2016 Volkswagen Passat vs. 2016 Chevy Malibu

Midsize sedans are important pieces of the automotive puzzle. They serve a great purpose, catering to the automobile needs of families and single drivers alike. In fact, midsize sedans have become so integral to the world that they are easy to miss, almost as if they are blending in with the background and becoming white noise. Just because they are so common doesn’t mean a few don’t stand out above the rest. If you are in the market for one of these cars, there is certainly no shortage of options. With such a plethora of midsize sedans to choose from, which one is right for you? Let’s look at a comparison of the 2016 Volkswagen Passat vs. the 2016 Chevy Malibu.

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2016 Volkswagen Passat vs. 2016 Chevy Malibu
1.8-liter Inline 4 Base Engine 1.5-liter Inline 4
170 HP Horsepower 163 HP
18.5 Gallons Fuel Capacity 13 Gallons
6-Speed Automatic Transmission 6-Speed Automatic

Why choose the 2016 VW Passat in Elgin IL?

Even though a midsize sedan isn’t necessarily going to roar when you start the engine, you don’t want a weak, unresponsive engine, either. Horsepower still matters, and the 2016 Passat surpasses the Malibu with 170 horsepower compared to the Malibu’s 163. It may not seem like a lot, but that is seven more horses pulling your carriage, making it easier to get where you need to go. In addition to more horsepower, the 2016 Volkswagen Passat can hold more fuel at a time. The fuel tank on the Passat can hold 18.5 gallons. The fuel tank capacity on the Malibu falls well short of that with 13 gallons. This could mean fewer stops at the gas station on the road of life, wherever it may be taking you.

Owning and driving a midsize sedan doesn’t have to be mundane. Contact Elgin Volkswagen to find out how you can get behind the wheel of the 2016 Volkswagen Passat today.

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2016 VW Passat interior center console display
2016 VW Passat interior seats
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