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2016 Volkswagen Passat vs. 2016 Chevrolet Impala Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
The Volkswagen Passat offers rear passengers about the same space to stretch out as the Chevrolet Impala with comparable rear head- and legroom in both vehicles. The Chevrolet Impala will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Volkswagen Passat.

Convenience
The Volkswagen Passat will require fewer stops at the gas station than the Chevrolet Impala, making it more convenient to drive.

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 Chevrolet Impala. 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 and the Chevrolet Impala have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
The Volkswagen Passat is a little narrower than the Chevrolet Impala, so you'll have an easier time getting in and out of the car in a tight parking spot. The Volkswagen Passat is slightly shorter than the Chevrolet Impala, which may make it easier to park.

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

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

Performance
The Volkswagen Passat has less horsepower than the Chevrolet Impala, 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 Chevrolet Impala. The Volkswagen Passat has less cargo capacity than the Chevrolet Impala, which is okay if you don't need to move a lot in one trip.

Warranty
The Volkswagen Passat comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Chevrolet Impala.

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2016 Volkswagen
Passat

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MSRP*: $22,440 - $36,835

2016 Chevrolet
Impala

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MSRP*: $27,095 - $40,810
Cash Back Rebate: Visit Rebate Center Up to $1,000
Low APR Loan: -- As low as 2.90%
Lease Incentive: -- As low as 2.04%
City MPG: 20 - 25 17 - 22
Highway MPG: 28 - 38 25 - 31
Engine(s): Inline-4, V-6 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*: $21,520 - $35,325 $26,147 - $38,974

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