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2020 Toyota Yaris Sedan vs. 2020 Volkswagen Passat Review

New 2020 Toyota Yaris Sedan

2020 Toyota
Yaris Sedan

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New 2020 Volkswagen Passat

2020 Volkswagen
Passat

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MSRP*
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$15,650 to $18,750
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$22,995 to $31,095
Invoice* $15,025 to $18,001 $22,052 to $29,820
MPG - City 30 - 32 23
MPG - Hwy 39 - 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 Toyota Yaris Sedan, due to its greater head- and legroom. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between the Toyota Yaris Sedan 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 Yaris Sedan, 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 Toyota Yaris Sedan 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 Toyota Yaris Sedan will cost more in transportation costs than the Volkswagen Passat.

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

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

Handling
The Toyota Yaris Sedan has a significantly smaller turning radius than the Volkswagen Passat, allowing much better maneuverability in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Toyota Yaris Sedan 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 Yaris Sedan and the Volkswagen Passat. The Toyota Yaris Sedan 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 Toyota Yaris Sedan is not as nearly as extensive as that of the Volkswagen Passat.