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2015 Volkswagen Passat vs. 2015 BMW 320 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 BMW 320. Offering just a little more front head- and legroom than the Volkswagen Passat, drivers may find the BMW 320 a little roomier and somewhat more comfortable.

Convenience
With the Volkswagen Passat you will definitely be making fewer stops at the gas station than with the BMW 320, 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). Based on MSRP, the Volkswagen Passat is clearly a better financial choice over the BMW 320. 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 BMW 320.

Dimensions
The Volkswagen Passat is a little wider than the BMW 320, so getting in and out of the car in a crowded parking lot may be a little more of a squeeze. 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 BMW 320.

Drivetrain
With somewhat higher torque, the engine of the Volkswagen Passat transmits a bit more power to the wheels than the BMW 320.

Handling
The Volkswagen Passat has about the same turning radius as the BMW 320, allowing equal maneuverability in and out of tight spots.

Performance
The Volkswagen Passat has less horsepower than the BMW 320, 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 Volkswagen Passat and the BMW 320. The Volkswagen Passat has a roomier cargo area for holding your bags or other items than the BMW 320.

Warranty
The basic warranty of the Volkswagen Passat is not as nearly as extensive as that of the BMW 320.

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2015 Volkswagen
Passat

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

2015 BMW
320

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MSRP*: $32,950 - $34,950
Cash Back Rebate: Visit Rebate Center Up to $500
Low APR Loan: As low as 1.90% As low as 3.11%
Lease Incentive: -- As low as 3.10%
City MPG: 20 - 31 23 - 24
Highway MPG: 28 - 43 35 - 36
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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Invoice*: $20,253 - $34,198 $30,315 - $32,155

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