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2012 Volkswagen Jetta vs. 2012 Volkswagen Passat

To start off, both 2012 Volkswagen Jetta and 2012 Volkswagen Passat were released in the same year (2012). Therefore the support and the availability on parts for both vehicles should be relatively similar. Both 2012 Volkswagen Jetta and 2012 Volkswagen Passat are equipped with a 2,500 cc engine. In terms of performance, both vehicles can yield 170 horse power. So under normal driving conditions, the acceleration of both vehicles should be relatively similar. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2012 Volkswagen Passat weights approximately 36 kg more than 2012 Volkswagen Jetta.

Both vehicles are front wheel drive (FWD). Which offers better traction when its slippery than rear wheel drive vehicles. With that said, do keep in mind that many other factors such as speed and the wear on your tires can also have significant impact on traction and control. Let's talk about torque, both vehicles can yield 240 Nm of torque. So under normal driving conditions, the ability to climb up hills and pull heavy equipment should be relatively similar for both vehicles.

Compare all specifications:

2012 Volkswagen Jetta 2012 Volkswagen Passat
Make Volkswagen Volkswagen
Model Jetta Passat
Year Released 2012 2012
Body Type Sedan Sedan
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2500 cc 2500 cc
Engine Cylinders 5 cylinders 5 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 170 HP 170 HP
Engine RPM 5700 RPM 5700 RPM
Torque 240 Nm 240 Nm
Torque RPM 4250 RPM 4250 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Front Front
Transmission Type 5-speed manual 5-speed manual
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 4 doors 4 doors
Vehicle Weight 1400 kg 1436 kg
Vehicle Length 4644 mm 4769 mm
Vehicle Width 1778 mm 1820 mm
Vehicle Height 1482 mm 1470 mm
Wheelbase Size 2651 mm 2712 mm
Fuel Consumption 7.1 L/100km 7.4 L/100km
Fuel Consumption City 10.2 L/100km 11.2 L/100km
Fuel Tank Capacity 55 L 70 L


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