The horsepower of the Fiat Freemont is 30 hp bigger when compared to the Volkswagen Passat B7 Variant. While the difference is little this should not affect the vehicles performance extensively.
Width of a car directly affects room in the cabin as well as stability on road. The Fiat Freemont is widther only by 3 % in relation to the Volkswagen and is not really important. The average for the „D” segment amounts to around 1,764 millimeters and is by 114 mm smaller than the width of the Fiat Freemont 2.4 16V 170HP automatic.
The winner of selected cars in the category of fuel tank size is Fiat that is able to carry by 7 l more petrol than the Volkswagen.
The wheelbase of a vehicle means the distance between its front and rear wheels. The wheelbase significantly affects the driving because of more appropriate vehicle's weight distribution. Fiat Freemont has 170 mm longer wheelbase distance than Volkswagen Passat B7 Variant 2.0 TDI CR DPF BlueMotion 140HP manual. Wheelbase dimensions are important to the stability and steering. Hence, the mass of Fiat Freemont should be better distributed and driving should be smoother and safer.
The Fiat Freemont 2.4 16V 170HP automatic has 20 % bigger engine capacity in relation to the Volkswagen. Because the difference is small, the Fiat Freemont should accelerate only a bit dynamically, assuming that other paramerters are does not play a role.
The Fiat Freemont is 2 percent longer in comparison to the Volkswagen Passat B7 Variant 2.0 TDI CR DPF BlueMotion 140HP manual. The length of the vehicle is significant in respect of travelling comfort and room in the trunk. The Fiat very likely will be offering to it's passangers more space for legs. Aditionally the Fiat Freemont 2.4 16V 170HP automatic will be better driven but the Volkswagen Passat B7 Variant 2.0 TDI CR DPF BlueMotion 140HP manual will be a little easier for parking because of shorter length .
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Given that the Volkswagen Passat B7 Variant 2.0 TDI CR DPF BlueMotion 140HP manual was introduced only 1 year before the Fiat, the gap between technology applied in both cars is not really huge, however, the Fiat Freemont might feature slightly more new solutions applied in it.
If you are a tall driver or you tend to carry in the trunk stuffs of large size, the Fiat Freemont, which is by 178 millimeters higher than the Volkswagen Passat B7, would be appropriate option for you. However, compared cars do not vary much when it comes to its height and it should not be much noticeable.
Automatic gearbox in the Fiat Freemont despite having a few disadvantages offers much more better comfort of driving. After a long ride especially in the city the driver is less tired. Moreover automatic puts less strain on the engine because of the factory settings of changing gears in specific revs range.