Volkswagen Golf 2012 vs Volkswagen Passat 2010

Volkswagen Golf
2012 - 2014
Volkswagen Passat
2010 - 2014
Gearbox: ManualManual
Engine: 2.0 Diesel2.0 Diesel


Power: 150 HP140 HP
Torque: 320 NM320 NM
Acceleration 0-100 km/h: 8.9 seconds10 seconds
Volkswagen Golf is more dynamic to drive.
Volkswagen Golf engine produces 10 HP more power than Volkswagen Passat, the torque is the same for both cars. Thanks to more power Volkswagen Golf reaches 100 km/h speed 1.1 seconds faster.

Fuel consumption

Fuel consumption (l/100km): 4.84.6
Volkswagen Golf consumes 0.2 litres more fuel per 100 km than the Volkswagen Passat, which means that if you drive 15,000 km in a year, the Volkswagen Golf could require 30 litres more fuel.
Fuel tank capacity: 50 litres70 litres
Full fuel tank distance: 1040 km in combined cycle1520 km in combined cycle
1190 km on highway1750 km on highway
Volkswagen Passat gets more mileage on one fuel tank.

Drive type

Wheel drive type: 4x4 - AWD (all-wheel-drive)Front wheel drive (FWD)

Volkswagen Golf has 4x4: It has Haldex Generation V proactive automatic four-wheel drive. The system analyzes input from the ABS and engine control units and can increase pressure on the multi-disc clutch for faster engagement when needed. Under normal driving conditions, the torque split is 100% front to 0% rear. If wheel spin is detected, torque can be split evenly between the axles (50%/50%).


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): 2`0102`180
Safety: no data
above average

above average
Volkswagen Golf has slightly fewer faults.
Deffect rate in annual technical inspection is similar for both cars, it's slightly higher for Volkswagen Passat, so Volkswagen Golf quality could be a bit better.
Average price (€): 98005400
Rating in user reviews: 8.7/10 8.8/10
Pros and Cons: Volkswagen Golf has
  • more power
  • more dynamic
  • has 4x4 drive
Volkswagen Passat has
  • more full fuel tank mileage
  • lower price
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