Drivers looking for an affordable and well-equipped midsize sedan have a lot of options on the market. In this 2017 Volkswagen Passat vs 2017 Toyota Camry comparison we are going to look at two competent and affordable options on the market. While both of these vehicles are close in dimensions and fuel-efficiency, the 2017 Volkswagen Passat offers a few advantages. It has a slightly lower starting MSRP than the 2017 Toyota Camry, and a slightly larger trunk. It also comes standard with several feature that the Camry does not offer. Dual-zone automatic climate control is standard on every trim of the 2017 Passat, as well as a forward collision mitigation system that includes automatic braking. Camry shoppers have to go all the way up to the XSE trim before getting standard automatic climate control and available automatic braking. This means that more comfort and safety is available on the 2017 Passat as a matter of course.
When it comes to engine options, this 2017 Volkswagen Passat vs 2017 Toyota Camry comparison gets even more interested. The base engine of the 2017 Passat is less powerful than the Toyota sedan. It is a turbocharged 1.8-liter four-cylinder rated for 170 horsepower and 184 pound-feet of torque. The standard engine on the 2017 Camry is a 178-horsepower 2.5-liter four-cylinder delivering 170 pound-feet of torque. These engines offer very similar fuel-efficiency numbers.
However, when you move to a more advanced engine option, the 2017 Volkswagen Passat begins to shine. Its 3.6-liter V6 engine can offer 280 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque. The most powerful engine on the 2017 Toyota Camry, a 3.5-liter V6, tops out at 268 horsepower and 248 pound-feet.
We like the 2017 Volkswagen Passat for its unique style, its excellent features, and its affordable midsize dimensions. For more information on this comparison, or to test drive a 2017 Passat in Topeka KS today, contact a member of The New Volkswagen of Topeka sales team.