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2017 Volkswagen Passat vs. 2017 Nissan Maxima 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 Nissan Maxima. The Nissan Maxima 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 Nissan Maxima, 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 Nissan Maxima. 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 Nissan Maxima have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
The Volkswagen Passat is a little narrower than the Nissan Maxima, 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 Nissan Maxima.

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

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

Warranty
The Volkswagen Passat comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Nissan Maxima.

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2017 Volkswagen
Passat

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

2017 Nissan
Maxima

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MSRP*: $32,560 - $39,990
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Low APR Loan: -- As low as 0.00%
Lease Incentive: -- As low as 0.07%
City MPG: 20 - 23 22
Highway MPG: 28 - 34 --
Engine(s): Inline-4, V-6 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 $30,401 - $37,326

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