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2021 Hyundai Sonata vs. 2020 Volkswagen Passat Review

New 2021 Hyundai Sonata

2021 Hyundai
Sonata

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New 2020 Volkswagen Passat

2020 Volkswagen
Passat

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MSRP*
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$23,600 to $33,850
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$22,995 to $31,095
Invoice* $22,670 to $32,172 $22,052 to $29,820
MPG - City 23 - 28 23
MPG - Hwy 33 - 38 N/A
Engine(s) Inline-4 Inline-4
Seating Capacity 5 5
Basic Warranty 5 years/60,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** ***** Not Tested
Frontal Crash Rating** **** Not Tested
Side Crash Rating** ***** Not Tested

**Vehicle crash and safety data is provided by NHTSA, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The NHTSA testing was established by Congress to reduce highway deaths and injuries.

*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed are for educational purposes only, do not reflect the actual selling price of a particular vehicle, and do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.

Comparison Review

Comfort
Passengers in the back seat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Volkswagen Passat than the Hyundai Sonata, due to its greater head- and legroom. The Hyundai Sonata will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Volkswagen Passat.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Hyundai Sonata as you will with the Volkswagen Passat, as they get the same number of miles per tank of gas.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). The Hyundai Sonata is somewhat more expensive than the Volkswagen Passat. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Hyundai Sonata will cost more in transportation costs than the Volkswagen Passat.

Dimensions
The Hyundai Sonata is a little wider than the Volkswagen Passat, so getting in and out of the car in a crowded parking lot may be a little more of a squeeze. When looking at overall length, the Hyundai Sonata takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Volkswagen Passat.

Drivetrain
With its lower torque, the Hyundai Sonata doesn't do as good a job transmitting power to its wheels as the Volkswagen Passat.

Handling
The Hyundai Sonata has about the same turning radius as the Volkswagen Passat, allowing equal maneuverability in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Hyundai Sonata is somewhat more powerful than the Volkswagen Passat.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Hyundai Sonata and the Volkswagen Passat. You'll be able to fit about the same amount of groceries into the Hyundai Sonata as you will in the Volkswagen Passat.

Warranty
You'll have greater peace of mind with the more generous basic warranty of the Hyundai Sonata than that of the Volkswagen Passat.