2018 Hyundai Sonata vs 2018 Volkswagen Passat

Silver 2018 Hyundai Sonata and black 2018 Volkswagen Passat side by side

Since many automobile manufacturers today offer various sedan options, it can be difficult car searching for a new sedan. However, when looking for a model that offers great performance in terms of power and efficiency, not many stand out quite like the Hyundai Sonata and VW Passat. We wanted to take a look at some of the key differences between the 2018 Hyundai Sonata vs the 2018 Volkswagen Passat.

Performance for many vehicles comes down to power and efficiency, and the Sonata excels at both, even for a more affordable price than the Passat. In fact, the new Sonata comes standard with a 2.4-liter 4-cylinder engine that offers drivers 185 horsepower and 178 lb-ft of torque. When it comes to gas mileage, the 2018 Sonata offers an EPA-estimated fuel economy rating of 25 city/36 highway/29 combined mpg. The most fuel-efficient Sonata comes in the form of the Eco trim level, with an mpg rating of 28 city/37 highway/31 combined.

2018 Hyundai Sonata


2018 Volkswagen Passat

$22,050 Starting MSRP $22,995
29 Combined MPG 29
185 Horsepower 174
5 Seating 5

How Spacious is the 2018 Hyundai Sonata?

Along with the strong performance of the new Sonata, the sedan is also more spacious than the competition. When it comes to fitting five passengers comfortably, the 2018 Sonata offers 106 cu.ft of space compared to the 2018 Passat’s 102 cu.ft. The Hyundai sedan also offers more room for cargo than the VW, with 16.3 cu.ft of cargo space compared to 15.9 cu.ft in the Passat.

If you would like to learn more about the differences between the 2018 Hyundai Sonata vs the 2018 Volkswagen Passat, be sure to contact us at Apple Valley Hyundai. You can also get behind the wheel of the new Sonata today by visiting our dealership in Winchester, VA, today.

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