The fuel economy is considerably to Volkswagen's advantage. This automobile uses 1.8 l fewer fuel in the combined cycle than the Fiat Croma II 1.8 16v 140HP manual. Bear in mind that average fuel consumption in the combined cycle for the mid-size class, in which the Volkswagen Passat B6 Sedan is classified, is 7.7 l while the Volkswagen Passat B6 Sedan 2.0 TDI 140HP manual consumes by 28 % less fuel than the average.
Thanks to 85 percent greater torque, the engine of the Volkswagen Passat B6 Sedan 2.0 TDI 140HP manual distinctly better transmits power to the wheels than the Fiat Croma II 1.8 16v 140HP manual. This, in turn, have a positive impact on acceleration.
The Volkswagen uses 2.8 l of diesel fewer in the city in comparison to the Fiat Croma II. The Volkswagen Passat B6 Sedan 2.0 TDI 140HP manual, which comes from middle segment, uses 3.6 l less oil, which constitutes by 34 percent better fuel consumption than the average in the same segment. The difference in fuel efficiency between compared vehicles is quite significant, so remember that in order to the the comparison have a sense, you should choose cars of similar parameters.
Acceleration 0-100 km/h
A little difference in the amount of 0.4 s suggests that the Fiat Croma II 1.8 16v 140HP manual is insignificantly beaten here. In the „large family cars” class, to which the Fiat Croma II is assigned, the average acceleration amounts to 9.9 s and is by 3 percent faster than acceleration of Fiat’s car.
The boot of the Volkswagen is only 13 % bigger than the Fiat Croma II. However, the difference is so little that it would be fair to say that both cars have similar boot space.
The maximum speed possible to be reached by the Volkswagen is greater in relation to of the Fiat by 3 kilometers/hour, which allows the Volkswagen Passat B6 Sedan to cover quicker large stretches of highway. The difference at the level of 1 % is small and will not be a very noticable in everyday driving.
Maximal torque RPM
A greater range and a lower number of revolutions at which the highest torque is reached affects an engine’s effectiveness and dynamism. Still, in order to get a whole view on an engine efficiency, it is recommended to analyze a torque graph.
The width of the vehicle influences directly on passanger's inner room and stability of driving. The Volkswagen Passat B6 is 43 mm wider in comparison to the Fiat Croma II 1.8 16v 140HP manual. It is clearly perceptible by those sitting in front, who have more room for their elbows.
In the category of fuel tank capacity it is the Volkswagen Passat B6 which can hold 9 l more fuel in relation to the Fiat Croma II 1.8 16v 140HP manual. The medium fuel container capacity in the D segment, from which the Volkswagen Passat B6 comes from, equals 63 liters, whereas in mid-size class (represented by the Fiat Croma II 1.8 16v 140HP manual) it equals 63 l.
Volkswagen has 8 millimeters longer wheelbase when compared to the Fiat Croma II. A longer wheelbase provides more stable and comfortable ride, especially at higher speeds. It also gives more storage space. However, cars having a longer wheelbase are not as maneuverable as those with a shorter length between its axles.
Number of gears
The Volkswagen Passat B6 have a higher gear count
in comparison to the Fiat Croma II which means
that Volkswagen Passat B6 Sedan 2.0 TDI 140HP manual should achieve
better acceleration and lesser fuel consumption. But the difference is not big and if you are not drag
racer at a timed event you would not
notice the difference.
The Volkswagen Passat B6 Sedan 2.0 TDI 140HP manual has by 10 % greater cubic capacity in comparison to the Fiat Croma II 1.8 16v 140HP manual. This play a little role when it comes to accleration, as both values does not vary much.
The Volkswagen is 9 millimeters longer in relation to the Fiat. Long vehicles have roomy cabin and usually provide more storage space. While the Volkswagen Passat B6 Sedan occurs to be better choice for families or persons who appreciate convenient driving that make them feel fresh and relaxed upon arriving, the Fiat Croma II may be more appropriate to city drivers because it will not make troubles with parking and will have smaller turning radius.