2017 Volkswagen Passat vs 2017 Toyota Camry

As one of the most reliable vehicles of all time, the Toyota Camry has been the target for opposing automakers. However, Volkswagen knows better and created a car that may have topped the most popular car of all time. It’s not entirely up to us, but we see potential for the dark horse to knock the Camry off the top spot. Judge for yourself as we compare the 2017 Volkswagen Passat vs 2017 Toyota Camry.

Standard features are more readily available in the Passat. For example, features like dual-zone climate control and available automatic braking come standard in the Passat but you’ll have to climb up a few trim levels on the Camry to find them. Those of us familiar with Volkswagen probably won’t find this surprising, but for the average car shopper, it might be a shocker to see the advantages the Passat has over the Camry. Take a look at the table below for some more match-ups.

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2017 Volkswagen Passat vs 2017 Toyota Camry
$22,440 Starting MSRP $23,070
Available Automated Parking Not Available
280 hp (3.6-liter V6 engine) Horsepower in Top Trim 268 hp (3.5-liter V6 engine)
Available Remote Start Not Available

Performance and Handling in the 2017 Passat

First and foremost, you should take note of the 280 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque in the 2017 Passat. Despite both cars having a V6 engine, the top trim in the Camry tops out with less at 268 horsepower and 248 lb-ft of torque. More power means a faster speed and quicker acceleration, but many believe that going from 60 to 0 mph is more important than the 0 to 60 time. If that sounds like you, the Passat will also come out ahead. Thanks to the 12.3-inch front rotors, it can come to a full stop from 70 mph in just 169 feet. The Camry lags behind with 11.7-inch front rotors which allow it to make the same stop in 182 feet. That’s an extra 13 feet, and we all know the difference that can make.

To learn more about the Volkswagen Passat and the many other edges it has over the Camry, get in touch with the team here at Hall Cars. You’re sure to find your perfect match sitting in our inventory. Set up a test drive here on our website as well!

2017 Volkswagen Passat in parking lot
2017 Volkswagen Passat seating
2017 Volkswagen Passat front interior
2017 Volkswagen Passat rearview camera

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