|2018 Toyota Camry||vs||2018 Volkswagen Passat|
|2.5L 4-Cylinder||Engine||2.0L 4-Cylinder|
|203 HP @ 6600 rpm||Horsepower||174 HP @ 5000 rpm|
|29 City/41 Highway mpg*||Fuel Economy||25 City/36 Highway mpg*|
"Camry’s interior fits your needs and feeds your desires with pleasing finishes and textures. It meticulously blends colors and materials."
The 2018 Toyota Camry has many rivals in the midsized class. In this review, we match it up with the 2018 Volkswagen Passat in Greenvale, New York. Let’s see how the two compare.
While changes have been made to the features list, the Passat has the same design it did when Volkswagen first released it six years ago. Camrys have been redesigned completely for the 2018 model year. The sleeker, more sporty style helps it stand out in the class. This Toyota sedan has automatic high beams that can regulate the intensity of the light.
The Camry is determined to pay NY drivers back at the pump. The four-cylinder turbo can earn 29 mpg city and 41 mpg highway. That’s quite a bit more than the Volkswagen Passat which is rated 25 mpg city and 36 mpg highway. You might assume that means that the Passat is more powerful. Actually this VW engine generates 174 horsepower, trailing the Toyota by 29 horses. Camrys generate a remarkable 203 horsepower. It can do more with its power because it has an eight-speed automatic transmission rather than the more traditional six-speed automatic on the Volkswagen Passat in Greenvale, New York.
The two cars offer about the same passenger space. While Passats are considered quality, they tend to be described as bland by reviewers. The totally redesigned Camry definitely pleases those with premium tastes. Demonstrating its ability to do all things well, it is rated number one at U.S. News and World Report. It has also been named the Best Midsized Car for the Money and the Best Midsized Car for Families. Pleasing those who want more upscale style for their automotive dollar, the Camry offers trims in textured metal and tiger eye wood. You can even get bolder color combinations such as a luscious red leather.
The two cars have earned five stars from crash testers at the NHTSA. However, Camrys have ten airbags while Passats have six. The Toyotas also have exclusive whiplash lessening seats as well. While Volkswagen offers a driver assist package, Toyota has made standards out of its most important crash avoidance features. A forward collision warning may trigger an autobrake. This function may be triggered by the pedestrian watch as well. These features work with cruise control for an adaptive cruise control system that’s controlled by radar. A lane watch system keeps an eye on the road lines, and an assist may tug the wheel to get the car to straighten up. In order to secure a lane keeper for the Passat, shoppers will have to spring for the SEL Premium edition in Greenvale, NY. Both cars offer a blind spot monitor, a rear cross-traffic alert, and a standard rearview camera. Only Toyota is offering rear braking as well.
The Camry comes with an Entune system built right into the dash. This 6.1-inch touchscreen is almost as big as the VW’s more expensive 6.3-inch touchscreen. It certainly beats the standard Volkswagen 5-inch model. The two cars have Bluetooth Streaming Audio and related functions. The larger Entune system adds HD radio and cache radio, an exclusive feature that can rewind live radio and replay a song.
The Toyota difference.
You can find the Camry at our dealership serving Valley Stream, Long Island, Bayside, Westbury and other New York sedan shoppers. A test drive is the hands-on way to learn more about the 2018 Toyota Camry.