The 2020 Volkswagen Passat and the 2020 Toyota Corolla are both sporty and stylish sedans—but which one is better for your lifestyle? Our Norm Reeves Volkswagen Superstore Irvine team wrote this comparison to answer this question for the drivers around Irvine, Garden Grove, and San Juan Capistrano.
VW Passat vs Toyota Corolla Engines and Performance Features
The Volkswagen Passat comes with a high-tech, turbocharged TSI® engine—by pumping cool air throughout the engine as it runs, you’ll enjoy added horsepower and torque. Then, once that’s paired with its smooth-shifting 6-speed automatic transmission with sport mode and its leather-wrapped, multi-function steering wheel with paddle shifters, you’ll have a powertrain that’s as efficient as it is fun to drive.
On the other hand, Toyota doesn’t offer a single turbocharged engine in their entire lineup of Corollas.
The 2020 VW Passat also outclasses the 2020 Toyota Corolla when it comes to their looks. Check it out!
Exterior Design and Interior Amenities in the VW Passat vs Toyota Corolla
Exterior. When you upgrade to the available VW Passat R-Line, you’ll impress anybody you want to impress with sport front end and rear bumpers, 19-inch wheels, and a few other performance-inspired details. Fortunately, both the Volkswagen Passat and the Toyota Corolla feature some form of LED lighting, with the VW Passat boasting LED projector headlights with LED Daytime Running Lights (DRL), as well as LED taillights.
Interior. Volkswagen has also created a cabin that’s full of good-looking, convenient amenities: heated front seats, V-Tex leatherette seating surfaces, two USB charging ports, and rear air vents so that your friends, family members, and Uber passengers can stay cool while you’re driving. The Toyota’s cabin includes many of these features, but you must upgrade to get their comparable SofTex®-trimmed upholstery.
2020 VW Passat vs 2020 Toyota Corolla State-of-the-Art Safety Technologies
Last, but certainly not least, the VW Passat was designed, engineered, and built with safety as a priority:
- Rear View Camera System
- Intelligent Crash Response System (ICRS)
- Automatic Post-Collision Braking System
- Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)
- Safety Cage with Front and Rear Crumple Zones
And that’s not even including its seven different stability-enhancing systems, which range from Electronic Brake-pressure Distribution (EBD) to Electronic Stability Control (ESC) and beyond. Contact us for details.
The Toyota Corolla is also quite a safe vehicle, as it comes with standard Toyota Safety Sense™ 2.0 (TSS 2.0). This is a suite of smart, driver-assistive safety features that are intended to prevent an accident from ever happening. It’s similar to some VW Passat efforts, such as Lane Assist with Active Blind Spot Monitor.
Schedule Your Test Drive at Norm Reeves Volkswagen Superstore Irvine
Getting to us from San Juan Capistrano, Garden Grove, Irvine, and the surrounding California towns and cities is streamlined—and that means that it’s streamlined to get behind the wheel of the 2020 VW Passat for a test drive.
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