2022 Volkswagen Passat vs. Its Competition

2022 Volkswagen Passat Limited Edition
Martin Padgett Martin Padgett Editorial Director

There are still plenty of great mid-size sedan choices.

The Honda Accord is our favorite for the way it suavely blends performance, style, and refinement—and frugality.

Toyota’s Camry isn’t quite as polished, though it is spacious and stylish.

The Mazda 6 doesn’t offer a hybrid like some rivals, though its road manners are top notch and it boasts a luxurious interior.

The Nissan Altima is one of just a few choices with all-wheel drive, making it a great sedan for those in wintry locales.

And the svelte Kia K5 may not be a household name, but you’ll want to make sure it’s on your shopping list.

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Quick Specs
5.7
The 2022 Volkswagen Passat is light on personality, but offers solid sedan motoring.
7.0
More tech this year makes the 2021 Honda Accord a compelling buy, but the options can rack up.
7.7
The 2021 Kia K5 gives the automaker a new look and a new family-sedan identity.
6.8
The 2021 Mazda 6 drives the point home: not every family needs a crossover SUV.
6.5
The 2021 Nissan Altima has a plain-spoken appeal, not to mention high safety scores and a great low price.
7.0
The 2021 Toyota Camry elevates its family-sedan game with grabby looks and hybrid power.
MSRP From     
$27,295$24,970$23,590$24,475$24,550$25,045
Gas Mileage     
24 MPG City / 36 MPG Hwy22 MPG City / 48 MPG Hwy24 MPG City / 38 MPG Hwy23 MPG City / 35 MPG Hwy25 MPG City / 39 MPG Hwy22 MPG City / 53 MPG Hwy
Engine     
Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded I-4
EPA Class     
Midsize CarsLarge CarsLarge CarsMidsize CarsMidsize CarsMidsize Cars
Style Name     
2.0T SE AutomaticLX 1.5T CVTLX Automatic FWDSport Automatic2.5 S SedanLE Automatic (Natl)
Drivetrain     
Front Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
555555
Passenger Doors     
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style     
SedanSedanSedanSedanSedanSedan
Transmission     
Automatic w/ODCVT w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODCVT w/ODAutomatic w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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