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Compare the 2018 Volkswagen Passat vs 2018 Audi A4

2018 Volkswagen Passat 2018 Audi A4 Versus

2018 Volkswagen Passat


2018 Audi A4

25 city / 36 hwy

Fuel Economy

24 city / 33 hwy
2.0L Turbo


2.0L 4-cylinder
18.5 gallons

Fuel Tank

15.3 gallons

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The 2018 Volkswagen Passat sits proudly in the German-manufactured premium sedan marketplace. The original Passat debuted in the 1970’s, and Volkswagen has made improvements to it each year. With over forty years of development, we can safely say this is the best Passat that has ever been produced. The 2018 model is improved over the outgoing 2017 model. The chief focus in 2018 was the engine. Volkswagen achieved an improved fuel economy without harming the engine’s power output. The Audi A4 is one of the Passat’s chief competitors, and the Passat easily outpaces the A4 in many critical areas.


The Volkswagen Passat offers tremendous value over the Audi A4. Both vehicles have 2.0L 4-cylinder turbocharged engines producing similar horsepower figures. The Passat produces 174 horsepower while the A4 produces 190 horsepower. These figures are balanced by the Volkswagen’s superior fuel economy. On the highway, the Audi A4 can achieve 33 MPG while the superior Volkswagen Passat wins with 36 MPG. With similar power and better highway fuel economy, the Volkswagen Passat is clearly the winner. However, the choice is even clearer when you examine the price. The Passat starts at $22,995 while the A4 starts at $36,000. Clearly, the Passat is the winner.


The Audi A4 and the Volkswagen Passat have many similarities. Both seat five people while offering Bluetooth, Apple CarPlay, center screen infotainment systems, premium sound systems, backup cameras, automatic headlights, and 8-way power adjustment seats. The Audi offers a slightly more premium experience, but at a much higher cost. The Audi has heated leather seats in the front where the Volkswagen offers cloth seats. The Audi offers a sunroof, Xenon headlights, and LED taillights. While these premium items might sound like a good deal, they come at an MSRP that is $13,000 higher than the Passat.


The Passat offers seven stability-enhancing features, a rigid safety cage, and active safety features. It’s most revolutionary feature is the Intelligent Crash Response System which deploys the airbags, turns off the fuel pump, unlocks the doors, and turns on the emergency hazard lights without you hitting a single button. It helps save precious seconds which are critical in any collision. More than just safety, Volkswagen stands behind its quality product. The Volkswagen Passat is covered by a 6-year (72,000 Mile, warranty while the Audi is only covered by a 4-year, or 50,000 Mile, warranty.

Come see the 2018 Volkswagen Passat today at our dealership! We have a great selection of new and used models, and the best prices in the market. Schedule a test drive today, and see why the 2018 Volkswagen Passat beats the 2018 Audi A4.

MSRP excludes destination, taxes, title and registration fees. Starting at MSRP refers to the base model, optional equipment not included. Pricing and offers may change at any time without notification. To get full pricing details, see your dealer.

All figures are EPA estimates. Actual mileage may vary.

Current Inventory

There are currently no 2018 Volkswagen Passat 2.0T R-Line 4dr Sedan for Sale in inventory


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**Based on model year EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on driving conditions, how you drive and maintain your vehicle, battery pack age/condition, and other factors.

5-Star overall scores are awarded by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Safety Ratings are awarded by Government 5-Star Safety Ratings are part of the U.S. Department of Transportation’s New Car Assessment Program ( Model tested with standard side airbags (SAB).