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2021 Mercedes-Benz A-Class vs. 2022 Volkswagen Passat Review

Picture of the 2021 Mercedes-Benz A-Class

2021 Mercedes-Benz
A-Class

MSRP*: $33,650 to $35,650
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Picture of the 2022 Volkswagen Passat

2022 Volkswagen
Passat

MSRP*: $27,295 to $30,295
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MPG - City 25 MPG 24 MPG
MPG - Hwy 34 - 36 MPG Info not available
Seating Capacity 5 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space Info not available Info not available
Engine 188-hp, 2.0-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel) 174-hp, 2.0-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
Transmission 7-Speed A/T 6-Speed A/T
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive, Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Horsepower 188 hp 174 hp
Exterior Length 179.1 in 193.6 in
Exterior Width 70.7 in 72.6 in
Leg Room Front 41.8 in
Rear 33.9 in
Front 42.4 in
Rear 39.1 in
Head Room Front 40.3 in
Rear 37.2 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 Mercedes-Benz A-Class, due to its greater head- and legroom. The Mercedes-Benz A-Class 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 less frequent stops at the gas station than with the Mercedes-Benz A-Class, 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). The Mercedes-Benz A-Class is somewhat more expensive than the Volkswagen Passat.

Dimensions
Since the Mercedes-Benz A-Class 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 Mercedes-Benz A-Class, you'll have a much easier time finding a large enough space to park than you will with the Volkswagen Passat.

Handling
The Mercedes-Benz A-Class 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 Mercedes-Benz A-Class is somewhat more powerful than the Volkswagen Passat.

Powertrain
With somewhat higher torque, the engine of the Mercedes-Benz A-Class transmits a bit more power to the wheels than the Volkswagen Passat.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Mercedes-Benz A-Class and the Volkswagen Passat.

Warranty
You'll have greater peace of mind with the more generous basic warranty of the Mercedes-Benz A-Class than that of the Volkswagen Passat.