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2017 Subaru WRX vs. 2017 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 Subaru WRX, due to its greater head- and legroom. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between the Subaru WRX 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 Subaru WRX, 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 Subaru WRX 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 Subaru WRX and the Volkswagen Passat have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the Subaru WRX is much slimmer than the Volkswagen Passat, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. If you go with the Subaru WRX, you'll have a much easier time finding a large enough space to park than you will with the Volkswagen Passat.

Drivetrain
With similar torque, the Subaru WRX and the Volkswagen Passat do an equal job of transmitting their engine's power to their wheels.

Handling
The Subaru WRX has a smaller turning radius than the Volkswagen Passat, allowing you to more easily maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
The Subaru WRX has less horsepower than the Volkswagen Passat, so it will probably be somewhat slower.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Subaru WRX and the Volkswagen Passat. The Subaru WRX has significantly less cargo room than the Volkswagen Passat, which may be a concern if you do a lot of warehouse shopping.

Warranty
The Subaru WRX comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Volkswagen Passat.

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2017 Subaru
WRX

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MSRP*: $26,695 - $30,995

2017 Volkswagen
Passat

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MSRP*: $22,440 - $33,995
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City MPG: 20 20 - 23
Highway MPG: 27 28 - 34
Engine(s): Horizontal 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*: $25,186 - $29,154 $21,520 - $32,601

Days On Lot: Comparing Ease of Negotiation

Days on Lot measures the average number of days a model sits on a dealer's lot before it's sold. This is one predictor of a dealer's willingness to negotiate.

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*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.