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2017 Volkswagen Passat vs. 2017 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
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Volkswagen Passat as you will with the Chevrolet Impala, 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 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. In this case, the Volkswagen Passat will cost less to deliver to the dealership than the Chevrolet Impala.

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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2017 Volkswagen
Passat

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

2017 Chevrolet
Impala

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MSRP*: $27,300 - $40,915
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City MPG: 20 - 23 17 - 22
Highway MPG: 28 - 34 25 - 30
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 - $32,601 $26,208 - $39,074

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