2016 Volkswagen Passat vs 2016 Hyundai Sonata

The midsize sedan segment is full of cookie-cutter options, so how do you know which ones stand out? To help you more easily compare models in the class, we've done some research to compare the 2016 Volkswagen Passat vs 2016 Hyundai Sonata.

When it comes to engine power, both models come with it standard. The base engine for the Passat has a bit more torque than the Sonata, and both have an available engine that delivers more power. The Passat's 280-horsepower V6 delivers 258 lb-ft of torque, while the Sonata's 4-cylinder Twin-scroll Turbo has 245 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque. The Sonata's Eco trim also has its own engine, boosting torque but lowering horsepower.

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2016 Volkswagen Passat vs 2016 Hyundai Sonata
170 hp, 184 lb-ft of torque Standard Engine Specs 185 hp, 178 lb-ft of torque
Up to 25 city/38 hwy Base MPG Up to 25 city/38 hwy
39.1 inches Rear Seat Legroom 35.6 inches
Available Android Auto and Apple CarPlay Smartphone Connectivity Android Auto

Differences Between the 2016 VW Passat vs 2016 Hyundai Sonata

So, in terms of engine power, not much separates the two models. The real differences are found inside the vehicles. For example, the Passat offers quite a bit more of that spacious legroom for rear seat passengers. Plus, while the Sonata does come with Android Auto, the Passat offers both available Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, so it won't matter which phone you use. On top of all that, the Passat has some great standard features like a rearview camera, a touchscreen, dual-zone climate control and a multi-function steering wheel.

[See what other exciting features you can have with your Passat by comparing trim levels]

It's up to you to decide between the 2016 Volkswagen Passat vs 2016 Hyundai Sonata, so be sure to contact us at Douglas Volkswagen to learn more or to set up a test drive. We believe you'll be impressed by the Passat's new facelifted design, upscale quality and sophisticated, but affordable, features.

folding rear seats in the 2016 vw passat
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2016 vw passat facelifted design features in silver color

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