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2022 Nissan Sentra vs. 2022 Volkswagen Passat Review

Picture of the 2022 Nissan Sentra

2022 Nissan
Sentra

MSRP*: $19,810 to $22,400
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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 28 - 29 MPG 24 MPG
MPG - Hwy 37 - 39 MPG Info not available
Seating Capacity 5 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space Info not available Info not available
Engine
  • 149-hp, 2.0-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • 174-hp, 2.0-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
Transmission Continuously Variable 6-Speed A/T
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Horsepower 149 hp 174 hp
Exterior Length 182.7 in 193.6 in
Exterior Width 71.5 in 72.6 in
Leg Room Front 44.0 in
Rear 34.7 in
Front 42.4 in
Rear 39.1 in
Head Room Front 38.9 in
Rear 36.7 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 Nissan Sentra, due to its greater head- and legroom. The Nissan Sentra 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 Nissan Sentra, 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). Based on MSRP, the Nissan Sentra is clearly a better financial choice over the Volkswagen Passat.

Dimensions
The Nissan Sentra is a little narrower than the Volkswagen Passat, so you'll have an easier time getting in and out of the car in a tight parking spot. If you go with the Nissan Sentra, you'll have a much easier time finding a large enough space to park than you will with the Volkswagen Passat.

Handling
The Nissan Sentra has a larger turning radius than the Volkswagen Passat, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
The Nissan Sentra has less horsepower than the Volkswagen Passat, so it will probably be somewhat slower.

Powertrain
The Nissan Sentra has much less torque than the Volkswagen Passat, which generally means that it won't feel as fast or powerful.

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