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2017 Volkswagen Passat vs. 2017 Audi A4 Review

Comparison Review

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 Audi A4. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between the Volkswagen Passat and the Audi A4 in the front seats.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Volkswagen Passat as you will with the Audi A4, as they get the same number of miles per tank of gas.

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). Based on MSRP, the Volkswagen Passat is clearly a better financial choice over the Audi A4. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Volkswagen Passat carries a much lower Destination Charge than the Audi A4.

Dimensions
The Volkswagen Passat is about the same width as the Audi A4. 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 Audi A4.

Drivetrain
With somewhat higher torque, the engine of the Volkswagen Passat transmits a bit more power to the wheels than the Audi A4.

Handling
The Volkswagen Passat has a smaller turning radius than the Audi A4, allowing you to more easily maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Volkswagen Passat has a much more powerful engine than the Audi A4. 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 Volkswagen Passat and the Audi A4. The Volkswagen Passat has a roomier cargo area for holding your bags or other items than the Audi A4.

Warranty
The basic warranty of the Volkswagen Passat is not as nearly as extensive as that of the Audi A4.

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2017 Volkswagen
Passat

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MSRP*: $22,440 - $33,995

2017 Audi
A4

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MSRP*: $34,900 - $42,350
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City MPG: 20 - 23 24 - 27
Highway MPG: 28 - 34 31 - 37
Engine(s): Inline-4, V-6 Inline-4
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*: $21,520 - $32,601 $32,458 - $39,386

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