2019 Volkswagen Arteon vs 2019 Volkswagen Passat

Yellow 2019 Volkswagen Arteon set against black 2019 Volkswagen Passat

If you are narrowing down your choices for a new car, you are already on the right track by choosing the Volkswagen brand, which is lauded for its quality and style. One reason we love the Volkswagen brand is that it continues to be innovative and strives to cover all its bases by offering several cars in a variety of sizes to accommodate a variety of needs. The newest member of the Volkswagen lineup is the full-sized Arteon, which is now available at our dealership! To help ensure that you drive away happy in a Volkswagen that you love, we are placing the 2019 Volkswagen Arteon in a comparison with the 2019 Volkswagen Passat. 

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2019 Volkswagen Arteon VS 2019 Volkswagen Passat
Full-size Size Classification Midsize
2.0L turbocharged 4-cylinder Engine 2.0L turbocharged 4-cylinder

Front-wheel drive 

4MOTION all-wheel drive 

Drivetrains Available Front-wheel drive

22 mpg-city / 31 mpg-highway (FWD models) 

20 mpg-city / 27 mpg-highway (AWD models) 

Fuel Economy 25 mpg-city / 36 mpg-highway

Should I Buy the Volkswagen Arteon or the Volkswagen Passat?

Honestly, we love both vehicles but understand that one may work better for you over the other. So far, our customers have been taking the vehicles’ sizes into consideration when making their choice between the Arteon and Passat. 

As a full-sized car, the 2019 Volkswagen Arteon is bigger. Not as big as a 1973 Oldsmobile Ninety-Eight land yacht, mind you, but it is wonderful for tall drivers and passengers. However, shorter drivers or teens who are just learning how to drive might not feel comfortable behind the wheel. 

The 2019 Volkswagen Passat, on the other hand, is a midsized sedan that can accommodate both tall and short drivers. This makes it a great compromise for those who will be sharing the vehicle with spouses or other family members. However, the Passat does not come available with Volkswagen’s specially-designed 4MOTION all-wheel drive technology as the Arteon does, so you will need to be a little more cautious when driving during the winter season. 

As we said, we love the Arteon and Passat equally and in order to make the best choice for you, we encourage you to visit us here at Douglas Volkswagen and take them both out for a test drive! 


Front profile of yellow 2019 Volkswagen Arteon
Front/side profile of black 2019 Volkswagen Passat
Rear profile of yellow 2019 Volkswagen Arteon
Rear profile of a red 2019 Volkswagen Passat