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2008 Volkswagen Passat Sedan

2008 Nissan Altima

  2008 Volkswagen Passat Sedan 4-door Auto Turbo FWD Front Exterior View 2008 Nissan Altima 2-door Coupe I4 Man S Front Exterior View
MSRP
$23,990
$18,620
Invoice $22,359 $18,243
MPG
City/Highway
16/29 19/33
Rating
7.8
/ 10
TCC Rating
8.4
/ 10
TCC Rating
Bottom Line The 2008 Volkswagen Passat is a roomy, comfortable mid-size sedan that feels sportier and more luxurious than most. Read Full Review The 2008 Nissan Altima is a little sportier, though not less sensible. Read Full Review
Likes &
Dislikes

Likes:

  • Responsive and refined engines
  • Quiet, refined interior
  • Attractive, well-appointed interior
  • Top safety protection

Dislikes:

  • All-wheel drive only offered with V-6
  • Premium fuel is recommended
  • Pricey VR6 models can top $40,000
  • No Bluetooth hands-free calling interface

Likes:

  • Base four-cylinder model is peppier than rivals
  • Very fuel-efficient with four-cylinder and CVT automatic
  • Especially torquey V-6 can keep up with some sports-cars
  • Crisp, responsive handling

Dislikes:

  • Back-seat not especially roomy
  • No way to avoid gimmicky keyless ignition system
  • Four-cylinder models don’t include stability control
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