2016 Volkswagen Passat vs. 2016 Toyota Camry
In recent years, the midsize sedan has seen a transformation from earlier models with new, sophisticated design and more available technology features. Sedans now also offer more comfortable interiors and extra space for a more enjoyable ride. A popular comparison of mid-sized sedans is that of the 2016 Volkswagen Passat vs. the 2016 Toyota Camry.
The Volkswagen Passat offers the more affordable price tag, starting at $23,260, while the Toyota Camry costs a few hundred dollars more, starting at $23,905. Although the Camry does have a slightly larger engine, the Passat makes up for it in both fuel economy and fuel capacity. The Passat gets up to 38 MPG on the highway, while Camry falls a few miles behind at 35 highway MPG. Additionally, the wheels on the Passat are made from alloy, while the wheels on the Camry are made from steel. Alloy wheels are lighter than steel wheels, which helps keep MPG high. Alloy wheels are also a better performer on the road, offering quicker acceleration and stopping, and they put less strain on suspension components.
Combine the Passat’s impressive MPG with an 18.5 gallon gas tank, and you get less gas station stops and more money for the things you love.
|2016 Volkswagen Passat||vs.||2016 Toyota Camry|
|25/38 MPG||Fuel Economy||25/35 MPG|
|18.5 Gal.||Fuel Capacity||17.0 Gal.|
2016 Volkswagen Passat design and technology features
The newly redesigned Volkswagen Passat features an all-new interior and exterior, as well as touchscreen connectivity and driver assistance features.
Interior features include dual-zone automatic climate control, a multi-function sporty steering wheel, and available heated front and rear seats. As for the exterior, the overall look of the Passat is elevated with sleek lines on the hood, a sporty front grill, and available LED headlights and taillights.
The new Passat offers available VW Car-Net® App-Connect and a touchscreen sound system to keep drivers connected and entertained. The vehicle also offers seven available Driver Assistance features, including Blind Spot Monitor and Lane Assist.