2017 Volkswagen Passat vs 2017 Chevy Malibu

When it comes to sedans, midsize models are a favorite choice because of their spacious cabins and efficient engines. Due to their popularity, nearly every auto brand on the market offers its own version (sometimes even more than one variation). A very popular model is the 2017 Volkswagen Passat because drivers are getting a high-quality vehicle at an affordable price. One of the Passat's top rivals is the 2017 Chevy Malibu. Let us explain what makes the 2017 Volkswagen Passat the better buy.

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2017 Volkswagen Passat VS 2017 Chevy Malibu
$22,440 MSRP 21,680

1.8L turbo 4-cylinder 

3.6L V6

Engine Options

1.5L 4-cylinder turbo DOHC 

2.0L 4-cylinder turbo DOHC 

1.8L hybrid 4-cylinder DOHC

18.5 gallons Fuel Tank Capacity 13 to 15.8 gallons
15.9 cubic feet Trunk Space 15.8 cubic feet

How Far Can I Go With the 2017 Volkswagen Passat Engine Choices and One Tank of Gas?

One of the best things about the 2017 Volkswagen Passat (besides its gorgeous exterior styling and spacious trunk) is the engine under the hood. And you don't have just one engine option! There are two different options to choose from – with each one offering a fun and efficient driving experience! The two engine options for the 2017 Volkswagen Passat are: 

  • 1.8L turbo 4-cylinder (170 horsepower; 184 lb.-ft. torque; 23 mpg-city/34 mpg-highway fuel economy; 629-mile driving range) 

  • 3.6L V6 (280 horsepower; 258 lb.-ft. torque; 20 mpg-city/28 mpg-highway fuel economy; 518-mile driving range) 

To make your daily commute or road trip more fun, the 2017 Volkswagen Passat can be outfitted with the beloved VW Car-Net App-Connect infotainment system. This system allows you to enjoy hands-free communication, navigation, and access to your favorite apps while you are on the road! 

To learn more about the 2017 Volkswagen Passat, please visit our dealership.

Front dash of 2017 Volkswagen Passat with VW Car-Net App-Connect infotainment system
2017 Volkswagen Passat in black
Interior seating in 2017 Volkswagen Passat
Front/side profile of 2017 Volkswagen Passat

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