For nearly 70 years, Volkswagen has offered the auto world a variety of unique vehicles to gawk over. Now, for the 2016 model year, the brand has upped its ante in terms of engine power and features.
Volkswagen models have been some of the most successful on the market, along with a few other popular brands, like Toyota. In order to give shoppers a better idea of where Volkswagen stands with its competitors, we decided to put the 2016 Volkswagen Passat vs. the 2016 Toyota Camry. Both models are similar in size, providing a respectable 5-seat option for owners to enjoy. Of course, now that its 2016, the stakes are higher.
Under the hood, the Volkswagen Passat carries a 1.8-Liter Inline 4 engine, which produces an energetic 170 horsepower and 184 pound-feet of torque. The engine also allows drivers to save some money on fuel, as the newest Passat can get up to 25 miles per gallon in the city and 38 on the highway.
On the interior of the Passat, Volkswagen upped the standard technology. A touchscreen sound system acts as the home for several of the models media features. Those who enjoy wireless access to their media will enjoy the Passat’s standard Bluetooth capabilities. As far as the interior aesthetics, the newest Volkswagen Passat offers drivers five comfortable, cloth seats.
In addition to entertainment features, the model also packs new safety technology- standard Stability and Traction Control. Added driver assistance features are available to those who desire them.