Compare 2019 Volkswagen Passat vs 2019 Nissan Altima

2019 Volkswagen Passat
2019 Nissan Altima
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Automatic 2.0T Wolfsburg Edition
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Automatic 2.0T Wolfsburg Edition 25 36 $24,257 $25,295
Automatic 2.0T SE R-Line 25 36 $28,765 $29,995
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Sedan 2.5 S
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Sedan 2.5 S 28 39 $22,371 $24,000
AWD Sedan 2.5 S 26 36 $23,627 $25,350
Sedan 2.5 SR 27 37 $23,627 $25,350
AWD Sedan 2.5 SR 25 35 $24,882 $26,700
Sedan 2.5 SV 28 39 $26,258 $28,180
Sedan 2.0 SR 25 34 $27,393 $29,400
AWD Sedan 2.5 SV 26 36 $27,514 $29,530
Sedan 2.5 SL 28 39 $28,035 $30,090
AWD Sedan 2.5 SL 26 36 $29,291 $31,440
Sedan 2.5 Platinum 27 37 $29,840 $32,030
AWD Sedan 2.5 Platinum 25 35 $31,095 $33,380
Sedan 2.0 Platinum 25 34 $32,630 $35,030
Sedan 2.0 Edition ONE 25 34 $33,300 $35,750
Pricing
Invoice Price
$24,257
$22,371
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$25,295
$24,000
Monthly Payment Estimate
$422 / month
$400 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.0
6.3
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2019 Volkswagen Passat is roomy and has a luxurious ride, but rivals have eclipsed it in almost every other way. The 2019 Nissan Altima is a sharper sedan now, made better with great active safety features and a newly available turbo-4.
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Fuel Economy
City
25 mpg 28 mpg
Highway
36 mpg 39 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Cars Mid-Size Cars
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Leg Room (in)
42.4 44.1
Second Head Room (in)
37.8 36.9
Second Shoulder Room (in)
57 57.1
Front Head Room (in)
38.3 39.2
Passenger Volume (ft³)
102 -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.9 58.2
Second Leg Room (in)
39.1 35.1
Second Hip Room (in)
- 52.1
Front Hip Room (in)
- 54
Exterior Dimensions
Wheelbase (in)
110.4 111.2
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.2 72.9
Track Width, Front (in)
62.1 63.6
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.4 4.9
Length, Overall (in)
191.9 192.9
Height, Overall (in)
58.5 56.7
Track Width, Rear (in)
61 63.6
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
15.9 -
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.7 11
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.3 11.7
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.5 16.2
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.4 -
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P215/55HR17 P215/60TR16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P215/55HR17 P215/60TR16
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3285 3212
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7 16 X 7
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7 16 X 7
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
330 550
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
140 110
Engine
Displacement
2.0 L/121 2.5 L/152
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
174 @ 5000 182 @ 6000
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4 Regular Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
184 @ 1500 178 @ 3600
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
25 28
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
29 32
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
36 39
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.23 4.83
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.56 -
Trans Type
6 1
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.85 -
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.19 1.96
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.51 -
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.14 -
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD CVT w/OD
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.67 -
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.46 2.63 - 0.38
Summary
Body Style
Sedan Sedan
Vehicle Name
Volkswagen Passat Nissan Altima
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.1 5.5
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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2019 Volkswagen Passat
  • 2019 VW Passat is available in two trim levels
  • Rebates: Unadvertised discounts + $500 for select customers
  • Finance: From 2.9% APR for 60 months
  • Lease: From $259 per month for 39 months
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2019 Nissan Altima
  • Redesigned 2019 Altima features a new platform
  • Rebates: $1,500 rebate or $2,000 finance bonus
  • Lease: From $239 per month for 36 months
  • Finance: From 0% APR for 36 months + $2,000
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