Volkswagen Passat vs Nissan Altima

The 2019 Volkswagen Passat and the Nissan Altima are two of the leading midsize sedans on the market today. That’s why they’re both great options for drivers throughout Mission Viejo, Rancho Santa Margarita, and Newport Beach, CA.

However, how can you determine which one is the best fit for your wants and needs? To help answer that question, our team at Norm Reeves Volkswagen Superstore Irvine wrote this comparison review of both models. We’ll explore how these cars stack up against each other in four crucial categories: engine performance, interior room, cargo space, and warranty information. Here we go!

Category 1: Engine Performance

The 2019 Volkswagen Passat comes equipped with serious turbo power thanks to its 2.0L TSI capable of delivering 174 horsepower with 184 lb-ft of torque. It’s served faultlessly via a 6-speed automatic transmission with Sport Mode paddle shifters, allowing drivers extra control around tight bends in the road.

Likewise, the Nissan Altima’s standard trim boasts its own base 2.5L 4-cylinder engine that can reach the 170-horsepower threshold with 180 lb-ft of torque backing it up. Paired with a Continuously Variable Transmission, the Altima provides a level, albeit less peppy ride.

Category 2: Interior Room

The Volkswagen Passat provides your family and friends with plenty of interior room relax and enjoy the ride. Regardless of whether seated in the front or the back, the VW Passat offers up to 102 cubic feet of passenger volume compared to the Altima’s 100.8 cubic feet.

In either model, you and you passengers will have no problem stretching out over the open highway, though the 2019 VW Passat does supply much welcomed extra bit of headroom (37.8 inches) and legroom (39.1 inches) in the rear seating area. 

Category 3: Cargo Space

Whether packing up a week’s worth of groceries or loading the family up for a day at the beach, these two sedans provide expansive trunk space to fit your busy life. The Volkswagen provides 15.9 cubic feet while the Altima offers a comparable, though slightly smaller 15.4 cubic feet.

Category 4: Warranty Information

Last, but not least, there are the specifics of their respective warranties. These are crucial to understand, because they’re the policies that’ll protect your vehicle for years to come.

Here’s an overview of the various warranties that Volkswagen brings to the table:

  • New Vehicle Limited Warranty: 6 years/75,000 miles
  • Drivetrain Warranty: 5 years/60,000 miles
  • Corrosion Protection Plan: 12 years/unlimited miles
  • Roadside Assistance Program

Nissan has created several comparable protection guarantees when it comes to the Basic Warranty, the Drivetrain Warranty, and the Roadside Assistance Program. However, their Corrosion Protection Plan is severely inadequate; it only covers your vehicle for five years!

Test Drive the 2019 Volkswagen Passat Today!

After reading this article, you might prefer to test drive the 2019 Volkswagen Passat over the 2019 Nissan Altima. If that’s the case, we have you covered at Norm Reeves Volkswagen Superstore Irvine.

If you live in Mission Viejo, Rancho Santa Margarita, Newport Beach stop by our convenient location or go online to schedule a test drive today!