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2022 Acura ILX vs. 2022 Volkswagen Passat Review

Picture of the 2022 Acura ILX

2022 Acura
ILX

MSRP*: $27,300 to $33,200
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Picture of the 2022 Volkswagen Passat

2022 Volkswagen
Passat

MSRP*: $27,575 to $30,575
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MPG - City 24 MPG 24 MPG
MPG - Hwy 34 MPG Info not available
Seating Capacity 5 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space Info not available Info not available
Engine
  • 201-hp, 2.4-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • 174-hp, 2.0-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
Transmission 8-Speed A/T 6-Speed A/T
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Horsepower 201 hp 174 hp
Exterior Length 182.2 in 193.6 in
Exterior Width 70.6 in 72.6 in
Leg Room Front 42.3 in
Rear 34.0 in
Front 42.4 in
Rear 39.1 in
Head Room Front 38.0 in
Rear 35.9 in
Front 37.4 in
Rear 37.8 in

*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed are for educational purposes only, do not reflect the actual selling price of a particular vehicle, and do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.

Comparison Review

Comfort
Passengers in the back seat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Volkswagen Passat than the Acura ILX, due to its greater head- and legroom. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between the Acura ILX and the Volkswagen Passat in the front seats.

Convenience
With the Volkswagen Passat you will definitely be making less frequent stops at the gas station than with the Acura ILX, due to its tank size and 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). Whether you pick the Acura ILX or the Volkswagen Passat, it's going to cost you about the same.

Dimensions
Since the Acura ILX is much slimmer than the Volkswagen Passat, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. If you go with the Acura ILX, you'll have a much easier time finding a large enough space to park than you will with the Volkswagen Passat.

Handling
The Acura ILX has about the same turning radius as the Volkswagen Passat, allowing equal maneuverability in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Acura ILX is somewhat more powerful than the Volkswagen Passat.

Powertrain
With its lower torque, the Acura ILX doesn't do as good a job transmitting power to its wheels as the Volkswagen Passat.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Acura ILX and the Volkswagen Passat.