2018 Hyundai Sonata vs. 2018 Volkswagen Passat

The bestselling family car is the Hyundai Sonata. But it is not without strong competition which includes the Volkswagen Passat. Both these cars are affordable and efficient. However, when you compare the latest models of these two cars, that is the 2018 Hyundai sonata and 2018 Volkswagen Passat, you will find out that the Sonata’s evolution has brought it to the top. Let’s have a closer look at the two car models to find out what makes the 2018 Hyundai Sonata a better choice than its counterpart the 2018 Volkswagen Passat.

Design & Style

Over the years, the Sonata has gone through an extensive makeover and the 2018 model brings out a new and more impressive exterior look. Both the Sonata and Passat are quite comfortable, luxurious and a pleasure to drive, but the 2018 Hyundai Sonata has a more enhanced balanced interior. The Sonata has some enhancements and well thought out designs that it puts shame to changes the Passat brought forth. The 2018 Sonata has longer and more dominate body lines on the hood. According to most reviews, the Passat has more of a plastic feel to its interior while the Sonata offers better interior finish designs that make it more stylish than its counterpart. The Sonata is a little wider than the Passat which means it offers more passenger and cargo room.

Technology & Safety

The 2018 Hyundai Sonata has earned good ratings across the 5 crashworthiness tests which include head restraints and seats, roof strength, side impact, moderate front overlap and small front overlap. The Sonata has also been equipped with superior and advanced crash avoidance technology.

Apart from earning a five-star overall crash test rating from NHTSA, the 2018 Sonata is equipped with other technology features that help to keep the driver and pedestrians safe while on the road. These features include lane keep assist, adaptive cruise control with start/stop capability, automatic emergency braking, pedestrian detection, blind-spot detection and rear cross-traffic alert.


Both vehicles offer power and efficiency. However, the 2018 Sonata gets you the benefit of better handling and ride thanks to the 12% stiffer torsion which improves steering response. The 2018 model of Sonata has trailing arms that are 21% thicker than the 2017 model to provide better load management on harsh roads. All these mean that the 2018 Hyundai Sonata translates to a nimble, communicative and comfortable ride.

The Bottom Line

Both cars may have a lot of similarities especially when it comes to the exterior features, but when you go to the features that really makes a car powerful, the 2018 Hyundai Sonata clearly outshines its counterpart the 2018 Volkswagen Passat. The Sonata offers more value in terms of price, performance and style.

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Phone: 877-428-7515

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.