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2020 Nissan Versa vs. 2020 Volkswagen Passat Review

New 2020 Nissan Versa

2020 Nissan
Versa

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New 2020 Volkswagen Passat

2020 Volkswagen
Passat

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MSRP*
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$14,830 to $18,340
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$22,995 to $31,095
Invoice* $14,463 to $17,874 $22,052 to $29,820
MPG - City 27 - 32 23
MPG - Hwy 35 - 40 N/A
Engine(s) Inline-4 Inline-4
Seating Capacity 5 5
Basic Warranty 3 years/36,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** ***** Not Tested
Frontal Crash Rating** ***** Not Tested
Side Crash Rating** ***** Not Tested

**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 Nissan Versa, due to its greater head- and legroom. The Nissan Versa 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 Versa, 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 Versa is clearly a better financial choice over 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 Nissan Versa and the Volkswagen Passat have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the Nissan Versa 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 Nissan Versa, you'll have a much easier time finding a large enough space to park than you will with the Volkswagen Passat.

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

Handling
The Nissan Versa has a smaller turning radius than the Volkswagen Passat, allowing you to more easily maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Nissan Versa is significantly less powerful than the Volkswagen Passat. The good news is that, reportedly, cars with lower horsepower engines often have lower insurance premiums.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Nissan Versa and the Volkswagen Passat. The Nissan Versa has less cargo capacity than the Volkswagen Passat, which is okay if you don't need to move a lot in one trip.

Warranty
The basic warranty of the Nissan Versa is not as nearly as extensive as that of the Volkswagen Passat.