As you browse midsize sedans, you may have come across the 2021 Nissan Altima and 2021 Volkswagen Passat. Each offering a unique style and feel, it can feel tough to choose one over the other. At Sheehy Nissan of Waldorf, we hope to make your decision feel easy with our 2021 Nissan Altima vs 2021 Volkswagen Passat comparison.
2021 Nissan Altima
2021 Volkswagen Passat
2.5L 4-Cylinder Engine with 188 Horsepower and 182 Lb-Ft of Torque
||2.0L 4-Cylinder Turbocharged Engine with 174 Horsepower and 206 Lb-Ft of Torque|
|Up to 28 City MPG, 39 Highway MPG, and 32 Combined MPG*
||24 City MPG, 36 Highway MPG, and 28 Combined MPG|
|Seat Fabric Options
Through our research, we found major differences in the performance and interior seat trims for the 2021 Nissan Altima and 2021 VW Passat. Starting with performance, the Altima offers two different engine options while the Passat offers one. The Passat’s strength is comparable to the standard Altima engine while the available VC-Turbo™ engine inside the Altima packs added power while minimizing fuel intake. Thanks to the efficient engines and its Xtronic® CVT, the 2021 Nissan Altima offers up to 28 city MPG, 39 highway MPG, and 32 combined MPG*, which are all significantly better than that of the Passat’s fuel economy. Not only that, but Altima drivers will have the option to upgrade their drivetrain from front-wheel drive to the available Intelligent All-Wheel Drive, a drivetrain the Passat doesn’t offer even for its highest trim.
On the inside, drivers will enjoy a plethora of technologies and high-quality amenities inside both the 2021 Nissan Altima and 2021 Volkswagen Passat. However, you will find a diverse selection of seat fabric options with each. Since the look and feel of the seats are important to everyone inside the cabin, you’ll want to select the fabric that best suits you. The 2021 Nissan Altima offers cloth, sport cloth, or leather seats while the Passat only offers cloth or leatherette.
To explore the 2021 Nissan Altima in closer detail, connect with a Sheehy Nissan of Waldorf team member! If you would like assistance in scheduling your test drive, comparing trim levels, and deciding if the Altima is right for you, don’t hesitate to reach out.
*2021 EPA Fuel Economy Estimates. 28 City MPG / 39 Highway MPG / 32 Combined MPG for Altima® S FWD. 27 City MPG / 37 Highway MPG / 31 Combined MPG for Altima® SV, SR, SL FWD. 26 City MPG / 36 Highway MPG / 30 Combined MPG for Altima® SV, SL AWD. 25 City MPG / 35 Highway MPG / 29 Combined MPG for Altima® SR, Platinum AWD. 25 City MPG / 34 Highway MPG / 29 Combined MPG for Altima® SR FWD VC-Turbo. Fuel economy estimates based on 87-octane fuel. Actual mileage may vary with driving conditions. Use for comparison only.