2017 Volkswagen Passat

2017 Volkswagen Passat

2017 Hyundai Sonata

2017 Hyundai Sonata

2017 Volkswagen Passat vs 2017 Hyundai Sonata

Who will win in the 2017 Volkswagen Passat vs 2017 Hyundai Sonata showdown? When it comes to your Manhattan Beach, you deserve a powerful option that is versatile enough to cater to any road situation.

How’s the Drive?

Choose the right balance of fuel economy, power, and budget to find the best engine for your Long Beach drive:

  • Sonata Engines: The 2017 Sonata makes you opt for a trim upgrade before you get the benefit of a turbocharged engine option under your hood. Unfortunately, there isn’t a V6 option even on the Sport trim.

  • Passat Turbocharged Base: The 2017 Passat strives to get it right the first time with a powerful 1.8L turbocharged engine as the base model. Upgrade to V6 power for 280 hp and 28 mpg on the highway**.

2017 Volkswagen Passat in silver on white back ground

Advanced Stability and Safety

2017 Volkswagen Passat driving up hill

Drive confidently on the Torrance roadways with the right safety and stability suite at your disposal:

  • Sonata Safety Add-Ons: Even on the highest trims, the Sonata only offers Blind Spot Monitor (BSM) and a rearview camera. It does give you standard and expected stability systems like Electronic Stability Control (ESC).

  • Passat Stability and Safety Management: The 2017 Passat goes above and beyond with Driver Assistance with features like Front Assist, BSM, Adaptive Cruise Control, and Park Pilot. The Passat also includes seven stability management systems like ESC and Electronic Brake Pressure Distribution.

Cabin Comfort and Technology

Stay comfortable no matter how long the drive is with the best in cabin features and suites:

  • Sonata Interior Design: Heated seating in the front and rear rows is available on some trims in addition to a leather wrapped steering wheel.

  • Passat Cabin Convenience: The Passat gives you best in class legroom, dual climate zones, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, and Hands-free Easy Open Trunk. Heated seating is available in both rows.

2017 Volkswagen Passat interior cabin space

Which Vehicle Is Right for You?

2017 Volkswagen Passat in black exterior finish

Before you drive off in your new sedan, take one last look at both vehicles side-by-side:

  • 2017 Hyundai Sonata: The Hyundai Sonata tries, but it’s pretty skim on the base trim amenities. You’ll have to opt for a higher-level trim to gain access to the turbocharged engine and you don’t have the option for a V6 engine.

  • 2017 Volkswagen Passat: The 2017 Passat goes the extra mile to give you a powerful turbocharged base engine with a V6 option as an upgrade. Plus, you can drown out the commute with a premium audio system.

Settle 2017 Volkswagen Passat vs 2017 Hyundai Sonata Yourself

Are you ready to take a test drive in the obvious winner? Come on down to Pacific VW and take your new 2017 Passat for a spin. If you have any questions or want to make an appointment, fill out our quick contact form.

**EPA estimates. Your mileage will vary and depends on several factors, including your driving habits and vehicle condition.