Volkswagen Passat 2010 vs Opel Insignia 2009

Volkswagen Passat
2010 - 2014
Opel Insignia
2009 - 2013
Gearbox: ManualManual
Engine: 2.0 Diesel2.0 Diesel


Power: 140 HP130 HP
Torque: 320 NM300 NM
Acceleration 0-100 km/h: 10 seconds11.6 seconds
Volkswagen Passat is more dynamic to drive.
Volkswagen Passat engine produces 10 HP more power than Opel Insignia, whereas torque is 20 NM more than Opel Insignia. Thanks to more power Volkswagen Passat reaches 100 km/h speed 1.6 seconds faster.

Fuel consumption

Fuel consumption (l/100km): 4.66.0
Real fuel consumption: 6.1 l/100km6.4 l/100km
The Volkswagen Passat is a better choice when it comes to fuel economy.
By specification Volkswagen Passat consumes 1.4 litres less fuel per 100 km than the Opel Insignia, which means that by driving the Volkswagen Passat over 15,000 km in a year you can save 210 litres of fuel.
By comparing actual fuel consumption based on user reports, Volkswagen Passat consumes 0.3 litres less fuel per 100 km than the Opel Insignia.
Fuel tank capacity: 70 litres70 litres
Full fuel tank distance: 1520 km in combined cycle1160 km in combined cycle
1750 km on highway1420 km on highway
1140 km with real consumption1090 km with real consumption
Volkswagen Passat gets more mileage on one fuel tank.


Length: 4.77 m4.91 m
Width: 1.82 m1.86 m
Height: 1.52 m1.52 m
Volkswagen Passat is smaller.
Volkswagen Passat is 13 cm shorter than the Opel Insignia, 4 cm narrower the height of the cars does not differ significantly.
Trunk capacity: 603 litres540 litres
Trunk max capacity:
with rear seats folded down
no data1530 litres
Volkswagen Passat has more luggage capacity.
Even though the car is shorter, Volkswagen Passat has 63 litres more trunk space than the Opel Insignia. The Opel Insignia may have more interior space, so the cabin could be more spacious and more comfortable for the driver and passengers.
Turning diameter: 11.4 meters10.9 meters
The turning circle of the Volkswagen Passat is 0.5 metres more than that of the Opel Insignia, which means Volkswagen Passat can be harder to manoeuvre in tight streets and parking spaces.
Gross weight (kg): 2`1802`265

Opel Insignia has fewer problems.
According to annual technical inspection data Volkswagen Passat has serious deffects in 25 percent more cases than Opel Insignia, so Opel Insignia quality is probably significantly better
Average price (€): 54005000
Rating in user reviews: 8.8/10 7.4/10
Pros and Cons: Volkswagen Passat has
  • more power
  • more dynamic
  • lower fuel consumption
  • more full fuel tank mileage
  • roomier boot
  • higher ratings in user reviews
Opel Insignia has
  • fewer faults
  • lower price
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