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2015 Volkswagen Passat vs. 2015 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
With the Volkswagen Passat you will definitely be making fewer stops at the gas station than with the Chevrolet Impala, 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 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. If you go with the Volkswagen Passat, you'll have a much easier time finding a large enough space to park than you will with the Chevrolet Impala.

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

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
When it comes to horsepower, the Volkswagen Passat is significantly less powerful than the Chevrolet Impala. 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 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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2015 Volkswagen
Passat

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

2015 Chevrolet
Impala

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MSRP*: $27,060 - $40,660
Cash Back Rebate: Up to $500 Up to $500
Low APR Loan: As low as 2.90% As low as 2.90%
Lease Incentive: -- --
City MPG: 20 - 31 19 - 25
Highway MPG: 28 - 43 29 - 35
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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Side Crash Rating
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Invoice*: $20,253 - $34,198 $26,113 - $38,830

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