2018 Volkswagen Passat vs 2018 Chevy Malibu

2018 Volkswagen Passat vs 2018 Chevy Malibu

The Jetta is arguably the most popular Volkswagen model. However, if you’re looking for something a little bigger, there is a better option for you. The Passat is a midsize sedan offering premium features that rival those of other top automakers. Chevy is a highly-mentioned name in the industry, so how does the 2018 Volkswagen Passat compare to the 2018 Chevy Malibu? Find out here!

In order to truly hold the top spot, you need to overtake the best. We’ve shown you how the Passat beats out other top models like the Honda Accord and Toyota Camry, and now we’re back at it again with the Malibu. As you’ll notice below, the Passat comes with a base engine that offers more power than its rival. How else do they compare? Take a look at the table for some head to head comparisons.

2018 Volkswagen Passat


2018 Chevy Malibu

2L inline-4 Base Engine 1.5L inline-4
174 hp/184 lb-ft Horsepower/Torque 160 hp/184 lb-ft
18.5 gallons Fuel Tank Capacity 15.8 gallons
15.9 cubic ft Cargo Capacity 15.8 cubic ft

Specs and Features in the 2018 Passat

There is plenty to love inside the 2018 Passat. While it gets a little less fuel efficiency than the Malibu, that’s simply due to the fact that it has more power because of the bigger engine. It wins in basically every other category as well. That includes features such as a bigger fuel tank, more passenger volume, and better overall performance. That’s not all though. Inside you’ll find a bounty of technology, comfort, and convenience. Some of those features include:

  • Apple CarPlay/Android Auto
  • SiriusXM® Satellite Radio
  • Fender® Premium Audio System
  • Rear View Camera
  • Wood-textured trim
  • Over three feet of rear legroom
  • Rear seat pass-through
  • Heated front and rear seats
  • Climatronic® dual-zone automatic climate control
  • and much more!

Interested in owning Volkswagen’s midsize sedan? Come check it out here at Hall Cars and find out how you could make it your own! You can also schedule a test drive right here on our website!

blue 2018 Volkswagen Jetta on the road
2018 VW Golf GTI with banner in bottom right corner