2017 Volkswagen Passat vs 2017 Subaru Legacy

When many people think of a family hauler they think of a minivan or an SUV. However, a midsize sedan can be an excellent choice. Many midsize sedans pack in family-friendly features while also providing versatility, as they can double as a great daily driver too. Two great examples of sedans in this segment are the 2017 Volkswagen Passat vs 2017 Subaru Legacy.

The 2017 Volkswagen Passat and 2017 Subaru Legacy are both capable midsize sedans but provide different driving experiences. The 2017 Subaru Legacy is great for anyone who lives in a climate that necessitates all-wheel drive. However, other than the included all-wheel drive nothing else about the 2017 Legacy stands out in the segment. The 2017 Volkswagen Passat on the other hand is well known for being classy. It has a very simple but refined style inside and out that gives it an air of being more expensive than it actually is. Looks aside, it is also equipped with family-friendly features that help to keep everyone happy and comfortable on the road.

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2017 Volkswagen Passat vs 2017 Subaru Legacy
$22,440 starting MSRP $21,995
23/34 fuel economy (city/hwy) 25/34
5 seating capacity 5
15.9 cubic feet cargo space 15.0 cubic feet

Ride Quality and Engine Options in the 2017 Volkswagen Passat

Ride quality is one area where the 2017 Volkswagen Passat really shines. There is not an uncomfortable seat in the house. Drivers will love the supportive and comfortable front seats while passengers will appreciate the ample elbow room in the back. The 2017 Passat drives well on city streets and the highway. Expect a quiet cabin and a smooth ride even on bumpy roads.

All trim levels on the 2017 Volkswagen Passat come standard with a turbocharged 1.8-liter four-cylinder engine that is paired with a six-speed automatic transmission. The turbocharged engine produces 170 horsepower and 184 pound-feet of torque. Also available is a 3.6-liter V6 engine paired with a six-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission producing 280 horsepower and 258 pound feet of torque.The V6 engine option is available for the SE and SEL Premium trim levels though most drivers would be fine sticking with the base engine.

Interested in learning more about the 2017 Volkswagen passat? Contact a member of the Donaldsons Volkswagen staff for additional information or click the inventory button on this page to see a current list of in-stock Volkswagen Passats at Donaldsons Volkswagen in Sayville, NY.

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2017 VW Passat interior overview
2017 VW Passat dashboard overview