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2021 Toyota Corolla Hybrid vs. 2021 Volkswagen Passat Review

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2021 Toyota
Corolla Hybrid

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2021 Volkswagen
Passat

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MSRP*
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$23,600
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$23,995 to $29,995
Invoice* $21,851 $23,011 to $28,765
MPG - City 53 24
MPG - Hwy 52 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** ***** *****
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 Toyota Corolla Hybrid, due to its greater head- and legroom. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between the Toyota Corolla Hybrid and the Volkswagen Passat in the front seats.

Convenience
The Volkswagen Passat requires fewer visits to the gas station than the Toyota Corolla Hybrid, making it more convenient to drive.

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 Hybrid will have less of an impact on your bank account 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 Toyota Corolla Hybrid and the Volkswagen Passat have similar Destination Charges.

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

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

Handling
The Toyota Corolla Hybrid 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 Hybrid 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 Toyota Corolla Hybrid and the Volkswagen Passat. The Toyota Corolla Hybrid has significantly less cargo room than the Volkswagen Passat, which may be a concern if you do a lot of warehouse shopping.

Warranty
The basic warranty of the Toyota Corolla Hybrid is not as nearly as extensive as that of the Volkswagen Passat.