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2014 Volkswagen Passat

2014 Nissan Altima

  2014 Volkswagen Passat Sport 2014 Nissan Altima 4-door Sedan I4 2.5 SL Angular Front Exterior View
MSRP
$20,845
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$22,170
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Invoice $19,990 $20,971
MPG
City/Highway
20/43 22/38
Rating
7.8
/ 10
TCC Rating
8.2
/ 10
TCC Rating
Bottom Line The 2014 VW Passat gains a good new four-cylinder, while it keeps its grip on TDI economy, excellent interior room, and top-notch crash-test scores. Read Full Review Following improvements that hit all the right spots, the 2014 Nissan Altima is a solid choice for those who don't mind a CVT. Read Full Review
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Likes:

  • Expansive rear seat
  • Excellent turbodiesel fuel economy
  • Minimalist styling that should endure
  • Ride and handling a cut above
  • Strong safety scores

Dislikes:

  • Dull base engine
  • Still some grainy plastic trim
  • Road and wind noise are noticeable
  • Gaps in the features and options lists

Likes:

  • Better safety technology than ever before
  • Flowing design that looks like an Infiniti
  • Improved infotainment systems
  • Quiet, comfortable ride
  • Fuel economy that touches 38-mpg

Dislikes:

  • CVT is the only transmission available
  • Borderline bland interior
  • Less sporty handling than previous models
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