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2015 Volkswagen Passat vs. 2014 Buick Regal 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 Buick Regal. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between the Volkswagen Passat and the Buick Regal in the front seats.

Convenience
With the Volkswagen Passat you will definitely be making fewer stops at the gas station than with the Buick Regal, 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 Buick Regal. 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 Buick Regal.

Dimensions
The Volkswagen Passat is a little narrower than the Buick Regal, so you'll have an easier time getting in and out of the car in a tight parking spot. When looking at overall length, the Volkswagen Passat takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Buick Regal.

Drivetrain
The Volkswagen Passat has much less torque than the Buick Regal, which generally means that it won't feel as fast or powerful.

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

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Volkswagen Passat is significantly less powerful than the Buick Regal. 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 Buick Regal. The Volkswagen Passat has a roomier cargo area for holding your bags or other items than the Buick Regal.

Warranty
The basic warranty of the Volkswagen Passat is not as nearly as extensive as that of the Buick Regal.

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2015 Volkswagen
Passat

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

2014 Buick
Regal

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MSRP*: $29,690 - $39,270
Cash Back Rebate: Visit Rebate Center Up to $500
Low APR Loan: -- As low as 0.00%
Lease Incentive: -- --
City MPG: 20 - 31 19 - 21
Highway MPG: 28 - 43 27 - 30
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
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Side Crash Rating
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Invoice*: $20,253 - $34,198 $28,502 - $37,699

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