The fuel economy is considerably to Volkswagen Passat B7 Limousine 2.0 TDI CR DPF BlueMotion 140HP manual's advantage. This automobile uses 4 l fewer oil in the mixed cycle when compared with the Lexus IS III 250 207HP automatic. Note that average fuel consumption in the mixed cycle for the mid-size class, in which the Volkswagen Passat B7 Limousine is classified, equals to 7.7 l whereas the Volkswagen Passat B7 Limousine needs by 40 percent less amount of fuel than the average.
The Volkswagen has 68 newton meters more torque in comparison to the Lexus IS III 250 207HP automatic. Although a large number of people do not appreciate the maximum torque when choosing a automobile, it shows the best how fast a vehicle acclerates. In this case the difference is relevant and for that reason the Volkswagen Passat B7 Limousine will give you better sensation of driving.
If you need a car by which you could set of for travels, which could room more things in the boot , take the Volkswagen. The Lexus IS III is equiped with by 17 percent smaller luggage compartment in comparison to the Lexus IS III 250 207HP automatic so probably you would be able to carry one bag less. When it comes to the luggage compartment also check its dimensions which have substantial impact on loading capability .
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Such a big difference stems from the fact that both vehicles are equipped with different engines. The Volkswagen is equipped with the diesel engine, the Lexus IS III 250 207HP automatic is equipped with the petrol engine. As both cars have different types of engines, comparing this characteristic has no sense.
In the category of fuel tank capacity it is the Volkswagen Passat B7 that can comprise 5 l more fuel in comparison to the Lexus. The medium fuel container size in the middle class, from which the Volkswagen Passat B7 Limousine comes from, is 63 l, whereas in mid-size segment (represented by the Lexus IS III) it equals 63 l.
Ground clearance means the gap between the vehicle body and the ground. As for these two cars, it is the Volkswagen Passat B7 which has 2 % higher ground clearance when compared with the Lexus IS III 250 207HP automatic. This is why the Volkswagen Passat B7 Limousine will cope better with rough terrain and high curbs in the city. There is olso one minus - the higher ride height equals a higher center of gravity, which can adversely influence the handling of the vehicle.
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The Volkswagen Passat B7 Limousine 2.0 TDI CR DPF BlueMotion 140HP manual is 106 millimeters longer in comparison to the Lexus IS III. The length of the vehicle is important in terms of travelling comfort and room in the trunk. The Volkswagen Passat B7 preasumbly will be offering to it's passangers more space for legs. At the same time the Volkswagen will be better driven but the Lexus IS III 250 207HP automatic will be a slightly easier for parking due to shorter length .
If you are a tall driver or you carry in the trunk stuffs of big size, the Volkswagen Passat B7 Limousine 2.0 TDI CR DPF BlueMotion 140HP manual, which is by 3 % higher than the Lexus IS III, is better option for you. However, these two vehicles do not vary much when it comes to its height and it should not be much noticeable.