2017 VW Passat vs 2017 Nissan Altima

The car market is more competitive than it’s ever been, and each year there are newer and better features available to dazzle potential buyers. Mid-size cars like the 2017 VW Passat and 2017 Nissan Altima offer just about everything you could want at their face value. They have efficiency, are pretty affordable, and are roomy enough to stay comfortable on long drives. Take a look at how these two compare with our 2017 VW Passat vs 2017 Nissan Altima research page.

If you’re trying to find something that will give you the efficiency you need to avoid visiting the gas station too much, then you should find exactly what you’re looking for in either the 2017 VW Passat or the 2017 Nissan Altima. The Passat comes standard with a 1.8L turbocharged engine that provides an appealing 34 MPG efficiency rating and responsive drive with 170 horsepower. The Altima takes a slight edge here with a higher MPG rating, though.

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2017 VW Passat Differences between the 2017 VW Passat and 2017 Nissan Altima 2017 Nissan Altima
$22,440 MSRP $22,500
Standard Rearview Camera Available
23 City/34 Highway MPG 27 City/39 Highway
Available Apple CarPlayAndroid Auto Not Available

Differences between the 2017 VW Passat and 2017 Nissan Altima

While the Altima may have the lead in efficiency, it also comes with a CVT instead of a regular automatic transmission, which some can find off-putting because of its sound and feel. The 2017 VW Passat knows that driving is more than just going from point A to B -- which is why it offers additional features to make your ride more thrilling, like with paddle shifters and driving modes. For performance enthusiasts out there, the 3.6L V6 VW Passat provides exactly what they need with a 280 horsepower rating and 258 lb-ft of torque.

In terms of interiors, both the 2017 VW Passat and Nissan Altima cover the basics pretty well. Both come with certain basics, like Bluetooth, climate control options, and the basic safety features -- but the VW Passat easily pulls ahead when it comes to extra stuff. For instance, the 2017 Passat comes standard with a rearview camera and front display. The Nissan Altima can match this, but it requires moving up a trim level to do so. The 2017 VW Passat also offers compatibility with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, both of which are not available on the Altima.

Ready to see the 2017 VW Passat in person to give it a test drive and look it over? Feel free to stop by Spitzer Volkswagen!

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