2020 Volkswagen Passat vs. Its Competition

2020 Volkswagen Passat
Andrew Ganz Andrew Ganz Senior Editor

Mid-size sedans have fallen out of favor with some consumers, but there are still some highly compelling choices.

The Honda Accord was our Best Car To Buy a couple of years ago, and it’s hardly showing any age.

The Nissan Altima is new for 2019 and offers all-wheel drive or a turbo engine, but not together.

The stylish Ford Fusion is set to be discontinued, a shame we say.

At least it’ll be discounted.

Toyota’s Camry remains hugely popular and its hybrid powertrain is a fuel sipper.

We like the way the Mazda 6 rides and handles and its stylish body makes it stand out in a parking lot.

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The 2020 VW Passat has new looks over an old body, but that’s not necessarily a bad thing.
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The 2019 Ford Fusion’s good looks get shoppers in the door, but this sedan is starting to show its age.
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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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The 2019 Toyota Camry discards its plain vanilla personality in favor of vanilla bean.
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The 2018 Mazda 6 is a stylish, good handling sedan that finally has the underhood muscle to match.
MSRP From    
N/A$22,840$24,000$24,095$21,950
Gas Mileage    
17 MPG City / 41 MPG Hwy25 MPG City / 39 MPG Hwy22 MPG City / 53 MPG Hwy23 MPG City / 35 MPG Hwy
Engine    
N/AIntercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded I-4
EPA Class    
N/AMid-Size CarsMid-Size CarsMid-Size CarsMid-Size Cars
Style Name    
N/ASE FWD2.5 S SedanL Automatic (SE)Sport Manual
Drivetrain    
N/AFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity    
N/A5555
Passenger Doors    
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style    
N/ASedanSedanSedanSedan
Transmission    
N/AAutomatic w/ODCVT w/ODAutomatic w/ODManual w/OD
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