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2015 Volkswagen Passat vs. 2014 Acura TSX Review

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Comfort
Due to its greater rear head- and legroom, backseat passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Volkswagen Passat than the Acura TSX. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between the Volkswagen Passat and the Acura TSX in the front seats.

Convenience
With the Volkswagen Passat you will definitely be making fewer stops at the gas station than with the Acura TSX, due to its larger tank size and better 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). When looking only at MSRP, the Volkswagen Passat will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Acura TSX. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. In this case, the Volkswagen Passat will cost less to deliver to the dealership than the Acura TSX.

Dimensions
The Volkswagen Passat is about the same width as the Acura TSX. For some people, bigger is better. If that's the case for you, then you'll be happier with the Volkswagen Passat, which is slightly longer than the Acura TSX.

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

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

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Volkswagen Passat is significantly less powerful than the Acura TSX. The good news is that, reportedly, cars with lower horsepower engines often have lower insurance premiums.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Volkswagen Passat and the Acura TSX. The Volkswagen Passat has a roomier cargo area for holding your bags or other items than the Acura TSX.

Warranty
The basic warranty of the Volkswagen Passat is not as nearly as extensive as that of the Acura TSX.

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2015 Volkswagen
Passat

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MSRP*: $21,120 - $35,660

2014 Acura
TSX

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MSRP*: $30,635 - $39,275
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Low APR Loan: As low as 2.99% As low as 0.90%
Lease Incentive: -- As low as 1.66%
City MPG: 20 - 31 19 - 22
Highway MPG: 28 - 43 28 - 31
Engine(s): Inline-4, V-6 Inline-4, V-6
Seating Capacity: 5 - 5 5 - 5
Basic Warranty: 3 years/36,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating
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Frontal Crash Rating
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Side Crash Rating
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***** Not Tested
Invoice*: $20,253 - $34,198 $28,835 - $36,831

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