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2018 Nissan Altima vs 2018 Volkswagen Passat

Black 2018 Nissan Altima and black 2018 Volkswagen Passat side by side

Now in 2018, there are plenty of vehicles drivers can choose from. Even in the popular sedan segment, there is a lot of variety between performance and style. Throughout the crowded segment; however, the Nissan Altima and VW Passat are two models often stand out each year. That's why we wanted to take a look at some of the differences between the 2018 Nissan Altima vs the 2018 Volkswagen Passat.

When it comes to car buying, shoppers often focus most on the performance of the vehicles they're interested in. When it comes to these two sedans, the 2018 Nissan Altima shines in both fuel efficiency and power. In fact, the standard sedan is able to provide a fuel economy rating of 27 city/38 highway/32 combined mpg*. The sedan also comes equipped with a 2.5-liter I-4 engine standard with the option to upgrading to a 270-horsepower, 3.5-liter V6 engine.

2018 Nissan Altima


2018 Volkswagen Passat

32* Combined MPG 29
179 Horsepower 174
5 Seats 5
102 cu.ft Passenger Space 102 cu.ft

Nissan Intelligent Mobility in the 2018 Nissan Altima

Along with its impressive performance, the 2018 Nissan Altima is also one of the safest sedans on the road thanks to the Nissan Intelligent Mobility suite of safety technologies. This suite offers features such as Automatic Emergency Braking, Intelligent Cruise Control, Blind Spot Warning and the Rear Cross Traffic Alert.

If you would like to learn even more about the differences between the 2018 Nissan Altima vs the 2018 Volkswagen Passat, be sure to contact us at Jack Ingram Nissan. You can also get behind the wheel of the new Altima by scheduling a test drive at our dealership today in Montgomery, AL. We would be more than happy to assist you with your next car purchase.


*2018 EPA Fuel Economy Estimates for Altima®:

27 city MPG / 38 hwy MPG for 2018 Altima 2.5 S, 2.5 SV, 2.5 SL trims

26 city MPG / 37 hwy MPG for 2018 Altima 2.5 SR trim (including Special Edition)

22 city MPG / 32 hwy MPG for 2018 Altima 3.5 SL trim

Actual mileage may vary with driving conditions – use for comparison only.