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User Ranking Drivers and owners ranked these cars in 9 categories.

New Car Pricing New listing price comparison and analysis.

2021 Volkswagen Golf
TSI FWD
2022 Volkswagen Passat
2.0T Limited Edition FWD
MSRP
$30,295
Invoice
$29,052
Average Price Paid
$29,566
280 listings nationwide

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2021 Volkswagen Golf
TSI FWD
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2022 Volkswagen Passat
2.0T Limited Edition FWD
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Used Car Pricing Used listing price comparison and analysis.

2021 Volkswagen Golf
TSI FWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$25,450
5 listings nationwide

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2022 Volkswagen Passat
2.0T Limited Edition FWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$31,872

Expert Reviews Reviews from CarGurus experts.

2021 Volkswagen Golf
TSI FWD
Stephen Edelstein Preview:

The storied, decades-long, run of the Volkswagen Golf will come to an end after the 2021 model year. VW has announced plans to remove the standard Golf from the U.S. market, leaving on...

2022 Volkswagen Passat
2.0T Limited Edition FWD
No Expert Reviews

User Reviews Reviews from CarGurus users who have driven or owned the car.

2021 Volkswagen Golf
TSI FWD
jag writes:
Yes, not roomy as eleantra as Hyundai Elantra GT. Does not have a sport mode as the Elantra GT. And the entera...
Looks/Style Ranked 2021 Hyundai Elantra GT better.
"It is modern and elegant design. Almost everyone stops and looks at Elantra GT. No one stops and looks the VW. "
Back Seats Ranked 2021 Hyundai Elantra GT better.
"Drink divider."
2022 Volkswagen Passat
2.0T Limited Edition FWD
No User Reviews

Specs

2021 Volkswagen Golf
TSI FWD
2022 Volkswagen Passat
2.0T Limited Edition FWD
Powertrain 6-Speed Automatic
Drivetrain
FWD
FWD
FWD
Fuel Economy, City
29 MPG
29 MPG
24 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway
39 MPG
36 MPG
36 MPG
Fuel Tank Volume 13.2 gal 18.5 gal
Engine
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Gasoline
Gasoline
Power
147 hp @ 5,000 RPM
147 hp @ 5,000 RPM
174 hp @ 5,200 RPM
Torque
184 lb-ft @ 1,400 RPM
184 lb-ft @ 1,400 RPM
206 lb-ft @ 1,700 RPM
Cylinders
4 cylinders
4 cylinders
4 cylinders
Compression Ratio
10:1
10:1
11.7:1
Displacement
1,400 cc
1,400 cc
2,000 cc
Bore x Stroke
2.93 in x 3.15 in
2.93 in x 3.15 in
3.25 in x 3.65 in
Safety
ABS Brakes Standard Standard
Driver Airbag Standard Standard
Passenger Airbag Standard Standard
Front Side Airbags Standard Standard
Curtain Airbags Standard Standard
NHTSA Crash Test Results
Overall 4 stars 3 stars
Front Crash Overall 4 stars 3 stars
Front Crash Driver 5 stars 3 stars
Front Crash Passenger 4 stars 3 stars
Side Crash Overall 5 stars 5 stars
Side Barrier Driver 5 stars 5 stars
Side Barrier Passenger 5 stars 5 stars
Side Pole Driver 5 stars 5 stars
Rollover 5 stars 5 stars
Comfort and Convenience
Sunroof/Moonroof Standard Standard
Leather Seats -- Standard
Air Conditioning Standard Standard
CD Player -- Standard
Radio Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard
Driver Power Seats Standard Standard
Passenger Power Seats Standard Standard
Interior
Maximum Seating 5 seats 5 seats
Front Legroom 41.2 in 42.4 in
Back Legroom 35.6 in 39.1 in
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume 17.4 cu ft 15.9 cu ft
Maximum Payload 915 lbs 937 lbs
Exterior
Length 167.6 in 193.6 in
Width 70.8 in 72.6 in
Height 58.2 in 58.7 in
Wheelbase 103.6 in 110.4 in

Available Options

2021 Volkswagen Golf
TSI FWD

Exterior Colors

  • Deep Black Pearl
  • Platinum Gray Metallic
  • Pure White
  • Silk Blue Metallic
  • White Silver Metallic
2022 Volkswagen Passat
2.0T Limited Edition FWD

Exterior Colors

  • Aurora Red Metallic
  • Platinum Gray Metallic
  • Pure White
  • Racing Green Metallic

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