Volkswagen Golf 2012 vs Volkswagen Passat 2010

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Volkswagen Golf
2012 - 2017
Volkswagen Passat
2010 - 2014
Gearbox: Manual/AutomaticManual/Automatic
Engines: 1.0 - 2.0 (petrol, diesel)1.4 - 3.6 (petrol, diesel, lPG)


Power: 85 - 184 HP105 - 300 HP
Torque: 160 - 380 NM200 - 350 NM
Acceleration 0-100 km/h: 7.9 - 12.6 seconds5.7 - 12.5 seconds
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Fuel consumption

Fuel consumption (l/100km): 3.9 - 5.34.3 - 9.3
Volkswagen Golf petrol engines consumes on average 2.3 litres less fuel per 100 km than Volkswagen Passat. On average, Volkswagen Golf equipped with diesel engines consume 0.6 litres less fuel per 100 km than the Volkswagen Passat.
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Length: 4.56 m4.77 m
Width: 1.80 m1.82 m
Height: 1.48 m1.52 m
Volkswagen Golf is smaller.
Volkswagen Golf is 21 cm shorter than the Volkswagen Passat, 2 cm narrower, while the height of Volkswagen Golf is 4 cm lower.
Trunk capacity: 605 litres603 litres
Trunk max capacity:
with rear seats folded down
1620 litresno data
Volkswagen Golf has 2 litres more trunk space than the Volkswagen Passat.
Turning diameter: 10.9 meters11.4 meters
The turning circle of the Volkswagen Golf is 0.5 metres less than that of the Volkswagen Passat, which means Volkswagen Golf can be easier to manoeuvre in tight streets and parking spaces.
Gross weight (kg): ~ 1`917~ 2`158
Safety: no data
above average

below average
Average price (€): 98005600
Rating in user reviews: 8.7/10 8.8/10
Pros and Cons: Volkswagen Golf has
  • petrol and diesel engines available
  • lower fuel consumption
  • fewer faults
Volkswagen Passat has
  • petrol, diesel and LPG engines available
  • lower price
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