the car with more stability and a smoother ride (although a shorter wheelbase can provide more responsive handling).
2.8m
Rolls-Royce Phantom (2014): 3.57m

20. shorter length

4.87m
Subaru Impreza 5-Door 2.0i (2014): 4.42m

21. width

1.83m
Nissan Versa Sedan S (2015): 1.69m

22. lower coefficient of drag

The coefficient of drag is one measurement of how well air travels around a vehicle. A lower value means it is more aerodynamic and the engine doesn't have to work as hard. It can result in faster speeds and lower fuel economy.
0.29Cd
Tesla Model S P85 (2014): 0.24Cd

23. lower ground clearance

The ground clearance is the distance between the lowest point of the car and the road surface. A shorter ground clearance lowers a vehicle’s center of gravity - increasing its handling ability and reducing the chance of a rollover. However, a higher ground clearance allows you to go over more uneven terrain.
137mm
Dodge Dart SE (2014): 112mm

24. larger interior

A larger interior volume makes for a more comfortable driving experience, giving more space for you and your passengers.
2888l
BMW 740Ld xDrive Sedan (2015): 3766l

25. Has front-wheel drive

Front-wheel drive is the most common type of drivetrain and offers several advantages. It is cheaper to manufacture (reducing the cost of the vehicle) and also lighter which helps improve fuel economy. Due to having the weight of the engine over the drive wheels it also benefits from increased traction.
Volkswagen Passat (2014)
40% have it

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