2018 Volkswagen Passat vs 2018 Nissan Altima

2018 Volkswagen Passat vs 2018 Nissan Altima

Drivers in search of a midsize sedan have a plethora of options, and those include everything from average automakers to big-name luxury brands. If, however, you want something better than average but you don’t have the money to pay tens of thousands of dollars more for a luxury car, a brand like Volkswagen might be a good choice for you. See how its midsize sedan compares here as we look at the 2018 Volkswagen Passat vs 2018 Nissan Altima.

The Passat has a lot to offer for a midsize car. It has more power than the Jetta, its compact car segment counterpart. Despite having a reputation as one of the top automakers not identified as a luxury brand, the Volkswagen Passat actually has a lower MSRP than the Altima. Check out some additional specs and features below!

2018 Volkswagen Passat


2018 Nissan Altima

2.0L inline-4 Base Engine 2.5L inline-4
174 hp/184 lb-ft Horsepower/Torque Row3_Right_Cell
18.5 gallons Fuel Tank Capacity 18 gallons
$22,995 Starting MSRP $23,260

Specs and Features in the 2018 Passat

While the Altima is a viable choice for some buyers, it’s hard to look past all the features offered in the Passat. Aside from the already-powerful standard engine, the Passat also comes with an optional 3.6L V6 engine which delivers an impressive 280 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque. That’s not all it has to offer. Additional features that come as standard or available in the Passat include:

  • Apple CarPlay/Android Auto

  • SiriusXM Satellite Radio

  • Fender® Premium Audio System

  • Blind Spot Monitor

  • VW Car-Net®

  • Adaptive Cruise Control

  • Lane Assist

  • And much more!

The Altima is a viable choice for consumers looking for something to get them from point A to point B. The Passat, however, is a different story and gives you more than you probably thought you needed. Interested in learning more? Get in touch with the team here at Hall Cars to schedule a test drive and get yourself on the road in a new Passat today!

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