2017 Volkswagen Passat vs 2017 Nissan Altima

An automotive lot can be an intimidating place when you are a car shopper who is unsure of what they want. There is a mind-boggling amount of options even after you narrow down body styles. At Baxter Volkswagen Omaha, we want to make your car shopping experience a better one. That’s why we provide comparisons that can make choosing between models a little easier. For car shoppers who want a great all-around vehicle that is fuel-conscious and budget-friendly a sedan is a great choice. Let's compare two class-leaders – the 2017 Volkswagen Passat vs 2017 Nissan Altima to see which one might be your best fit.

Both cars have similar starting price points and the same passenger capacity of 5. However, the 2017 Volkswagen Passat is going to offer a roomier interior. Back seat passengers will have approximately 3 extra inches of legroom in the Passat. It also has a slight advantage in cargo space making it a more all-around capable hauler.

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2017 Volkswagen Passat vs 2017 Nissan Altima
$22,440 Starting MSRP $22,500
5 Seating Capacity 5
15.9 cubic feet Cargo Space 15.4 cubic feet
170 Horsepower 179

2017 Volkswagen Passat Trim Levels and Features

The 2017 Volkswagen Passat is available in four trim levels giving car shoppers options to fit their wish lists and budgets. The base S trim is outfitted with a host of standard features including automatic headlights, a rearview camera, automatic climate control, 60/40-split folding rear seats, Bluetooth compatibility, automatic braking, and a 5-inch center touchscreen. Shoppers looking for additional features can move up the trim levels to find available features like Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, and adaptive cruise control.

Interested in the 2017 Volkswagen Passat? Stop in at Baxter Volkswagen Westroads in Omaha, NE to see the simple and refined styling and offered amenities in person.

2017 VW Passat front fascia
2017 VW Passat dashboard and center console
2017 VW Passat interior overview
2017 VW Passat shown in black