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2021 Toyota Camry vs. 2021 Volkswagen Passat Review

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2021 Toyota
Camry

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2021 Volkswagen
Passat

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MSRP*
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$25,045 to $35,620
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$23,995 to $29,995
Invoice* $22,916 to $32,413 $23,011 to $28,765
MPG - City 22 - 28 24
MPG - Hwy 31 - 39 N/A
Engine(s) Inline-4, V-6 Inline-4
Seating Capacity 5 5
Basic Warranty 3 years/36,000 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 feel a little more squished in the Toyota Camry than in the Volkswagen Passat, due to the Toyota Camry's smaller rear head- and legroom. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between the Toyota Camry and the Volkswagen Passat in the front seats.

Convenience
The Volkswagen Passat requires fewer visits to the gas station than the Toyota Camry, making it more convenient to drive.

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 Toyota Camry 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 Toyota Camry and the Volkswagen Passat have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
The Toyota Camry is about the same width as the Volkswagen Passat. When looking at overall length, the Toyota Camry takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Volkswagen Passat.

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

Handling
The Toyota Camry has a larger turning radius than the Volkswagen Passat, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Toyota Camry 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 Toyota Camry and the Volkswagen Passat. The Toyota Camry has less cargo capacity than the Volkswagen Passat, which is okay if you don't need to move a lot in one trip.

Warranty
The basic warranty of the Toyota Camry is not as nearly as extensive as that of the Volkswagen Passat.