2018 Volkswagen Golf

2018 Volkswagen Golf

2018 Volkswagen Passat

2018 Volkswagen Passat

2018 VW Passat vs. Golf Wagon

Both the Volkswagen Golf and Passat are award-winning vehicles with rave reviews to match; the VW Golf made the 2018 “10 Best Cars” list from Car and Driver, and the VW Passat was named a 2018 “Best Midsize Car” by U.S. News. So, which vehicle donning the VW name is right for you? With fuel economy that exceeds averages and advanced touchscreen entertainment, both make great choices. Compare the VW Passat vs. Golf Wagon below to find out which fits your lifestyle!


The Golf lends itself better to long commutes around Cerritos or Signal Hill, while the Passat makes more robust power available.

  • Volkswagen Golf: A 1.8L turbo 4-cylinder engine produces 170 hp while earning an EPA-estimated 34 mpg highway/25 mpg city. The standard transmission is a 5-speed manual.
  • Volkswagen Passat: The new Passat comes standard with a 174-hp 2.0L turbo 4-cylinder engine and earns an EPA-estimated 36 mpg highway/25 mpg city. You can also upgrade to a 280-hp 3.6L V6 engine.
2018 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 enjoy. 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 53.7 cubic feet of cargo room with seats folded.
  • Volkswagen Passat: There’s a little more breathing room inside the Passat interior with 102 cubic feet of passenger space. The trunk gives you 15.9 cubic feet of cargo room.
2018 Volkswagen Passat

Test Drive the VW Golf or Passat Near Huntington Beach!

Luckily, you don’t have to decide between the VW Passat vs. Golf Wagon just yet. Visit Timmons Volkswagen of Long Beach to meet both vehicles and even other comparable VW models to find the one that suits you best. We’re located at 3940 Cherry Avenue and are standing by to help you apply for financing. Call us at (855) 832-3136 to make an appointment, or contact us online if we can answer any questions for you!

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