Volkswagen Passat Holds a Serious Edge Over its Competitors

February 15th, 2017 by

Volkswagen Passat

What is the Best Midsize Sedan Available in 2017?

Thanks to their ability to deliver on a wide range of capabilities, midsize sedans are some of the most popular vehicles on the market. As competition is so fierce, automakers continue to improve their midsize offerings year after year. That is especially true for the Volkswagen Passat, which was recently named the best midsize sedan by after it beat out some well-known names such as the Honda Accord, Toyota Camry, Nissan Altima, Kia Optima and more. Let’s look at what makes the Passat so amazing.

Before we get into details about what allowed the Passat to take the top rating, let’s look at how it compared to the other vehicles in the market. There were a total of nine vehicles that we looked at for the Midsize Sedan Challenge that held. Here is how those vehicles fared, in this exact order:

  1. 2016 Volkswagen Passat
  2. 2016 Kia Optima
  3. 2016 Chevrolet Malibu
  4. 2016 Hyundai Sonata
  5. 2016 Honda Accord
  6. 2016 Subaru Legacy
  7. 2016 Toyota Camry
  8. 2016 Mazda6
  9. 2016 Nissan Altima

Advantages of the Volkswagen Passat

According to the publication, the Volkswagen managed to win over its judges’ hearts with its ability to deliver space and safety, but also its Car-Net App-Connect technology. Above all, the fun-to-drive nature was the one quality of the Volkswagen Passat that really helped it to stand far out from the competition.

“The Passat came in first place with both our expert judges and in-market shoppers,” said Patrick Olsen,’s editor-in-chief. “This midsize sedan is a refreshed version of the Passat that won’s Best of 2012 award; it’s still tremendously roomy and for 2016 got a ton of tech upgrades like Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ integration. In addition to the roominess, tech and safety, the standout feature of the Passat is its driving ability. Everyone who drove it unanimously agreed, the Passat is plain old fun to drive.”

Test Drive the Volkswagen Passat in Long Beach

Seeing as its fun-to-drive aspect is the one thing that was highlighted by, it can be hard to fully understand exactly why the Passat was named the best midsize car without actually driving it for yourself. If you are interested in doing just that, you can do so here at Timmons Volkswagen. We would be more than happy to get you behind the wheel of a new Passat. Simply check out our inventory, and schedule a test drive as soon as you find something that catches your eye. You can also stop by and see us in person.

If you have any questions, or are interested in learning more about the Passat, please reach out to us.

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