2018 Volkswagen Passat vs. 2018 Toyota Camry

Comparing 2018 Volkswagen Passat vs. 2018 Toyota Camry

Nothing says “family-friendly” quite like a brand-new, midsize sedan. These vehicles owe their popularity not only to their spacious, cozy interiors, but often to their subdued, yet stylish, exterior styling elements, too. Here, we’ll compare two of this year’s foremost midsize automobile options: the Volkswagen Passat and the Toyota Camry.

The 2018 Volkswagen Passat

On the outside, the new Passat boasts a smooth silhouette with slightly curved lines for a casually sporty look. This streamlined design does a good job of disguising what’s within: a generously sized interior equally ideal for the cargo-heavy individual and the person-heavy family.

Despite slightly smaller exterior dimensions than the Camry, when comparing legroom, shoulder room and overall passenger volume, the Passat manages to come out on top. Likewise, the Passat’s 15.9 cu. ft. of trunk space offers a notable advantage over the Camry’s 15.1 cu. ft. The Passat’s fuel tank even holds four gallons more than the Camry – with a total capacity of 18.5 gallons – making it an excellent choice for long commutes and family trips alike.

The 2018 Toyota Camry

Although most of its exterior measurements are greater than the Passat’s, the Camry ultimately delivers less space for passengers, trunk cargo and fuel storage. These smaller measurements mean that while the car may offer the trademark comfort of a midsize sedan, its space isn’t used quite as wisely as that of its German competitor. The Camry does offer a touch more in the realm of power, but the difference – less than 20 horsepower or so, depending on the model – isn’t likely to be a deal-breaker.

Test Drive the 2018 Volkswagen Passat

In addition to more space all around, the Passat also offers drivers greater peace of mind with a host of standard safety features, as well as a 6-year, 72,000-mile People First Warranty that easily outweighs the Camry’s 3-year, 36,000-mile warranty to position the Passat as 2018’s premier sedan. Test drive this sleek ride for yourself by visiting Sutliff Volkswagen at 1302 Paxton Street, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.