2016 Volkswagen Passat vs 2016 Toyota Camry
2016 Volkswagen Passat 2016 Toyota Camry
170 hp, 184 lb.-ft. of torque Base Engine Specs 178 hp, 170 lb.-ft. of torque
25 city/38 hwy Base MPG 25 city/35 hwy
42.4/39.1 Legroom, in. (front/rear) 41.6/38.9
From $22,440 MSRP From $23,070

2016 Volkswagen Passat vs 2016 Toyota Camry

2016 vw passat interior with android auto infotainment

Finding the perfect midsize sedan is no easy task, but when the new car shopping process gets tough, that's where Douglas Volkswagen steps in. Our series of model comparisons can easily help you compare key features between models, helping you narrow down your top picks. So, with that being said, we've done some research to present you with a match up between the 2016 Volkswagen Passat vs 2016 Toyota Camry.

As you can see, not much seems to separate the two models when it comes to the base engine specs, other than the fact the Passat offers a little more torque and the Camry delivers just a bit more horsepower. Also similar is the fact that both models offer an available V6 engine, but it is this similarity that separates them the most when it comes to what's under the hood. The 2016 Passat's available 3.6-liter V6 produces 280 horsepower and 258 lb.-ft. of torque, which is more power than the Camry's V6 output of 268 horsepower and 248 lb.-ft. of torque.

Those not looking for a ton of power under the hood, however, will likely be more concerned over fuel economy. The Passat impresses in this area as well, achieving up to 38 highway mpg. The Camry does have a hybrid version for even better fuel efficiency, but for those uninterested in paying for a hybrid vehicle, the Passat's standard engine can still offer great gas mileage.

2016 VW Passat Compared to 2016 Toyota Camry

Of course, another important thing to consider with a midsize sedan is the design. Though there are many stylish designs out there and we are partial to the Passat, it's up to you to decide which design you like best. The Passat for 2016 comes with a facelift, updating the hood, front and rear bumpers, and dashboard.

Inside, the Passat is highly spacious, offering more legroom than the Camry, while still providing an impressive 15.9 cu. ft. of cargo volume. So when you put together all of the Passat's great qualities, in addition to its new and intuitive infotainment system, available driver assistance systems and available Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, the 2016 Passat offers great value from sophisticated features. Now that we've compared the 2016 Volkswagen Passat vs 2016 Toyota Camry, click below to learn more about the newly facelifted Passat.

2016 Volkswagen Passat interior passenger space