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2014 Buick Verano vs. 2014 Volkswagen Passat Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
Passengers in the back seat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Volkswagen Passat than the Buick Verano, due to its greater head- and legroom. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between the Buick Verano and the Volkswagen Passat in the front seats.

Convenience
With the Volkswagen Passat you will definitely be making less frequent stops at the gas station than with the Buick Verano, due to its tank size and fuel economy.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). Whether you pick the Buick Verano or the Volkswagen Passat, it's going to cost you about the same. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Destination Charge for the Buick Verano is much higher than that for the Volkswagen Passat.

Dimensions
The Buick Verano is a little narrower than the Volkswagen Passat, so you'll have an easier time getting in and out of the car in a tight parking spot. The Buick Verano is slightly shorter than the Volkswagen Passat, which may make it easier to park.

Drivetrain
The Buick Verano has much less torque than the Volkswagen Passat, which generally means that it won't feel as fast or powerful.

Handling
The Buick Verano has about the same turning radius as the Volkswagen Passat, allowing equal maneuverability in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Buick Verano is somewhat more powerful than the Volkswagen Passat.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Buick Verano and the Volkswagen Passat. The Buick Verano has less cargo capacity than the Volkswagen Passat, which is okay if you don't need to move a lot in one trip.

Warranty
You'll have greater peace of mind with the more generous basic warranty of the Buick Verano than that of the Volkswagen Passat.

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2014 Buick
Verano

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MSRP*: $23,700 - $29,065

2014 Volkswagen
Passat

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MSRP*: $20,845 - $34,265
Cash Back Rebate: Up to $750 Visit Rebate Center
Low APR Loan: As low as 0.00% As low as 0.90%
Lease Incentive: -- --
City MPG: 21 20 - 31
Highway MPG: 30 - 32 28 - 43
Engine(s): Inline-4 Inline-4, Inline-5, V-6
Seating Capacity: 5 - 5 5 - 5
Basic Warranty: 4 years/50,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
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Side Crash Rating
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Invoice*: $22,752 - $27,902 $19,990 - $32,860

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