Two popular sedans that provide drivers with a premium experience are the 2020 Nissan Altima and 2020 Volkswagen Passat. Equipped with unique features and sporting striking designs, both the Altima and Passat are favorites among sedan drivers. Despite this, one model offers more benefits and conveniences than the other. To help you explore some of the distinct characteristics of these vehicles, we have put together our 2020 Nissan Altima vs 2020 Volkswagen Passat comparison.
2020 Nissan Altima
2020 Volkswagen Passat
2.5L Engine with 188 Horsepower and 180 Lb-Ft of Torque2.0L VC-Turbo Engine with 236 Horsepower and 267 Lb-Ft of Torque
|Engine Options||2.0L Engine with 174 Horsepower and 206 Lb-Ft of Torque|
|Available||All-Wheel Drive||Not Available|
|Up to 28 City MPG*, 39 Highway MPG*, and 32 Combined MPG*||Fuel Efficiency||Up to 23 City MPG, 34 Highway MPG, and 27 Combined MPG|
As we researched the 2020 Nissan Altima and 2020 Volkswagen Passat, we noted several key differences that customers should note. First, the Altima holds the advantage when it comes to performance. Its standard engine offers more horsepower but less torque than the engine of the Passat, so it is a close tie. However, the 2020 Nissan Altima mid-size sedan offers the available VC-Turbo engine packing far more power than the Passat is capable of. Not only that, but the VC-Turbo engine operates with a variable compression ratio, giving you power when you need it and efficiency when you don’t. In addition, both engines offer better fuel economy ratings than the Passat, so you can expect to save big at the gas pump.
Of course, the 2020 Nissan Altima enhances its performance further by offering more options. Those that wish to utilize all-wheel drive for wet roads have the option to add all-wheel drive with the Altima. With the Passat, this isn’t an option at all. Other fun and convenient features, like the standard proximity key, also help make the Altima feel like a modern, comfortable, and exciting choice.
Intrigued by the 2020 Nissan Altima mid-size sedan? Connect with our team at Sheehy Nissan of White Marsh to learn more about this favorite and see if the Altima is the perfect sedan for your driving needs.
*2020 EPA Fuel Economy Estimates 28 City/39 Highway/32 Combined for Altima® S, SV, SL FWD; 26 City/36 Highway/30 Combined for Altima S, SV, SL AWD; 27 City/37 Highway/31 Combined for Altima SR, Platinum FWD; 25 City/35 Highway/29 Combined for Altima SR, Platinum AWD; 25 City/34