Volkswagen Golf vs. Volkswagen Passat

Volkswagen Golf

2017 Volkswagen Golf

2017 passat

2017 Volkswagen Passat

Both the Volkswagen Golf and Volkswagen Passat are award-winning vehicles with raving reviews to match; the Volkswagen Golf made last year’s “10 Best Cars” from Car and Driver, and the Volkswagen Passat was named last year’s “Best Midsize Sedan” from So, which vehicle dawning the VW name is right for you? With fuel economy that exceeds averages and advanced touchscreen entertainment, both make great choices. Find out which one fits your lifestyle before taking one or both on a test drive at Timmons Volkswagen of Long Beach!


Both vehicles utilize turbocharged engines, but which one suits your driving style better? The Golf lends itself better to long commutes, while the Passat makes more robust power available.

  • Volkswagen Golf: A 1.8L TSI engine produces 170 hp while earning an EPA-estimated 36 mpg highway/25 mpg city. The automatic transmission is more versatile with available Tiptronic with Sport Mode.
  • Volkswagen Passat: The same engine comes standard on the new Passat, and earns an EPA-estimated 34 mpg highway/23 mpg city. You can also upgrade to a 3.6L V6 engine that generates 280 hp.
2017 Volkswagen Golf


The new Golf may appeal to younger drivers or adventurers, due to more cargo space than passenger volume. Meanwhile, the Passat offers a more spacious cabin for small families to take advantage of. Both vehicles offer a Composition Media touchscreen display, Bluetooth technology, and European style.

  • Volkswagen Golf: The cabin offers 93.5 cubic feet of passenger space, and up to 52.7 cubic feet of cargo room with seats folded.
  • Volkswagen Passat: There’s a little more breathing room inside the Volkswagen Passat interior with 102 cubic feet of passenger space. The trunk gives you 15.9 cubic feet.
2017 Volkswagen Passat

Try One or Both Today!

Luckily, you don’t have to choose just yet. Visit Timmons Volkswagen of Long Beach to meet both vehicles and even other comparable vehicles to see which suits you. We’re located at 3940 Cherry Ave., and are standing by to help you apply for financing. Call us at (855) 832-3136 to make an appointment, or reach out online if we can answer any questions for you!

*2017 EPA estimates not available at time of publication. See for updated information. Your mileage will vary and depends on several factors including your driving habits and vehicle condition.

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Phone: (855) 831-9578

3940 Cherry Ave Long Beach, CA


Phone: (855) 832-3136

3940 Cherry Ave Long Beach, CA


Phone: (855) 831-9578

3940 Cherry Ave Long Beach, CA
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