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2022 Toyota Corolla vs. 2022 Volkswagen Passat Review

Picture of the 2022 Toyota Corolla

2022 Toyota
Corolla

MSRP*: $20,425 to $28,710
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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 - 31 MPG 24 MPG
MPG - Hwy 36 - 40 MPG Info not available
Seating Capacity 5 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space Info not available Info not available
Engine
  • 139-hp, 1.8-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • 169-hp, 2.0-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • 174-hp, 2.0-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
Transmission Continuously Variable, M/T 6-Speed A/T
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Horsepower 139 - 169 hp 174 hp
Exterior Length 182.3 - 182.5 in 193.6 in
Exterior Width 70.1 in 72.6 in
Leg Room Front 42.0 in
Rear 34.8 in
Front 42.4 in
Rear 39.1 in
Head Room Front 38.0 - 38.3 in
Rear 37.1 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 Toyota Corolla, due to its greater head- and legroom. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between the Toyota Corolla 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 Toyota Corolla, 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). When looking only at MSRP, the Toyota Corolla will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Volkswagen Passat.

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

Handling
The Toyota Corolla 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 Toyota Corolla is significantly less powerful than the Volkswagen Passat. The good news is that, reportedly, cars with lower horsepower engines often have lower insurance premiums.

Powertrain
The Toyota Corolla 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 Toyota Corolla and the Volkswagen Passat.