2016 Hyundai Sonata vs. 2016 Volkswagen Passat

When shopping for a sedan, it has always been thought that German marques, even though more expensive than other types of vehicles, generally offer more equipment, luxury and value for money compared to any other brands. This might have been true a few years ago, but is no longer the case. The 201 Hyundai Sonata has proven to be at par or even superior to the 2016 Volkswagen Passat in many areas, and is therefore a car that you would seriously consider if you really wanted the best. Read on to find out the details about this.

Design & Style

The current Volkswagen Passat is definitely a well-made car, with an exterior that exudes style in an understated manner. The vehicle has very few styling cues, but they are carefully put in place to ensure that the car looks pleasant and balanced, as well as standing out from the crowd. The same German engineering is evident in the interior, which is comfortable, luxurious and roomy.

However, all these accolades still don’t make the 2016 Hyundai Sonata play second fiddle to the Passat. The Hyundai’s styling is as good as and in some areas better than the Volkswagen’s. In addition to that, the Hyundai’s interior is also roomy and luxurious, but the fact that it’s also very ergonomic and has intuitively placed controls makes it a better place to be in.

Technology & Safety

The Volkswagen Passat has exactly what you would expect from a car of its caliber, including Android Auto, cruise control and a proximity key. It also has basic safety systems such as multiple airbags, ABS and traction control in addition to more advanced ones such as lane change assist.

The story is the same in the 2016 Hyundai Sonata, only that you end up getting more of both. Extra tech features include Apple Play Car support in addition to Android Auto, a hands-free smart trunk and a high end 9-speaker audio system. For safety, the Hyundai is designed with a driver’s knee airbag, lane change assist, dynamic bending light to light up corners at night and rear parking sensors.


The 2016 Volkswagen Passsat base model ships with a 1.8-liter 4-cylinder engine generating 170 horsepower at 6,200 rpm, and 184 lb-ft of torque at 1,500 rpm. The base 2016 Hyundai Sonata, on the other hand, ships with a 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine producing 185 horsepower, mated to a six-speed auto transmission. This gives it better performance compared to the Volkswagen, despite being slightly heavier than the Passat.

The Bottom Line

The current iteration of the Volkswagen Passat is a marvel, and deserves the attention that it receives and more. However, when placed side by side with the 20166 Hyundai Sonata, it’s crystal clear that the 2016 Hyundai Sonata is head above shoulders better than the Volkswagen. If you are torn between which one to buy, bet on the Hyundai and you surely won’t be disappointed.

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754 Baltimore Pike Springfield, PA


Phone: 877-428-7515

754 Baltimore Pike Springfield, PA


Phone: 877-428-7515

754 Baltimore Pike Springfield, PA
39.918676 -75.331753
Springfield Hyundai 39.918676, -75.331753.