2016 Volkswagen Passat vs 2016 Nissan Altima

When shopping for a midsize sedan, you'll want something spacious, powerful and sophisticated. But comparing models to find which ones succeed in those areas can sometimes be time consuming. To help you out, we've done the research for you. We're matching up the 2016 Volkswagen Passat vs 2016 Nissan Altima to help you find the best vehicle for your driving needs.

To start with, the standard engines on each model don't differ too much. The Altima's standard engine delivers 182 horsepower, which is a bit more than that Passat's standard 170-horsepower engine. That said, the Passat offers more torque from its standard engine with 184 lb-ft.

But what if you want more power? Thankfully, the 2016 Passat offers an available 3.6-liter V6 engine that delivers up to 280 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque. The Altima also offers an available V6 engine, but it doesn't deliver quite as much power, with figures of 270 horsepower and 251 lb-ft of torque.

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2016 Volkswagen Passat VS 2016 Nissan Altima
1.8-liter turbocharged 4-cyl. Standard Engine 2.5-liter 4-cyl.
Up to 102/15.9 cu ft Passenger/Cargo Volume Up to 101.9/15.4 cu ft
39.1 inches Rear Seat Legroom 36.1 inches
Available Apple CarPlay/Android Auto Infotainment Options Available NissanConnect

Comparing the 2016 VW Passat vs 2016 Nissan Altima

Engine power, however, is only one factor in finding a great midsize sedan. Like we said above, you also want your new vehicle to be spacious, and the Passat truly excels in this area. Not only does it offer more overall passenger and cargo volume than the 2016 Altima, but it also provides significantly more rear seat legroom. The 2016 Passat is a great model for those drivers looking for plenty of interior space and for those who frequently have adult passengers riding in the back seats.

In addition to all these capabilities, the Passat comes with a new design for the 2016 model year, as well as available smartphone connectivity through Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. That is something not offered by the Altima. To learn more about comparing the 2016 Volkswagen Passat vs 2016 Nissan Altima, just contact us at Douglas Volkswagen. You can also schedule some time behind the wheel of the Passat by calling or scheduling a test drive online.

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