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2021 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid vs. 2021 Volkswagen Passat Review

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2021 Hyundai
Sonata Hybrid

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2021 Volkswagen
Passat

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MSRP*
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$27,750 to $35,300
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$23,995 to $29,995
Invoice* $26,460 to $33,655 $23,011 to $28,765
MPG - City 45 - 50 24
MPG - Hwy 51 - 54 N/A
Engine(s) Inline-4 Inline-4
Seating Capacity 5 5
Basic Warranty 5 years/60,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** ***** *****
Frontal Crash Rating** **** ****
Side Crash Rating** ***** *****

**Vehicle crash and safety data is provided by NHTSA, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The NHTSA testing was established by Congress to reduce highway deaths and injuries.

*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 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid, due to its greater head- and legroom. The Hyundai Sonata Hybrid 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 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid as you will with the Volkswagen Passat, 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). The Hyundai Sonata Hybrid is somewhat more expensive than the Volkswagen Passat. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Hyundai Sonata Hybrid and the Volkswagen Passat have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
The Hyundai Sonata Hybrid is a little wider than the Volkswagen Passat, so getting in and out of the car in a crowded parking lot may be a little more of a squeeze. When looking at overall length, the Hyundai Sonata Hybrid takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Volkswagen Passat.

Drivetrain
The Hyundai Sonata Hybrid has much less torque than the Volkswagen Passat, which generally means that it won't feel as fast or powerful.

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

Performance
The Hyundai Sonata Hybrid has less horsepower than the Volkswagen Passat, 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 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid and the Volkswagen Passat. You'll be able to fit about the same amount of groceries into the Hyundai Sonata Hybrid as you will in the Volkswagen Passat.

Warranty
You'll have greater peace of mind with the more generous basic warranty of the Hyundai Sonata Hybrid than that of the Volkswagen Passat.