Looking for a Honda Civic? Try a Volkswagen Passat!
With so many mid-size sedans on the market today, it can be difficult finding the perfect one for your family. It’s no surprise that the Volkswagen Passat and the Honda Civic are two of the leading choices among consumers, but are they really that similar? After a closer look, the specialists at Timmons of Long Beach have concluded that the Volkswagen Passat is the all-around better pick.
The Volkswagen Passat is a perfect example of advance German engineering. Laser seam welding and high-strength materials provide a sturdy outer shell capable of just about anything. Although the Civic and the Passat share exterior dimensions, the Passat provides much more leg and head-room for added passenger comfort. The Volkswagen also provides a cargo capacity of 15.9 cu. ft. compared to the Honda’s measly 12.5 cu. ft. Unlike the Civic, you’ll never have to pack light when you own a spacious Passat.
Because the Honda Civic only offers one engine option, it already falls behind the Passat in the performance category. Although they both sport a 1.8-liter base engine, the Volkswagen is off to a powerful start with 170 horsepower opposed to the Honda’s 143 horsepower. From there, the Passat offers a V6 engine with up to 258 horsepower and a Clean Diesel engine with up to 43 highway mpg. The Honda also has a larger turning radius than the Volkswagen which dissipates maneuverability.
Once again, the VW Passat is the winner and this time it’s for safety. In 2014, the Passat was the IIH Top Safety Pick and received a 5-star Overall Safety Rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. One of the Passat’s highlighted features is the Intelligent Crash Response System which automatically unlocks the doors, turns off the fuel pump, and flips on the hazard lights if an accident occurs. How can the Honda Civic possibly keep up with such a smart vehicle?
If you’re interested in purchasing the new Volkswagen Passat, feel free to call our Orange County dealership at (855) 634-5626. You can also browse our online selection of available Volkswagen models or stop by Timmons of Long Beach for a test drive today!