|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|
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.