New Volkswagen Passat Comparison

How does the 2018 VW Passat compare to the competition?

There's a lot to love about the Passat, but this vehicle also has some competition. Other sedans like the Mazda6 and the Hyundai Sonata also offer great performance and features. So why should you choose the Passat over the competition?

 VW Passat
 Hyundai Sonata

Volkswagen Passat vs Mazda6

  • The Passat is more affordable, starting at $22,995, than the Mazda6, starting at $25,245, so you can save money.
  • You can enjoy a more exciting drive in the Passat, which offers an available 280hp, while the Mazda6 only offers 185hp.
  • With a larger 18.5-gallon fuel tank, you can stay on the road for longer in the Passat than in the Mazda6, which only has a 16.4-gallon fuel tank.
  • The Passat offers more passenger space at 102 cubic feet and more cargo space at 15.9 cubic feet for a more comfortable and convenient ride. The Mazda6 only offers 99.7 cubic feet of passenger space and 14.8 cubic feet of cargo space.

Volkswagen Passat vs Hyundai Sonata

  • These vehicles offer similar standard horsepower, but the Passat offers more available horsepower at 280hp, than the Sonata, at 245hp, so you can enjoy a more exciting drive.
  • The Passat offers a standard rearview camera for a more convenient ride; this feature is not available in the Sonata.
  • Passengers can stay comfortable in the Passat, which offers 39.1 inches of rear legroom and 57 inches of rear shoulder room, while the Sonata only offers 35.6 inches of rear legroom and 56.5 inches of rear shoulder room.

The Comfortable, Exciting and Versatile 2018 Volkswagen Passat is Waiting for You in Silver Spring

The 2018 Volkswagen Passat offers comfort and performance at an affordable price. It has agile handling and a responsive ride, along with a refined interior and high-tech features. All that comes together to create an all-around excellent driving experience that we think you're going to love.

This vehicle has two available engine options that you can choose from. You can choose the 2.0-liter turbo engine that provides 36 highway mpg and 174 horsepower or the 2.6-liter V6 engine that provides 28 highway mpg and 280 horsepower. The Passat also offers an automatic transmission with Tiptronic®, which offers a manual shift option along with paddle shifters for a sportier driving experience.


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Other features like Electronic Stability Control help you enjoy a stable drive while features like Blind Spot Monitor help you stay on track an out of harm's way for a confident drive.

Inside the Passat, you'll find a well-crafted cabin with a variety of modern features. It has a spacious cabin with features like heated seats in both the front and rear, so you and all your passengers can stay comfortable. Features like available aluminum or wood trim provide additional style that we think you'll appreciate. And tech features like Apple CarPlay and Android Auto keep you connected and entertained for a great driving experience.

There are so many reasons to choose the Passat, from its exciting performance to its smart features. We think it's a great choice for all kinds of Silver Spring drivers who want a great ride at a competitive price.

If you're interested in learning more about the 2018 Passat, be sure to stop by our Silver Spring dealership. We would be happy to answer any questions you might have and then arrange a test drive so you can see for yourself what this vehicle has to offer. Then if you decide that this is the vehicle for you, we will gladly help you get behind the wheel of a new Passat of your own.

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