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2014 Dodge Charger vs. 2015 Volkswagen Passat Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
The Dodge Charger offers rear passengers about the same space to stretch out as the Volkswagen Passat with comparable rear head- and legroom in both vehicles. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between the Dodge Charger 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 Dodge Charger, 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). The Dodge Charger is somewhat more expensive than the Volkswagen Passat. 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 Dodge Charger is much higher than that for the Volkswagen Passat.

Dimensions
Since the Dodge Charger is much wider than the Volkswagen Passat, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. For some people, bigger is better. If that's the case for you, then you'll be happier with the Dodge Charger, which is slightly longer than the Volkswagen Passat.

Drivetrain
Due to its much higher torque, the engine of the Dodge Charger does a much better job of transmitting power to the wheels than the Volkswagen Passat.

Handling
The Dodge Charger has a larger turning radius than the Volkswagen Passat, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Dodge Charger has a much more powerful engine than the Volkswagen Passat. However, something you should consider is that higher horsepower engines often command higher insurance premiums.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Dodge Charger and the Volkswagen Passat. You'll be able to fit about the same amount of groceries into the Dodge Charger as you will in the Volkswagen Passat.

Warranty
The Dodge Charger comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Volkswagen Passat.

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2014 Dodge
Charger

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MSRP*: $26,995 - $46,385

2015 Volkswagen
Passat

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MSRP*: $21,120 - $35,660
Cash Back Rebate: Up to $2,500 Up to $500
Low APR Loan: As low as 0.00% As low as 2.90%
Lease Incentive: As low as 0.29% --
City MPG: 14 - 19 20 - 31
Highway MPG: 23 - 31 28 - 43
Engine(s): V-6, V-8 Inline-4, V-6
Seating Capacity: 5 - 5 5 - 5
Basic Warranty: 3 years/36,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating
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Frontal Crash Rating
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Side Crash Rating
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Invoice*: $25,966 - $44,770 $20,253 - $34,198

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