2012 Volkswagen
Passat TDI SEL Premium
vs. 2012 Volvo
S60 T6 R-Design

2012 Volvo S60 T6 R-Design

10.0

starting from

$43,150

Reasons to buy the Volvo S60 T6 R-Design

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Longer-lasting basic warranty
5 year
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Sporty performance
11.9 lb/hp
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Better drivetrain traction
all-wheel drive
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Quite powerful
325 HP @ 6,500 RPM
2012 Volkswagen Passat TDI SEL Premium

9.8

starting from

$32,965

Reasons to buy the Volkswagen Passat TDI SEL Premium

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Fantastic range on the highway
796 miles
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Fantastic highway fuel efficiency
43 mpg
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Fantastic range in the city
574 miles
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Good city fuel efficiency
31 mpg
Cost 10.0 vs 9.6
2012 Volvo S60 T6 R-Design Winner: S60 T6 R-Design
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  • Basic warranty lasts 2 more years, 5 year vs 3 year
  • Basic warranty lasts 14,000 more miles, 50,000 mile vs 36,000 mile
Luxury Features 10.0 vs 10.0
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  • Both come standard with sun roofs
  • Both come standard with leather interiors
  • Both have power seats
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  • Child door locks come standard
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  • Both have an air compressor, quite rare for this class of vehicle
  • Both offer a semi-automatic transmission, a nice perk for this class
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  • The {better}'s standard navigation system will ensure you never get lost again; optional upgrade required on the {worse}
  • Both have a rear seat that folds down for extra storage space
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Overall 10.0 vs 9.8

Cost

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S60 T6 R-Design
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MSRP $43,150 vs $32,965 Both are priced reasonably
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In-city gas mileage 18 mpg vs 31 mpg The Passat TDI SEL Premium has great city mileage, but the S60 T6 R-Design is very inefficient
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basic warranty miles 50,000 mile vs 36,000 mile The S60 T6 R-Design's %s warranty covers lots of miles, but the Passat TDI SEL Premium's doesn't cover many
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basic warranty years 5 year vs 3 year The S60 T6 R-Design's basic warranty is fantastically long-lasting, but the Passat TDI SEL Premium's warranty is very limited

Luxury Features

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moon roof Standard vs Standard Both come standard with sun roofs
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power seats Standard vs Standard Both have power seats
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keyless entry Standard vs Standard Both have keyless entry
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leather Standard vs Standard Both come standard with leather interiors

Safety Features

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antilock brakes Standard vs Standard Both come standard with ABS brakes
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Stability control system Unknown vs Unknown
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Airbags 5 vs 5 OK number of airbags
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Rear brakes Disc vs Disc Both have the usual brakes for this class of vehicle
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child door locks Standard vs Standard Child door locks come standard
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Roadside assistance system None vs None

Crash Test Ratings

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Rollover resistance Unknown vs Unknown
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Front driver crash test Unknown vs Unknown
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Driver side crash test Unknown vs Unknown

Performance

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S60 T6 R-Design
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Horsepower 325 HP @ 6,500 RPM vs 140 HP @ 4,000 RPM The S60 T6 R-Design is fairly powerful, but the Passat TDI SEL Premium is underpowered
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Number of gears 6 vs 6 Average number of gears
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Transmission Semi-automatic transmission vs Semi-automatic transmission Both offer a semi-automatic transmission, a nice perk for this class
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paddle shifters Unknown vs Unknown
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Air compressor Turbocharger vs Turbocharger Both have an air compressor, quite rare for this class of vehicle
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Power-to-weight ratio 11.9 lb/hp vs 24.3 lb/hp The S60 T6 R-Design is a sporty car, but the Passat TDI SEL Premium is sluggish
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Drivetrain type all-wheel drive vs front-wheel drive The S60 T6 R-Design's drivetrain is well-equipped for driving off-road or in poor weather, but the Passat TDI SEL Premium is not
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Curb-to-curb turning radius 39.0 ft vs 36.4 ft The Passat TDI SEL Premium is comparable to most other vehicles for turning, but the S60 T6 R-Design is quite bad

Practicality

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Passengers 5 vs 5 Average number of seats
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Highway driving range 463 miles vs 796 miles The Passat TDI SEL Premium gets fantastic distance on a single tank, and the S60 T6 R-Design gets OK distance
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Cargo space 12.0 ft3 vs 15.9 ft3 Both have OK cargo room
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front seats 52.9 ft3 vs 53.5 ft3 Both average size front seats
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folding rear seats Standard vs Standard Both have a rear seat that folds down for extra storage space
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power outlets Not Available vs Standard The Passat TDI SEL Premium's standard power outlets will keep your gadgets charged; not available on the S60 T6 R-Design
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roof rails Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers roof rails
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navigation system Optional vs Standard The {better}'s standard navigation system will ensure you never get lost again; optional upgrade required on the {worse}
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Cupholders Unknown vs Unknown
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front air conditioning Standard vs Standard A/C for hot summer days comes standard

Entertainment System

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Number of speakers Unknown vs Unknown
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Has speed sensitive volume Unknown vs Unknown
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CD player Standard vs Standard CD player comes standard
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premium radio Optional vs Not Available Like your tunes? In the S60 T6 R-Design, you can upgrade to satellite radio
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Has auxiliary audio input Unknown vs Unknown
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Has subwoofer Unknown vs Unknown
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entertainment system Standard vs Standard Both come standard with an entertainment system

Road Tests

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0-60 mph 5.5 seconds vs Unknown
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Braking distance at 60mph Unknown vs Unknown
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1/4 mile Unknown vs Unknown
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Lateral acceleration Unknown vs Unknown
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Top speed 133 mph vs Unknown

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