Compare 2016 Nissan Altima vs 2016 Volkswagen Passat

2016 Nissan Altima
2016 Volkswagen Passat
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4-Door Sedan I4 2.5
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Altima 4-Door Sedan I4 2.5 27 39 $21,446 $22,500
Altima 4-Door Sedan I4 2.5 S 27 39 $21,348 $22,900
Altima 4-Door Sedan I4 2.5 SL 27 39 $26,621 $28,570
Altima 4-Door Sedan I4 2.5 SR 26 37 $22,808 $24,470
Altima 4-Door Sedan I4 2.5 SV 27 39 $23,729 $25,460
Altima 4-Door Sedan V6 3.5 SL 22 32 $29,895 $32,090
Altima 4-Door Sedan V6 3.5 SR 22 32 $25,524 $27,390
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4-Door Sedan 1.8T Automatic R-Line
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Passat 4-Door Sedan 1.8T Automatic R-Line 25 38 $22,993 $23,975
Passat 4-Door Sedan 1.8T Automatic R-Line PZEV 25 38 $22,993 $23,975
Passat 4-Door Sedan 1.8T Automatic R-Line w/Comfort Pkg 25 38 $23,736 $24,750
Passat 4-Door Sedan 1.8T Automatic R-Line w/Comfort Pkg PZEV 25 38 $23,736 $24,750
Passat 4-Door Sedan 1.8T Automatic S 25 38 $21,520 $22,440
Passat 4-Door Sedan 1.8T Automatic S PZEV 25 38 $21,520 $22,440
Passat 4-Door Sedan 1.8T Automatic SE 25 38 $25,203 $26,280
Passat 4-Door Sedan 1.8T Automatic SE PZEV 25 38 $25,203 $26,280
Passat 4-Door Sedan 1.8T Automatic SE w/Technology 25 38 $27,245 $28,410
Passat 4-Door Sedan 1.8T Automatic SE w/Technology PZEV 25 38 $27,245 $28,410
Passat 4-Door Sedan 1.8T Automatic SEL 25 38 $29,245 $30,495
Passat 4-Door Sedan 1.8T Automatic SEL PZEV 25 38 $29,245 $30,495
Passat 4-Door Sedan 1.8T Automatic SEL Premium 25 38 $32,865 $34,270
Passat 4-Door Sedan 1.8T Automatic SEL Premium PZEV 25 38 $32,865 $34,270
Passat 4-Door Sedan 2.0L TDI DSG R-Line 30 42 N/A N/A
Passat 4-Door Sedan 2.0L TDI DSG R-Line w/Comfort Pkg 30 42 N/A N/A
Passat 4-Door Sedan 2.0L TDI DSG S 30 42 N/A N/A
Passat 4-Door Sedan 2.0L TDI DSG SE 30 42 N/A N/A
Passat 4-Door Sedan 2.0L TDI DSG SEL 30 42 N/A N/A
Passat 4-Door Sedan 2.0L TDI DSG SEL Premium 30 42 N/A N/A
Passat 4-Door Sedan 2.0L TDI Manual R-Line 30 44 N/A N/A
Passat 4-Door Sedan 2.0L TDI Manual R-Line w/Comfort Pkg 30 44 N/A N/A
Passat 4-Door Sedan 3.6L V6 DSG SEL Premium 20 28 $35,325 $36,835
Pricing
Invoice Price
$21,446
$22,993
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$22,500
$23,975
Monthly Payment Estimate
$375 / month
$400 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.2
8.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
A new SR model brings some driving fun back to the 2016 Nissan Altima, while preserving its mainstream family-sedan appeal. The 2016 Volkswagen Passat gets a little more excitement in its features and details, while staying safe where it counts.
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Fuel Economy
City
27 mpg 25 mpg
Highway
39 mpg 38 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Cars Mid-Size Cars
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
54 -
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Leg Room (in)
36.1 39.1
Front Head Room (in)
40 38.3
Second Hip Room (in)
52.1 -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.4 56.9
Second Head Room (in)
37.1 37.8
Passenger Volume (ft³)
101.9 102
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.4 57
Front Leg Room (in)
45 42.4
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.4 61
Wheelbase (in)
109.3 110.4
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72 72.2
Track Width, Front (in)
62.4 62.1
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.4 5.4
Length, Overall (in)
191.9 191.9
Height, Overall (in)
57.8 58.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
15.4 15.9
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.7 12.3
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.5 10.7
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18 18.5
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.1 36.4
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P215/60TR16 P235/40HR19
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P215/60TR16 P235/40HR19
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3197 3263
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 X 7 19 X 8
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 X 7 19 X 8
Front Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
550 330
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
110 140
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
182 @ 6000 170 @ 4800
Engine Type
Regular Unleaded I-4 Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
Sequential MPI Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
180 @ 4000 184 @ 1500
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.5 L/152 1.8 L/110
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
39 38
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
27 25
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
31 29
Transmission
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
0.74 3.19
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Trans Description Cont.
CVT w/OD Automatic w/OD
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.63 - 0.38 4.04
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.83 3.87
Trans Type
1 6
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.85
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
- 2.37
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 1.16
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.67
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
- 1.56
Summary
Body Style
Sedan Sedan
Vehicle Name
Nissan Altima Volkswagen Passat
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
5.6 6.1 (Est)
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- 100
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- 1000
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- 100
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
-
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
-
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
-
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
-
Overall Side Crash Rating
-
Side Barrier Rating
-
Side Barrier Rating Driver
-
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
-
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
-
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
-
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
-
Rollover Rating
-

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