The 2016 Passat, Accord, Camry, and Sonata Go Head-On at Volkswagen of Van Nuys

When it comes to family vehicles, the automotive industry is chockfull of amazing options. From crossovers and SUVs, to wagons and minivans, it is safe to say that no matter what your family needs, there’s a vehicle out there perfect for your lifestyle and budget. If you want a vehicle that offers a bit of everything– safety, reliability, versatility, and economy—you can’t go wrong with the midsize sedan. Offering better handling and maneuverability than the bigger SUVs and minivans, while also providing more space and storage than coupes and smaller cars, the midsize sedan is the ideal compromise.

The hard part, however, is actually finding the right sedan for you. That’s where Volkswagen of Van Nuys can help. With so many great sedans to choose from, we’ve narrowed down this year’s top options and compared them in several areas that are important when it comes to selecting a perfect family vehicle. In order to make the comparisons more even, we compared the base models of the following vehicles: the 2016 Honda Accord, the 2016 Hyundai Sonata, the 2016 Toyota Camry, and the 2016 Volkswagen Passat. Here is what we found:



2016 Volkswagen Passat S

2016 Toyota Camry LE

2016 Honda Accord LX

2016 Hyundai Sonata SE


1.8T 4-cylinder TSI® engine

2.5L 4-cylinder engine

2.4L 4-cylinder engine

2.4L GDI 4-cylinder engine


170 hp

178 hp

185 hp

185 hp


184 lb.-ft.

170 lb.-ft.

181 lb.-ft.

178 lb.-ft.

Rear Shoulder Room/Leg Room





Dual-Zone Automatic Climate Control










The Volkswagen Passat Overpowers the Competition

Considering the top quality of all of the contenders, it came as no surprise to us at Volkswagen of Van Nuys that it would be such a close competition. Luckily, after taking everything into account, we were able to determine a clear overall winner that surpassed the other vehicles where it truly mattered. When it came to performance, each of the vehicles boasted impressive engines and horsepower, but the Volkswagen Passat had them all beat when it came to torque, which often results in better in-gear acceleration and lower engine speed. What’s more, the 2016 Passat offers phenomenal passenger comfort. Not only does the Volkswagen come with more shoulder and leg room for those riding in the back seat, it also offers a number of standard comfort and convenience features, like Dual-Zone Automatic Climate Control.

Find out if the 2016 Volkswagen Passat is the perfect vehicle for your family by visiting us at Volkswagen of Van Nuys. Proudly serving Van Nuys, CA and the surrounding L.A. County area, we have plenty of new Volkswagen models in stock and ready for you. Come in for a test drive now, and you could be driving your new Volkswagen Passat in Los Angeles today! If you have any questions or would like more information on any of our vehicles, feel free to contact us directly. We’ll be more than happy to assist you!